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C10214v3 Bachelor of Construction Project Management

Award(s): Bachelor of Construction Project Management (BCPM)
UAC code: 602025 (Autumn session)
CRICOS code: 044183B
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 192
Course EFTSL: 4
Location: City campus

Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Assumed knowledge
Recognition of prior learning
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course diagram
Course program
Levels of award
Professional recognition
Other information

Overview

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 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 aims

This course is concerned with the management of all aspects of the construction process, including business management, construction management, design management, project management, quantity surveying, contract administration and property development. It delivers all the recognised competencies for construction project management professionals while introducing the prospect of diversifying into project management.

Career options

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.

Course intended learning outcomes

A.1 Identify ethical issues and apply informed ethical judgements in professional Contexts.
A.2 Work effectively in multidisciplinary and culturally diverse contexts.
A.3 Understand Indigenous perspectives and apply legal frameworks relating to land use and ownership.
C.1 Apply a variety of communication skills and technologies in professional contexts.
C.2 Work effectively in project teams in professional contexts.
I.1 Ability to provide and utilise innovative and creative solutions to industry/project issues and problems.
I.2 Adaptability to changing processes, developments, methodologies and technologies in built environment contexts.
P.1 Operate effectively within the social, legal and technical framework of the design and construction process.
P.2 Apply the body of knowledge underpinning construction project management practice.
P.3 Effectively manage the interface between design and construction processes for projects.
P.4 Independent development of competence with new technologies.
P.5 Develop strategic advice for clients on the costs and benefits of various courses of action involving construction projects and financing options.
P.6 Identify efficiencies in the sustainable deployment and management of resources.
P.7 Analyse and advise on alternative design solutions to promote the achievement of value on projects.
P.8 Advise on appropriate procurement options and effectively manage contracts.
P.9 Contribute to the effective acquisition and management of assets throughout their life cycle.
P.10 Demonstrate an understanding of construction technology and structural principles.
R.1 Source evaluate and use information to approach new projects/problems.
R.2 Critically analyse, structure and report the results of a research project.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

The Faculty-based adjustment scheme awards ten (10) adjustment points to female applicants. Adjustment points are capped at thirteen (13) points across all the university schemes.

UTS: Design, Architecture and Building may consider applications based on the results of the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) if students lack academic qualifications but have extensive professional experience. The STAT is conducted through the Universities Admissions Centre.

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.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Assumed knowledge

Mathematics and English.

Recognition of prior learning

Students with prior academic or industrial experience are considered for recognition of prior learning (RPL) 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.

Course duration and attendance

The course is offered on a four-year, full-time or six-year, part-time basis. Students may transfer between part-time and full-time attendance patterns. Part-time students attend one day and one evening a week. Full-time students may be expected to attend at any time during the week. The contact hours allocated to each subject are nominal and often involve a combination of lectures, tutorials, workshops and self-directed teaching methods. Some subjects are offered online and, according to demand, some subjects may be offered over Summer session.

Course 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 architectural studies, business accounting, planning, advertising principals, marketing principals, languages, specialist country studies and research methods.

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.

Course completion requirements

STM90373 Core subjects (Construction) 168cp
CBK90242 Sub-major/Electives (DAB) 24cp
Total 192cp

Course diagram

Course diagram: C10214

Course program

The example program below is for a student commencing in Autumn session and undertaking the course full time.

full time
Year 1
Autumn session
16468 Introduction to the Built Environment   6cp
16466 Built Environment Economics   6cp
16109 Construction Technology 1   6cp
16467 Built Environment Law and Ethics   6cp
Spring session
16137 Digital Built Environment   6cp
16103 Materials Science   6cp
16266 Sustainable Urban Design and Development   6cp
16265 Construction Technology 2   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
16206 Structures   6cp
16912 Construction Project Management Principles   6cp
16138 Site Establishment and Management   6cp
16212 Digital Design and Construction 1   6cp
Spring session
16105 Cost Management 1: Measurement   6cp
16314 Construction Technology 3   6cp
16913 Time Management   6cp
16471 Integrated Services   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
16317 Risk and Safety Management   6cp
16203 Cost Management 2: Estimating   6cp
16263 Design Team Management   6cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
Spring session
16423 Procurement and Contract Management   6cp
16422 Construction Technology 4   6cp
16207 Cost Management 3: Cost Planning   6cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
16264 Property Accounting and Financial Management   6cp
16470 Digital Design and Construction 2   6cp
16412 Cost Management 4: Advanced Cost Management   6cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
Spring session
16914 Human Resources and Communications Management   6cp
16469 Professional Practice   6cp
16307 Project Management Integration   6cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp

Levels of award

The Bachelor of Construction Project Management may be awarded with first class or second class honours based on the student's academic performance over the entirety of their studies. The class of honours is determined by academic merit.

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI); Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS); Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS); Australian Institute of Building (AIB).

The course is also recognised by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and endorsed by the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM).

Other information

Further information is available from:

UTS Student Centre
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
Ask UTS
UTS: Design, Architecture and Building