Bachelor of Construction Management (Building)
480200 - Newcastle (Callaghan)
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Construction managers have the need for a diverse range of skills to successfully manage the delivery of complex construction projects. Rewards for successful construction managers are considerable as the industry is experiencing a chronic skills shortage.
Students will develop a holistic view of the construction project environment, through problem-based learning and reflective professional practice, using real world situations faced by construction, quantity and building surveying professionals.
The Bachelor of Construction Management assists students develop skills to monitor and control the technical process of construction, as well as manage the legal and financial aspects of the building industry. This program is offered on-campus at Callaghan or by distance.
Graduates can be self-employed consultants or work for building/civil engineering contractors, as property developers, project managers, facilities managers or quantity/building surveying practices. Graduates can become sub-contractors, materials suppliers and also work in plant and equipment organisations. There are opportunities for international travel and good salaries soon after graduation.
Examples include construction and project management, quantity surveying, and the general management and organisation of resources in the building.
Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-i-study/undergraduate-programs/how-to-get-in/ for information on how to gain entry.
You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Please visit
There are no prerequisite courses, however, studies in English and Mathematics would be an advantage.
If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to a new program go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on How to apply for credit.
Honours is awarded on the basis of superior performance attained throughout the program and dissertation.
It is a requirement that students complete a total of 16 weeks relevant practical experience prior to commencing their final year (4th year) of study. Further information may be obtained from the Program Convenor or Student Hub.
The program is fully endorsed by professional bodies, both in Australia and internationally, and currently holds accreditation from the Australian Institute of Building (AIB), the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveying (AIQS), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers.
International students must comply with the University of Newcastle's English language proficiency requirements. All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/students/international/student-support/ to find out more about the support services available to international students.
Students who have impaired function in their hands or arms, or a visual impairment may experience difficulty in pursuing this program. It is highly advisable for any prospective student to contact the Program Convenor to discuss the issue.
Students with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester commences. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and Faculty staff will work together to ensure adjustments are provided in a timely manner.
NB: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the program and courses they undertake. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.
It is not possible for students to study both on-campus and distance modes simultaneously, however, students may apply to transfer from one mode of delivery to another. Students wishing to transfer must complete an Internal Transfer Form available at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/study/forms/ugprogramtransferform.pdf
Please note that transfers will only be considered at the commencement of each semester, and applications must be submitted TWO WEEKS prior to the commencement of semester. Please contact the Program Convenor or Student Hub for further information.
All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/unit/ctl/lsp/
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.
This program requires the completion of 320 units, comprising 300 Core Courses and 20 units of Electives.
As programs are regularly reviewed and updated, some students may experience changes to their program of study during the course of their enrolment, which may require transition arrangements.
Students affected by changes to their program are advised to review any documentation contained in the "Further Information" section (located towards the top of this Handbook page), in the first instance. Any further questions should be directed to the Program Convenor or Student Hub.
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