Diploma in Construction Technology/ Bachelor of Construction Technology

  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 6045
  • AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 103020F

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: 6045.1 Diploma in Construction Technology/Bachelor of Construction Technology

For commencement year 2017, please refer to: 6032.1 Diploma in Construction Management/Bachelor of Construction Technology

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

This program provides the skills and abilities necessary to perform competently at a professional level in the residential construction industry, in one or more of the following roles: Site Manager, Building Supervisor, Estimator and Building Surveyor. Students will develop specialised skills in construction management. The Construction Technology program is widely recognised for delivering the full suite of theoretical, practical, and hands-on experience in the area of residential construction. Students will study four concentrated areas related to the delivery of residential construction projects. These are construction technology; construction economics; construction law; and construction resource management. There may be a number of opportunities during the program to obtain a cadetship in the building industry in areas including project home building, building surveying and residential development. The three year Bachelor of Construction Technology program may be used as a pathway to the Master of Project Management program which meets the Australian Institute of Building (AIB) professional accreditation requirements.

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 an environment focused specifically on supporting students to make the transition into university study. A Diploma in Construction Technology exit point is also available at the end of the first year of the program.

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 Construction Technology.

Bachelor of Construction Technology

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
Penrith Campus Full Time Internal See above
Penrith Campus Part Time Internal See above

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.

Students are also assumed to have background in Mathematics at a senior high school level and assumed background in Science knowledge, preferably in Physics.

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 course 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.

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 260 credit points which include the subjects listed in the recommended sequence below.

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

Recommend Sequence

Western Sydney University The College Subjects

Nirimba Campus

Please note that all campuses may not have intakes each year.

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
ENGR 1037 Construction Communication (WSTC) 10
BLDG 1018 Residential Building (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 Construction Technology 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 Construction Technology.

Bachelor of Construction Technology

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 2003 Building Regulations Studies 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
BLDG 3008 Negotiation in the Built Environment 10
BUSM 3077 Construction Project Management 10
CIVL 3016 Building Superstructure 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
CIVL 3017 Construction Scheduling 10
ENGR 3021 Professional Practice 10
JUST 3003 Building Law 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points160

Minor elective spaces

Elective subjects may be used toward obtaining an additional approved minor (40 credit points).  Western Sydney University offers minors in a range of areas including Sustainability and Indigenous Studies.

Global Sustainability Minor

Indigenous Australian Studies Minor

Search for minors

Students can apply for an elective minor via MySR.

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