Bachelor of Construction Project Management

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00099F

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.

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

  • 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

Standard 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.

Recognition

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

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.

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
City International: $126,144 No
  • Part-time : 6 years
  • Full-time : 4 years

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.

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