BH114 - Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management) (Honours)

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Plan: BH114 - Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management) (Honours)
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management) (Honours)
Award abbreviation: BAppSc(ConstMgt)(Hons)
Total credit points: 384
Career: UGRD
Duration: 4 years full time
Location: Onshore, City Campus
Owning school: Property, Construction & Project Management (325H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 040303
CRICOS code: 083946G

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Purpose of the Program

The Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management) (Honours) will develop the theoretical knowledge and technical skills to enable you to work effectively as a construction management professional. In doing so, you will develop the skills and knowledge required to meet the industry need for specialisation. This program has been structured to develop your knowledge of the construction process in the wider social, environmental, regulatory, technical and economic contexts.

The courses in this program have been designed to enable you to critically engage with contemporary construction management theory, situating your learning in the wider industry context. The program is designed to enable you to undertake project-based learning to equip you with the skills required by the construction industry. 

Through your learning in this program you will critically evaluate and apply construction management concepts and methodologies including building your knowledge in key areas including building design, building services, construction methods and processes, procurement and supply chains, sustainability, economics and resource management. In doing so, you will develop your ability to formulate and justify evidenced based solutions to industry problems. 

Your developed specialised skills will be underpinned by your research and investigative skills, and your ability to critically assess the increasingly complex construction management industry and market. As a critical thinker, you will be able to apply your well-developed analytical skills to critically review, interpret and synthesise construction management theory and knowledge.

Your developed discipline specific and interdisciplinary knowledge of construction management practice and principles will be applicable to a range of organisational contexts and construction industry settings and will enable you to contribute effectively to the management of the construction process. 

In the final year, you will complete a project-based capstone course BUIL 1262 Construction Planning and Design 3 in which you will synthesise and integrate your knowledge and skills, connect theory and practice, as well as demonstrate your holistic understanding of the program's learning outcomes. 

Upon successful completion of this program you will have developed the specialised skills and knowledge to enable you to work as a construction management specialist in a range of roles including as a: chartered builder, chartered quantity surveyor and a chartered building surveyor. You will develop the skills required to apply your theoretical and practice-based knowledge to meet the needs of a range of stakeholders within the construction industry including contractors, developers and consultants.

Graduates of this program will be equipped with a sound knowledge of construction management strategies, production factors and the industrial environment within local and global contexts and will be able to independently analyse industry trends, current and emerging. You will be adept in working independently and collaboratively, applying your well-developed cognitive and technical skills to address and respond to industry issues, scenarios, trends and problems. 

Successful completion of this program provides a pathway into a Masters. Upon successful completion of this program you may also be eligible to undertake further studies in related programs at RMIT University.

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Articulation and pathways


Source ProgramOwning SchoolCredit towards this programAcademic requirement for entry
Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

RMIT The School of Engineering TAFE

BUIL1241 BUIL1243                                  
3x Student Electives

Selection for entry is based on academic achievement and is subject to intake numbers
Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural)

RMIT School of Architecture and Design

3 x Student Elective

Selection for entry is based on academic achievement and is subject to intake  numbers

After successfully completing the first year common courses you can elect to articulate into Project Management or Property and Valuation degrees depending upon number of places available within the school.

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Entrance requirements

Academic entry requirements: Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school) qualification, or RMIT Foundation Studies program, or a recognised post-secondary diploma or certificate in a relevant discipline.

VCE prerequisites: Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; Units 3 and 4: satisfactory completion of any Mathematics.                   

Selection tasks: Non-year 12 applicants should submit a personal statement outlining their reasons for wanting to study the program, intended career path, personal attributes relevant to the program, and details of any relevant work or other experience.

International English language requirements:

  • IELTS (Academic): 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)
  • TOEFL (Paper based): 580 (TWE 4.5)
  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test – iBT): Overall score of 92 with minimum of 20 in any sections
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE(A)): 58 (no band less than 50)
  • Cambridge English – Advanced (CAE): CAE Grade B
  • RMIT English Worldwide (REW) – English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programs: Advanced Plus certificate
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External accreditation and industry links

 The Bachelor of Applied Science, Construction Management (Honours) (BH114) is accredited by:

​The Australian Institute of Building (AIB), the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS), the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Builders (CIOB).

On successful completion of Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management) (Honours) graduates are entitled to apply for professional membership of the Australian Institute of Building (AIB), the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS), the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Builders (CIOB). 

 The Construction Management Program is informed by consultation with a School Advisory Board, whose membership is drawn from the construction and property industry.



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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Resources available from the Library
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Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT wireless network in the Library.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at:

Online learning tools and content
As a student in this program you may access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses from the student portal, myRMIT

Learning services available to you as a student at RMIT
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