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.
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).
Good passes at Year 12/Matriculation or the overseas equivalent
English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 (Academic) with no individual bandscore
less than 6.0
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 Victroian Building Authority when they have acquired the minimum experience.
How to apply
Apply via agent
Holmesglen recommends international students apply through one of our accredited student recruitment agents. This will assist you in the preparation of all application documents and ensure that you are well counselled on the Australian Government's Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirements for International students. Further information of the GTE requirements is available at: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au.
To find out more, visit How to Apply for International Students.
If you have further questions about your application, please contact our International Centre:
T: 03 9564 1703
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