Construction Major

Bachelor of Design, 3 years full-time, Parkville and Southbank. CRICOS code: 090744C

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Construction companies increasingly operate as a part of large project teams, where professionals from different disciplines work closely together to resolve construction and design objectives.

Major Description

The Construction major has been specifically designed to prepare students for these challenges. It focuses on the management of people, processes and materials in the construction industry, and how these apply to specific building projects.

Site visits and presentations by industry professionals deepen your understanding of real world practice and expand your network while still in the degree.

Learning outcomes

In addition to the generic attributes of the Bachelor of Design graduate, graduates of the Construction major should be able to demonstrate:

  • An in-depth knowledge of the fundamentals of construction management within the broader context of the natural, designed and built environment.
  • Design skills to enable the proposal and testing of effective construction techniques and management strategies to be used to deliver domestic, commercial and industrial building types both locally and globally.
  • An understanding of stakeholder roles within construction companies and the broader designed and built environment.
  • Knowledge of the structural design principles and material properties for the construction of residential, commercial and industrial buildings and the construction practices associated with these.
  • Understanding of construction management theory and its application to the production of the built environment particularly from a cost, time, design integrity and quality and sustainability perspective
  • An appreciation of the common tools and methods used to measure, quantify and estimate the cost of building works and the ability to produce a priced bill of quantities.

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