Construction Major

Bachelor of Design

The Construction major focuses on the management of people, processes and materials in the construction industry.

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

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

IMPORTANT

Each major has different rules for which breadth subjects may be taken. If you complete non allowed breadth, you may be required to complete extra subjects in order to meet the requirements of your degree. Please look at the “Non-allowed Breadth Subjects within the Bachelor of Design - relating to specific majors” page on the Handbook. A list of non allowed breadth subjects for this major is available underneath the course plans below.

Semester 1 Intake (Maths Methods 3+4)

Year 1
Semester 1

ABPL10005 Understanding the Built Environment

Elective

Elective

Breadth

Year 1
Semester 2

CONS10001 Principles of Building

BLAW10001 Principles of Business Law

Elective

Breadth

Year 2
Semester 1

ABPL20042 Construction of Residential Buildings

ABPL20036 Environmental Building Systems

Elective

Breadth

Year 2
Semester 2

ABPL20053 Construction of Concrete Buildings

CONS20002 Measurement of Building Designs

Elective

Breadth

Year 3
Semester 1

ABPL30046 Steel and Concrete Structural Systems

ABPL30055 Construction Management

Elective

Breadth/Elective

Year 3
Semester 2

ABPL30044 Capstone: Industry Partner Project Studio

ABPL30039 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Semester 2 Intake (Maths Methods 3+4)

Year 1
Semester 2

BLAW10001 Principles of Business Law

CONS10001 Principles of Building

Elective

Breadth

Year 1
Semester 1

ABPL10005 Understanding the Built Environment

ABPL20042 Construction of Residential Buildings

Elective

Breadth

Year 2
Semester 2

ABPL20053 Construction of Concrete Buildings

CONS20002 Measurement of Building Designs

Elective

Breadth

Year 2
Semester 1

ABPL30046 Steel and Concrete Structural Systems

ABPL30055 Construction Management

ABPL20036 Environmental Building Systems

Breadth

Year 3
Semester 2

ABPL30044 Capstone: Industry Partner Project Studio

ABPL30039 Construction Contract Administration

Elective

Breadth/Elective

Year 3
Semester 1

Elective

Elective

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Non Allowed Breadth for the Construction Major

The following subjects are not permitted to be taken as breadth in the Construction major:

  • any Accounting subjects (subject codes beginning ACCT)
  • any Civil Engineering subjects (subject codes beginning CVEN)
  • any Economics subjects (subject codes beginning ECON)
  • any Engineering subjects (subject codes beginning ENGR)
  • any Geomatics subjects (subject codes beginning GEOM)
  • any Management subjects (subject codes beginning MGMT) - with the exception of MGMT20001 Organisational Behaviour

And the subjects

  • ARCH10002 Construction as Alchemy
  • ARCH10003 Design Studio Alpha
  • ABPL20033 Construction Analysis
  • ABPL30041 Construction Design
  • PROP10001 Economics and Cities
  • PROP20001 Finance for Built Environment
  • PROP20002 Design and Property Principles
  • PROP20003 Design and Property Industry Studies
  • PROP30002 Sustainable Management of Design Assets
  • PROP30003 Capstone: Design and Property Studio

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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