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Bachelor of Building and Construction Management - 357JA

Course Code: 357JA
Course Version: 2
Location:
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): School of Design and the Built Environment
UAC Code: 361124
CRICOS Code: 091986K
Selection Rank: 60
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Take your career to new heights

If you’re keen to become an accomplished professional in the building industry, the Bachelor of Building and Construction Management can equip you with the necessary skills to become a confident leader. Learn management and supervision techniques while developing detailed knowledge of building processes and materials. This expertise, together with real-world negotiation, presentation and communication skills, will prepare you for a successful career in building and construction management.

In your final year you can choose either an honours or professional focus path:

  • Honours: If you’re a high performing student (with a minimum grade point average for 5.0), you can choose to undertake an honours project instead of electives in the final two semesters of the course. You must have your course convener’s approval for entry into this stream. This aspect of your degree will see you develop advanced knowledge and skills for professional work, critical thinking and further learning corresponding to AQF Level 8 qualifications.
  • Professional: If you select the professional stream, you can choose to complete a minor in areas including quantity surveying, architecture or small business management. This stream will provide you with the broad and coherent knowledge and skills for professional work corresponding to AQF Level 7.

Study our Bachelor of Building and Construction Management at UC and you will:

  • Possess and apply broad and coherent theoretical knowledge and concepts of current construction practices, building and construction economics, and legal frameworks, to be managers within the building and construction industry
  • Recognise and apply the use of appropriate building and construction technologies and processes to solve simple and complex industry issues
  • Communicate as a professional to all stakeholders in the building and construction industry, with the ability to work independently or as part of a project team, for the successful conclusion of industry projects
  • Demonstrate ethical, social and environmental responsibility in addressing real world industry issues and imperatives, in global and local contexts, with sensitivity to indigenous rights in the construction industry
  • Demonstrate and apply creative, innovative and critical thinking, with a commitment to lifelong learning, to solve problems and generate solutions to complex construction issues.

In addition to the above, graduates completing Honours will:

  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the principles and concepts of building and construction management and apply these with initiative and judgement in their professional practice as managers of the building and construction industry
  • With responsibility and accountability for their own learning and practice, demonstrate the cognitive and technical skills to identify and complete a research project generating solutions to complex construction issues
  • Communicate solutions and research outcomes with clear and coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences.

Work-integrated learning

Throughout this course you will complete up to 40 days of work placement as part of your degree. You will be required to complete a minimum of 20 days as part of your FAD work placement unit, Industry & Community Engagement (Internships), and complete a further indicative 20 days as part of your structured course work. You will begin your readiness for work placement with the completion of your professional certificates for site readiness, included into introductory units on professional and ethical behaviours in the built environment sector during your first year in Introduction to Built Environment Management and Building and Construction Studies 1.

Career opportunities

  • Builder
  • Developer
  • Construction manager
  • Project estimator
  • Construction project manager
  • Site manager

Course specific information

This degree is accredited by the Australian Institute of Building (AIB) and meets the qualification requirements to obtain a Class 'A' (unlimited) Builders Licence in the ACT. You will also have the option of potential double majors in accounting and sustainability and pathways into quantity surveying. An Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) accreditation requires you to complete certain UC subjects.

Enquiries

Current and Commencing Students
Email FAD.Student@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1300 301 727
Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342

Admission Requirements

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:
- Year 12 ATAR
- other Australian Qualification
- work experience
- overseas qualification

We also offer a number of entry initiatives that give you the opportunity to gain entry to the University via alternate pathway programs and admissions schemes.
More information is available on our Alternative Entry page: http://www.canberra.edu.au/future-students/applications/apply-now/alternative-entry

Additional Admission Requirements

All students are required to complete their White Card training prior to the commencement of their first work placement.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2020 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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If your course contains an open elective component of 12 credit points or more you may like to complete a breadth major or minor. For a list of breadth majors and minors follow this link. Other majors may also be available so seek course advice if you want more information.

Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Building and Construction Management B BldgConstrMgt
Bachelor of Building and Construction Management (Honours) B BldgConstrMgt (Hons)

Additional Placement Requirements

Students complete up to 40 days of work placement as part of their degree. Students will complete a minimum of 20 days as part of the FAD work placement unit Industry & Community Engagement (Internships), and complete a further indicative 20 days as part of their structured course work. Students will begin their readiness for work placement with the completion of their professional certificates for site readiness, included into introductory units on professional and ethical behaviours in the built environment sector during their first year in Introduction to Built Environment Management and Building and Construction Studies 1.

