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Bachelor of Building and Construction Management (Honours) - ABB101

Course Code: ABB101
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): School of Design and the Built Environment
CRICOS Code: 103843M
Selection Rank: NEW
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Introduction

This course prepares students for a career in Building and Construction Management within a variety of practice settings. The course includes studies in management and construction, material and structures laboratories, information technology in building (including BIM), quantity surveying, and work integrated learning practice over four years. The degree has an embedded honours component which prepares students to develop advanced knowledge and skills for professional work, critical thinking and further learning corresponding to AQF Level 8 qualifications.

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
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 2
Semester 2
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2023 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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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

Placement Requirements

Students complete 48 days of work placement as part of their degree through the Professional Practice Thesis 1 and 2 units. Students will begin their readiness for work placement with the completion of their professional certificates for site readiness and by completing introductory units on professional and ethical behaviour in the built environment sector.

Individual professional accreditation with the Australian Institute of Building (AIB) requires the completion of 60 days (or equivalent) of work experience. Students complete 48 days in the Professional Practice Thesis 1 and 2 units. The remaining 12 days need to be completed through a combination of on-campus activities (including guest lectures etc) and/or the student's own work experiences outside university study.

Awards

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

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

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC - Canberra, Bruce

      Flexible: The unit combines online study with optional on-campus, face to face activities.
      On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2021

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 (Honours) is accredited with the Australian Institute of Building (AIB) and the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS).

Individual professional accreditation with the Australian Institute of Building (AIB) requires the completion of 60 days (or equivalent) of work experience. Students complete 48 days as part of the course and the remaining 12 days need to be completed through a combination of on-campus activities (including guest lectures etc) and/or the student's own work experiences outside university study.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

Course Duration

Standard course duration is 4 years full time (or part time equivalent). The maximum duration is 10 years.

Honours

The Honours merit calculation will be based on the Grade Point Average (GPA) obtained in the prescribed units in year three and four of the recommended study plan and other conditions. First Class: GPA > 6 for the prescribed 3rd and 4th year units, and a mark of at least 85% for the honours thesis. Second Class Division I: GPA between >5.5 for the prescribed 3rd and 4th year units, and a mark of at least 75% for the honours thesis. Second Class Division II: GPA>5 for the prescribed 3rd and 4th year units, and a mark of at least 65% for the honours thesis. The rest of students who pass the course take out honours without a class.

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