BSc / BEng Extended in Construction

General

Program Description

The purpose of the Bachelor of Construction is to build the necessary knowledge, understanding, abilities, and skills required for further learning towards becoming a competent practicing Construction Professional. Specifically, the qualification provides graduates with the following abilities: analytical thinking, managerial competence, relevant technological competence, and creative, critical thinking.

Outcomes

Students credited with this qualification will be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge of construction methods and techniques;
  • demonstrate knowledge in measurement,
  • description and specification for construction work;
  • perform cost estimation techniques and preparation of tenders;
  • demonstrate knowledge of basic management and planning and supervision processes in the entire project cycle;
  • demonstrate an understanding of basic legal issues in construction and perform construction contracts administration;
  • evaluate socio-economic issues affecting construction and project environment;
  • demonstrate a grasp of the application of information technologies, computer usage and computer applications in the construction environment;
  • demonstrate competence in written and oral communication in the construction environment.

Duration

  • BSc: 3 years
  • BEng Extended: 4 years

Admission Requirements

BSc

  • Minimum APS: 30
  • English: 5 (60%+)
  • Mathematics: 5 (60%+)
  • Physical Sciences: 5 (60%+)

BEng Extended

  • Minimum APS: 26
  • English: 5 (60%+)
  • Mathematics: 5 (60%+)
  • Physical Sciences: 5 (60%+)

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities that exist within the field of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying:

  • ​Architect
  • Architectural Technologist
  • Bench Joiner
  • Bricklayer
  • Building Surveyor
  • Building Technician
  • Carpenter and Joiner
  • Civil Engineer
  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Construction Planner
  • Design Technician
  • Estimator
  • Formworker
  • General Construction
  • Land Surveyor
  • Painter and Decorator
  • Plant Mechanic
  • Plant Operator
  • Plant Technician
  • Plasterer
  • Project ManagerQuantity Surveyor
  • Shopfitter
  • Site Inspector
  • Site Technician
  • Structural Engineer
  • Town Planner
  • Urban Designer
  • Wall and Floor Tiler
  • Wood Mechanist

Last updated May 2020

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