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Bachelor of Construction Management Advanced (Honours)

Approved Abbreviation: BConstrMgtAdv(Hons)

Western Sydney University Course Code: 3782.1

AQF Level: 8

CRICOS Code: 107228B

This advanced construction management (Honours) course is designed for high achieving students, who meet either direct or alternative entry criteria. It is aimed to produce outstanding graduates, who will lead and drive the change in the adoption of new technologies in the construction industry. This is a unique accelerated course, where students complete 320 credit points within 3.5 years including a suite of work-integrated learning (WIL) units, in place of elective units, some being offered in summer session with flexible delivery. In the WIL units, each student has an academic supervisor and an industry supervisor to undertake a negotiated WIL activity that aligns with the given WIL theme within a workplace. Students will be recruited by agreed industry partners to their organisation through a selection process after their first year to undertake these WIL units.

Students who have completed all WIL units will receive an exemption of 1040 hours towards completing the Industry Based Learning unit, leaving a total of 360 additional hours required to be undertaken. Students will have the option to transfer to the Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) program if they experience any difficulties continuing with the advanced program.

Study Mode
3.5 Years full-time or 7 years part time

Accreditation will be sought from the Australian Institute of Building, Chartered Institute of Building, Australian Institute of Quantity Surveying and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

Inherent requirements

Inherent requirements for this program are available on the university inherent requirements webpage.

Inherent requirements


Assumed knowledge - HSC Mathematics and any two units of HSC English. Minimum ATAR of 90 or equivalent.

Additional Information

Western Sydney University students who meet the above admission criteria and have completed the common first year core units in 3762 Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) receive 80 credit points advanced standing and commence from second year. All students from second year of this course must have been selected for a cadetship by an agreed industry partner.

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

Work Integrated Learning

Western Sydney University seeks to enhance student learning experiences by enabling students to engage in the culture, expectations and practices of their profession or discipline. This course includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

There is a mandatory work component required for completion of this course. Please contact the Course Advisor listed above for information.

International students should also refer to the 'Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students' website for more information and a link to the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students

Students who have completed all WIL units will receive an exemption of 1040 hours towards completing the Industry Based Learning unit, leaving a total of 360 additional hours required to be undertaken.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 320 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Year 1

Autumn session

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

Spring session

301227Non-Residential Building
301219Building Science
301224Contract Administration
301062Environmental Building Design

Year 2

Autumn session

301220Civil and Substructure
301208Building Measurement
301221Building Superstructure
301428Work-Integrated Learning in Digital Construction

Spring session

200101Accounting Information for Managers
301207Building Estimates and Tendering
200292Building Law
301429Work-Integrated Learning in Sustainable Construction

Summer A session

301430Work-Integrated Learning in Advanced Digital Construction

Year 3

Autumn session

301229Construction Project Management
301231Residential Building Project
200504Construction Economics
301431Work-Integrated Learning in Global Construction

Spring session

301230Construction Scheduling
301222Envelope and Services
301243Construction Research Methods

Summer A

301432Work-Integrated Learning in Construction Procurement Management

Year 4

Autumn session

301232Complex Building Project
301244Construction Thesis
301433Work-Integrated Learning in Construction Leadership

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

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

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