Bachelor of Construction Management Advanced (Honours)
- Effective from: 2022
- Approved Abbreviation: BConstrMgtAdv(Hons)
- Western Sydney University Program Code: 3782
- AQF Level: 8
CRICOS Code: 107228B
This program applies to students who commenced in 2022 or later.
This advanced construction management (Honours) program 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 program, where students complete 320 credit points within 3.5 years including a suite of work-integrated learning (WIL) subjects, in place of elective subjects, some being offered in summer session with flexible delivery. In the WIL subjects, 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 subjects. Students who have completed all WIL subjects 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.
3.5 years full-time or 7 years part-time.
Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.
|Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road||Full Time||Internal||See above|
|Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road||Part Time||Internal||See above|
|Penrith Campus||Full Time||Internal||See above|
|Penrith Campus||Part Time||Internal||See above|
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.
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.
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).
- This course consists of 80 credit points of newly introduced six WIL units (2 x 20 cpts plus 4 x 10cps).
- Students who have completed all WIL subjects 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.
- With regards to six WIL subjects, each student has an academic supervisor and an industry supervisor with relevant UG degree and undertakes a negotiated WIL activity that aligns with the given WIL theme within the workplace.
- The WIL subjects will have a student-centred learning approach on the job with no content delivery. Student will submit assessments related to the WIL activity such as project proposal, presentations and final report.
- These are co-designed and co-delivered with agreed industry partners
- WSU academic supervisor who will be appointed for each WIL project will be responsible for marking assessments in consultation with the relevant industry supervisors.
Assumed knowledge - HSC Mathematics and any two units of HSC English.
Minimum ATAR of 90 or equivalent.
Western Sydney University students who meet the above admission criteria and have completed the common first year core subjects 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 program must have been selected for a cadetship by an agreed industry partner, through the interview process held in January – February of each year.
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.
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.
Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 320 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.
|Autumn session||Credit Points|
|BLDG 1015||Residential Building||10|
|ARCH 1004||Drawing and CAD||10|
|ENGR 1036||Construction Communication||10|
|BLDG 1007||Construction Work Safety||10|
|BLDG 1014||Non-Residential Building||10|
|BLDG 1013||Building Science||10|
|BLDG 2011||Contract Administration||10|
|BLDG 1009||Environmental Building Design||10|
|CIVL 2016||Civil and Substructure||10|
|BLDG 2002||Building Measurement||10|
|CIVL 3016||Building Superstructure||10|
|INFS 2010||Work-Integrated Learning in Digital Construction||10|
|ACCT 1001||Accounting Information for Managers||10|
|BLDG 2001||Building Estimates and Tendering||10|
|JUST 3003||Building Law||10|
|BLDG 2014||Work-Integrated Learning in Sustainable Construction||10|
|Summer A session|
|BLDG 3016||Work-Integrated Learning in Advanced Digital Construction||20|
|BUSM 3077||Construction Project Management||10|
|BLDG 4009||Residential Building Project||10|
|BLDG 4003||Construction Economics||10|
|BLDG 3013||Work-Integrated Learning in Global Construction||10|
|CIVL 3017||Construction Scheduling||10|
|CIVL 4016||Envelope and Services||10|
|BLDG 4010||Construction Research Methods||20|
|Summer A session|
|BLDG 4016||Work-Integrated Learning in Construction Procurement Management||20|
|CIVL 4015||Complex Building Project||10|
|BLDG 4013||Work-Integrated Learning in Construction Leadership||10|
|BLDG 4011||Construction Thesis||20|
|Total Credit Points||320|
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 BLDG 4012 Industry Based Learning and have an Industry Experience Diary signed off by the Course Coordinator.
BLDG 4012 Industry Based Learning (0cps)