Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)

Victoria University VU

Construction managers are responsible for design, development, construction and operation of civil engineering and large scale residential and commercial building projects. They requires skills in project planning, cost and quality management, construction techniques and materials, building law, building codes, industrial relations and personnel management. Graduates of this course are equipped to - Plan, construct and manage the delivery of efficient and effective strategies over the course of the construction process; Assess construction documentation for constructability and compliance with codes and standards; Communicate with technical professionals such as architects and engineers regarding design objectives; Formulate project cash flows and budgets with respect to project control at various stages of the construction process; Prepare tender documents, contract bidding, negotiation and sub-contractor selection; Supervise construction sites and personnel.

Entry Requirements:

Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English. International: Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including at least one of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics OR Completion of an Australian Diploma or Advanced Diploma (or equivalent) PLUS IELTS (or equivalent): Overall score of 6 with no band less than 6.0 TAFE/VET; Completion of a cognate (similar discipline) Australian Diploma or Advanced Diploma (or equivalent) will be granted advanced standing of a maximum of 96 credit points (Diploma) or 144 credit points (Advanced Diploma). OR Completion of a non-cognate (not similar) Australian (or equivalent) Diploma or Advanced Diploma will be granted advanced standing on a case by case basis. Applicants with relevant work, education and/or community experience will be considered for admission to the course. Applicants that do not typically meet the standard requirements above, will be required to participate in an interview and demonstrate the following: - minimum of five (5) years work experience in the building industry; or - Diploma level qualifications in a building design or allied trade, along with relevant work experience of four (4) years or more.

Structure:

384 credit points; 8 First Year Core units; 20 Professional Core units; 4 Minor units.

Subjects you can Study:

Construction Management.

Study Pathways:

VET applicants will be considered and pathways are available from a range of VET courses.

Further information:

First Class Honours: To be eligible for completion with First Class Honours student must achieve: A minimum weighted average of 60% over year levels 1 to 3; A minimum weighted average of 80% in year level 4; A HD grade for the final year Capstone Project 2 unit.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00124K

Related Careers:

Builder, Quantity Surveyor,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Footscray Park No info No Full time 4 years
Footscray Park No info No Part time 8 years

At VU, we have more than 42,000 students enrolled across a wide range of disciplines and course levels including diploma, bachelor, masters and PhD programs.

 

We are one of the most culturally diverse institutions in Victoria, with representation from over 100 nationalities and over 600 languages spoken across the university. We aim to be inclusive.

 

VU has been instrumental in the education of students in the west of Melbourne. In 2016, we celebrated 100 years since the founding of our predecessor institution, Footscray Technical School, and our 25th anniversary as a university.

 

We take great pride in our industry and community connections. Some of our partnerships include Western Bulldogs Football Club, Western Health, Malthouse Theatre and City West Water. We believe there is no greater victory than being confident and prepared for your career goals. Our partnerships will help you graduate job-ready.

 

We take great pride in our assets: a diverse staff and student population, close links with the region, flexibility, and openness to new ideas. In partnership with Maribyrnong City Council, we have a 10-year plan to establish Footscray as a university town to nurture, promote, and integrate the renaissance in art, education, sport and innovation taking place in the region.

 

Sport is a major focus and great strength for VU. We have the largest population enrolled in sport courses, the greatest number of sport-related industry partners, highest graduate employment outcomes in Australia, and the most graduates working in the sport industry.

 

VU has more than 55 years’ experience educating international students in Australia and more than 20 years’ experience delivering education in collaboration with partner institutions in Asia.

 

We work with education partners in China, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore and Myanmar to deliver courses to more than 9000 students. We also provide hundreds of our students with the opportunity to gain international perspectives through overseas short-term study and internships with partner institutions. 

 

Notable VU graduates include Quest Serviced Apartments founder and chairman Paul Constantinou; former basketballer Andrew Gaze; former Western Bulldogs chief executive and Olympian Campbell Rose; Collingwood Football Club senior coach Nathan Buckley; Olympian Mike McKay; Victorian MP Kim Wells; golfing legend Peter Thompson; actor Pia Miranda; and Sunway Group founder Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah.

 

Don’t just take our word for it. Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016/17 ranked VU in the top two per cent of the world’s universities, and number 56 in the world’s top universities aged under 50 (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016/17). We also hold a prominent position in the QS World University Rankings (2016/17).


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