The Bachelor of Construction Management and Economics is a four-year degree designed to meet the professional requirements for accreditation by the Australian Institute of Building and the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors.No longer accepting new students into this course.
Career opportunities, include:
- contract administrator
- project manager
- quantity surveyor
- building consultant
Pathways to further study:
- Students choosing to exit the course after completion of the core 20 subjects will be eligible for the Bachelor of Applied Science (Built Environment).
- Students who complete the Bachelor of Construction Management and Economics can advance their studies in any related postgraduate qualifications.
Studying the Bachelor of Construction Management and Economics at Holmesglen
The course embraces the construction management and quantity surveying fields of study, which are generally considered to fall within the management disciplines and financial administration of building projects through their life cycle.
The first three years of the course focus on building a foundation of knowledge and skills that prepare you for a wide range of possible graduate vocational occupations in the building industry.
All academic staff in the Bachelor of Construction Management and Economics have extensive, relevant industry/professional experience and higher education teaching experience.
Mode of study: Full-time, on-campus face-to-face delivery.
All new students commencing in a higher education course must attend their Faculty Course Orientation and Holmesglen's Higher Education Orientation.
Building, Building (construction methods), Building (economics), Building (estimating), Building (surveying), Building contract administration, Building law and building practice, Construction, Construction management.
This course comprises of 23 subjects of six credit points each, four subjects of 12 credits points each and one elective subject.
||Anatomy Of A Domestic Building
||Sustainable Building Services
||Construction Site Operations
||Professional and cognitive skills
||Total Building Performance
||Professional And Legal Environment
||Codes and compliance
||Manage a domestic project
||Anatomy Of A Tall Building
||Measurement And Estimating
||Managing Multiple Projects
||Business Management For The Construction Industry
||Building Maintenance And Refurbishment
||Health And Safety In The Built Environment
||Community And Industrial Relations
||Medium Density Sub-division And Development
||Sustainable Housing Development
||High Rise Development And Procurement Methods
||Large Scale Mixed-Use Sustainable Development
||Project Inception And Feasibility Analysis
||Buildability And Constructability
||Design Cost Planning
||Enhancing Value In Project Procurement
||Urban Development And Planning
||Risk Assessment And Management
||Advanced Building Surveying
||Improving Contract And Cost Management Performance
||Building Evaluation: Costs-in-Use
||Risk Management For Construction And Cost Management
||Fire Engineering Fundamentals And Modelling
||Performance Based Regulatory Systems
||Performance Of Structures And Materials
| Code || Name |
|BBE101||Anatomy Of A Domestic Building|
|BBE102||Sustainable Building Services|
|BBE104||Construction Site Operations|
|BBE109||Professional and cognitive skills|
|BBE105||Total Building Performance|
|BBE107||Professional And Legal Environment|
|BBE110||Codes and compliance|
|BBE111||Manage a domestic project|
|BBE201||Anatomy Of A Tall Building|
|BBE202||Measurement And Estimating|
|BBE203||Managing Multiple Projects|
|BBE204||Business Management For The Construction Industry|
|BBE205||Building Maintenance And Refurbishment|
|BBE206||Health And Safety In The Built Environment|
|BBE207||Community And Industrial Relations|
|BBE301||Medium Density Sub-division And Development|
|BBE302||Sustainable Housing Development|
|BBE303||High Rise Development And Procurement Methods|
|BBE304||Large Scale Mixed-Use Sustainable Development|
|BCME401||Project Inception And Feasibility Analysis|
|BCME402||Buildability And Constructability|
|BCME403||Design Cost Planning|
|BCME404||Enhancing Value In Project Procurement|
|BBS402||Urban Development And Planning|
|BBS403||Risk Assessment And Management|
|BBS404||Advanced Building Surveying|
|BCME405||Improving Contract And Cost Management Performance|
|BCME406||Building Evaluation: Costs-in-Use|
|BCME407||Risk Management For Construction And Cost Management|
|BBS405||Fire Engineering Fundamentals And Modelling|
|BBS406||Performance Based Regulatory Systems|
|BBS407||Performance Of Structures And Materials|
Assessment may be a combination of written assignments, tests, quizzes, examinations and practical application projects.
For details of credit points, subject objectives, learning outcomes, contact hours, pre-requisites and co-requisites, download the Bachelor of Construction Management and Economics subject summary (Word - 54kb).
For details on the profile of students undertaking this course, download the Bachelor of Construction Management and Economics student profile. (Word-59kb).
For details on ATAR-based offers, download the 2020 ATAR-based offers for the Bachelor of Construction Management and Economics (Word-57kb).
Prior to enrolment or commencement of this higher education program, you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment. This will assist with determining your suitability to the course, and identify any learning support needs.
Holmesglen requires all students who wish to apply for this course to have completed one of the following courses:
CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction
22447VIC Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural)
CPC60115 Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying
Articulation pathways are also available from other related diplomas and advanced diplomas such as the Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying.
You may be able to shorten the length of your studies by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training, or work and life experience. Read more about gaining advanced standing and credits.
Qualification and recognition
After completing the 28 subjects (i.e. a total of 192 credit points), you will be eligible to receive the BCME15 Bachelor of Construction Management and Economics.
The course is accredited and/or recognized by the following organizations:
Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors AIQS
Australian Institute of Building AIB
Victorian Building Authority VBA
Connections with industry
Graduates of the Bachelor of Construction Management and Economics are eligible to register as a Building Practitioner with Victorian Building Authority when they have acquired the minimum experience.
How to apply
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
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Students are also required to pay a compulsory student services fee (SSF). This fee contributes to the cost of providing student support services including counselling, welfare services, learning support, and other activities provided by the student support and wellbeing teams. For 2021 the (SSF) fee is $313.00 for 12 months. The fee is charged per semester at $156.50 per semester.
|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
|Full Fee||$11,921.80||per annum|
|Student Amenities fee||$313.00||per annum|
For details of fees per unit, download the Bachelor of Construction Management and Economics 2021 Tuition Fees (Word-35kb).
Additional costs may also apply for course consumables and other costs. These may include consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and other costs such as immunisation costs, National Police Check and Working with Children Check for relevant courses.
To view the additional costs that may apply to your course, download a full list of estimated additional costs by course (PDF - 102kb).
Higher Education Loans Program (HELP) are available to eligible students to pay for tuition and studnet amenities fees for this course. Read more about HELP.
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Tuition assurance requirements
Under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, Holmesglen Institute must meet tuition assurance requirements for persons, other than overseas students, who are enrolled in the higher education courses we offer in the event we cease to provide a course of study in which a student is enrolled.
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