Diploma in Construction Technology (Exit only)

  • Effective from: 2022
  • Approved Abbreviation: DipConstrTech
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 7169
  • AQF Level: 5

This program applies to students who commenced in Term 1, 2022 or later.

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

Commencement Year 2021 - 7169.1 Diploma in Construction Management 

Commencement Year Term 3, 2016 - 7015.7 Diploma in Construction Management

The Diploma in Construction Technology is available as an exit point only from  Diploma in Construction Technology/Bachelor of Construction Technology

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 Construction Technology degree. It presents students with a range of subjects covering the science, building and technology aspects of construction and aims to prepare students for study beyond the first year of the Bachelor of Construction Technology degree. 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. It is delivered in an environment focused specifically on supporting students to make the transition into university study. Students who successfully complete the Diploma in Construction Technology will articulate into the Bachelor of Construction Technology 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 full-time (three terms)

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

Admission

This program is an exit award only

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 unit at C grade level or higher for which advanced standing can be applied for.

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 (the ATAR will be set each year at a level below that for admission for the Bachelor of Construction Management) 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 unit at C grade level or higher for which advanced standing can be applied for.

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

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 course with a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher.

Program Structure

This course is an exit award only

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of the subjects listed below.

The early exit College Diploma consists of 100 credit points which includes College Preparatory 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
Students must pass the following preparatory level subjects for which no advanced standing will be granted in the University degree program
BLDG 0002Building Calculations (WSTC Prep)10
LANG 0050Essential Literacy for Construction Professionals II (WSTC Prep)10
Total Credit Points100