Student Chapters - General Information

Western Sydney University, Australia



In 2014, the Western Sydney University (WSU) celebrated its 25th anniversary as a statutory institution. The University acknowledges over 200 cumulative years of bringing knowledge to life in Greater Western Sydney from their heritage and member institutions. One of the largest employers with a large footprint across one of Australia's most dynamic population and business regions, WSU celebrates a present reminiscent with the riches of the past and the promises of the future. The School of Computing Engineering and Mathematics (SCEM) at WSU is uniquely positioned to bring together the pillars to innovation, offering research and teaching excellence in:

  • Industrial Design
  • Engineering
  • Information & Communications Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Mathematics, Data Science & Analytics
  • Construction Management
  • Project Management and
  • Architecture

SCEM offers a large range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses that educate the innovators in technology and create the entrepreneurs of the future. With interconnected degrees in Engineering, Construction Technology, Construction Management, ICT and Industrial Design, students can pursueexciting opportunities in diverse areas and learn how to address the global goals and challenges set by humanity. The Built Environment discipline has an academic staff strength of 30. There are over 1500 undergraduate students in Construction Management and about 200 postgraduate students. 

The research initiatives of SCEM led to the formation of the Centre for Smart Modern Construction (c4SMC), an industry collaboration initiative embracing smart technologies and processes in delivering a modern construction industry. The Centre aims to maximise the potential of the construction industry
in Western Sydney, and beyond, as it responds to the challenges of sustainability, digitalisation, industrialisation and globalisation by providing practical, innovative teaching and research both at university and on site.



To be a recognised industry – collaborated research group with a culture of knowledge sharing and

intellectual interaction among higher degree researchers and undergraduate students alike by 2020.


The Chapter aims to provide a sound platform for participants to engage in industry collaboration, research related discussions, knowledge sharing opportunities and international exchange with global researchers to take the modern construction conversation ahead.


The objectives of the Student Chapter are:

  • To inspire the development of a research culture among its members and build awareness of research significance for construction students
  • To encourage new areas of research and academic resources among members and ensure the next generation of graduates are future-ready
  • To provide a medium for disseminating, sharing and exchanging ideas, skills and experience within the Student Chapter and towards other CIB Student Chapters
  • To enable joint research, industry collaboration and academic exchange with the global research community



  • Monthly meetings for the chapter executive members to discuss the progress of activities
  • Bi-annual meetings for all chapter members


  • Semi-annual newsletter
  • Student forums for internal exchange of research findings to encourage undergraduate students towards research and enhance the research caliber of the university
  • Research colloquiums to exchange research knowledge with academics and researchers from other universities
  • Industry engagement workshops with WSU alumni currently leading enterprises and/or other industry experts in built environment
  • Visits to Construction Sites, Modular Building Companies and other relevant enterprises / organisations
  • Establishing contact with other universities in Australia for collaboration and initiation of partner - chapters thereby broadening of CIB’s network and influence in Australia
  • Establishing contact with CIB chapters at RMIT, Curtin University or Hong Kong Poly University for possible study trips
  • Chapter website and social media content development and maintenance
  • Sharing of information on upcoming conferences and journals to build an effective publication culture among students


The school is an Associate Member of CIB. The CIB Student Chapter at Centre for Smart Modern Construction is open to all postgraduate and undergraduate students of the School of Computing Engineering and Mathematics. It is expected that members will:

  • have a strong interest in research and innovation in the areas of built environment and construction management
  • actively participate in the functions and events organized by CIB Student Chapter

The Student Chapter has its own established membership rules that comply with the CIB's Mission Statement on set out in the CIB Constitution.



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