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2019 CSP $27,800
2020 CSP $29,500

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.


Professional Accreditation

The Bachelor of Building and Construction Management is accredited with the Australian Institute of Building (AIB) and the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS).

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
1. Possess and apply broad and coherent theoretical knowledge and concepts of current construction practices, building and construction economics, and legal frameworks, to be managers within the building and construction industry. UC Graduates are Professional:
- employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills.
UC Graduates are Global Citizens:
- think globally about issues in their profession.
UC Graduates are Lifelong Learners:
- reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development.
2. Recognise and apply the use of appropriate building and construction technologies and processes to solve simple and complex industry issues; UC graduates are professional:
- employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills.
UC graduates are global citizens:
- make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives.
UC graduates are lifelong learners:
evaluate and adopt new technology.
3. Communicate as a professional to all stakeholders in the building and construction industry, with the ability to work independently or as part of a project team, for the successful conclusion of industry projects. UC graduates are professional:
- communicate effectively;
- work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
- display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload;
- take pride in their professional and personal integrity.
UC graduates are global citizens:
- adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries;
behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.
UC graduates are lifelong learners:
be self-aware;
adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas.
4. Demonstrate ethical, social and environmental responsibility in addressing real world industry issues and imperatives, in global and local contexts, with sensitivity to indigenous rights in the construction industry. UC graduates are professional:
- take pride in their professional and personal integrity.
UC graduates are global citizens:
- think globally about issues in their profession;
- adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries;
- understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
- communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings;
- behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.
UC graduates are lifelong learners:
- reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development.
5. Demonstrate and apply creative, innovative and critical thinking, with a commitment to lifelong learning, to solve problems and generate solutions to complex construction issues. UC graduates are professional:
- use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems.
UC graduates are global citizens:
- think globally about issues in their profession;
- understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures.
UC graduates are lifelong learners:
- reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
be self-aware;
adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas.
In addition to the above, graduates completing Honours will:
6. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the principles and concepts of building and construction management and apply these with initiative and judgement in their professional practice as managers of the building and construction industry.
UC graduates are professional:
- employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
- communicate effectively;
- use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
- work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict.
- take pride in their professional and personal integrity.
UC graduates are global citizens:
- think globally about issues in their profession;
- adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries;
- understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
- communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings;
- make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives;
- behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.
UC graduates are lifelong learners:
- reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
- be self-aware;
- adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas;
- evaluate and adopt new technology.
7. With responsibility and accountability for their own learning and practice, demonstrate the cognitive and technical skills to identify and complete a research project generating solutions to complex construction issues. UC graduates are professional:
- use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
- display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload;
- take pride in their professional and personal integrity.
UC graduates are global citizens:
- think globally about issues in their profession;
- make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives;
- behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.
UC graduates are lifelong learners:
- reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
- be self-aware;
- adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas;
- evaluate and adopt new technology.
8. Communicate solutions and research outcomes with clear and coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences. UC graduates are professional:
- communicate effectively;
- take pride in their professional and personal integrity.
UC graduates are global citizens:
- communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings;
- behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.
UC graduates are lifelong learners:
- be self-aware.

Course Duration

Standard eight semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty-four semesters.

Honours

In order to graduate with honours, students must: - Attain a GPA of at least 5.0 in the second and third year units of the degree to enter the Honours program and then maintain a GPA of at least 5 across all fourth year units undertaken in the Bachelor of Building and Construction Management whilst completing the Honours program; and - Achieve an Honours GPA, as determined in accordance with UC policy, of at least 5. The Honours GPA is calculated by adding the grade point average of all Bachelor of Building and Construction Management Honours units undertaken. Building and Construction management degrees with honours are awarded in the following classes depending on the Honours GPA obtained and the standard of the Honours Paper. - First Class: both an Honours GPA of at least 6 and a mark of at least 85% for the honours thesis; - Second Class - Division I: both an Honours GPA of at least 5.5 and a mark of at least 75% for the honours thesis; - Second Class - Division II: both an Honours GPA of at least 5 and a mark of at least 65% for the honours thesis.

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