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Bachelor of Construction (Honours)

Bachelor of Construction (Honours) (BCNH)

Entry requirements
ATAR 62.00
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • External
Campus
  • Springfield
Duration
  • 4 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Jan, May

Overview

  • Graduate ready to make an impact in the construction industry and the ability to manage a range of construction projects, including residential, commercial, industrial, and infrastructure projects. Construction is one of Australia’s fastest growing industries and should continue to expand. Large infrastructure projects cost millions of dollars and take years to complete, so the need for construction managers to handle project time frames and budget is critical.
  • The Bachelor of Construction (Honours) gives you skills to apply your expertise of engineering solutions to construction problems and work in some of the world’s most influential industries. UniSQ offers industry-based practical experience that allows you to put your study into practice.
  • Develop proficiency in problem-solving analysis, engineering design and construction project and business management, as well as expertise in built environment, quantity surveying and building services design.
  • Diversify your skillset by completing a minor study within a specific area or specialisation. You have the option to choose a minor in building, construction or to create your own.
  • Already have professional experience in the construction industry? You can build towards earning a higher salary as a qualified construction manager with UniSQ’s Bachelor of Construction (Honours). Study while you work, either via distance or on campus, and have the flexibility to fit study around your life.
  • Already have a Diploma through TAFE? Maybe an apprenticeship through your work experience? Then fast-track your degree with the credit you’ve already earned.
 
Thinking of studying in 2024? UniSQ will be delivering flexible new ways of teaching, with different calendar offerings, making the balance of study and life easier. Read more in our new academic calendar FAQs.

Professional accreditation

The Bachelor of Construction (Honours) is recognised by the professional body for construction, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Construction (Honours) meet the Queensland Building and Construction Commission’s technical qualification requirements to hold a Builder Open class of licence and a Builder Project Management Services licence subject to demonstrating the required level of industry experience.

Career outcomes

  • UniSQ’s industry-oriented and practical coursework means you’ll gain the expertise required to tackle problems in the workforce and deliver on big projects.
  • Career opportunities include roles such as construction manager, construction project manager, site manager, site supervisor, construction estimator in residential, industrial and commercial projects.
  • Additionally, managerial and functional roles such as site management, contract administration, scheduling, estimating, quality control, project management will also be available to graduates of this degree.

Entry requirements

Find the entry requirements most relevant to you.

Recent secondary education

Adjusted Entry score including adjustment factors (additional points given in certain circumstances). Unadjusted Entry score not including adjustment factors.
ATAR The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) is a percentile rank used to assess the results of high-school applicants for undergraduate entry into university. 62.00 68.00

Pre-requisites

  • Subject pre-requisites: English (Units 3 & 4, C) and General Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C), or equivalent
  • Recommended prior study: Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C), or equivalent.

Further admission information

Adjustments are additional points given in certain circumstances that may increase your Rank. Find out if you qualify for any adjustment factor pathways such as educational disadvantage where you live, and subjects you passed.

UniSQ is committed to greater admissions transparency. Learn more about the education and work experience, as well as average Ranks for this degrees' student cohort from the previous year.

Tafe (VET) qualification

If you have completed a qualification from a TAFE or qualified private provider, you may be able to use these qualifications to meet UniSQ's entry requirements.

Work and life experience

You may be able to use your work experience and other adjustment factors to increase your selection rank and meet UniSQ's entry requirements.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

If you identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent you may be eligible to enter the Indigenous Higher Education (IHEPP) program.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 32 units.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 28
Minor courses 4
6 x practice courses (0 units value)
Total 32

Refer to the UniSQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Practical experience

As part of this degree, you will need to complete practical experience, where interactive hands-on activities, such as experiments and use of specialist equipment, are undertaken.

All students must be able to meet the physical and other professional requirements of practical experience within this degree.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported

The Federal Government contributes to the cost of your course and you need to pay a student contribution.

AUD 8948
Domestic full fee paying

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 31040

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2024. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Professional experience costs

This degree includes a professional experience component that may involve travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level. Find out if you are eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships

At UniSQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Apply via QTAC

Apply via QTAC (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre) if you:

  • have never studied with UniSQ before, or
  • are a Year 12 student, or
  • want to transfer to UniSQ from another university.
Mode QTAC Codes
External 907415
Springfield 927411

Copy your QTAC code and continue through to the QTAC website to complete your application.

Apply through QTAC

If you are applying via QTAC, please check our application closing dates.

Apply directly to UniSQ

You may be able to apply directly to UniSQ if you:

  • are a current or previous UniSQ student returning to study with complete or incomplete qualifications (excluding Head Start students), or
  • have recently graduated from TAFE.

Intakes

You can select to start your study in Trimester 1 or 2.

Study period  Application closing date Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Trimester 1, 2024  Monday 22 January Monday 15 January Monday 22 January Friday 26 April 
Trimester 2, 2024 Monday 13 May Monday 6 May Monday 13 May  Friday 16 August

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

Discover further information on applying to study at UniSQ that is relevant to you.

Got questions?

 

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Why study a Bachelor of Construction (Honours) at UniSQ?
A Bachelor of Construction will have you graduate ready to manage construction projects, including residential, industrial and infrastructure projects. If you already have professional construction experience, a Bachelor of Construction Management from UniSQ will help you work towards a higher earning salary as a qualified construction manager.
Is the Bachelor of Construction (Honours) program accredited by any professional organisations or bodies?

Yes! UniSQ’s Bachelor of Construction is recognised by the professional body for construction, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Construction meet the Queensland Building and Construction Commission’s technical qualification requirements to hold a Builder Open class of licence and a Builder Project Management Services licence subject to demonstrating the required level of industry experience. 

What are my career prospects after completing a Bachelor of Construction (Honours)?

UniSQ delivers our Bachelor of Construction Management degree designed to prepare competent and skilled construction managers, to meet the demands of a booming industry. Have you made a career change, or are you looking to upskill? Study a Bachelor of Construction at UniSQ, and learn along-side renowned academics and industry professionals, committed to providing you with the required skills to succeed in your career.

Career opportunities for those who hold a Bachelor of Construction Management, or Bachelor of Building and Construction degree range from site management to contract administration, construction estimator, project manager, project engineer, project coordinator, and construction engineer. 

Can I study a Bachelor of Construction degree online?

Yes! Most education providers allow you to study a Bachelor of Construction Management online.

At UniSQ You can study a Bachelor of Construction online with the same level of support and opportunity as those students studying on-campus.

Studying a Bachelor of Construction Management with UniSQ allows you to fit study into your life and access learning resources, forums, assessment information and study support from wherever you are. 

How long does a Bachelor of Construction (Honours) typically take to complete?

The duration of a Bachelor of Building and Construction (or equivalent) will vary depending on where you choose to go to uni, but at UniSQ it will take you approximately four years to complete.

Some students choose to study their degree part-time which will increase the time it takes to finish the required courses. 

Are there any scholarships or financial aid options available for this program?
We know that cost can play a big part in your decision to study. Learn about the fees and scholarships related to university and the financial support options that may be available to you when studying a Bachelor of Construction.