BH114 - Bachelor of 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. The delivery of this program is primarily face to face, with some online learning components.

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

Graduates of C5256 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) will be granted entry into this program based on academic merit. If you are successful in gaining entry you will be eligible for 144 credit points of exemptions (equivalent to 1.5 year full-time study). 

Successful completion of C5415 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) guarantees entry into this program with 96 credit points of exemptions (equivalent to 1 year full-time study).

Successful completion of C6161 Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural) guarantees entry into this program with 120 credit points of exemptions (equivalent to 1.25 years full-time study). 

After successfully completing  at least 6 first year common courses in the program structure with no more than 2 repeats, you can apply for entry into the Bachelor of Applied Science (Project Management) or Bachelor of Applied Science (Property and Valuation).

If you have already developed areas of skill and knowledge included in this program (for example, through prior studies or work experience), you can apply for credit once you have enrolled in this program.

Upon successful completion of this program you may wish to continue your studies in the Master of Property (MC212), Master of Project Management (MC210) or Master of Energy Efficient and Sustainable Building (MC209). Up to 60 credit points of exemption will be available. 

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Entrance requirements

This plan has been discontinued. The last intake will be semester 2, 2023.

Academic entry requirements

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school) qualification.

For equivalents to Australian academic entry requirements, see the Country Equivalency web page on the RMIT website.


Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) 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: a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics.             

International English language requirement

A minimum of IELTS (Academic module) overall score of 6.5, with no band less than 6.0, or equivalent. For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the English requirements web page.

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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 an Industry Advisory Committee, 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

Library resources and services 
RMIT Library provides extensive resources, services and study space. All RMIT students have access to scholarly resources including course related material, books, e-books, journals and databases. 

One-on-one study support is available for assistance with assignment preparation, academic writing, referencing, maths and study skills. To contact Library staff for help, phone, email or chat via the Ask the Library service. Find more information on Library resources and services at:

Online learning tools and content 
You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT 

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University 
RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals. 

Services are available face to face and online assisting with: 

  • transition to tertiary study and learning 
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning 
  • career development and employment 
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters) 
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad 
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance 

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