Bachelor of Construction Management Advanced (Honours)

  • Effective from: 2022
  • Approved Abbreviation: BConstrMgtAdv(Hons)
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 3782
  • AQF Level: 8

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.

Study Mode

3.5 years full-time or 7 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 |

Location

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
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

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

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

  • 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.

Admission

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 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.

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.

http://www.uac.edu.au/
https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

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.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

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.

Recommend Sequence

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

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 1013 Building Science 10
BLDG 2011 Contract Administration 10
BLDG 1009 Environmental Building Design 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
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
 Credit Points40
Spring session
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
 Credit Points40
Summer A session
BLDG 2013 Work-Integrated Learning in Advanced Digital Construction 20
 Credit Points20
Year 3
Autumn session
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
 Credit Points40
Spring session
CIVL 3017 Construction Scheduling 10
CIVL 4016 Envelope and Services 10
BLDG 4010 Construction Research Methods 20
 Credit Points40
Summer A session
BLDG 3012 Work-Integrated Learning in Construction Procurement Management 20
 Credit Points20
Year 4
Autumn session
CIVL 4015 Complex Building Project 10
BLDG 4013 Work-Integrated Learning in Construction Leadership 10
BLDG 4011 Construction Thesis 20
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points320

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)