BP105 - Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management)

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Plan: BP105OS - Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management)
Campus: Singapore Inst of Management


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)
Award abbreviation: BAppSc(ConstMgt)
Total credit points: 384
Career: UGRD
Duration: 4 years full-time
Location: Singapore Institute of Management
Owning school: Property, Construction & Project Management (325H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/propertyconstruction
Partnered offering / Corporate client: Singapore Institute of Management
ASCED code: 040303
CRICOS code:

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Purpose of the Program

The Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management) 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. 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

    Students entering the program with a Diploma or Advanced Diploma in a relevant area may receive up to 2.5 years time exemption from the program.

    The following courses are to be undertaken by students commencing the program in 2012:

    OMGT2234 Valuations and Property Principles
    BUIL1235 Managing for Sustainability
    BUIL1253 Construction Contract Law
    BUIL1144 Cost Planning and Tendering
    BUIL1255 Management for Construction
    BUIL1257 Construction Planning and Design 2 
    BUIL1267 Industrial Environment
    BUSM4307 Leadership and Teams
    BUIL1263 Construction Planning and Design 3
    BUIL1265 Construction Specialisation
    MKTG1327 Introduction to Property Development
    BUIL1222 Research Project 

    The following courses are what will be exempted from the Program:

    BUIL1232 Introduction to Buildings
    BUSM 4166 Project Management Concepts
    BUIL1236 Communications for Built Environment Professionals
    BUIL1233 Introduction to Construction Processes
    BUSM4167 Techniques for Project Planning and Management
    BUIL1234 Property and Capital Markets
    BUIL1238 Building Measurement and Estimating
    BUIL1240 Building Science
    BUIL1242 Structures and Materials 1
    BUIL1244 Production Planning and Management
    BUIL1246 Construction Planning and Design 1

    BUIL1248 Introduction to Built Environment Law

    BUIL1150 Property Economics
    Student Elective 1
    BUIL1129 Building Services
    BUIL1261 Construction Contract Administration
    BUIL1259 Structures and Materials 2
    BUIL1250 Construction Enterprise
    Student Elective 2
    Student Elective 3

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    Entrance requirements

    International Students:

    One of the following:

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

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

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

    *REW - English for Academic Purposes Advanced Plus

    Applicants will be granted 2.5 years time exemption from the Degree of Applied Science (Construction Management) if they possess one of  the following Diplomas:

    Singapore Polytechnic:  Diploma in Building and Property Management; Diploma of Property Development and Facilities Management; Advanced Diploma in Quantity Surveying; Diploma in Building; Diploma in Civil and Structural Engineering; Diploma in Architecture; Diploma of Civil Engineering.

    Ngee Ann Polytechnic: Diploma in Building and Real Estate Management; Diploma in Real Estate Business; Diploma in Technology (Building Services); Diploma in Civil and Environmental Engineering.

    Temasek Polytechnic: Diploma in Intelligent Building and Technology

    B.C.A Academy: Diploma in Constrcution Engineering




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    External accreditation and industry links

    The Bachelor of Applied Science, Construction Management (BP105) is accredited by:

    The Construction Management Program in Singapore is informed through consultation with the Program Advisory Committee in Singapore, whose membership is drawn from the construction and property industry. In addition, this program is informed by construction and property industry experts from the RMIT Melbourne, School of Property Construction and Project Management Program Advisory Committee.

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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

    As a student enrolled in an RMIT University program you may access many of the extensive collections of electronic resources adn services provided from the RMIT University Library in Melbourne.  Resources include e-books, electronic journals and newspapers and product data.  Library subject guides and web based tutorials will support your learning.  Electronic resources and the online Ask a librarian reference service are accessible on and off campus 24 hours per day.

    For more information on Library resources and services from Melbourne go to http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

    SIM has extensive Library holdings and other IT and specialist resources to support you in this program. The development of information literacy is an essential aspect of lifelong and life-wide learning and will be incorporated within the program in line with the Australian and New Zealand Information Literacy Framework (2004). These standards will be developed through the information experiences provided as a matter of course within the program as well as through dedicated activities conducted in conjunction with the library. Library sessions will be a feature of the program taught into a key course and will emphasise: the ability to understand and analyse a research question; awareness of the range of information resources available for searching scholarly literature, including specialist and generalist databases; the ability to search and modify searches in key resources; knowledge of issues around the access to and management of information through programs such as Endnote.

    Online learing tools and content
    For students studying outside Australia with RMIT partner institutions, myRMIT provides online learning materials: www.rmit.edu.au/myrmitstudies

    Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

    RMIT University offshore partners provide resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals. The range of services available will vary at each RMIT University offshore partner. Enquire locally.

    Services are available online to assist you with:

    • 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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