University of Technology Sydney

C09141v1 Bachelor of Construction Project Management Bachelor of International Studies (Honours)

Award(s): Bachelor of Construction Project Management (BCPM)
Bachelor of International Studies (Honours) (BIntSt(Hon))

CRICOS code: 106923J
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 288
Course EFTSL: 6
Location: City campus

Notes

This is an exit-only course. There is no direct admission to it. Current UTS students may be able to submit an Internal Course Transfer (Graduating) application to exit with this course. check with the UTS Student Centre.


Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Applications
Assumed knowledge
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Levels of award
Professional recognition
Other information

Overview

The Bachelor of Construction Project Management Bachelor of International Studies (Honours) is an exit-point for students who have completed the International Honours pathway within the Bachelor of Construction Project Management Bachelor of International Studies (C10215).

In the fourth year of the combined degree, International Honours students spend an academic year studying in the local language at a university in the country of their major and also complete an honours level research project under the supervision of a relevant UTS academic.

Entry to the International Honours pathway is dependent on students maintaining a credit average (or higher) in both their International Studies and professional degree in their first three years of study, and on the availability of placements in particular majors.

The emphasis on the utilisation of digital technologies, such as building information modelling, ensures that students understand the leading-edge advances being implemented in the industry. This knowledge can be applied in other industry sectors, providing even further employment opportunities.

All students are required to complete a minimum of 200 days' industry experience during the course, providing essential professional exposure. For the vast majority of students this entails paid employment in the industry with contractors and consultants (typically called cadetships). To broaden their personal and professional outlook, students can also choose electives, or a sub-major in a range of disciplines, outside construction project management, including business accounting, environmental studies and Aboriginal studies.

Course aims

This course is concerned with management of all aspects of the construction process, including business management, construction management, design management, quantity surveying, contract management and property development. It delivers all the recognised competencies for construction project management professionals while introducing the prospect of diversifying into project management.

Career options

Career opportunities include project manager, construction manager, construction economist, quantity surveyor, design manager, environmental manager, contract manager, site manager, construction programmer, cost engineer, estimator, facility manager and property developer.

Graduates have a wide range of employment opportunities and can work in both the private and public sectors for employers such as building proprietors, contractors, developers, government bodies and consultancy practices or be self-employed entrepreneurs. As key professionals in the construction industry, graduates work closely with other professional disciplines, industry groups and development authorities.

Course intended learning outcomes

A.1 Identify ethical issues and apply informed ethical judgements in professional Contexts.
A.2 Work effectively in multidisciplinary and culturally diverse contexts.
A.3 Understand Indigenous perspectives and apply legal frameworks relating to land use and ownership.
C.1 Apply a variety of communication skills and technologies in professional contexts.
C.2 Work effectively in project teams in professional contexts.
I.1 Ability to provide and utilise innovative and creative solutions to industry/project issues and problems.
I.2 Adaptability to changing processes, developments, methodologies and technologies in built environment contexts.
INT.1.1 Understand and employ effective strategies to operate within professional and everyday settings across diverse cultures in Australia and internationally.
INT.2.1 Conduct a major independent applied research project using advanced theoretical and specialised knowledge into international aspects of contemporary societies and cultures.
INT.2.2 Evaluate critically research findings and creatively use applied research methods to understand complex problems.
INT.3.1 Understand and engage with cultural diversities in Australia and internationally.
INT.4.1 Apply knowledge of Indigenous peoples, cultures, languages and histories to practice in Australian and internationally.
INT.5.1 Engage critically with current issues to act in socially responsible ways in Australian and international settings.
INT.6.1 Communicate clearly and effectively in written and spoken language using diverse digital technologies.
P.1 Operate effectively within the social, legal and technical framework of the design and construction process.
P.2 Apply the body of knowledge underpinning construction project management practice.
P.3 Effectively manage the interface between design and construction processes for projects.
P.4 Independent development of competence with new technologies.
P.5 Develop strategic advice for clients on the costs and benefits of various courses of action involving construction projects and financing options.
P.6 Identify efficiencies in the sustainable deployment and management of resources.
P.7 Analyse and advise on alternative design solutions to promote the achievement of value on projects.
P.8 Advise on appropriate procurement options and effectively manage contracts.
P.9 Contribute to the effective acquisition and management of assets throughout their life cycle.
P.10 Demonstrate an understanding of construction technology and structural principles.
R.1 Source evaluate and use information to approach new projects/problems.
R.2 Critically analyse, structure and report the results of a research project.

