Building and Construction Studies 4 (8790.3)
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|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)
The following subject areas will be taught as part of this subject:
Project planning, procurement and contracting for complex projects.
Management of statutory, stakeholder and community engagement processes.
Detailed analysis of project construction, commissioning and handover.
Integration of innovation, sustainability and advanced building technologies.
Application of advanced risk, cost, time and resource management.
Learning outcomes1. engage effectively with Industry and Government through project research;
2. apply strategic and critical thinking as well as project management skills;
3. enhance personal and professional skills through research, presentation and group work;
4. develop understanding of complexities integrating economic, environmental and community values through Building and Construction Management.
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 - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
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 - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF BUILDING (AIB) AND AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF QUANTITY SURVEYRORS (AIQS) REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATES
Both the AIB and AIQS 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 sites and represent a valuable source of information.
AIB BENCHMARK STANDARDS FOR GRADUATE ATTRIBUTES.
The AIB encourages course and curriculum design to develop graduate attributes in contexts including 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
AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF QUANTITY SURVEYRORS (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
Prerequisites7824 Building and Construction Studies 3
Corequisites7828 Construction Project Management
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There are no required texts for this unit.
The following may be useful:
The Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) will make available a range of reference publications for purchase. In addition, the Institute publishes a quarterly magazine (the Building Economist) and a weekly on-line newslatter that provide an update on commercial, technical and regulatory factors that influence the quantitity surveying profession.
Zou P X W (2009). Tall Building Construction. University of New South Wales.
McGeorge D and Zou P X W (2013) Constructin Management New Directions, 3rd ed. Wiley-Blackwell.
Zou P X W and Yang R J (2013) Guidelines for Group Assignments, University of Canberra.
www.apcc.gov.au Australasian Procurement and Construction Council
www.aib.org.au Australain Institute of Building
www.aiqs.com.au Australian Insititute of Quantity Surveyors
www.acif.com.au Australian Construction Industry Forum
University Library Resources: the university subscribes to a number of on-line databases, including Standards Australia.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
All assessment items are required to be loaded to the appropriate assignment box in Moodle by Midnight of the due date.
Assignment 2 MUST also be provided in hard copy form to the lecturer on the due date.
All students must load a copy of the presentation of their group to the Moodle site for Assignment 5.
Special assessment requirements
To gain a pass in this course, student must:
- complete and submit all assessable items, and
- achieve an aggregate mark of at least 50%
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 the submission due date. Extensions of time are only granted as per University of Canberra's academic assessment policy (https://guard.canberra.edu.au/policy/Academic/Assessment).
Late assignments will not be accepted after marked assignments have been returned to the class.
All late assignments attract a penalty of 5% per calendar day.
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. Students are strongly encouraged to attend all lectures and tutorials. Participation in Tutorials is assessed.
Required IT skills
Word processing, familiarity with Microsoft Project and CostX and internet search.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Not in this unit.