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

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Plan: BH114HVT - Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management) (Honours)
Campus: SHAPE, VTC


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, 12 tri-semesters
Location: Offshore, Hong Kong Campus
Owning school: Property, Construction & Project Management (325H)
Owning school URL:
Partnered offering / Corporate client: Vocational Training Council, Hong Kong
ASCED code: 040303
CRICOS code:

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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 1291 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 who have obtained the following Higher Diplomas from Hong Kong will receive a 6

tri mesters exemption in this program.

 Institute of Vocational Education:

-          Higher Diploma in Building Studies

-          Higher Diploma in Surveying

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

-          Higher Diploma in Building Technology and Management (Surveying)

-          Higher Diploma in Building Technology and Management (Engineering)

City University of Hong Kong

-          Associate of Science in Construction Engineering and Management

-          Associate of Science in Surveying (Building Surveying Stream)

-          Associate of Science in Surveying (Quantity Surveying)

Graduates from the above listed programs will be granted exemptions for the following courses:

RMIT Course Codes                     RMIT Course Description

BUIL1270                              Introduction to Buildings

BUSM4324                            Project Management Concepts

OMGT2249                           Valuation and Property Principles

BUIL1271                              Professional Communications

BUSM4325                            Techniques for Project Planning and Mangement

BUIL1273                              Property and Capital Markets

BUIL1289                              Construction and Business Enterprise

BUIL1277                             Structures and Materials 1

BUIL1278                             Production Planning and Management

BUIL1279                             Construction Planning and Design 1

BUIL1280                             Introduction to Built Environment Law

BUIL1281                             Property Economics

ELECTIVE 1                         Elective 1

BUIL1282                             Building Services

ELECTIVE 2                         Elective 2

ELECTIVE 3                         Elective 3 


Pathways refer to related programs for which you may be eligible once you have graduated from your current program. Upon successful completion of this program you may be eligible to undertake further studies in related programs at RMIT University.

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Entrance requirements

To enter this program, you will need a Higher Diploma in one of the following areas: Civil Engineering; Construction Engineering and Management; Architectural Design and Technology; Building Technology and Interior Design; Building Studies; Urban Renewal, Building Inspection and Maintenance; Surveying; Infrastructure and Environmental Engineering.

Applicants that have a qualification other than those listed above may be considered for entry upon completion of another Higher Diploma with a minimum 65% average and at least 2 years work experience in a construction or project management field.

You will need one of the following to meet the University English language requirements:

* IELTS - 6.5+ (no band less than 6.0)

* TOEFL - Paper Based = 580+ (TWE 4.5+)

* TOEFL - Computer Based = 237+ (TWE 4.5+)

* REW - English for Academic Purposes Advanced Plus

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External accreditation and industry links

The Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management) in Hong Kong is currently accredited by the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS), Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS).
On successful completion of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management) graduates are entitled to apply for membership/chartership of these professional bodies.


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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

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- transition to tertiary student learning,

- study skills, academic skills including academic literacy, writing for academic purposes, research, exam preparation and much more, and

- career development and employment

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