Full course details on the Bachelor of Construction Management (Building).

Bachelor of Construction Management (Building)

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

Program Code

10859

Mode of Delivery

  • Face to Face
  • Online - Distance mode on-line and paper-based. Also available as a blended mode of delivery (Singapore).

Duration

Domestic - 4 years full time or part time equivalent.

International - 4 years full time.

Term Type

Semesters

Relevant University rules and policies

CRICOS Code

Description

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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Credit Transfer

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.


Professional Recognition

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

320 units

Program Duration

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.

Program Requirements

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


Transition Arrangements

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.


Program Structure

Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program

ARBE1100Communication in the Built Environment 1
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Distance)
10 units
ARBE1101Construction Technology 1
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Distance)
10 units
ARBE1102Construction Ecology 1
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Distance)
10 units
ARBE1103Communication in the Built Environment 2
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Distance)
10 units
ARBE1301Construction Law and Legislation
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Distance)
10 units
ARBE1303Introduction to the Construction Industry
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Distance)
10 units
ARBE1304Building Codes and Compliance
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (BCA)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Distance)
10 units
ARBE2100Construction Technology 2
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
ARBE2101Construction Ecology 2
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (BCA)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Distance)
10 units
ARBE2301Measurement of Building Works
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (BCA)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Distance)
10 units
ARBE2303Health and Safety in Built Environment
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (BCA)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Distance)
10 units
ARBE2306Maintenance Services and Rehabilitation
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (BCA)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Distance)
10 units
ARBE2307Economics of the Construction Industry
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (BCA)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Distance)
10 units
ARBE2308Cost Planning and Estimating
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (BCA)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Distance)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (BCA)
10 units
ARBE2309Construction Procurement and Tendering
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Distance)
10 units
ARBE3100Construction Technology 3
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Distance)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Distance)
10 units
ARBE3300Construction Business Management
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Distance)
10 units
ARBE3301Construction Project Planning
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Distance)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (BCA)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Distance)
10 units
ARBE3304Development Economics
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (BCA)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Distance)
10 units
ARBE3305Infrastructure Development
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (BCA)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Distance)
10 units
ARBE3306Building Fire Safety and Compliance
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (BCA)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Distance)
10 units
ARBE3307Contract Administration
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (BCA)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Distance)
10 units
ARBE4101Construction Ecology 3
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Distance)
10 units
ARBE4102Construction Technology and Services
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Distance)
10 units
ARBE4121AResearch in the Built Environment A
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (BCA)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Distance)
10 units
ARBE4121BResearch in the Built Environment B
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (BCA)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Distance)
20 units
ARBE4301Construction Entrepreneurship
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (BCA)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Distance)
10 units
ARBE4302Disaster Management and Resilience in the Built Environment
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Distance)
10 units
ARBE4303Facilities Management
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (BCA)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Distance)
10 units

Electives

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.

20 units

Honours

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%20of%20Engineering%20and%20Built%20Environment/PDFs/FEBE_WAMCalculation.pdf


Additional Information

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


International Students

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.


Special Needs

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.

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