Bachelor of Construction Management (Building) (Part Time)

Provided by BCA Academy, Building and Construction Authority

Course introduction


The construction industry is the industry of the future. Every construction project combines a variety of complex challenges. Construction managers coordinate the delivery of these projects, which requires a combination of technical understanding of construction processes and resource management, as well as managing their legal and financial aspects. The Bachelor of Construction Management (Building) will provide you with the skills and knowledge to carry out opportunities both in Singapore and across the world.

The programme incorporates substantial Building Information Modelling (BIM) teaching and projects which offer a niche specialty beyond the construction management discipline. This would give the graduates a solid foundation to pursue wide career choice as BIM Managers, Project Managers, Quantity Surveyors and Facility Managers.
The degree programme is conceptualised to be a problem-based learning pedagogy to train students to solve real world challenges, develop holistic understanding of construction project environment and portable life-long learning skills. To offer an accelerated pathway, an advanced standing articulation would be eligible for students with relevant diploma qualifications.

The University of Newcastle in Australia, established in 1965, is recognised as a world-class institution that delivers quality in education and innovation in research. Internationally, the Academic Ranking of World Universities places Newcastle in the top four percent of universities in the world, and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and QS World Rankings place Newcastle in the top three per cent. Both the Times Higher Education and QS rank Newcastle in the top 50 universities in the world under the age of 50.
Educating first-rate graduates is the University's most important role. The degrees from University of Newcastle are designed to ensure that when you graduate you will be globally competitive in your field by providing you with the knowledge and the skills you need to be career-ready.
The School of Architecture and Built Environment has an international reputation for pioneering problem-based learning, research-led learning, as well as online and blended learning in both undergraduate and postgraduate built environment programs.

There are more than 1200 undergraduate and postgraduate students studying architecture, construction management, industrial design, property economics, project and disaster management. Importantly, the school has supported many international students to achieve academic success over the last 40 years and it has a distinguished record in teaching innovation and partnerships with industry.

The school enjoys the highest level of professional accreditation and its graduates are well regarded by industry and employer groups. The School is home to the Centre for Interdisciplinary Built Environment Research which compliments the school's research strengths in creative endeavour; an approach which results in state and national exhibitions, design awards and citations.Students need to complete the following courses (total of 320 credits) to fulfill the requirement of the programme.

Course Details
S/n Course Code Course Name Course Credits
1 ARBE1100 Communication in the Built Environment 1 10
2 ARBE1101 Construction Technology 1 10
3 ARBE1102 Construction Ecology 1 10
4 ARBE1301 Construction Law & Legislation 10
5 ARBE1304 Building Codes & Compliance 10
6 AEBE1103 Communication in the Built Environment 2 10
7 ARBE1303 Introduction to the Construction Industry 10
8 ARBE2100 Construction Technology 2 10
9 ARBE2101 Construction Ecology 2 10
10 ARBE2301 Measurement of Building Works 10
11 ARBE2307 Economics of the Construction Industry 10
12 ARBE2303 Health & Safety in the Built Environment 10
13 ARBE2308 Cost Planning & Estimating 10
14 ARBE2309 Construction Procurement & Tendering 10
15 ARBE2306 Maintenance Services & Rehabilitation 10
16 ARBE3300 Construction Business Management 10
17 ARBE3301 Construction Project Planning 10
18 ARBE3100 Construction Technology 3 10
19 ARBE3304 Development Economies 10
20 ARBE3305 Infrastructure Development 10
21 ARBE3306 Building Fire Safety & Compliance 10
22 ARBE3307 Contract Administration 10
23 ARBE4121A Research in the Built Environment 1 10
24 ARBE4102 Construction Technology & Services 10
25 ARBE4301 Construction Entrepreneurship 10
26 ARBE4101 Construction Ecology 3 10
27 ARBE4121B Research in the Built Environment 2 20
28 ARBE4303 Facilities Management 10
29 BIM Project 1   10
30 BIM Project 2   20

Students may be exempted on certain courses and may need to complete bridging modules to be articulated into an accelerated pathway depending on the relevance of the Diploma qualifications.

Scholarship/Sponsorship is available for eligible applicants who are successfully admitted into the programme.

Fees & Funding

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