Professional Orientation (Built Environment) (10334.3)
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| Bruce, Canberra
|Faculty Of Arts And Design
|School Of Design And The Built Environment
|Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Methodologically, students will examine the diverse employment opportunities available to them, including creative and entrepreneurial approaches to professional employment, and will start their career awareness and planning through approaches such as five year plans and eportfolios.
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Identify the personal skills, capabilities and knowledge necessary to meet the work standards expected by the built environment professions in the workplace;
2. Synthesise career planning and industry knowledge to map out personal academic and professional goals;
3. Explain the interdependencies and nuances of the various built environment professions and identify the evolving responsibilities of the built environment professional to address contemporary global challenges; and
4. Demonstrate an understanding of professionalism in an academic context in terms of academic integrity and responsibility.
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
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
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 - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
Incompatible units10333 Professional Orientation (Arts), 10335 Professional Orientation (Communication and Media), 10336 Professional Orientation (Design)
Equivalent units9799 Foundations of Professional Planning
|Teaching start date
|05 February 2024
|Dr Hitomi Nakanishi
|29 July 2024
|Dr Hitomi Nakanishi
Lists of recommended texts/readings
This unit does not require any purchasing of books.
Some texts, readings or other reference material may be identified or provided during the lectures or posted on the Canvas site. Students are expected to undertake self-directed research and sourcing of reference material as relevant to lecture topics/tutorials and/or as required for each assessment item.
Recommended book and website:
Barton, G. 2016, Don't Get a Job … Make a Job: How to make it as a creative graduate, Laurance King Publishing Ltd, London (second edition)
Other recommended readings:
Additional readings/videos/blogs etc. will be added to the Canvas site as the unit progresses.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
The following additional Discipline specific regulations and procedures are designed to ensure equity for students in the submission, feedback and assessment of projects.
Non-Conforming Submissions of Assessment Items
Submissions that do not meet the specified content, format or other requirements will be penalised through a reduction in the grade.
Students who are unwell or who have unavoidable personal emergencies on their scheduled tutorial presentation days will need to provide supporting documentation to be eligible to undertake a deferred presentation or alternative submission, prior to the presentation date (any agreement must be confirmed in writing by the Unit Convener).
If circumstances beyond your control prevent your submitting an assignment, notify your Unit Convener at the time they occur. You can apply for an extension due to illness or other unavoidable and verifiable personal circumstances. Supporting documentation is normally required. Doctor's or Counselor's Certificates, dated at the time of the difficulty, will be accepted as grounds for Special Consideration.
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.
It is a requirement for the successful completion of the learning outcomes, and for professional accreditation of this unit, that students attend on-campus and participate in all studio classes. On-campus participation in scheduled classes is an essential part of the learning process. Engaging in academic discourse with other students and with the tutor/unit convener will provide a greater connection to learning, garner a range of opinions and knowledge in addition to providing the opportunity for greater clarity and assistance in achieving unit outcomes. It is expected that students maintain a minimum overall on-campus participation level of 80% or above, assessed as professional behaviour. It is the student's responsibility to contact the unit convener and tutor prior to class to let them know they are not coming to class and why. It is the student's responsibility to make up all missed information and learning from the class time.
Required IT skills
The ability to use word processing and presentation programs to prepare and present assessment material.
The ability to operate student emails and adequately negotiate the unit's Canvas site.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Announcements made during lectures or tutorials, posted on the unit Canvas site, or sent to your UC student email address, will be deemed to have been made to the whole group. Students are responsible for regularly checking their UC student email and the unit Canvas site.
Consultation with Staff
Contact with staff should generally be within the allocated class times. Consultation by appointment outside of class is in addition to, not instead of, the scheduled class time. Consultation appointment times are listed on the Canvas site. Students who do not attend classes, and who do not have a medical or counselling certificate or other genuine reason for absence, should not expect additional tutorial or consultation time.
Please note: staff are not able to return calls to long distance or mobile telephone numbers after normal hours or on weekends or holidays. Teaching staff may not be able to attend to phone calls or reply to emails immediately.
Group emails are sent to your University student email address – you can set up a forward from the student address to a personal address if you wish.
Emails to the lectures / tutors are normally checked during regular business hours, and are usually not checked or answered at nights, on weekends or on public holidays. If you do not receive a reply to an email within three working days, please send it again – sometimes they go astray or are accidentally overlooked. Please include your name and a topic in the ‘subject' line, and your name, student number in the body of the email.
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