Diploma in Construction Management Fast Track

Approved Abbreviation: DipConstMgt

Western Sydney University Course Code: 7016.1

CRICOS Code: 069054E

This course is delivered by Western Sydney University, The College as an agent of Western Sydney University.

The Diploma in Construction Management (Fast Track) is designed to provide students with the first year units included in the Bachelor of Construction Management course. The Diploma presents students with a range of subjects covering the science, building and management aspects of construction management. The Diploma aims to produce students who are fully prepared for study beyond the first year of the Bachelor of Construction Management degree. The Diploma in Construction Management, completed in a smaller, more supportive learning environment than usually found in first year undergraduate programs, is designed to develop students to have greater ability in self-directed study and have the self esteem that comes from prior achievement in a tertiary environment.

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Western Sydney University, The College

Study Mode
Eight months (two semesters)


1. English Entry Requirements International students must satisfy one of the following language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.0 in all areas, or
  • Completion of UWS College EAPIIl course with a 50% pass OR
  • A pass in the Foundation Academic English course OR
  • A pass in The College English Entrance test at IELTS 6.0 equivalent.

2. Academic Entry Requirements vary according to country of origin. However, in general, completion of Year 12 or its equivalent is the minimum entry requirement OR to have passed the UWS College Foundation Certificate, offered by UWS College, with a Grade Point Average of 6.0 or higher.

Local students entering this Diploma are:

1. Required to have completed an English course in the NSW Higher School Certificate; or to have competency in English at IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.0 in all areas (unless a native speaker); or have completed the UWS College English test at IELTS 6.0 equivalent with a minimum of 5.0 in all areas; or to have passed the UWSCollege Foundation English Course.

2. Required to have met other entry requirements such as an ATAR identified prior to the offer of a place, or to have completed the UWS College Foundation Studies course, offered by UWS College, with a GPA of 6.0 or better.

3. Assumed to have background in Mathematics at Senior High School level or a pass grade in Foundation level Mathematics at The Collegeand assumed background Science knowledge preferably in Physics.

The aim of the course is to prepare students for tertiary study in Construction Management. The Diploma will be accredited by the University, as principal, to enable its agent, The College at Western Sydney University, to produce students who are fully prepared for study beyond the first year of a tertiary award.

Special Requirements Prerequisites
All students must complete Tertiary Study Skills with UWSCollege prior to completion of the Diploma.

Course Structure

To be awarded the Diploma in Construction Management, student must pass the following units

700020Physics and Materials (UWSC)
700021Engineering and Design Concepts (UWSC)
700038Engineering Design and Construction Practice (UWSC)
700070Building 1 (UWSC)
700071Building 2 (UWSC)
700003Management Dynamics (UWSC)
700004Introduction to Business Law (UWSC)
700005Accounting Information for Managers (UWSC)

Students also complete a special requirement unit, Tertiary Study Skills, although this does not count for credit towards the Diploma.

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