Building and Construction Studies 1 (8518.5)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| Bruce, Canberra
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Arts And Design|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|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)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Review simple building plans to understand the interrelationship and function of components in residential buildings;
2. Describe traditional and alternate construction methods, terminology and details for residential buildings including building services;
3. Recognise the importance of the Building Code of Australia and relevant Australian Standards throughout the sequence of the residential build; and
4. Explain process and principles of site survey and set out.
Graduate attributes1. 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
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional 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
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
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
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Dr Larry Hu|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||29 July 2024||On-Campus||Dr Larry Hu|
Building Code of Australia (BCA), Volume 2, 2022 Edition. Published by the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB)
Visit: https://ncc.abcb.gov.au/editions-national-construction-code to register and download a FREE copy of the BCA Vol 2.
A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying, and Civil Engineering by Christopher Gorse; David Johnston; Martin Pritchard (Available on the University Library website: https://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/acref/9780198832485.001.0001/acref-9780198832485)
Allen, E., Iano, J. (2008). Fundamentals of Building Construction, Materials and Methods, 5th
Edition, John Wiley & Sons Inc. (Available on short loan in the library).
Duncan. G, Watson M.P, West.S & Ben-Nissan.B (2008). OZBuild, A Compendium of
Australian Domestic Construction, ISBN 9787-0-9751488-2-2, The Associates E Press.
Additional references will be available within the 'BCS1 Resources' Canvas Module.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
It is a requirement that all assessment items be submitted, a grade of at least 40% obtained in Assignment 3 (In-class test), and a grade of at least 50% attained overall in order to pass this unit.
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 note that this unit is designed for online and face-to-face delivery. This means that students who do not attend classes regularly will be at a disadvantage in terms of information, learning and feedback.
Students who attend campus for class or other purposes must play their part in keeping our campus and community safe by following these basic guidelines to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission:
- Practise good hand hygiene, washing hands regularly;
- If you do happen to cough or sneeze, please do so into the crook of your elbow, dispose of tissues immediately and wash hands immediately
- Practise effective physical distancing;
- Follow all directions of teaching and other UC staff regarding safety measures;
- Stay off campus if you are unwell and get tested according to ACT Government guidelines, and
- Follow University communications about campus arrangements https://www.canberra.edu.au/coronavirus-advice.
Required IT skills
It is assumed that you have adequate skills in the use of word processing and spread sheet programs, internet browsers and search engines. You are also assumed to be familiar with the University Canvas website and are advised to access the site regularly. If you feel that you do not have adequate skills, please discuss this with the Course or Unit Convenor.
Work placement, internships or practicums