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Bachelor of Construction Management (Building)

Handbook

Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Program Code

10859

Graduate Level

Undergraduate

UAC Code

  • 480200 - Newcastle (Callaghan)

CRICOS Code

Admission Instructions

Mode of delivery

Face to face on campus (Callaghan), distance mode, on-line and paper-based, and also available as a blended mode of delivery (Singapore).

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Description (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

This program will be discontinued at the end of 2014, with a new Bachelor of Construction Management (Building) (Honours) program commencing from Semester 1, 2015.

Existing students continuing to study with the University of Newcastle in 2015, will automatically be transferred into the new program.

All existing students affected by this change, will be advised prior to enrolment for 2015.

Prospective students looking to commence in 2015, please view the handbook entry for our new program: Bachelor of Construction Management (Building) (Honours).

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.


Study a language (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

All students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.


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Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students.

Australian Students, please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/future-students/high-school-students/getting-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).

International Students, please visit: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/international/study-with-us/how-to-apply


Assumed Knowledge (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

There are no prerequisite courses, however, studies in English and Mathematics would be an advantage.


Credit Transfer (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

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.


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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.

To calculate your WAM, visit: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/Resources/Faculties/Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment/PDFs/FEBE_WAMCalculation.pdf


Practical Experience (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

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.


Professional Accreditation (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

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 (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

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.


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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.


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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.


Requirements and Structure Back to top

This program requires the completion of 320 units, comprising 300 Core Courses and 20 units of Electives.

This program is available as face to face at the Callaghan Campus, distance education and also as a blended mode of delivery in Singapore.


Transition Arrangements Back to top

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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Back to topElectives (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Choose 20 units outside core or compulsory courses for this program.20 units
For more information on electives, including online electives, please visit the Electives page. (opens in a new page)
Back to topYear 1 (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Core Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
ARBE1100Communication in the Built Environment 1Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (DIST_CAL)
10 units
ARBE1101Construction Technology 1Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (DIST_CAL)
10 units
ARBE1102Construction Ecology 1Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (DIST_CAL)
10 units
ARBE1103Communication in the Built Environment 2Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (DIST_CAL)
10 units
ARBE1301Construction Law and LegislationSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (DIST_CAL)
10 units
ARBE1303Introduction to the Construction IndustrySemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (DIST_CAL)
10 units
ARBE1304Building Codes and ComplianceSemester 2 - 2015 (BCA)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (DIST_CAL)
10 units
ARBE2100Construction Technology 2Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
Back to topYear 2 (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Core Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
ARBE2101Construction Ecology 2Semester 1 - 2015 (BCA)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (DIST_CAL)
10 units
ARBE2301Measurement of Building WorksSemester 1 - 2015 (BCA)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (DIST_CAL)
10 units
ARBE2303Health and Safety in the Built EnvironmentSemester 2 - 2015 (BCA)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (DIST_CAL)
10 units
ARBE2306Maintenance Services and RehabilitationSemester 2 - 2015 (BCA)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (DIST_CAL)
10 units
ARBE2307Economics of the Construction IndustrySemester 1 - 2015 (BCA)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (DIST_CAL)
10 units
ARBE2308Cost Planning and EstimatingSemester 1 - 2015 (BCA)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (DIST_CAL)
Semester 2 - 2015 (BCA)
10 units
ARBE2309Construction Procurement and TenderingSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (DIST_CAL)
10 units
Back to topYear 3 (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Core Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
ARBE3100Construction Technology 3Semester 1 - 2015 (DIST_CAL)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (DIST_CAL)
10 units
ARBE3300Construction Business ManagementSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (DIST_CAL)
10 units
ARBE3301Construction Project PlanningSemester 1 - 2015 (DIST_CAL)
Semester 2 - 2015 (BCA)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (DIST_CAL)
10 units
ARBE3304Development EconomicsSemester 1 - 2015 (BCA)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (DIST_CAL)
10 units
ARBE3305Infrastructure DevelopmentSemester 2 - 2015 (BCA)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (DIST_CAL)
10 units
ARBE3306Building Fire Safety and ComplianceSemester 2 - 2015 (BCA)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (DIST_CAL)
10 units
ARBE3307Contract AdministrationSemester 2 - 2015 (BCA)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (DIST_CAL)
10 units
Back to topYear 4 (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Core Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
ARBE4101Construction Ecology 3Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (DIST_CAL)
10 units
ARBE4102Construction Technology and ServicesSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (DIST_CAL)
10 units
ARBE4121AResearch in the Built Environment ASemester 1 - 2015 (BCA)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (DIST_CAL)
10 units
ARBE4121BResearch in the Built Environment BSemester 2 - 2015 (BCA)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (DIST_CAL)
20 units
ARBE4301Construction EntrepreneurshipSemester 1 - 2015 (BCA)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (DIST_CAL)
10 units
ARBE4302Disaster Management and Resilience in the Built EnvironmentSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (DIST_CAL)
10 units
ARBE4303Facilities ManagementSemester 2 - 2015 (BCA)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (DIST_CAL)
10 units