Construction, Testamur Major (T034)

  • Western Sydney University Major Code: T034

Previous Codes: KT3153.1, KT3155.1, ST3067.1, KT3166

Available to students in other Western Sydney University programs?  No

Select the link for your program below for the locations of your major

- Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
- Bachelor of Engineering Science
- Diploma in Aerotropolis Industry 4.0 (Mechatronics Skills)/Bachelor of Engineering Science
- Diploma in Engineering/Bachelor of Engineering Studies

Location

Campus Mode Advice
Parramatta City Campus Internal beng@westernsydney.edu.au
Penrith Campus Internal beng@westernsydney.edu.au

- Graduate Diploma in Project Management
- Graduate Diploma in Project Management (exit only)
- Master of Project Management

Location

Campus Mode Advice
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie Street Internal Xiaohua (Sean) Jin

Recommended Sequence

Select the link for your program below to see details of the major

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 320 credit points, which include the subjects listed in the recommended sequence below.

* All students undertaking the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) are required to enrol inMATH 1021 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary and undertake a readiness test at the beginning of their study.

The readiness test will be conducted at the beginning of the first semester of enrolment and the result will be used to determine whether a student will remain in MATH 1021 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary or be transferred by the School to MATH 1016 Mathematics for Engineers 1

Students remaining in MATH 1021 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary will be required to complete MATH 1016 Mathematics for Engineers 1during the Spring session and will be encouraged to complete MATH 1019 Mathematics for Engineers 2 during the Summer session.

Full-time start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
ELEC 1006 Engineering Computing 10
ENGR 1011 Engineering Physics 10
ENGR 1024 Introduction to Engineering Practice 10
Select one of the following: 10
Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary  
Mathematics for Engineers 1  
 Credit Points40
Spring session
MATH 1019 Mathematics for Engineers 2 10
ENGR 1018 Fundamentals of Mechanics 10
PROC 1008 Introduction to Materials Engineering 10
Select one elective (any level) 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
CIVL 1001 Surveying for Engineers 10
MECH 2003 Mechanics of Materials 10
BLDG 2002 Building Measurement 10
CIVL 2012 Soil Mechanics 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
ENGR 2016 Pavement Materials and Design 10
CIVL 2007 Introduction to Structural Engineering 10
BLDG 2001 Building Estimates and Tendering 10
Select one elective 10
  • Elective subjects must be level 2 or higher (an exception applies for students completing Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary unit)
 
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
CIVL 3014 Structural Analysis 10
BUSM 3077 Construction Project Management 10
CIVL 3002 Concrete Structures (UG) 10
Minor Alternate Subject 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
CIVL 3012 Steel Structures 10
CIVL 3017 Construction Scheduling 10
CIVL 3007 Engineering Geomechanics 10
Minor Alternate Subject 10
Industrial Experience  
ENGR 3017 Industrial Experience (Engineering) 0
 Credit Points40
Year 4
Autumn session
BLDG 4009 Residential Building Project 10
ENGR 4025 Final Year Project 1 (UG Engineering) 10
Minor Alternate Subject 10
Select one elective 10
*Elective subjects must be level 2 or higher (an exception applies for students completing Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary subject)  
 Credit Points40
Spring session
CIVL 4016 Envelope and Services 10
ENGR 4026 Final Year Project 2 (UG Engineering) 10
Minor Alternate Subject 10
Select one elective 10
*Elective subjects must be level 2 or higher (an exception applies for students completing Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary subject)  
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points320

Minor Alternate Subjects

Minor Alternate Subjects may be used to complete one of the minors listed below.

Subject Title Credit Points
CIVL 4001Applied Mechanics10
CIVL 3021Bridge Engineering Design10
CIVL 4002Composite Structures10
CIVL 3010Highway Infrastructure10
CIVL 4008Pile Foundations10
CIVL 4009Timber Structures (UG)10
BLDG 3004Construction Information Systems10
BLDG 3010Building Cost Studies10
GEOM 3001Advanced Building Measurement10
BLDG 3009Quality and Value Management10

Minors

Structures, Minor
Construction Economics, Minor

Equivalent Subjects

The subjects listed below count towards completion of this program for students who passed these subjects in Autumn 2022 or earlier. 

