Diploma in Building Design Management/Bachelor of Building Design Management

  • Effective from: 2022
  • Approved Abbreviation: DBldgDes/BBldgDesMgt
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 6031
  • AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 096981G

This program applies to students who commenced in 2022 or later.

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

Commencement Year 2021, please refer to - 6031.2 - Diploma in Building Design Management/Bachelor of Building Design Management

Commencement Year 2017 - 2020, please refer to - 6031.1 - Diploma in Building Design Management/Bachelor of Building Design Management

This program develops the skills necessary for a role in the integrated design and delivery of building projects. Students develop skills in building design along with an understanding of ‘buildability’ issues, accurate cost forecasting, risk management and sustainable project delivery. The ability to work as a part of a multi-disciplinary project team and to negotiate favourable outcomes in complex project environments is fostered through simulations of real-life building projects. Students will acquire a comprehensive overview of construction project delivery. All aspects of building design are included: commencing with an initial design concept; extending to design brief formation; project documentation; quality control management during the building process; and finally leading to project handover. Students will be required to undertake approved practical experience during the program. This experience will support and complement their formal study.

The first year of this program is delivered by Western Sydney University The College as an agent of Western Sydney University via extended face-to-face hours in smaller learning environments.

A Diploma in Building Design Management exit point is also available at the end of the first year of the program.

For more information on Western Sydney University, The College, please refer to their web site.

Western Sydney University, The College

For program advice during your first year of study, please use the contact below under ‘Program Advice’. For program advice during your second and subsequent years of study, please use the contact listed for the Bachelor of Bachelor of Building Design Management.

Bachelor of Building Design Management

Study Mode

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

Program Advice

College Program Enquiries

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
The College - Nirimba Education Precinct Full Time Internal See above

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

For more information on applying please see link to The College admission pages below.

https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/thecollege/how_to_apply

Domestic students are required to have:

  • Completed an English unit in the NSW Higher School Certificate, Or
  • Competency in English at IELTS 6.0 equivalent (unless a native speaker) Or
  • Passed The College English test with 70% or higher Or
  • Passed The College Foundation Studies Academic English subject at C grade level or higher.

Met other entry requirements such as:

  • An ATAR identified prior to the offer of a place, Or
  • Completed The College Foundation Studies program with a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher.

International students must satisfy one of the following language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in each sub band Or
  • Completed the College EAP 4 program with a 50% pass Or
  • Passed The College English test with 70% or higher Or
  • Passed The College Foundation Studies Academic English subject at C grade level or higher for which advanced standing can be applied for.

Academic Entry Requirements vary according to country of origin. However, in general

  • Completion of Year 12 or its equivalent is the minimum entry requirement OR
  • Completed The College Foundation Studies program with a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher.

For further information regarding English Language Entry Requirements, please see:

https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/274170/INTL0910_English_Language_Entry_Table_2019_v03_Add_Nigeria_Zimbabwe_latest.pdf

Program Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 340 credit points which include the subjects listed in the recommended sequence below.

Western Sydney University The College Subjects

The early exit College Diploma consists of 100 credit points which includes two College Preparatory units

Nirimba Campus

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1Credit Points
First Term of Study  
LANG 0050 Essential Literacy for Construction Professionals II (WSTC Prep) 10
BLDG 0002 Building Calculations (WSTC Prep) 10
BLDG 1018 Residential Building (WSTC) 10
ENGR 1037 Construction Communication (WSTC) 10
Second Term of Study  
BLDG 2012 Contract Administration (WSTC) 10
BLDG 1016 Building Science (WSTC) 10
ARCH 1005 Drawing and CAD (WSTC) 10
Third Term of Study  
BLDG 1008 Construction Work Safety (WSTC) 10
BLDG 1017 Non-Residential Building (WSTC) 10
BLDG 1010 Environmental Building Design (WSTC) 10
Students may exit at this point and graduate with the Diploma in Building Design Management following a passing grade in all of the above subjects. Students who progress onto Year Two may also be awarded the Diploma if they gain a passing grade in all of the above subjects.  
 Credit Points100
 Total Credit Points100
  • Students must pass all College Preparatory subjects before progressing to the Year Two subjects.
  • Students must pass at least 70 credit points of University level subjects in Year One before progressing to the Year Two subjects.

Western Sydney University Subjects

For program advice during your second and subsequent years of study, please use the contact listed for the Bachelor of Building Design Management.

Bachelor of Building Design Management

Parramatta (Victoria Road) and Penrith Campus

Plan of Study Grid
Year 2
Autumn sessionCredit Points
CIVL 2016 Civil and Substructure 10
BLDG 2002 Building Measurement 10
ARCH 2003 Development Control 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
ACCT 1001 Accounting Information for Managers 10
BLDG 2001 Building Estimates and Tendering 10
BLDG 2004 Built Heritage 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
CIVL 3016 Building Superstructure 10
BUSM 3077 Construction Project Management 10
BLDG 3007 Design Brief Formulation 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
JUST 3003 Building Law 10
CIVL 3017 Construction Scheduling 10
BLDG 3001 Building Design Process 10
Select one elective 10
 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 Points240

Industry Experience

All students enrolled in Diploma in Building Design Management/Bachelor of Building Design Management must obtain, through their own initiative, 1200 hours of industry 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 Academic Program Advisor.

BLDG 4012 Industry Based Learning