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Bachelor of Building and Construction Management - 976AA

Course Code: 976AA
Course Version: 2
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): School of Design and the Built Environment
CRICOS Code: 064489G
Selection Rank: 60
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Take your career in building to new heights

Keen to become an expert and leader in the building industry? We can equip you with the skills to lead confidently in the world of building management. Learn management and supervision techniques while developing detailed knowledge of building processes and materials. This, together with negotiation, presentation and communication skills will prepare you for the real world of building management.

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

  • acquire principles of and issues associated with building technology, accounting, economics, management, marketing, information systems, business statistics, business law and business finance
  • recognise and understand the behaviours of various types of materials
  • learn relevant building codes and identify necessary building services
  • apply site surveys and set out procedures for building and construction projects
  • prepare a design brief and working documents for construction works, including safety plans, building applications and price builder's preliminaries and overheads
  • understand the nature and sources of the law relating to building and construction
  • collect and analyse a variety of project information and prepare a comprehensive project plan
  • understand the principles of sustainability
  • hone your negotiation, presentation and communication skills in a team environment.

Work Integrated Learning

Learn important practical skills through three industry-based learning units of co-operative education in the construction industry.

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 and distance learning through the University of Newcastle.


Prospective Domestic Students:
Email or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students:
Email or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students:
Email or Phone 1300 301 727

Admission Requirements

Normal UC admission requirements to an undergraduate course.

Assumed Knowledge

No knowledge is assumed for this course.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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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


Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Building and Construction Management B Bldg&ConstrMgt

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



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.

This course is closed from the end of Semester 2, 2016. Please refer to course 357JA, Bachelor of Building and Construction Management, for further information.

Professional Accreditation

This course has been successfully reviewed and has attained accreditation by the Australian Institute of Building (AIB) and the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS)

Graduate Employment

The course has developed pathways for Quantity Surveying (QS) along with potential double majors in accounting and sustainability and upon satisfactory completion it is envisaged that students will be able to achieve membership of the Australian Institute of Building (AIB) and Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS).

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
On successful completion of the degree graduates will possess the knowledge to be managers within the building and construction industry, including being able to:

Understand the basic principles of and issues associated with:
- Building technology
- Accounting
- Economics
- Management
- Marketing
- Information systems
- Business statistics
- Business law, and
- Business finance.
The listed Course Objectives cover all of the following Generic Skills:

1. Communication
Graduates will be able to:
a. express knowledge, ideas and opinions in their professional field, both orally and in written form, with confidence and clarity;
b. present arguments and ideas effectively;
c. actively listen and respond to the ideas of other people;
d. negotiate effectively; and
e. create and present new ideas.

2. Information Literacy and Numeracy
Graduates will be able to locate, identify, collate, analyse, manipulate, evaluate, interpret and present information and numerical data.

3. Information and Communication Technology
Graduates will be able to select and use appropriate information and communication technology to retrieve, manipulate and present information.

4. Problem Solving
Graduates will be able to:
a. identify problems and analyse the main features of problems relevant to their professional field;
b. apply appropriate problem solving processes, arguments, critical and creative thinking;
c. implement and evaluate strategies for the resolution of problems;
d. anticipate and define new problems; and
e. identify and resolve new problems in new fields.

5. Working with Others
Graduates will be able to:
a. work with others as part of a group;
b. take responsibility for carrying out agreed tasks;
c. be aware of the different roles and responsibilities of group members;
d. evaluate group performance;
e. take initiative and demonstrate leadership; and
f. respect the rights of others irrespective of their cultural background, race or gender.

6. Effective Workplace Skills
Graduates will:
a. demonstrate entrepreneurial skills including creativity, initiative, adaptability, leadership, resourcefulness;
b. have the ability to initiate new ideas, implement decisions and cope with uncertainty; and
c. be able to function in a multi-cultural or global environment.

7. Professional Ethics
Graduates will:
a. act responsibly, ethically and with integrity in the context of their profession and their obligations to society; and
b. appreciate the social and cultural context of their profession.

8. Social Responsibility
Graduates will:
a. work toward improvement in society;
b. understand economic, political, social, and environmental systems with an international perspective;
c. act in environmentally sustainable ways; and
d. accept service to the community as the primary purpose for professional life.

9. Lifelong Learning
Graduates will:
a. be independent self-directed learners with the capacity and motivation for lifelong learning;
b. be aware of how they best learn;
c. possess self-knowledge and the ability to assess their own performance critically and accurately; and
d. have an understanding of how to apply their knowledge and abilities to many different contexts and fields.

10. Personal Attributes
Graduates will:
a. be independent thinkers and agents for change;
b. have confidence to challenge existing ideas;
c. show commitment to ongoing self-development;
d. value and respect differing views;
e. be confident in themselves and their own skills and knowledge.
Apply structural principles in understanding structural behaviours of building structures
Recognise and understand the behaviours of various types of materials used in building construction
Access and interpret relevant building codes
Identify necessary building services
Apply site surveys and set out procedures to building and construction projects
Prepare a design brief and working documents for construction works including safety plans
Prepare planning and building applications
Price builder's preliminaries and overheads.
As above
- Construction drawing and specification
- The purpose of measurement and estimating
- Quantification, enumeration and measurement concepts and principles
- Standard phraseology of building trades and elements
- Measurement styles and techniques
- Core estimating principles.
As above.
- the nature and sources of the law generally, and specifically the law relating to building and Construction, as well as its administration and interpretation
- the frameworks within which building law operates at the Local, State, National and International levels
- standard industry contracts and their functions
- the operation of building law and the legal rights and obligations of the players in the building and construction industries.
As above.
Collect and analyse a variety of project information (contracts, drawings etc) used in the development of building projects to determine resources and tasks required to complete a project
Prepare a comprehensive project plan describing the totality of a building project
Use technology in the management of building projects
Work with others in a team environment
Comprehend the management of the diverse threads of a complex building project
Understand the obligations, rights and responsibilities of the contracting parties
Successfully deliver a building construction contract within the time, cost and quality dimension
Understand the principles of sustainability as applied to the construction industry.
As above.

Course Duration

Standard six semesters full-time and two semesters part-time, or equivalent. Maximum twenty-two semesters. International students will need to maintain a full time load throughout their course and may complete in seven semesters.


High performing students may be eligible to enrol in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) course.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

239JA Bachelor of Building and Construction Management/Bachelor of Laws


  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2020->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

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