ENGR 1008 - Engineering Materials, replaced by PROC 1008 - Introduction to Materials Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering Science

Full-time start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 2
Autumn sessionCredit Points
CIVL 1001 Surveying for Engineers 10
MECH 2003 Mechanics of Materials 10
BLDG 2002 Building Measurement 10
CIVL 2012 Soil Mechanics 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
ENGR 2016 Pavement Materials and Design 10
CIVL 2007 Introduction to Structural Engineering 10
BLDG 2001 Building Estimates and Tendering 10
Select one elective 10
  • Elective subjects must be level 2 or higher
 
Industrial Experience  
ENGR 3017 Industrial Experience (Engineering) 0
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
CIVL 3014 Structural Analysis 10
CIVL 3003 Construction Planning 10
ENGR 3013 Engineering Science Project 1 10
CIVL 4003 Construction Technology 5 (Envelope) 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
CIVL 3012 Steel Structures 10
BUSM 3061 Project Management 10
ENGR 3014 Engineering Science Project 2 10
Select one elective 10
*Elective subjects must be level 2 or higher  
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points160

Optional Elective

The following subject is an optional elective subject offered to students who are engaged in a School approved project. This subject can be taken during the third year of this major, however, permission is required to enrol in the subject.

ENGR 3022 Special Technical Project

Equivalent Subjects

The subjects listed below count towards completion of this major for students who passed these subjects in 2019 or earlier.

GEOM 2001 - Quantity Surveying 1
BLDG 2010 - Estimating 1

- Diploma in Aerotropolis Industry 4.0 (Mechatronics Skills)/Bachelor of Engineering Science
- Diploma in Engineering/Bachelor of Engineering Studies

Full-time start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 2
Autumn sessionCredit Points
CIVL 1001 Surveying for Engineers 10
MECH 2003 Mechanics of Materials 10
BLDG 2002 Building Measurement 10
CIVL 2012 Soil Mechanics 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
ENGR 2016 Pavement Materials and Design 10
CIVL 2007 Introduction to Structural Engineering 10
BLDG 2001 Building Estimates and Tendering 10
MATH 1019 Mathematics for Engineers 2 10
Industrial Experience  
ENGR 3017 Industrial Experience (Engineering) 0
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
CIVL 3014 Structural Analysis 10
CIVL 3003 Construction Planning 10
ENGR 3013 Engineering Science Project 1 10
CIVL 4003 Construction Technology 5 (Envelope) 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
CIVL 3012 Steel Structures 10
BUSM 3061 Project Management 10
ENGR 3014 Engineering Science Project 2 10
Select one elective 10
*Elective subjects must be level 2 or higher  
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points160

Optional Elective

The following subject is an optional elective subject offered to students who are engaged in a School approved project. This subject can be taken during the third year of this major, however, permission is required to enrol in the subject.

ENGR 3022 Special Technical Project

Equivalent Subjects

The subjects listed below count towards completion of this major for students who passed these subjects in 2019 or earlier.

GEOM 2001 - Quantity Surveying 1
BLDG 2010 - Estimating 1

Postgraduate Project Management programs 2018 - 2022

Graduate Diploma in Project Management (3786)

Graduate Diploma in Project Management (exit only) (3760)

Master of Project Management (3752)

Postgraduate Major Structure

Subject Title Credit Points
Management Subjects - these subjects are offered in Quarter 2 and Quarter 4
Select three of the following:30
Contemporary People Management
Financial Reports for Decision Making
Governance, Ethics and Social Entrepreneurship
Managing in the Global Context
Strategic Business Management
Supply Chain Management
Construction Subjects
Select three of the following:30
Advanced Contract Management
Advanced Timber Structures
Advanced Waste Management
Building Regulations
Developing Sustainable Places
Cool Green Cities
Disaster and Emergency Management (PG)
Financing Cities in the Global Economy
Interpreting Building Regulations (Residential Buildings)
Planning and Development Control
Planning and Environmental Regulation
Safe and Sustainable Construction
Smart Construction
From 2022 INFS 7005 Smart Construction is replaced by INFO 7019 Smart Construction
Total Credit Points60

Equivalent Subjects

The subjects listed below count towards completion of this major for students who passed these subjects in 2021 or earlier.

