Students commencing from 2015 should refer to the handbook for our new program:
Bachelor of Construction Management (Building) (Honours)
Note: This program is no longer available to new students, the information below is relevant to currently enrolled, continuing students only.
Bachelor of Construction Management (Building)
Information correct as at
5th Jul 2015 6:52am
Mode of Delivery
- Face to Face
- Online - Distance mode on-line and paper-based. Also available as a blended mode of delivery (Singapore).
Domestic - 4 years full time or part time equivalent.
International - 4 years full time.
Relevant University rules and policies
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.
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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 the new program, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.
Compulsory Program Requirements
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.
Australian Institute of Building
The program is fully endorsed by professional bodies, both in Australia and internationally, and currently holds accreditation from the Australian Institute of Building (AIB).
Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors
The program is currently accredited by the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors.
Chartered Institute of Building
The program is currently accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building.
Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
The program is currently accredited by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers
The program is currently accredited by the Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers.
Academic Requirements for Program Completion
Total Units required
4 years full time or part time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.
International student visa holders who are studying the program on campus are required to enrol full time as per student visa requirements.
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 "Additional Information" section (located towards the top of this page), in the first instance. Any further questions should be directed to the Program Convenor or Student Hub.
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program
|ARBE1100||Communication in the Built Environment 1||10 units|
|ARBE1101||Construction Technology 1||10 units|
|ARBE1102||Construction Ecology 1||10 units|
|ARBE1103||Communication in the Built Environment 2||10 units|
|ARBE1301||Construction Law and Legislation||10 units|
|ARBE1303||Introduction to the Construction Industry||10 units|
|ARBE1304||Building Codes and Compliance||10 units|
|ARBE2100||Construction Technology 2||10 units|
|ARBE2101||Construction Ecology 2||10 units|
|ARBE2301||Measurement of Building Works||10 units|
|ARBE2303||Health and Safety in Built Environment||10 units|
|ARBE2306||Maintenance Services and Rehabilitation||10 units|
|ARBE2307||Economics of the Construction Industry||10 units|
|ARBE2308||Cost Planning and Estimating||10 units|
|ARBE2309||Construction Procurement and Tendering||10 units|
|ARBE3100||Construction Technology 3||10 units|
|ARBE3300||Construction Business Management||10 units|
|ARBE3301||Construction Project Planning||10 units|
|ARBE3304||Development Economics||10 units|
|ARBE3305||Infrastructure Development||10 units|
|ARBE3306||Building Fire Safety and Compliance||10 units|
|ARBE3307||Contract Administration||10 units|
|ARBE4101||Construction Ecology 3||10 units|
|ARBE4102||Construction Technology and Services||10 units|
|ARBE4121A||Research in the Built Environment A||10 units|
|ARBE4121B||Research in the Built Environment B||20 units|
|ARBE4301||Construction Entrepreneurship||10 units|
|ARBE4302||Disaster Management and Resilience in the Built Environment||10 units|
|ARBE4303||Facilities Management||10 units|
Complete 20 units of electives to fulfil the requirements of the program. Electives can be used to extend and complement your core studies with more courses in the same field of study, or from areas that might be of interest to you. Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them.
Graduating with Honours
The Faculty uses the Weighted Average Mark (WAM) as a measure for determining Honours in accordance with the Embedded Honours Models Structures Policy.
Graded Honours is awarded on the basis of superior performance attained throughout the program and dissertation. Performance is based on a three year WAM where 2000, 3000 and 4000 level courses are weighted.
There are three levels of Honours:
*Honours Class 1 - you will require a minimum WAM of 77 and a minimum mark of 75 in the research component.
*Honours Class II, Division 1 - you will require a minimum WAM of 72 and a minimum mark of 65 in the research component.
*Honours Class II, Division 2 - you will require a minimum WAM of 67 and a minimum mark of 65 in the research component.
All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-staff/teaching-and-research/teaching-resources/supporting-students
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.
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/current-students/study-essentials/forms-and-guides
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/international/while-you-are-here/orientation to find out more about the support services available to international students.
Students with a disability who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonable adjustments are provided in a timely manner.
Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.