The Construction major teaches students to manage a large or small construction project from start to finish.
This is an exciting and challenging time to be working in this field, as technologies are changing rapidly and our built environment has to respond quickly to difficult global environmental and resource challenges. You will learn through site visits and special presentations by industry professionals to deepen your understanding of real world practice.
Increasingly construction companies operate as a part of large project teams, where professionals from different disciplines work closely together to resolve construction and design objectives. This course has been specifically designed to prepare students for these challenges through elective options in architecture, engineering or urban design and planning.
The degree helped prepare me for a career in the construction industry. I’ve been taught how to think when working on a construction project.
Ajay is currently studying in the Master of Construction Management program at the Melbourne School of Design.
–Ajay Rewal, BEnvs Construction major
Generator 2010 – Interview with Michael Jamieson (Construction)
Sample Course Plan
|Sample Course Plan – Bachelor of Environments|
Majoring in Construction*
|Year 1||Semester 1||Changing Melbourne||The World of Building||Introductory Microeconomics (Recommended)1||Accounting Reports and Analysis (Recommended)|
|Semester 2||Environments elective||Structural Environments||Principles of Business Law (Recommended)1||Breadth|
|Year 2||Semester 1||Residential Construction and Structures||Environments Elective||Environments Elective||Breadth|
|Semester 2||Environmental Building Systems||Concrete Structures and Construction||Environments Elective||Breadth|
|Year 3||Semester 1||Measurement of Building Works||Construction Management||Structures and Construction Systems||Breadth OR Environments Elective|
|Semester 2||Project Planning Studio (capstone)||Construction Contract Administration||Environments Elective||Breadth OR Environments Elective|
* For students commencing in Semester 1 with VCE Specialist Maths 3/4 (study score of 25) or equivalent.
This is a sample course plan only. Subjects do not have to be taken in this order. Subjects offered may change from year to year. You will be advised of current subject offerings prior to subject selection and enrolment.
1 This subject can also be taken as breadth.