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Available diplomas

Fast Track Program (two terms)

UWS Course Code: 7016
CRICOS Course Code: 069054E

Standard Program (three terms)

UWS Course Code: 7015
CRICOS Course Code: 069053F

Note: Both options may not be available for all intakes. For more information, see the Academic Intake Dates section of the website.

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The UWSCollege Diploma in Construction Management aims to produce students who are fully prepared for study in the UWS Bachelor of Construction Management. Students will develop specialised skills in construction management. The Construction Management course is widely recognised for delivering the full suite of theoretical knowledge and practical and hands-on experience in the area of construction management.

This course is aimed at providing the skills and abilities necessary to perform competently at a professional level in the building industry in one or more of the following roles: construction manager, project manager, building supervisor, estimator, quantity surveyor and building researcher.

You will study the following units in your Fast Track Diploma:

  • Accounting Information for Managers
  • Building 1
  • Building 2
  • Design Science
  • Graphic Communication and Design
  • Introduction to Business Law
  • Management Foundations
  • Professional Competencies
  • Tertiary Study Skills*.

*No advanced standing at university will be granted for this unit.

For more information regarding unit and course descriptions, refer to the UWS Handbook.

You will study the following units in your Standard Diploma:
  • Accounting Information for Managers
  • Building 1
  • Building 2
  • Design Science
  • Foundation Physics 1*
  • Graphic Communication and Design
  • Introduction to Business Law
  • Academic English*
  • Management Foundations
  • Professional Competencies
  • Tertiary Study Skills*.

*No advanced standing at university will be granted for these units.

For more information regarding unit and course descriptions, refer to the UWS Handbook.

For information on intake dates for this course, refer to the Academic Intake Dates section of the website.

You will need to satisfy the requirements below to be eligible for entry.

  1. Academic entry requirements

    Minimum entry requirements are successful* completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent or UWSCollege University Foundation Studies or equivalent.

    Students are also assumed to have completed study in Mathematics at senior high school level.

    For students who have completed UWSCollege University Foundations Studies, the entry requirements are:
    • Standard (three terms) — a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher
    • Fast Track (two terms) — a Grade Point Average of 6.0 or higher and "C" in Commercial Mathematics or Mathematics B
    For information on country-specific entry requirements, see UWS International **Academic Requirements (PDF, 226Kb).

  2. English entry requirements

    International students must satisfy one of the following language requirements:
    • IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each sub-band
    • completion of UWSCollege EAP 4 course with a 50% pass in all assessments
    • completion of UWSCollege EAP 5 course with a 50% pass in all assessments
    • a “C” result in the University Foundation Studies Academic English unit
    • a result in the UWSCollege entrance test of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

* Successful completion means gaining a 50% pass in all required units.

** The information in the publication is correct as at 18 October 2012. The University of Western Sydney reserves the right at all times to vary information within this publication.

You can complete the equivalent of one year of full-time study over 12 months (three terms) or eight months (two terms) of full-time study.

Each unit is assessed through a combination of continual assessment and mid-term and final examinations.

Details for each unit are contained in the individual Unit Outlines.

Successful completion of the Diploma in Construction Management provides advanced standing of 80 credit points (equivalent to a year of study) in the Bachelor of Construction Management at UWS in most key programs.

To successfully complete your diploma, you will need at least a 50% pass in all required units.


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The University of Western Sydney is a registered provider under the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). Provider Number 00917K. UWSCollege (CRICOS Code 02851G) is a wholly-owned entity of the University of Western Sydney (CRICOS Code 00917K). UWSCollege Academic Pathway programs are delivered by UWSCollege under arrangement with the University of Western Sydney.