Bachelor of Project Management (Civil Engineering Science)

The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.

The program covers the fundamentals of project management in an industy context. The stream of Civil Engineering Science typically focuses on the civil engineering field.

Project managers help organisations deliver new products, services and infrastructure. They manage and implement new systems and processes and they effect change within organisations.

Project management is becoming a highly regarded discipline in its own right. ‘On-the-job’ training alone can no longer meet the needs of organisations or provide the fundamental project management skills required in today’s dynamic and complex environment.

This degree is unlike any other project management degree in Australia. Based on a complex systems approach, it uses multidisciplinary theories and methods to investigate a particular phenomenon from a holistic viewpoint. It will provide you with fundamental project management skills that can be applied across any industry.

Core subjects include project management, project finance, complex project coordination, analytics, statistics, risk management, organisational behaviour and psychology.

These subjects are integrated with units of study from your chosen stream, Civil Engineering Science, from the start of your studies.

This degree is also an ideal complement to the Bachelor of Engineering and is offered as a combined degree.

Career opportunities are varied as project management skills are transferable across industries.

Graduates will be highly sought after and could work in professional and management roles in property development, construction, mining, IT, banking and finance, state or federal government or in consultancy roles in the engineering, water, health or energy sector.

Project management skills and methodologies can be applied to a variety of situations, including disease and disaster recovery scenarios where an innovative and dynamic approach is required.

Units of study

Units of study information for this degree

Full units of study list

Further course information

Study plan

For a detailed study plan see http://cusp.sydney.edu.au/engineering

Progression rules

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies will monitor students for satisfactory progress towards the completion of the Bachelor of Project Management. In addition to the common triggers used to identify students not meeting academic progression requirements (as defined by the progression requirements of the Coursework Rule), students must pass any unit of study identified in the course resolutions as being critical to progression through the course.

Course opportunities

Course opportunities not available for Bachelor of Project Management (Civil Engineering Science).

Course outcomes and further study

Graduate opportunities

Career opportunities upon completion of the Bachelor of Project Management are varied as project management skills are transferable across industries. Graduates will be highly sought after and could work in professional and management roles in property development, construction, mining, IT, banking and finance, state or federal government or in consultancy roles in the engineering, water, health or energy sector.

Further study

Further study not available for Bachelor of Project Management (Civil Engineering Science).

Admission

Admission requirements

Admission to this course is on the basis of a secondary school leaving qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents), tertiary study or an approved preparation program. English language requirements must be met where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English. Special admission pathways are open for domestic mature aged applicants who do not possess a school leaving qualification, educationally disadvantaged applicants and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Applicants are ranked by merit and offers for available places are issued according to the ranking. Details of admission policies are found in the Coursework Rule.

Flexible Entry Scheme available for this degree http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/futurestudent/flexibleentry

The Bachelor of Project Management covers a wide range of activities focusing on skills required to develop, manage and complete industry style projects. Major studies include Civil Engineering Science, Architectural Science and Software. It can be combined with all streams of Engineering to maximise opportunity in career outcomes. Sydney graduates become world leaders in their chosen field and make significant contributions to innovation and development of new technologies.

The Bachelor of Project Management covers a range of specialist fields of study. The program is availbale in the following streams;

Civil Engineering Science
Built Environment
Software
The Bachelor of Project Management is available as a combined degree with Engineering; see the Courses and Unit of Study Program web site (cusp.sydney.edu.au/engineering) for complete program details.

Assumed knowledge

HSC Mathematics Extension 1. If you attempt engineering without this prior level of knowledge you may experience difficulty, so you are strongly advised to undertake an appropriate bridging course.

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Applications for the University's undergraduate courses are made though the Universities Admission Centre (UAC). On-time applications for the March Semester close on the last working day of September. On-time applications for the July Semester close in May. Please note: not all courses are offered in the July semester intake.

International students

How to apply

Overseas applicants may apply (i) directly to the University's International Office, (ii) through a University overseas representative (education agent), or (iii) through the Universities Admissions Centre, for students applying on the basis of a current Australian Year 12 secondary school examination, or studying either an International Baccalaureate in Australia or a New Zealand Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3.

Fee disclaimer

Domestic students

Indicative Undergraduate Student Contribution Amount

This student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2014 for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the specific units of study in which you ultimately enrol. If you are a Commonwealth supported student and was enrolled in a University course before 1 January 2013 your student contribution may differ.

For further information about how to calculate your specific total student contribution, please refer to the University's Future Students' website.

Annual review

Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental fees

For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the student contribution. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.

International students

Indicative international tuition fees for undergraduate students

This international tuition fee is an indication only of the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2014, for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact tuition fees that you pay will depend on the specific units of study in which you ultimately enrol.

For further information about how to calculate your specific total tuition fees, please refer to the University's Future Students' website.

Annual review

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental fees and health insurance

For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the tuition fees. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.

In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.