Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units). Find out more about feesAUD 32,430 (indicative annual fee, 2021)
Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units). Find out more about fees
Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.
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.
Program learning outcomes
On successful completion of the program students will have:
- Knowledge of the construction industry, the environment and social processes that inform and contribute to construction practice, to optimise decision-making and evaluation of construction practices and processes.
- Skills to communicate effectively with stakeholders and members of construction teams to facilitate project delivery.
- Demonstrated leadership potential as appropriate, to manage construction and construction related projects and/or processes.
- Skills to work effectively both independently and collaboratively in interdisciplinary and multi professional environments and teams to facilitate clients centred construction project outcomes.
- Performed the range of industry skills required by professional bodies, appropriate to their employer and context.
- Conducted and employed research skills appropriate to the building and construction industry.
- Demonstrated professional and personal behaviour consistent with a commitment to lifelong learning, accountability in practice and the promotion and development of construction industry professions.
- Demonstrated the capacity for lateral and creative thinking to solve construction engineering problems.
- Demonstrated understanding and function in the context of social, cultural, global, environmental, ethical and business opportunities in the construction industry, and an understanding of the need for and principles of sustainable development.
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Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree
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Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students. Admission information for Australian students and residents is available online here. Admission information for international students can be found here. During the admission process adjustment factors may be applied to your Selection Rank. Please visit our website to see if you are eligible.
Minimum English language proficiency requirements
All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.
Applicants for this program must satisfy a minimum English Language Proficiency Standard equivalent to an IELTS overall minimum of 6.0 with no subtest result below 6.0.
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, visit the University's credit website for more information on applying for credit.
Please note that credit will not be given for the following courses as they need to be completed at the University of Newcastle for accreditation purposes:
ARBE1304 Building Codes and Compliance
ARBE2306 Maintenance Services and Rehabilitation
ARBE3305 Infrastructure Development
ARBE3306 Building Fire Safety and Compliance
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 Central. Further information on practical experience is available here.
Australian Institute of Building
This program is accredited by the Australian Institute of Building
Australian Institute of Building Surveyors
This program is accredited by the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors
Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors
This program is accredited by the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors.
Chartered Institute of Building
This program is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building.
Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
This program is accredited by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
Academic requirements for program completion
Total units required
4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.
International students studying this program on campus are required to enrol full time to comply with their student visa requirements and complete their study in the standard minimum program duration. International students requiring enrolment advice should review the program plan corresponding to the semester and year of commencement and can contact their Program Advisor at ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au
In the Bachelor of Construction Management (Building) (Honours) program students are requied to complete 320 units, which is comprised of:
- 270 units of core courses;
- 10 units of directed courses; and
- 40 units of elective courses.
No more than 120 units can be at 1000 level; and at least 40 units must be taken at each level from the 2000 level and above for this program.
An elective pathway gives students the opportunity to broaden their skills and knowledge in their own or another engineering discipline; or specialise in areas such as business, maths or science; or undertake study overseas. Students should be aware of the 120 unit maximum for 1000 level unit courses when selecting their elective pathway.
- Students wishing to undertake this program on a part-time basis are advised to contact the program convenor for advice on optimum selection of courses for part-time enrolment.
- Please note that if you undertake courses that are not in your approved program, you will be liable for additional fees for those courses. This is in addition to the fees associated with your normal program of study.
Download a program plan from the list below for the year/term that you commenced or transitioned into this program.
The Program Plan provides information on the structure and rules of your program. Used in conjunction with your Program Handbook, it is designed to be used as an enrolment guide.
You can track your progress by ticking off the courses you have completed and plan your current and future enrolment.
- Callaghan and Distance 2015-2016 Semester 1 Program Plan 219.9 KB
- Callaghan and Distance 2015-2016 Semester 2 Program Plan 242.2 KB
- Callaghan and Distance 2017-2019 Semester 1 Program Plan 219.4 KB
- Callaghan and Distance 2017-2019 Semester 2 Program Plan 243.4 KB
- Callaghan and Distance 2020-2021 Semester 1 Program Plan 211.8 KB
- Callaghan and Distance 2020-2021 Semester 2 Program Plan 233.7 KB
- Singapore 2018 Semester 1 Program Plan 135.2 KB
- Singapore 2019-2020 Program Plan 150.0 KB
- Singapore 2021 Semester 2 Program Plan 158.0 KB
- 2020 Transition Arrangements 99.4 KB
- Transition Information 2015 143.1 KB
- Transition Information 2017 282.9 KB
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 Documents" section in the first instance. Any further questions should be directed to the Program Convenor or Program Advisor (ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au).
Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.
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Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program
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|ARBE1101||Construction Technology 1||10 units|
|ARBE1102||Construction Ecology 1||10 units|
|ARBE1103||Digital Communication in the Built Environment||10 units|
|ARBE1105||Communication in the Built Environment||10 units|
|ARBE1301||Construction Law and Legislation||10 units|
|ARBE1304||Building Codes and Compliance||10 units|
|ARBE1305||Construction Technology, Sequencing and Representation||10 units|
|ARBE1306||Construction Management Fundamentals||10 units|
|ARBE2301||Measurement of Building Works 1||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|
|ARBE3101||Performance and Sustainability of the Built Environment||10 units|
|ARBE3301||Construction Project Planning||10 units|
|ARBE3304||Development Economics and Facilities Management||10 units|
|ARBE3305||Infrastructure Development||10 units|
|ARBE3306||Building Fire Safety and Compliance||10 units|
|ARBE3307||Contract Administration||10 units|
|ARBE3309||Measurement of Building Works 2||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|
|ARBE4310||Construction Business Strategy and Finance||10 units|
Choose 10 units from the following directed courses.
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|ARBE2223||Architecture Studio Project 1||10 units|
|ARBE3308||Building Information Modelling (BIM)||10 units|
|ARBE4302||Disaster Management and Resilience in the Built Environment||10 units|
Complete 40 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.
The Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) (Building) uses the WAM as a measure for determining Honours. Please refer to the Bachelor Honours Policy for further detailed information.
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. 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 Student Central for further information.
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 our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.
AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the College or School to ensure that this happens 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. More information is available online.
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.
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