Building and Construction Studies 4 (10142.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Arts And Design|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|School Of Design And The Built Environment||Level 4 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Apply strategic, critical thinking and analysis to real world project management case studies;
2. Demonstrate enhanced personal and built environment professional skills;
3. Propose advanced applications of estimation, programming and project management techniques to a case study scenario; and
4. Evaluate real world scenarios and propose building and construction management solutions.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF BUILDING (AIB) AND AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF QUANTITY SURVEYRORS (AIQS) REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATES
Both the AIB and AIQS have requirements and expectations for graduates from an accredited course. These have been shown below to assist the student as to the importance placed on generic skills by the accrediting bodies. These can also be found on their respective websites www.aib.org.au and www.aiqs.com.au. Further information regarding the building and quantity surveying professions is also available on these sites and represent a valuable source of information.
AIB BENCHMARK STANDARDS FOR GRADUATE ATTRIBUTES.
The AIB encourages course and curriculum design to develop graduate attributes in contexts including as referred to in the AIB Standards of Accreditation, Academic Standards Booklet.
- Creative, Reflective and Critical Thinking
- Lifelong Learning
- Knowledge Skills
- Use of Technology
- Social Responsibility
- Environmental Responsibility
- Professional Responsibility
AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF QUANTITY SURVEYRORS (AIQS) REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATES
The academic content for this unit forms part of the attainment of the AIQS skills and attributes for a Quantity Surveyor graduate as referred to in the AIQS Competency Standards for Quantity Surveyors and Cost Engineers.
- Communication Skills
- Personal and Interpersonal Skills
- Business and Management Skills
- Professional practice
- Computer and Information Technology
- Construction Technology
- Construction law and Regulation
Prerequisites7824 Building and Construction Studies 3
Equivalent units8790 Building and Construction Studies 4
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||On-Campus||Dr Saeed Banihashemi|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Dr Saeed Banihashemi|
There are no required texts for this unit.
The following may be useful:
The Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) will make available a range of reference publications for purchase. In addition, the Institute publishes a quarterly magazine (the Building Economist) and a weekly on-line newslatter that provide an update on commercial, technical and regulatory factors that influence the quantitity surveying profession.
McGeorge D and Zou P X W (2013) Constructin Management New Directions, 3rd ed. Wiley-Blackwell.
Zou P X W and Yang R J (2013) Guidelines for Group Assignments, University of Canberra.
Rawlinson Construction Cost Guide for housing, small, commercial and industrial buildings.
Recommended Websites of Useful Information:
www.apcc.gov.au Australasian Procurement and Construction Council
www.aib.org.au Australain Institute of Building
www.aiqs.com.au Australian Insititute of Quantity Surveyors
www.acif.com.au Australian Construction Industry Forum
University Library Resources: the university subscribes to a number of on-line databases, including Standards Australia.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
To gain a pass in this course, student must:
- complete and submit all assessable items, and
- achieve an aggregate mark of at least 50%
Assignments are required to be loaded to the Canvas site on or before the due date.
Assignments submitted after the due date will only be assessed if a formal extension of time has been approved prior to the submission due date. Extensions of time are only granted as per University of Canberra's academic assessment policy (https://guard.canberra.edu.au/policy/Academic/Assessment).
Late assignments will not be accepted after marked assignments have been returned to the class.
All late assignments without an approved extension attract a penalty of 5% per calendar day up to one week.
An assignment submitted over 7 days late will not be accepted.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
This is an intensive unit. Students are strongly encouraged to attend all lectures and tutorials. It may be difficult to pass the unit without attending.
Required IT skills
Word processing, familiarity with Microsoft Project and CostX and internet search.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Not in this unit.