UAC Undergraduate Course Description

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B Construction Management (Building)

University of Newcastle

CampusType of
UAC codePattern of attendance 2013 cut-offStart dateMajor offer round
Newcastle – Callaghan CSP  480200  4F/EqP 68.05 3 Mar 2014
28 Jul 2014
16 Jan 2014
11 Jun 2014
Distance CSP  480201  4D/EqP 78.55 3 Mar 2014
28 Jul 2014
16 Jan 2014
11 Jun 2014

For information about when you'll need to apply to be considered in each offer round refer to UAC applications and offer round dates. Check the course search for the most recent final closing date.

Recommended studies: Mathematics and any two units of English.

Major studies: Construction management, project management, quantity surveying and estimating. Minor studies: Construction technology, environmentally sustainable development, facilities management, information and communication technology, project management, risk management.

Practical experience: Student must complete 20 weeks of approved industrial experience before the commencement of the final year.

Honours: Awarded on the basis of superior performance in the program.

Professional recognition: The program currently fulfils the academic requirements for admission to the Australian Institute of Building, the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Singapore Institute of Surveyers and Valuers. Reciprocal arrangements are in place with the Chartered Institute of Building.

Career opportunities: Examples include self-employed consultancy or work for building/civil engineering contractors, property developer, project manager, facilities manager or work in quantity surveying practices. Graduates can become sub-contractors, materials suppliers and also work in plant and equipment organisations. There may also be opportunities for international travel.

Additional information: The program adopts a problem-based learning approach to the study of construction processes and the construction industry. From the beginning of the program you work on the type of problems met by professionals and managers in practice, and use them to develop the areas of knowledge and competence required of a graduate entering the construction industry. This program is offered on and/or off campus.

Recognition of prior learning: There are credit transfer arrangements for students who have completed a TAFE Associate diploma or Diploma, or other university/formal study in related and associated fields. Read 'Academic credit'.

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