Built Environment Technology 2 (10188.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank
UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Arts And Design|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|School Of Design And The Built Environment||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate 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. Select and recommend appropriate building system selection for small to medium scale buildings and structures;
2. Apply knowledge of material properties and selection for building and architectural applications;
3. Analyse the impact of historic precedence on contemporary construction;
4. Examine architectural and construction parameters in order to understand how structure, building services, and environmental performance integrate.
5. Apply relevant Australian standards and building codes.
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 - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
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
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
Prerequisites8335 Technology Laboratory OR 10187 Built Environment Technology 1
8330 Digital Environment OR 11021 BE: Visual Communication
Equivalent units8397 Architecture Technology 1
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Mr Tom James|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Dr John Ting|
|2024||UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank||Semester 1||05 February 2024||On-Campus||Mr Tom James|
|2024||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||05 February 2024||On-Campus||Dr John Ting|
- Wilkie, George. Building Your Own Home : A Comprehensive Guide for Owner-Builders. 3rd. ed. Sydney: New Holland, 2011. Students advised to buy this – it is stocked online at The School Locker
- Ward-Harvey, Ken. Fundamental Building Materials. 4thed. Boca Raton: Universal Publishers 2009.
- Building Code of Australia (also known as the National Construction Code)
- AS 1684.2-2010 Residential timber-framed construction Part 2: Non-cyclonic Areas
- AS 1684.2N1/N2 Supplement 1 – 2010 Residential timber-framed construction. Part 2: Non-cyclonic areas N1/N2 Supplement 1: Timber framing span tables – Wind classification N1/N2 – Seasoned softwood – Stress Grade F5
- AS 4773.1:2015 Masonry in small buildings Part 1: Design
- AS 2870-2011 Residential Slabs and Footings
- AS 4440-2004 Installation of nailplated timber roof trusses
- AS/NZS 1860.1:2017 Particleboard flooring Part 1: Specifications
- AS 1100.301 – 2008 Technical drawing Part 301: Architectural drawing
- Lysaght Referee: A Handbook of Useful Information. Melbourne: BHP Steel, 1999.
- Selected links to Australian manufacturers of basic construction materials (bricks, blocks, steel sections, internal and external wall and roof cladding and flooring) will be published on the unit website.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
Plagiarism or Copying of Graphic Material: Please note that penalties apply for plagiarism of graphic material. Please note that all assignments must be unique, or else it will be considered as plagiarism or copying and reported to the Faculty for further action. Penalties can be harsh. If in doubt, please discuss this with the Unit Convenor.
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.
Please refer questions to the Unit Convenor
Inclusion and engagement
Please refer questions to the Unit Convenor
Please use tutorials to develop Assignments 1 and 3 - load PDFs of digital work or screen shots or hand drawings of your work-in-progress for in-class review and feedback before the hand-in date: on-screen viewing of 2D and 3D digital models are not acceptable and will not be reviewed in tutorials.
Required IT skills
While hand drafting of Assignment 3 is acceptable, 3-d drafting programs, such as Revit or Archicad, are encouraged, but 2-d drafting programs and hand-drawn drawings can also be used. Deisgn programs (such as Rhino and Sketchup) are also acceptable. Graphics programs (such as Illustrator and Photoshop) are NOT ACCEPTABLE.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Please note that penalties apply for plagiarism of graphic material.
- Semester 1, 2023, On-Campus, UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank (216017)
- Semester 1, 2023, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (211938)
- Semester 1, 2022, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (206508)
- Semester 1, 2021, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (199256)
- Semester 1, 2020, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (194076)
- Semester 1, 2019, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (190970)