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Bachelor of Construction (Honours) (Construction Management)

Bachelor of Construction (Honours) Major Construction Management (BCNH)

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • External

  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)

Number of Units
  • 32 units

  • 4 years or part-time equivalent

  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba

View USQ Handbook
Program Information Set

Study construction at USQ

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.

With the knowledge and practical skills you’ll acquire through USQ’s hands-on courses, you will graduate ready to make an impact in the construction industry and able to manage a range of construction projects, including residential, commercial, industrial, and infrastructure projects. Over the course of the degree you will 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.

The Bachelor of Construction (Honours) provides you with the opportunity to complete a minor study, allowing you to enhance your knowledge and skills within a specific area or specialisation. You have the option to choose a minor in building, construction or to create your own.  

Build upon trade experience

Already have professional experience in the construction industry? You can build towards earning a higher salary as a qualified construction manager with USQ’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.

Previous experience through TAFE or work?

Already got a Diploma through TAFE? Maybe an Apprenticeship through your work experience? Then fast track your degree with the credit you’ve already earned.

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.

USQ’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 manger, 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. 

Practical experience

In addition to the courses listed below, you will also 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 program.

Residential schools

In addition to the courses listed below, external students will also have the opportunity to come on-campus for residential schools where you will attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials, use the facilities and meet staff and other students.

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

Total 32
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

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

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported AUD 9352
Domestic full fee paying AUD 24080

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.

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

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

Professional experience

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

Residential schools

This program includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2018 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

This is the 2018 OP / Rank for this program.
Special admissions may help you get into the program of your choice by increasing your Selection Rank, through the allocation of additional points. The additional points don’t apply to all applicants or all programs. Please read the information on USQ’s special admission carefully to find out what you may be eligible for. 

Entry Requirements

  • Subject pre-requisites: English (4, SA), Mathematics A (4, SA) or equivalent
  • Recommended prior study: Mathematics B 

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program 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.

Alternate pathways

A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.

How to apply

Apply with QTAC
If you're new to USQ
Apply with USQ
If you're a current or previous USQ student (Not Head Start students)

QTAC codes

Mode Codes
External 907415
Springfield 927412
Toowoomba 907412

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 26 February 2018.
  • Semester 2, 2018 - applications close Monday 2 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 16 July.
  • Semester 3, 2018 - applications close Monday 5 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 19 November. 

If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.

Credit for previous study or work experience

You may be eligible for credit 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.