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  • Objectives
    Are you considering a career in the building construction or civil engineering industries? Want to be a project manager, quantity surveyor, construction manager, estimator, contract administrator or building surveyor? This practical course will help you on your way. This course is a management-oriented course which covers a broad range of interrelated disciplines including domestic, commercial and civil construction. You will focus on several core subject areas, including technology, measurement and estimating, project management, contracts administration, cost management and communication. Prior to your final semester, you will undertake at least 80 days work experience during vacation periods to further enhance your skills and knowledge.
  • Entry requirements
    One TEE mathematics subject. Mature age applicants without a TEE mathematics subject should contact the Department of Construction Management to discuss their eligibility.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management and Economics)
  • Course description
    Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management and Economics)

    BAppSc(Curtin) or BAppSc(Hons)(Curtin)

    Course CRICOS Code: 010548C
    Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 4 Years

    Introduction

    This course is structured in a format that relates specifically to the career aspirations of students wishing to work as project managers, quantity surveyors, construction managers, estimators, administrators and building surveyors. This course prepares students for a professional career in building, construction and related industries. With the booming construction industry, graduates are in high demand and command generous starting salaries. The academic program has been designed for students who aspire to corporate membership of both the Australian Institute of Building and the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors. Students may be invited to undertake an honours program in the final year of the course.

    Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

    One TEE Mathematics subject. Mature age applicants who have not met these prerequisites should contact the Department of Construction Management.

    STAT elements considered are E and Q. Students are required to complete, at any time prior to the final semester of the course, 80 days of approved industry work experience, which may be undertaken during vacation time or while in employment if studying as a part-time student.

    Note
    Students are required to complete, at any time prior to the final semester of the course, 80 days of approved industry work experience, which may be undertaken during vacation time or while in employment if studying as a part-time student.

    Duration and Availability

    The course is four years' full-time or equivalent part-time study.

    Course Organisation

    Students are required to undertake a minimum of 80 days experience in the building industry prior to the final year of the course. Practical experience is recorded in an official logbook which is submitted to the Course Coordinator on completion. It is the responsibility of students to make their own arrangements for gaining the required experience, which may be undertaken during vacations or in employment while studying as a part-time student.

    Professional Recognition

    Graduates will be eligible for corporate membership of the Australian Institute of Building and the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors after fulfilling experience requirements. Both professional bodies have provisions for student membership and students are advised to take advantage of such opportunities.

    Additional Course Expenses
    Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

    Special Note
    For details on the honours classes refer to the Curtin Policies website

    Course Structure Disclaimer
    Curtin University reserves the right to alter the internal composition of any course to ensure learning outcomes retain maximum relevance. Any changes to the internal composition of a course will protect the right of students to complete the course within the normal timeframe and will not result in additional cost to students through a requirement to undertake additional units.

    Course Structure                                                                         Hrs/Wk     Credit

    Year 1 Semester 1

    309692     v.1           Project Management 141                                     3.0     25.0
    309917     v.2           Building Technology 145                                       4.0     25.0
    310031     v.1           Communication for Architecture and Planning 1113.0     25.0
    311738     v.1           Cost Management 141                                          4.0     25.0
                                                                                                                            100.0

    Year 1 Semester 2

    309693     v.1           Project Management 144                                     3.0     25.0
    309920     v.2           Building Technology 146                                      4.0     25.0
    311739     v.1           Building Measurement 144                                   3.0     25.0
    311740     v.1           Structures 144                                                     4.0     25.0
                                                                                                                           100.0

    Year 2 Semester 1

    12090       v.3           Building Measurement 241                                  4.0     25.0
    1772         v.6           Building Law 242                                                 2.0     12.5
    309687     v.1           Project Management 241                                     3.0     25.0
    309689     v.1           Structures 241                                                     2.0     12.5
    309921     v.2           Building Technology 245                                       4.0     25.0
                                                                                                                           100.0

    Year 2 Semester 2

    12005       v.4           Building Surveying 244                                         2.0     12.5
    12095       v.3           Building Measurement 242                                   2.0     25.0
    309682     v.2           Cost Management 244                                         3.0     25.0
    309922     v.2           Building Technology 246                                       4.0     25.0
    311741     v.1           Professional Practice 241                                      2.0     12.5
                                                                                                                           100.0

    Year 3 Semester 1

    12007       v.6           Building Surveying 341                                         2.0     12.5
    12099       v.5           Building Technology 343                                       4.0     25.0
    309680     v.1           Contract Administration 343                                 4.0     25.0
    309683     v.1           Cost Management 341                                         2.0     12.5
    311742     v.1           Building Measurement 345                                   3.0     25.0
                                                                                                                           100.0

    Year 3 Semester 2

    309691     v.1           Building Technology 344                                         3.0     25.0
    311743     v.1           Integrated Project 344                                           2.0     12.5
    311744     v.1           Project Management 344                                       2.0     12.5
    311745     v.1           Quality in Building 344                                            3.0     25.0
                                     SELECT 1 ELECTIVE                                                          25.0
                                                                                                                              100.0

    Year 4

    300074     v.5           Construction Management and Economics Fourth Year Stream         200.0
          OR
    304157     v.5           Honours Stream Construction Management and Economics              200.0
                                                                                                                                               200.0

    Availability
    Year      Location                 Period             All*     Internal    
    2009     Bentley Campus     Semester 1     Y                       
    2009     Bentley Campus     Semester 2                       Y                 

    The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

    *The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

    ^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

    #Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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