Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)

VU course code: NHCM | CRICOS: 096487M | Level of study: Undergraduate
4 years full time or longer for part time
In person
VU Melbourne: Footscray Park
29 July 2024
21 July 2024
Overview

Overview

Build your skills and confidence to take a leading role in large-scale building and civil-engineering projects with a Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) at Victoria University.

Get job-ready to manage residential, commercial and industrial construction projects with this construction management degree that’s closely connected to real-world industry.

You’ll gain valuable expertise to take on roles overseeing the building process, from design to development, construction and operation, with skills in:

  • planning and managing strategies for the construction process
  • assessing documents for compliance with codes and standards
  • assessing plans for constructability
  • communicating with technical professionals such as architects and engineers on design objectives
  • formulating project cashflows and budgets
  • preparing tender documents, contract bidding, negotiation and sub-contractor selection
  • supervising construction sites and personnel.

Plus, add to your expertise with a minor in either building compliance or quantity surveying.

With a Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours), you’ll be ready to take advantage of the high demand for construction management roles as Australia’s construction industry continues to grow

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your educational achievements and work experience, as well as your skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a related course or unit(s). We call this a ‘pathway’.

You may also be eligible for course ‘credits’, where you are granted a unit or units towards your qualification for equivalent previous study or work experience, so you can graduate sooner.

ATAR requirements

No minimum ATAR required

This course does not have a minimum ATAR requirement for entry. Read the entry criteria for this course below.

Why ATAR is not applicable

You do not need an ATAR score to apply for this course. Instead, you need to have successfully completed secondary school and to meet any requirements outlined below. Our courses and support programs are designed to prepare students from diverse cultures for success, regardless of their ATAR, age, education or socioeconomic background.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course


Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Course Structure

To attain the Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) students will be required to complete 384 credit points consisting of:

  • 96 credit points First Year Core studies;
  • 240 credit points Professional Core studies, and;
  • 48 credit points from the Building Compliance Minor OR Quantity Surveying Minor


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 NBC4006 Built Environment Project 2.

Units

Fees & Scholarships

University fees vary, depending on how much the government contributes towards course costs (if anything).

Read below to find out about the fee ‘type’, the estimated yearly tuition costs for this course, and the financial support on offer (including our generous scholarship program).

Commonwealth supported place

A Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) is subsidised by the government, reducing it to the amount listed here. Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens will qualify for a CSP place. If your course is not Commonwealth supported, or you don't qualify, you'll pay full fees.

Learn more about Commonwealth Supported Places

10% discount for alumni

If you’ve previously completed a qualification with us, and you’re paying full fees for this course, you may be eligible for a 10% discount.

Find out how

Fees

Scholarships

CAREERS

Roles for construction managers are expected to grow by more than 10% in the next five years, so you’ll be equipped to take on a wide range of opportunities with this degree.

In addition to working as a construction manager, your job title could be project manager, quantity surveyor, building technician, facilities manager, property developer, or similar.

Choose from jobs in either the private or public sectors, working for:

  • building proprietors
  • contractors
  • developers
  • government bodies
  • consultancy practices
  • self-employed entrepreneurs.

You’ll also have skills and knowledge that you can apply in other industries such as mining, petrochemicals and infrastructure development.

Professional accreditation

This course is accredited by the Australian Institute of Building (AIB).

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