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Associate Degree of Construction ADCN

Program focus

Students gain the knowledge and skills to operate as construction
management para-professionals and other entry level construction management
positions involved in significant infrastructure and engineering projects.
Graduates can expect careers at a less technical and more practical
level than more highly trained management professionals. Students
acquire a range of core skills such as problem-solving, analysis,
engineering design, construction and management as well as specialised
skills in built environment, quantity surveying and building services

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available


2 years full-time, 4 years part-time or external

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Program aims

The program aims to produce para-professional standard graduated
for entry level management positions in the building and construction
industry who have a broad range of relevant technical skills and well
developed skills in communication, team work and communication.
The program is designed to capitalise on growing demand for this
level of specialist on construction projects and the program's primary
aims are to:

  • enable graduates to attain a diverse range of practical skills
    and competence to successfully coordinate and supervise a wide range
    of construction processes

  • develop skills in planning, monitoring and controlling the technical
    and logistical, aspects associated with building and construction

  • take an active role in planning, managing and organising people
    and other resources on construction projects in the built environment
    to support other construction management professionals.

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Program objectives

At the completion of the program the graduate will be able to.

  • apply building principles and methods

  • prepared documentation for building development and construction

  • liaise with other members of the building team, clients and
    other external stakeholders

  • apply relevant legislation and technical standards at the appropriate
    level in building work

  • take responsibility for the practical and logistical aspects
    of the human relations, resources, scheduling, quality control, environmental
    factors and social impacts involved in building projects.

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Program structure

The two year Associate Degree of Construction requires 16 academic
courses at undergraduate level, plus a minimum of one (1) core practice
course. The Associate Degree of Construction consists of core, major
study and elective components. The 16 academic courses include 8 core
courses and 8 major courses (including electives). Students enrolled
in the Associate Degree of Construction may undertake a specialisation
in the following major discipline areas:

  • Civil

  • Management.

The program structure for each of the major studies in the Associate
Degree of Construction is shown in the following pages.

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Exit points

Students who, for whatever reason, are unable to complete the
, and who satisfy all of the requirements of the Diploma of Engineering Studies may be permitted to exit with
that award.

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