Introduction to Built Environment Management (10148.1)
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|Faculty Of Arts And Design
|Discipline Of Built Environment And Design
|Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory 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. Demonstrate appropriate communication methods/models for the built environment industry;
2. Recognise the importance of ethical behaviour, self and social intelligence, stress management and workplace diversity in the built environment; and
3. Describe ways of managing and solving workplace problems, and productivity issues including ways of resolving disputes in the workplace.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
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 - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
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 - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF BUILDING (AIB) AND AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF QUANTITY SURVEYING (AIQS) REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATES
The Building and Construction Management Degree course at the University of Canberra is accredited by both the AIB and the AIQS. Both organisations have requirements and expectations for graduates from an accredited course. These are 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.
AIB Benchmark Standards for Graduate Attributes
- creative, reflective and critical thinking
- lifelong learning
- knowledge skills
- use of technology
- social responsibility
- environmental responsibility
- professional responsibility.
AIQS Requirements for Graduates
- communication skills
- personal and interpersonal skills
- business and management skills
- professional practice
- computer and information technology
- construction technology
- construction law and regulation.
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There are no required texts for this unit. However, the following texts and articles are
Aulich, T (2013) ‘The role of effective communication in the construction Industry: a guide for education and health clients', Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building, 13 (4) 92-101
Baden, D (2013) 'Communication in the 21st Century, 3rd Ed, John Wiley and Sons, Sydney
Beer, D (2011) 'A Guide to Writing as an Engineer', 4th Ed, John Wiley and Sons, Sydney
Irish, R and Weiss, P E (2009) 'Engineering Communication: From Principals to Practice', Oxford University Press, USA.
Standards Association of Australia (2010) Standards On-Line database, Standards Australai, Sydney
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
MBA Registration Forms and Drop Boxes
All students are required by the end of the semester to attain a White Card (General Construction Induction) and Asbestos Awareness Card. If you already have these you much scan the cards and submit them to the drop box on the Moodle site. These may be undertaken as part of this unit (10148) or Built Environment Technolgy 1 (10187)
These cards must be undertaken with the Master Builders of Australia ACT Branch (UC Students only).
The Training Schedule for the Master Builders of Australia (MBA) up to June together with registration forms can be found from the links below (please send completed forms to the MBA).
Please note the cost of the fees are your responsibility except for the White Card and Asbestos Identification as the cost for these core courses are covered by the university fee. Do Not attempt to enrol online as you will be charged by the MBA; fill in the registration forms leaving out payment details and in your email or on the form state UC Student enrolled in BET 1 or Intro to Built Env Man.
For those that are exempt from one of those components please send a scan of the relevant cards that you have already obtained and submit using the drop boxes for this week. The dates are shown on the registration forms. Please note that signing up for a course and not turning up may result in you being charged for the unattended class. Once you have completed the course please scan the card and submit using appropriate the drop boxes in the section for week 1.
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.
Although attendance at lectures is not compulsory, students who do not fully participate tend to be disadvantaged in their understanding and appreciation of the material presented in this unit.
Required IT skills
Word processing, internet search.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Work placement is not a part of this unit. However, it is compulsory that all students who participate in this unit obtain the following:
1. Construction White Card
2. Working with Asbestos Card
3. One other approved card eg. OHS Manual Handling