Bachelor of Construction Project Management

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

The Bachelor of Construction Project Management delivers the management, technology and process skills required to work in a variety of well-paid roles across the full spectrum of construction projects. Students are taught a wide range of project management methodologies with a strong focus on applying these to real-world projects. The emphasis on the utilisation of digital technologies, such as building information modelling, ensures that students understand the leading-edge advances that are being implemented in the industry. This knowledge can be applied in other industry sectors, providing even further employment opportunities. All students are required to complete a minimum of 200 days industry experience during the course, providing essential professional exposure. For the vast majority of students this entails paid employment in the industry with contractors and consultants (typically called cadetships). To broaden their personal and professional outlook, students can also choose electives, or a sub-major in a range of disciplines, outside construction project management, including business accounting, environmental studies and Aboriginal studies.

Course Fee:


International: $120,000

Entry Requirements:

Australian Year 12 qualification, AQF Diploma, or equivalent qualification at the required level. Applications may be considered based on the results of the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) if students lack academic qualifications but have extensive professional experience. The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184. Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

Structure:

The course program consists of 192 credit points, comprising 28 6-credit-point core subjects and four 6-credit-point electives, the latter chosen either from within UTS: Design, Architecture and Building or from the many electives offered by other faculties throughout the University. Students undertaking four elective subjects (24 credit points) within a common area are eligible for a sub-major. Sub-majors are offered in project management, construction finance/economics and architectural studies, depending on demand. Industrial training/professional practice In this course, the value of concurrent industry experience is recognised and students are required to accumulate relevant industry experience prior to graduating. The course provides part-time and flexible study options to enable students to gain this valuable industry experience during their studies.

Subjects you can Study:

Introduction to the built environment; Built environment economics; Construction technology; Built environment law and ethics; Digital built environment; Materials science; Sustainable urban design and development; Structures; Construction project management principles; Site establishment and management; Digital design and construction; Cost management; Time management; Integrated services; Risk and safety management; Design team management; Procurement and contract management; Property accounting and financial management; Human resources and communications management; Professional practice; Project management integration

Study Pathways:

Students with prior academic or industrial experience are considered for credit recognition for up to a maximum of 96 credit points (50 per cent of the course) and may be given the opportunity to tailor their program of study in line with subjects completed previously at other institutions. Contact a UTS Student Centre for further information.

Further information:

Career opportunities include project manager, construction manager, construction economist, quantity surveyor, design manager, environmental manager, contract manager, site manager, construction programmer, cost engineer, estimator, facility manager and property developer. Graduates have a wide range of employment opportunities and can work in both the private and public sectors for employers such as building proprietors, contractors, developers, government bodies and consultancy practices or be self-employed entrepreneurs. As key professionals in the construction industry, graduates work closely with other professional disciplines, industry groups and development authorities.

Recognition:

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS); Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS); Australian Institute of Building (AIB); Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00099F

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City 91.45 No Full time 4 years
City 91.45 No Part time 6 years
One of the largest universities in New South Wales, the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) has an international reputation for quality programs and flexible learning. UTS offers its students a lively, supportive and diverse learning environment and a range of social, cultural and sporting facilities to enrich each student's experience. The UTS campus is located in a vibrant and diverse environment in the heart of the City near Haymarket and Darling Harbour.

The University's goal is to provide a level of higher education that informs, instructs and augments knowledge and skills relevant to students' futures in professional life. UTS develops and regularly revises its programs of study in partnership with industry, government and professional bodies, so that its degrees are based on the latest professional standards and current practices. As a result, UTS produces graduates who are ready for work, and this is demonstrated in the high numbers of its students who are members of the workforce within a few months of finishing their degree. UTS regards learning as a lifelong experience, and offers a range of programs to cater for the educational needs of people at a variety of stages in their lives, and from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

Each faculty is responsible for programs across a number of key disciplines, and many offer courses in conjunction with other faculties or with the Institute for International Studies. Courses developed and delivered by the faculties reflect the University's commitment to providing a relevant education to students through flexible and work-based modes of learning and through the ongoing internationalisation of the curriculum.

Provider CRICOS: 00099F

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