Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


Infrastructure Development introduces students to processes used for the planning, development and management of infrastructure projects. It draws on the knowledge and skills which students have developed in soil mechanics, quantity measurement, estimating, risk management, tendering, project planning and construction methods to enable them to learn about the regulatory, environmental, socio-economic and community considerations associated with infrastructure projects. In addition, this course exposes students to new subject areas as the project that the students will be tendering for is a national infrastructure project and they will need to explore construction processes and activities that they are unlikely to have come across before. Students will also be expected to evaluate and accommodate commercial risks and other risk factors such as community, construction cost, property acquisition and environmental risks that are likely to influence the tender price that their company submits for this work.

*Credit for this course cannot be awarded to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Construction Management (Building) (Honours) as it must be undertaken at the University of Newcastle for accreditation purposes.


BCA Singapore

  • Semester 2 - 2022


  • Semester 2 - 2022


  • Summer 2 - 2022
  • Semester 2 - 2022

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Interpret the basic principles of geo-mechanics and their application in infrastructure development. Students should also be able to apply this knowledge in accordance with the BCA and AS2870 and AS3600.

2. Interpret the design of structural elements and apply this knowledge in accordance with the BCA tables in Vol II.

3. Assess the various risks on public infrastructure projects (for example, community, construction cost, property acquisition, environmental and traffic safety risks) and identify methods for the management of risks.

4. Apply the concepts of scheduling for the development and management of public infrastructure projects and determine feasible project milestones.

5. Explain the complexities of delivery of infrastructure works and processes used for project development and management in terms of the funding, regulatory, environmental, socio-economic, safety and community contexts.


  • Geo-mechanics principles for civil projects related to soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering
  • Structural design concepts for civil projects in accordance with relevant codes and regulations
  • Risk assessment and management processes for infrastructure projects
  • Project development and management processes for infrastructure projects
  • Scheduling for infrastructure projects
  • Work Integrated Learning (WIL)


This course is only available to students enrolled in the programs of:

Bachelor of Construction Management (Building) (Honours) [12331]

Master of Professional Engineering (Civil) [40049]

Master of Professional Engineering (Civil) [40183].

Assumed knowledge

Candidates for this course should have a working knowledge of construction technology as it applies to the built product, together with a similar level of knowledge regarding construction processes and techniques.

Assessment items

Quiz: Online Test: Soil Mechanics

In Term Test: Online Test: Structures

Report: Project Brief Evaluation

Report: Project Brief Response

Contact hours

BCA Singapore, Callaghan and Online


Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks

Distance learning students will receive equivalent instruction through online or other distance education strategies.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.