Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)

  • Effective from: 2021
  • Approved Abbreviation: BConstrMgt(Hons)
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 3762
  • AQF Level: 8

CRICOS Code: 0100687

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: 3762.1 Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)

This program will graduate students with the skills necessary to perform competently at a professional level in the building industry. Students will develop specialised skills in four concentrated areas alongside a broad-based view of the construction industry and its operations. The four concentrated areas, related to the delivery of construction projects are construction technology; construction economics; construction law; and construction resource management.

The honours component of this program develops higher level research skills as students engage in research tasks and make evidence-based decisions relate to real world industry problems. To ensure students are work ready upon graduation a total of 1,200 hours approved, mandatory practical experience is also completed during the program.

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 |

Location

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Full Time Internal Robert Osei-Kyei
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Part Time Internal Robert Osei-Kyei
Penrith Campus Full Time Internal Ali Al-Ashwal
Penrith Campus Part Time Internal Ali Al-Ashwal

Accreditation

The Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) is accredited with the Australian Institute of Building. Graduates are eligible for Probationer membership with advancement to member grades of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) after Assessment of Professional Competence.

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

Admission

Assumed knowledge required: HSC Mathematics and English.

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.

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.

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

Electives within the sequence may be used towards obtaining an approved Minor for this award.

Recommended Sequence

Full-time

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
Western Sydney University students who maintain a minimum GPA of 6 and have completed the first year core units are eligible to transfer into the second year of 3782 Bachelor of Construction Management Advanced (Honours) provided they also get selected to a cadetship arrangement with an approved industry partner to undertake specific WIL units in this advanced course.  
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
CIVL 2016 Civil and Substructure 10
BLDG 2002 Building Measurement 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
ACCT 1001 Accounting Information for Managers 10
BLDG 2001 Building Estimates and Tendering 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
CIVL 3016 Building Superstructure 10
BUSM 3077 Construction Project Management 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
JUST 3003 Building Law 10
CIVL 3017 Construction Scheduling 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Year 4
Autumn session
BLDG 4003 Construction Economics 10
BLDG 4009 Residential Building Project 10
BLDG 4010 Construction Research Methods 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
CIVL 4016 Envelope and Services 10
CIVL 4015 Complex Building Project 10
Select one of the following: 20
Construction Research Project  
Construction Thesis  
Note: CIVL 4020 Construction Research Project and BLDG 4011 Construction Thesis are 20 credit point subjects  
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points320

Transfer to a new course

Bachelor of Construction Management Advanced (Honours)

Industrial Experience

All students enrolled in Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) must obtain, through their own initiative, 1200 hours of construction management related employment prior to undertaking their final year of study.

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 Program Coordinator.

Major Elective Spaces

Elective subjects may be used toward obtaining an additional approved major (80 credit points).

Optional Electives

Students may choose eight electives from the following list or any from the majors listed above in order to graduate without a major. Other free electives are also available.

Subject Title Credit Points
GEOM 3001Advanced Building Measurement10
BLDG 3010Building Cost Studies10
BLDG 2011Contract Administration10
BLDG 4008Digital Construction10
BLDG 2003Building Regulations Studies10
BLDG 3008Negotiation in the Built Environment10
JUST 3003Building Law10
BLDG 2004Built Heritage10
ARCH 2003Development Control10
BLDG 3007Design Brief Formulation10
BLDG 3001Building Design Process10
ENGR 3021Professional Practice10
BLDG 4006Modern Construction Enterprises10
BLDG 4007Modern Construction Projects10