Key

INT = International Studies course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)

Applications

Assumed knowledge

There are no prior language requirements for the international studies program. During their first year of study students complete a language survey to ensure they commence their language and culture study at the appropriate level.

Course duration and attendance

This course is offered on a five-year, full time basis. Students spend two sessions of study at a university or other higher education institution in the country of their major.

Course structure

Students must complete 288 credit points, comprising 192 credit points in construction project management and 96 credit points in international studies. The construction project management component comprises 28 6-credit-point core subjects and four 6-credit-point electives. Electives can be chosen either from within UTS: Design, Architecture and Building or from the many electives offered by course areas throughout the university. Students undertaking four elective subjects (24 credit points) within a common area are eligible for a sub-major. Sub-majors are offered in various areas, depending on demand. Work experience comprises an important component of the course.

International Studies (96 credit points)

  • Intercultural Communication (8 credit points)
  • International Research Methods (8 credit points)
  • Contemporary Society subject (8 credit points)
  • Language and Culture subjects (32 credit points)
  • International Honours (40 credit points)

Overseas study

International Honours students spend a full year at a relevant partner university where they complete an honours level research project.

Industrial training/professional practice

In the Bachelor of Construction Project Management, the value of hands-on experience is recognised and part-time work in the industry is encouraged; all students are required to accumulate relevant industry experience prior to graduating. The course provides part-time and flexible study options to enable students to gain this valuable industry experience during their studies.

Course completion requirements

STM90373 Core subjects (Construction) 168cp
CBK90242 Sub-major/Electives (DAB) 24cp
CBK92058 Country and Language choice (Honours) 96cp
Total 288cp

Course program

The example program below is for a student commencing in Autumn session and undertaking the course with the German Language and Culture major, and the International Honours pathway.

Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
16466 Built Environment Economics   6cp
16109 Construction Technology 1   6cp
16468 Introduction to the Built Environment   6cp
16467 Built Environment Law and Ethics   6cp
Spring session
16103 Materials Science   6cp
16137 Digital Built Environment   6cp
16266 Sustainable Urban Design and Development   6cp
16265 Construction Technology 2   6cp
Summer session
99218 Intercultural Communication   8cp
Year 2
Autumn session
97601 German Language and Culture 1   8cp
976421 Contemporary Germany   8cp
16206 Structures   6cp
16912 Construction Project Management Principles   6cp
Spring session
16314 Construction Technology 3   6cp
97602 German Language and Culture 2   8cp
16105 Cost Management 1: Measurement   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
16138 Site Establishment and Management   6cp
97603 German Language and Culture 3   8cp
16212 Digital Design and Construction 1   6cp
Spring session
97604 German Language and Culture 4   8cp
16913 Time Management   6cp
16471 Integrated Services   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
999781 International Research Methods   8cp
971103 In-country Study and Fieldwork Project 1: Germany   16cp
Spring session
978420 In-country Study and Fieldwork Project 2: Germany   24cp
Year 5
Autumn session
16263 Design Team Management   6cp
16203 Cost Management 2: Estimating   6cp
16317 Risk and Safety Management   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Spring session
16207 Cost Management 3: Cost Planning   6cp
16422 Construction Technology 4   6cp
16423 Procurement and Contract Management   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Year 6
Autumn session
16264 Property Accounting and Financial Management   6cp
16412 Cost Management 4: Advanced Cost Management   6cp
16470 Digital Design and Construction 2   6cp
16307 Project Management Integration   6cp
16469 Professional Practice   6cp
16914 Corporate Social Responsibility and People Management   6cp
Autumn or Spring session
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp

Levels of award

The Bachelor of International Studies (Honours) may be awarded with first class honours, second class honours division 1, second class honours division 2, and Pass level.

The calculation of the Honours level is based upon the 48 credit points of study completed in the UTS subjects 999781 International Research Methods, In-country Study and Fieldwork Project 1 and In-country Study and Fieldwork Project 2, all completed while students are overseas on In-country Study.

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI); Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS); Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS); Australian Institute of Building (AIB).

The course is also recognised by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

Other information

Further information is available from the UTS Student Centre on:

telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
Ask UTS
UTS: Design, Architecture and Building
UTS: International Studies