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Overview

International course:

Course code:

BCME15

Start date(s):

March, July

Course length:

Full Time: 4 years , Part Time: 6-8 years

Campus:

Chadstone

This course 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.

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.

For detail on the profile of students undertaking this course and ATAR-based offers, download the Bachelor of Construction Management and Economics student profile (Word - 36kb).

Course structure

All new students commencing in a higher education course must attend their Faculty Course Orientation and Holmesglen's Higher Education Orientation.

Major studies
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.

ASSESSMENT

Assessment may be a combination of written assignments, tests, quizzes, examinations and practical application projects.

SUBJECTS

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

BBE208

Construction Law

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

For details of credit points, learning outcomes, contact hours, assessments, pre-requisities and co-requisites, download the Bachelor of Construction Management and Economics subject summary (Word - 54kb)

Entry requirements

Prior to enrolment or commencement of your studies you will be required to complete an academic ability assessment. This will assist us in determining and identifying any learning support needed to facilitate your studies.

Applicants with Recent Secondary Education (within the past two years)
- Apply through VTAC
- Selection is on the basis of ATAR

For Applicants with Higher Education Study and Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET) study,
- Your entire academic record will be considered
- You will need to submit a VTAC Personal Statement that provides details about your past educational history and work experience.
- If you have qualifications from institutions where the instruction language is a language other than English, you may be asked to complete an English Language Assessment Test.

Applicants with Work and Life Experience
- Your entire academic record will be considered
- You will need to submit a VTAC Personal Statement that provides details about your past educational history and work experience.
- If you have qualifications from institutions where the instruction language is a language other than English, you may be asked to complete an English Language Assessment Test.
- If you do not have the necessary academic requirements (e.g. VCE or equivalent, minimum Certificate IV or equivalent) you will be asked to attend an interview to assess your suitability for higher education. You will be contacted by mail or email to arrange a suitable time.

Bridging and enabling courses
Applicants who do not have the necessary academic requirements (e.g. VCE or equivalent, minimum Certificate IV or equivalent) may be asked to complete a bridging course or complete a special admission program.

Graduates of the Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) CPC50210 and the Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architecture) may receive advanced standing of 42 & 48 credit points respectively.

Articulation pathways are also available from other related diplomas and advanced diplomas such as the Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying.

ADVANCED STANDING

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.


Outcomes

QUALIFICATION AND RECOGNITION

After successfully 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

Graduates of the Bachelor of Construction Management and Economics are eligible to register as a Building Practitioner with VBA when they have acquired the minimum experience.

PATHWAYS

Students choosing to exit the course after successful 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.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

- Contract administrator
- Estimator
- Project manager
- Quantity surveyor
- Building consultant


How to apply

DIRECT

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Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.

VTAC

Apply through VTAC

RECRUITMENT

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.

Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.


Fees

Type

Cost

Full Fee

$11,711.00

The above fees are per annum. These are indicative fees only.
Individual subject tuition fees are available for higher education courses.

Find out what financial assistance is available for higher education students.

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. Overseas students refer to the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2002.


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Contact details

Building and Construction Management Open Days

At Holmesglen, we offer an entire suite of building courses designed to meet the strong demand predicted over the upcoming years, all of which follow a national framework meaning your qualification will be recognized nationally. Visit us on Open Day for a formal a presentation at 6.30pm highlighting pathway options and career outcomes in the Building and Construction industry. Following the presentation you will have the opportunity to speak to industry experienced teachers who will give you the information and advise you about each entry stream. Registrations are essential for sessions to go ahead.

- , Thu, 09 May - bookings essential.

Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road Chadstone 3148 Australia

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