Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
The Bachelor of Construction Project Management delivers the management, technology and process skills required to work in a variety of 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 combined Bachelor of Construction Project Management Bachelor of Arts in International Studies aims to provide graduates with the skills necessary for the management of all aspects of the construction process, as well as develop students' perspectives and understandings to enable them to meet the demands of an internationalised professional environment. The emphasis on the utilisation of digital technologies, such as building information modelling, ensures that students understand the leading-edge advances 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.
Students must complete 288 credit points, comprising 192 credit points in construction project management and 96 credit points in international studies. The construction project management component comprises 28 6-credit-point core subjects and four 6-credit-point electives. Students undertaking four elective subjects (24 credit points) within a common area are eligible for a sub-major. Sub-majors are offered in three areas, depending on demand. Work experience comprises an important component of the course. The Bachelor of Arts in International Studies requires undergraduates to study a region or country major over a minimum of three years. The Bachelor of Arts in International Studies is not offered as a separate degree, but is completed only in combination with the professional degree program. Students spend their fourth year of study at a university overseas.
- Built environment economics
- Construction technology
- Introduction to the built environment
- Built environment law and ethics
- Materials science
- Digital built environment
- Sustainable urban design and development
- Language and culture
- Foundations in international studies
- Construction project management principles
- Cost management
- Site establishment and management
- Digital design and construction
- Time management
- Integrated services
- Design team management
- Risk and safety management
- Procurement and contract management
- Property accounting and financial management
- Project management integration
- Professional practice
- Human resources and communications management
Standard entry requirements
- Australian Year 12 qualification, AQF Diploma, or equivalent qualification at the required level. There is a range of entry levels to the various language and culture programs. Students are admitted to the international studies program with no guarantee of entry to a specific major, although every effort is made to meet students' preferences. 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.
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS); Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS); Australian Institute of Building (AIB); Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).
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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.