Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)

Approved Abbreviation: BConstrMgt(Hons)

Western Sydney University Course Code: 3762.1

AQF Level: 8

CRICOS Code: 0100687

This course will replace 2607 Bachelor of Construction Management from 2020.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

This course will develop the skills necessary to perform competently at a professional level in the building industry. Students will develop specialised skills in several areas alongside a broad-based view of how the construction industry operates. Four concentrated areas related to the delivery of construction projects will be studied. These are construction technology; construction economics; construction law; and construction resource management. The honours level course will ensure that students can undertake research tasks and make evidence-based decisions which relate to industry problems. Additionally, students will be required to undertake a total of 1,200 hours approved practical experience during the course.

Study Mode
Four years full-time or eight years part-time.

The Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) is accredited with the Australian Institute of Building. Graduates are eligible for Probationer membership with advancement to member grades of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) after Assessment of Professional Competence.


Assumed knowledge required: HSC Mathematics and English.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

International applicants must apply directly to the University via the International Office.

International students applying to the University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 320 credit points which include units in the recommended sequence below. Electives within the sequence may be used towards obtaining an approved Sub-major for this award.

Recommended Sequence


Year 1


301226Residential Building
301228Drawing and CAD
301213Construction Communication
301061Construction Work Safety


301227Non-Residential Building
301219Building Science
200909Enterprise Law
301062Environmental Building Design

Year 2


301220Civil and Substructure
301208Building Measurement

And two electives


200101Accounting Information for Managers
301207Building Estimates and Tendering

And two electives

Year 3


301221Building Superstructure
301229Construction Project Management

And two electives


200292Building Law
301230Construction Scheduling

And two electives

Year 4


200504Construction Economics
301231Residential Building Project
301243Construction Research Methods

(Note; 301243 Construction Research Methods is a 20 credit point unit)


301222Envelope and Services
301232Complex Building Project

Choose one of

301223Construction Research Project
301244Construction Thesis

(Note; 301223 Construction Research Project and 301244 Construction Thesis are 20 credit point units)

Industrial Experience

All students enrolled in Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) must obtain, through their own initiative, 1200 hours of construction management related employment prior to undertaking their final year of study.

To facilitate the recording of such experience it will be necessary to enrol in 300724 Industry Based Learning and have an Industry Experience Diary signed off by the Course Coordinator.

300724Industry Based Learning

Major elective spaces

Elective units may be used toward obtaining an additional approved major (80 credit points).

MT3035Quantity Surveying
MT3036Building Surveying

Optional Electives

Students may choose eight electives from the following list or any from the specialisations listed above in order to graduate without a key program. Other free electives are also available.

301233Advanced Building Measurement
301234Building Cost Studies
301224Contract Administration
301225Digital Construction
300885Building Regulations Studies
301105Negotiation in the Built Environment
200292Building Law
301085Built Heritage
300723Development Control
301086Design Brief Formulation
301087Building Design Process
300053Professional Practice
301158Modern Construction Enterprises
301159Modern Construction Projects

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