Bachelor of Construction Management (Building) (Honours) – Part-time

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Next Term Start Date: 19 July 2021

The Singapore construction industry is the industry of the future. It is an ever-growing and changing industry as projects in the country and region become more complex. Managing construction projects requires a combination of technical understanding of construction processes and resource management, as well as  familiarity with legal and financial aspects.

The University of Newcastle has partnered with the Building and Construction Authority Academy (BCAA) to offer both local talents and international students an opportunity to take up the challenge of a career in Singapore's built environment. The essential courses included in the University of Newcastle's Bachelor of Construction Management (BCM) degree will provide you sufficient knowledge and skills in both technical and managerial aspects for you to solve real world challenges.

When you undertake this degree, you will have the added advantage of meeting with key employers from the industry. The BCM degree is supported by a wide range of industrial partners (mainly contractors) who offer sponsorships, 16 weeks industrial attachment opportunities and graduate job positions. With the extensive exposure, you will be able to put into practice what you have learnt in the classroom, be work-ready and prepared for real experiences upon graduation.

The programme incorporates substantial Building Information Modelling (BIM) teaching and projects which offer a niche specialty beyond the construction management discipline. This would give the graduates a solid foundation to pursue wide career choice as BIM Managers, Project Managers, Quantity Surveyors and Facility Managers.

Programme Outline

  • Construction   Technology 1
  • Construction Ecology   1
  • Digital   Communication in the Built Environment
  • Communication in the   Built Environment
  • Construction Law   & Legislation
  • Building Codes &   Compliance
  • Construction   Technology, Sequencing & Representation
  • Construction   Management Fundamentals
  • Construction Ecology   2
  • Measurement of   Building Works 1
  • Health and Safety in   Built Environment
  • Maintenance Services   and Rehabilitation
  • Economics of the   Construction Industry
  • Cost Planning &   Estimating
  • Construction   Procurement & Tendering
  • Construction   Technology 3
  • Construction   Business Management
  • Construction Project   Planning
  • Development   Economics and Facilities Management
  • Infrastructure   Development
  • Building Fire Safety   & Compliance
  • Contract   Administration
  • Building Information   Modelling (BIM)
  • Measurement of   Building Works 2
  • Construction Ecology   3
  • Construction   Technology and Services
  • Research in the   Built Environment A
  • Research in the   Built Environment B
  • Construction Finance   and Entrepreneurship
  • Work Integrated   Learning BIM

Students may be exempted on certain courses and may need to complete bridging modules to be articulated into an accelerated pathway depending on the relevance of the Diploma qualifications. Delivery of modules may not follow the sequence as shown and are subject to change.

Some of the companies that our students have been attached to include:

  • Davis Langdon KPK (Singapore) Pte Ltd
  • Kimly Construction Pte Ltd
  • Shimizu Corporation
  • The Ascott Limited
  • Tiong Seng Constractors Pte Ltd
  • Woh Hup Pte Ltd

Students studying into the degree will also have the chance to visit organisations to understand the facilities management services that is being practised in the industry, and its approaches and strategies in overcoming challenges to allow a smooth and efficient operation.

1. Visit to Changi Airport

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2. Visit to National Stadium | Singapore Sports Hub

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2. Visit to Orchard Boulevard Station

Professional Recognition

This degree is fully endorsed by six professional bodies in Australia and internationally. It is accredited by:

These accreditations reflect the direct relationship between what you’ll learn in the degree and the requirements of various sectors of the construction industry.

This degree can be completed on a part-time basis in Singapore. The normal duration of the entire degree is three and a half years, depending on your prior qualifications and the number of credit transfers/exemptions you will be granted.

We invite you to join us in this exciting industry in Singapore and beyond.

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Read the Program Handbook here