Bachelor of Building Design Management

  • Effective from: 2021
  • Approved Abbreviation: BBldgDesMgt
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 3727
  • AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 088711G

This program applies to students who commenced in 2021 or later.

Students should follow the program structure for the session start date relevant to the year they commenced.

For commencement year 2020, please refer to: 3727.2 Bachelor of Building Design Management

For commencement year 2016, please refer to: 3727.1 Bachelor of Building Design Management

Over four years, this program develops the skills necessary for a role in the integrated design and delivery of building projects. All aspects of building design are included: from initial design concept, extending to design brief formation, project documentation, quality control management during the building process and project handover. Students will develop an understanding of ‘buildability’ issues, accurate cost forecasting, risk management and sustainable project delivery. Students will also develop skills needed to work in a multi-disciplinary project team and negotiate favourable outcomes in complex project environments through simulations of real-life building projects and approved practical experiences.

There is an embedded honours stream in this program in the 4th year. Students are invited to enrol into the honours stream after consideration of certain criteria - such as GPA and overall marks in the first three years - with the opportunity to graduate with honours listed on their testamur.

Study Mode

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

Program Advice

Program advice

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |


Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Full Time Internal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Part Time Internal See above


The Bachelor of Building Design Management is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building.

Inherent Requirements

There are inherent requirements for this program that you must meet in order to complete your program and graduate. Make sure you read and understand the requirements for this program online.

 Inherent requirements

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 program includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

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

International students should also refer to the link below 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


Assumed knowledge: HSC English and Mathematics/Science.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas may be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) or directly through the Western Portal. 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 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 students currently completing an Australian Year 12 in or outside Australia, an International Baccalaureate in Australia or a New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) level 3 must apply via UAC International.

All other 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.

Recommended Sequence

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

Start Year Intake


Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
BLDG 1015 Residential Building 10
ARCH 1004 Drawing and CAD 10
ENGR 1036 Construction Communication 10
BLDG 1007 Construction Work Safety 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
BLDG 1014 Non-Residential Building 10
BLDG 2011 Contract Administration 10
BLDG 1013 Building Science 10
BLDG 1009 Environmental Building Design 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
CIVL 2016 Civil and Substructure 10
ARCH 2003 Development Control 10
Select two electives or Major subjects 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
ACCT 1001 Accounting Information for Managers 10
BLDG 2004 Built Heritage 10
Select two electives or Major subjects 20
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
CIVL 3016 Building Superstructure 10
BLDG 3007 Design Brief Formulation 10
Select two electives or Major subjects 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
JUST 3003 Building Law 10
BLDG 3001 Building Design Process 10
Select two electives or Major subjects 20
 Credit Points40
Year 4
Autumn session
BLDG 4009 Residential Building Project 10
BLDG 4007 Modern Construction Projects 10
Select one of the following: 20
Building Design Project 1  
Building Design Project 1 (Honours)  
 Credit Points40
Spring session
CIVL 4015 Complex Building Project 10
BLDG 4006 Modern Construction Enterprises 10
Select one of the following: 20
Building Design Project 2  
Building Design Project 2 (Honours)  
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points320

Industry Experience

All students enrolled in Bachelor of Building Design Management must obtain, through their own initiative, 1200 hours of industry related employment prior to graduation.

BLDG 4012 Industry Based Learning 


Minor Elective Spaces

Elective subjects may be used toward obtaining an additional approved minor (40 credit points).

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Major and Minor elective spaces

Elective subjects may be used toward obtaining an additional approved major (80 credit points) or minor (40 credit points).  Western Sydney University offers majors and minors in a range of areas including Sustainability and Indigenous Studies.

Global Sustainability Minor

Indigenous Australian Studies Major

Indigenous Australian Studies Minor

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Students can apply for an elective major or minor via MySR.

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