Bachelor of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying
Obtain a career in the construction industry with a Bachelor of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying. Students will have knowledge in a variety of subjects in the field of construction management and quantity surveying.
Environments, Planning and Urban Design Experience Day
Are you interested in studying Environments, Planning and Urban Design? Gain an insight into the program by attending our Environments, Planning and Urban Design Experience Day!
When: Thursday, 22 June 2017
Where: Bond University, Gold Coast
Register your attendance here.
* This event is complimentary for Year 10, 11 and 12 students and one parent.
About the program
The Bachelor of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying covers a comprehensive range of subjects in the field of construction management and quantity surveying, focusing on the management and delivery of complex construction projects. The curriculum addresses a range of topics including construction techniques, contract administration, finance, planning processes, plant and equipment and risks. It also contains a strong sustainability theme which equips you with distinctive skill sets that are highly sought after in the built environment. All subjects in this degree are delivered Monday to Wednesday. This provides you with the opportunity to schedule work and study, or participate in work experience.
The construction industry provides significant career opportunities for graduates in both the private and government sectors. You can enter the construction industry as a practitioner such as an estimator or contract manager, or as a professional such as quantity surveyor or project manager. With climate change and environmental impact a prominent concern in this industry, graduates with a comprehensive knowledge of sustainability practices are in high demand.
The Bachelor of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying will provide you with access to a wide range of career pathways in the construction industry. Opportunities include building and construction management, contract administration, site management, facilities management, building services, quantity surveying, property development, project management, cost management and general management. The skill sets obtained in this degree may also be applied to related sectors such as civil engineering and mining. Graduates will be equipped with a comprehensive knowledge of sustainable development, and will be able to seek work anywhere in Australia or around the world.
Students graduating with the Bachelor of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying are internationally recognised by RICS as well as the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).. This program is also nationally accredited with the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS), and meets the educational requirement set by the Queensland Building & Construction Commission (QBCC) for the granting of an Open Builders License.
*Please see Professional Recognition & Accreditation page for full list of Faculty of Society & Design accreditations.
The structure of the Bachelor of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying is based on 24 theoretical and practical subjects. This program is designed in close consultation with prominent industry professional boards to ensure the integrity and contemporary relevance of the degree.
All classes in this degree are delivered Monday to Wednesday. This provides you with the opportunity to schedule work and study, or participate in work experience.
University core subjects (3)
- CORE11-001 Critical Thinking and Communication (CORE 1)
- CORE11-002 Leadership and Team Dynamics (CORE 2)
- CORE11-003 Ethical Thought and Action (CORE 3)
Construction Management and Quantity Surveying core subjects (21)
- Commercial Construction and Engineering (SSUD12-313)
- Construction Site Management (SSUD13-327)
- Construction Tendering and Finance (SSUD13-316)
- Early Estimating and Cost Planning (SSUD13-312)
- Integrated Measurement and Professional Practice (SSUD13-313)
- Introduction to the Property and Construction Industries (SSUD11-103)
- Land Economy and the Environment (SSUD11-105)
- Managing Projects (SSUD12-103)
- Measurement 1 (SSUD12-317)
- Measurement 2 (SSUD13-310)
- Planning Process (SSUD11-300)
- Project Contract Administration (SSUD12-308)
- Project Delivery Systems (SSUD12-106)
- Project Planning and Scheduling (SSUD12-207)
- Real Estate Property Rights (SSUD11-106)
- Structural Engineering (SSUD13-311)
- Sustainable Building Services (SSUD12-309)
- Sustainable Development and Society (SSUD11-102)
- Understanding Buildings 1 (SSUD11-101)
- Understanding Buildings 2 (SSUD12-104)
- Capstone Project (SSUD13-300)
The final semester of this program is highlighted by an industry based capstone project which integrates the full range of topics covered during the degree.
Year 12 school leaver
Bond University requires the successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent for entry to Bachelor level programs. Bond does not rely solely on the Overall Position (OP) or the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Rather, a range of criteria are also considered such as extracurricular activities and personal attributes, including outstanding leadership qualities and community involvement.
International Secondary School students
For more information for International Students, including the International Baccalaureate, please go to the International Secondary School equivalency page.
