Construction Major

Bachelor of Design

The Construction major focuses on the management of people, processes and materials in the construction industry, and how they apply to specific building projects. You will learn through site visits and special presentations by industry professionals to deepen your understanding of real world practice.

The Construction major Handbook entry stipulates the complete requirements for the Construction major.

Always use the University Handbook as your primary course planning tool.

Commencing 2017

Semester 1 Intake (Maths Methods 3+4)

Year 1
Semester 1

Understanding the Built Environment

Elective

Elective

Breadth

Year 1
Semester 2

Principles of Building

Principles of Business Law

Elective

Breadth

Year 2
Semester 1

Construction of Residential Buildings

Environmental Building Systems

Elective

Breadth

Year 2
Semester 2

Construction of Concrete Buildings

Measurement of Building Designs

Elective

Breadth

Year 3
Semester 1

Steel and Concrete Structural Systems

Construction Management

Elective

Breadth/Elective

Year 3
Semester 2

Capstone: Industry Partner Project Studio

Construction Contract Administration

Elective

Breadth/Elective

  Subject Leading to a Major   Major subject   Elective subject   Breadth subject

Note:

  • Mathematical knowledge equivalent to a study score of at least 25 in VCE Mathematical Methods Units 3 and 4 is required to undertake this major.
  • This is a sample course plan only. Subjects offered may change from year to year. You will be advised of current subject offerings prior to subject selection and enrolment.
  • If you have completed Maths Methods 1 and 2, you will be eligible to complete the subject "Introduction to Mathematics" as a breadth subject. This subject is equivalent to Maths Methods 3/4.

Semester 1 Intake (Maths Methods 1+2)

Year 1
Semester 1

Understanding the Built Environment

Elective

Elective

Introduction to Mathematics

Year 1
Semester 2

Principles of Building

Principles of Business Law

Elective

Breadth

Year 2
Semester 1

Construction of Residential Buildings

Environmental Building Systems

Elective

Breadth

Year 2
Semester 2

Construction of Concrete Buildings

Measurement of Building Designs

Elective

Breadth

Year 3
Semester 1

Steel and Concrete Structural Systems

Construction Management

Elective

Breadth/Elective

Year 3
Semester 2

Capstone: Industry Partner Project Studio

Construction Contract Administration

Elective

Breadth/Elective

  Subject Leading to a Major   Major subject   Elective subject   Breadth subject

Note:

  • Mathematical knowledge equivalent to a study score of at least 25 in VCE Mathematical Methods Units 3 and 4 is required to undertake this major.
  • This is a sample course plan only. Subjects offered may change from year to year. You will be advised of current subject offerings prior to subject selection and enrolment.

Double majors, minors and specialisations

The Bachelor of Design offers unique flexibility with the option of completing majors, minors, double majors and specialisations.

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