INFS 7005 - Smart Construction replaced by INFO 7019 Smart Construction

Postgraduate Project Management programs 2023-2024

Graduate Diploma in Project Management (3786)

Graduate Diploma in Project Management (exit only) (3760)

Master of Project Management (3752)

Postgraduate Major Structure

Subject Title Credit Points
Management Subjects - these subjects are offered in Quarter 2 and Quarter 4
Select three of the following:30
Contemporary People Management
Financial Reports for Decision Making
Governance, Ethics and Social Entrepreneurship
Managing in the Global Context
Strategic Business Management
Supply Chain Management
Construction Subjects
Students in Pathway A, B and C must complete the following three subjects30
Advanced Contract Management
Smart Construction
Safe and Sustainable Construction
Total Credit Points60

Students in Pathway A Research (Testamur major stream) complete 40 credit points of Research subjects and Pathway C Work Placement (Testamur major stream) complete 40 credit points of WIL subjects as noted in the 3752 program structure.

Students in Pathway B - Coursework (Testamur major stream) must also complete 40 credit points from the following subject list

Subject Title Credit Points
Select four of the following:40
Advanced Timber Structures
Advanced Waste Management
Building Regulations
Developing Sustainable Places
Cool Green Cities
Construction Claims
Disaster and Emergency Management (PG)
Financing Cities in the Global Economy
Interpreting Building Regulations (Residential Buildings)
Planning and Development Control
Planning and Environmental Regulation
Sustainability and Risk Engineering (PG)

Master of Project Management 2025 (proposed)

Pathway A - Research (Specialisation stream)

Subject Title Credit Points
Students must complete the following 30 credit points
PUBH 7023Safe and Sustainable Construction10
BLDG 7001Advanced Contract Management10
INFO 7019Smart Construction10
Select 10 credit points from the following10
Advanced Timber Structures
Advanced Waste Management
Building Regulations
Developing Sustainable Places
Cool Green Cities
Construction Claims
Disaster and Emergency Management (PG)
Financing Cities in the Global Economy
Interpreting Building Regulations (Residential Buildings)
Planning and Development Control
Planning and Environmental Regulation
Sustainability and Risk Engineering (PG)
Total Credit Points40

 Pathway B – Coursework (Specialisation stream)

Subject Title Credit Points
Students must complete the following 30 credit points
PUBH 7023Safe and Sustainable Construction10
BLDG 7001Advanced Contract Management10
INFO 7019Smart Construction10
Select 50 credit points from the following50
Advanced Timber Structures
Advanced Waste Management
Building Regulations
Developing Sustainable Places
Cool Green Cities
Construction Claims
Disaster and Emergency Management (PG)
Financing Cities in the Global Economy
Interpreting Building Regulations (Residential Buildings)
Planning and Development Control
Planning and Environmental Regulation
Sustainability and Risk Engineering (PG)
Total Credit Points80

Pathway C – Work Placement (Specialisation stream) 

Subject Title Credit Points
Students must complete the following 30 credit points
PUBH 7023Safe and Sustainable Construction10
BLDG 7001Advanced Contract Management10
INFO 7019Smart Construction10
Select 10 credit points from the following10
Advanced Timber Structures
Advanced Waste Management
Building Regulations
Developing Sustainable Places
Cool Green Cities
Construction Claims
Disaster and Emergency Management (PG)
Financing Cities in the Global Economy
Interpreting Building Regulations (Residential Buildings)
Planning and Development Control
Planning and Environmental Regulation
Sustainability and Risk Engineering (PG)
Total Credit Points40

Graduate Diploma in Project Management 2025 (proposed)

Subject Title Credit Points
Select 40 credit points from the following40
Advanced Timber Structures
Advanced Waste Management
Building Regulations
Developing Sustainable Places
Cool Green Cities
Construction Claims
Disaster and Emergency Management (PG)
Financing Cities in the Global Economy
Interpreting Building Regulations (Residential Buildings)
Planning and Development Control
Planning and Environmental Regulation
Sustainability and Risk Engineering (PG)
Total Credit Points40