Alternative entry pathways
For those applicants who do not currently have the required academic qualifications, there are a number of alternative entry pathways:
- Bond University Tertiary Preparation programs
- Bond University Diploma programs
- Other institutional Tertiary Preparation Programs
- Vocational education and training qualifications (Certificate IV and above)
- Prior higher education experience (at this university or another)
- Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
- Professional or para-professional qualifications/experience
- Employment experience verified by a statement of service from the employer stating the position title and length of service and a very brief statement on the tasks undertaken.
For more information on what is required please visit our how to apply page.
English language proficiency requirements
As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English language proficiency requirements for university study.
Credit for prior study
Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information
How to apply
"Sustainability in the built environment has always interested me and once I was offered a place and visited Bond’s campus, I was drawn to the facilities and completely sold on the incredible 6-green star rated SDSA building. Completing my degree in half the time as my offers at universities in Melbourne and the lifestyle that the Gold Coast offered and the decision was made much simpler.
Sometimes I feel like it’s a shame that my degree was so short! Campus lifestyle was great. There’s always something to do and people to see, the friendships I made will last a lifetime and I know a lot of Bond graduates who would say the same thing.
I am currently an Assistant Project Manager at RPS Project Management. I am responsible for managing four projects in retail refurbishment on the Gold Coast with the bulk of my time spent at Pacific Fair shopping Centre working as my client’s (AMP Capital) primary point of contact and project manager. Working under a Project Director, I am able to apply the skills I learnt at Bond when liaising with consultants, contractors and my client in order to track the program, budget and all communications to successfully deliver our projects.
Definitely the tri-semester system is a massive advantage. I will have nearly 2 years’ full time work experience by the time my alternate class at RMIT will have graduated which is a definitive advantage when entering the workforce. The close affinity you have with your lecturers and other peers due to the small class sizes is also an incredibly privileged way to learn. There aren’t many students in Australia who can truly say they have genuine peer/mentor relationships with their lecturers.
I would definitely recommend studying at Bond. The facilities are second to none, the lifestyle and people are great, and the education sets you up to begin developing your career. Not to mention Bond’s network seems to be extremely successful in securing graduate positions for their students."
"My interest in construction began after completing my Carpentry Apprenticeship, and my role in the trade began focusing more on formwork and concrete. I became a critical member in the delivery of the concrete structures that makes up what is now the Abedian Architecture Building at Bond University. My career goal was to transition from the onsite day to day labour roles into a role with greater responsibility and influence – While working on the trade site at the Bond campus I was able to develop a sense of what Bond had to offer and felt that it was a place in which would provide great learning opportunities and integral industry links moving forward in a career in Construction Management. That is why I chose to study a Bachelor of Built Environments, and Masters in Construction Management & Quantity Surveying at Bond University.
The Faculty of Society and Design staff have a great mix of both practiced and academically experienced lecturers and tutors. My lecturers were a driving force- I could constantly bounce ideas off them in order to develop a greater understanding, and was provided industry contacts. Industry practice was always reflected on throughout teachings and conversation. While completing my course, one of my lecturers was the National Construction Manager for Hutchinson Builders – Through him, I was then able to secure a casual cadet role doing Contract Administration for the same company. I was always provided support which made life at Bond very easy – they have an astounding ability to keep students on track. We were always challenged to go beyond what we thought we were capable of!
At Bond, I was provided many opportunities for me to extend myself and always learn more - Through my course I was able to be a part of the CIOB Global Student Challenge, whereby Built Environment students from around the world compete to manage their own virtual construction company. Without taking the subjects that make up the course, the initial transition from academic to practical skills would have proven to be a much larger step. The multicultural mix in amongst small, personal classes helped develop a wide understanding of the building & construction industry; not only within Australia but all over the world. This all made the transition into the working wold for me seamless.
Since graduating, I have been employed as an Estimating and Control of Projects (ECP) Graduate based in the Head Office of Technip Oceania in Perth, WA. The company is involved with subsea, offshore and onshore projects - I currently work in the Cost Control department, and my key responsibly is to manage all costs of our current project which is the Prelude Subsea Installation 120km out to sea of Dampier. I believe moving forward in the real world, and being able to distinguish critical factors in national construction practices has the ability to set Bond University graduates apart from the rest.
The Bond University experience was one that I will never forget!"