Construction Project Management (7828.10)
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|0.125||3||Faculty Of Arts And Design|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Built Environment And Design||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
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 - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
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
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
AIB and AIQS Requirements for Graduates
The AIB (Australian Institute of Building) and AIQS (Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors) 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 websites and represent a valuable source of information.
AIB Benchmark Standards for Graduates
The AIB encourages course and curriculum design to develop graduate attributes in contexts including the following, 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
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
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Dobie, C., 2007. "A Handbook of Project Management", Allen and Unwin, Crow's Nest, NSW.
Project Management Body of Knowledge, 3rd Edition.
Uher T. E & Loosemore M (2004) Essentials of Construction Project Management. UNSW Press
Kerzner, H (2004). Project Management best practices: achieving global excellence. John Wiley & Sons.
Lowe, D & Leiringer, R (2006) Commercial Management of Projects: Defining the discipline. Blackwell Publishing.
McGeorge, D & Palmer, A (2002). Construction Management: New directions. Blackwell Publishing.
Peterson, S.J (2005), Construction Accounting & Financial Management. Pearson Prentice Hall.
Walker, I & Wilkie, R (2002). Commercial Management in Construction. Blackwell Publishing
Walker, A (2007), Project Management in Construction. Blackwell Publishing
Access to University's subscribed databases:
The University subscribes to a number of on-line bibliographic databases. These can be accessed via the University homepage. Select ‘For Students', then under ‘Internet Services' click on ‘Database and E-journal access'. Each of the databases offers several thousand current journal articles in full text form. You might also like to browse through the Library's collection of Electronic and Print Journals.
This can be accessed through the University of Canberra Library (it should be noted that as the university has only one license only one person can be logged on at any one time, therefore logging off is highly important and improper use is frowned upon).
Additional references may be given out during the course of the lectures if the relevance is to particular lectures.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Late Penalties for assignments and seminar
Assignments are required to be loaded to the Moodle 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 submission due date.
Late assignments will not be accepted after marked assignments have been returned to class.
Extensions will only be granted as per University of Canberra's academic assessment policy.
All late assignments attract a penalty of 5% per calendar day.
Special assessment requirements
To gain a pass in this course, students must:
- Complete and submit all assignments
- Achieve a mark of at least 50% in the examination
- Achieve an aggregate mark of at least 50%.
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 a face to face unit. Student attendance is strongly encouraged and participation in tutorials is strongly recommended.
Required IT skills
Familiarity with word processing and internet search.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Not in this unit.