Diploma in Building Design Management

  • Effective from: 2022
  • Approved Abbreviation: DipBldgDesMgt
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 7108
  • AQF Level: 5

CRICOS Code: 094500B

Program Status: CURRENT
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.

For commencement year 2021, please refer to - 7108.2 - Diploma in Building Design Management (exit only)

For commencement year Term 3 2016 - 2020, please refer to - 7108.1 - Diploma in Building Design Management (exit only)

The Diploma in Building Design Management is available as an exit point only from Diploma in Building Design Management/Bachelor of Building Design Management.

This program is delivered by Western Sydney University, The College as an agent of Western Sydney University.

The program is designed to provide students with the first year subjects included in the Bachelor of Building Design Management degree. It presents students with a range of subjects covering the design, building and management aspects of construction management and aims to prepare students for study beyond the first year of the Bachelor of Building Design Management degree. It is delivered in an environment focused specifically on supporting students to make the transition into university study. Students who successfully complete this program will articulate into the Bachelor of Building Design Management degree at Western Sydney University with up to one year equivalent of advanced standing.

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

Western Sydney University, The College

Study Mode

One year (three terms) full-time

Program Advice

College Admin

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
Penrith Campus Full time Internal see above

Admission

This program is an exit award only

The aim of this program is to prepare students for tertiary study in Building Design Management and is accredited by the University, as principal, to enable its agent, Western Sydney Univeristy, The College, to produce students who are fully prepared for study beyond the first year of a tertiary award.

Local students are required to have

  • Completed an English subject 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 for which advanced standing can be applied for.

Met other entry requirements such as

  • An ATAR identified prior to the offer of a place (the ATAR will be set each year at a level below that for admission for the Bachelor of Building Design Management) Or
  • Completed The College Foundation Studies program with a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher.

Assumed knowledge: HSC English and Mathematics/Science.

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
  • 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

This program is an exit award only.

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

Students must pass the following preparatory level subjects for which no advanced standing will be granted in the University degree program.

Subject Title Credit Points
BLDG 0002Building Calculations (WSTC Prep)10
LANG 0050Essential Literacy for Construction Professionals II (WSTC Prep)10
Total Credit Points20

Students must pass the following core University level subjects

Subject Title Credit Points
BLDG 1008Construction Work Safety (WSTC)10
ENGR 1037Construction Communication (WSTC)10
BLDG 2012Contract Administration (WSTC)10
BLDG 1018Residential Building (WSTC)10
BLDG 1016Building Science (WSTC)10
ARCH 1005Drawing and CAD (WSTC)10
BLDG 1017Non-Residential Building (WSTC)10
BLDG 1010Environmental Building Design (WSTC)10
Total Credit Points80