CQUniversity Unit Profile
BLAR11043 Building Systems and Services 1
Building Systems and Services 1
All details in this unit profile for BLAR11043 have been officially approved by CQUniversity and represent a learning partnership between the University and you (our student).
The information will not be changed unless absolutely necessary and any change will be clearly indicated by an approved correction included in the profile.
General Information

Overview

This unit will introduce building ergonomics, including its effects on human performance and comfort; "universal access" design considerations; and engineering services associated with residential, low rise commercial and industrial building projects. Using industry regulations, standards and codes of practice, students will examine the principles of building services requirements, installation, operation and maintenance relating to: energy usage and needs; natural, extractive and air conditioning ventilation; natural and artificial lighting; security and communications, hydraulic service supply and disposal systems; fire protection; and acoustics.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 1
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

There are no requisites for this unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 2 - 2021

Online

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Written Assessment
Weighting: 5%
2. Written Assessment
Weighting: 20%
3. Written Assessment
Weighting: 5%
4. Written Assessment
Weighting: 30%
5. Written Assessment
Weighting: 5%
6. Written Assessment
Weighting: 35%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Thematic analysis of student feedback and Unit Coordinators observations

Feedback

The students are satisfied with all aspects of the unit as a result of the practicing lecturer's current professional knowledge and support.

Recommendation

The professional practicing lecturers' experience and currency shall be supported and encouraged.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Describe building ergonomic factors affecting human performance and comfort
  2. Identify “universal access” service amenities required for the physically disabled
  3. Discuss energy usage and needs for residential, low rise commercial and industrial building projects
  4. Explain natural, extractive and air conditioning ventilation, natural and artificial lighting, security and communications, and hydraulic service supply and disposal systems using industry regulations, standards and codes
  5. Identify fire protection measures used in residential, low rise commercial and industrial building projects
  6. Interpret building acoustic requirements using industry regulations, standards and codes
Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment - 5%
2 - Written Assessment - 20%
3 - Written Assessment - 5%
4 - Written Assessment - 30%
5 - Written Assessment - 5%
6 - Written Assessment - 35%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment - 5%
2 - Written Assessment - 20%
3 - Written Assessment - 5%
4 - Written Assessment - 30%
5 - Written Assessment - 5%
6 - Written Assessment - 35%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

There are no required textbooks.

Additional Textbook Information

No

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Microphone and headset
  • Microsoft Office
  • Webcam
  • Microsoft Teams
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Harvard (author-date)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Kevin Stone Unit Coordinator
k.j.stone@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 12 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

Ergonomics

Chapter

Topic 1

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 19 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

Universal access design needs

Chapter

Topic 2

Events and Submissions/Topic

A1 Short written response 1 Due: Week 2 Friday (23 Jul 2021) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 3 Begin Date: 26 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

Responses in stress situations

Chapter

Topic 3

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 02 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Energy usage and needs

Chapter

Topic 4

Events and Submissions/Topic

A2 Written Assessment 1 Due: Week 4 Friday (6 Aug 2021) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 5 Begin Date: 09 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Energy usage and needs

Chapter

Topic 4

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 16 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Vacation Week

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 23 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Building ventilation and internal climate control

Chapter

Topic 5

Events and Submissions/Topic

A3 Short written response 2 Due: Week 6 Friday (27 Aug 2021) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 7 Begin Date: 30 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Building ventilation and internal climate control

Chapter

Topic 5

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 06 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Lighting and electrical services

Chapter

Topic 6

Events and Submissions/Topic

A4 Written Assessment 2 Due: Week 8 Friday (10 Sep 2021) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 9 Begin Date: 13 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Lighting and electrical services

Chapter

Topic 6

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10 Begin Date: 20 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Water supply and hydraulic services

Chapter

Topic 7

Events and Submissions/Topic

A5 Short written response 3 Due: Week 10 Friday (24 Sep 2021) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 11 Begin Date: 27 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Fire protection and services

Chapter

Topic 8

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 04 Oct 2021

Module/Topic

Acoustic impacts of building services

Chapter

Topic 9

Events and Submissions/Topic

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 11 Oct 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

A6 Written Assessment 3 Due: Review/Exam Week Friday (15 Oct 2021) 11:45 pm AEST
Exam Week Begin Date: 18 Oct 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Term Specific Information

This unit will use Microsoft Teams to improve engagement and communications between all participants. Please use MS Teams in place of the Moodle forums.

Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
A1 Short written response 1

Task Description

This assessment relates to learning outcomes 1.
This assessment has one short answer question that has to be completed.
Requires students to do research on a topical subject.


Assessment Due Date

Week 2 Friday (23 Jul 2021) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 4 Friday (6 Aug 2021)

Within two weeks of submission.


Weighting
5%

Minimum mark or grade
Must complete 50% or more AND achieve 50% or more in the "Short written response" assignments to pass this unit.

Assessment Criteria

The assessment will be assessed on the following criteria:
  • Clarity and succinctness of expression.
  • Adequate coverage of topics discussed.
  • Use of supporting information where appropriate and associated references.
  • Original thought.
  • Overall presentation and the ability to communicate using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • Where appropriate the use of graphs, illustrations and other diagrams that visually support the context of your submission.
  • Demonstration of the core knowledge associated with this unit and appropriate application of this knowledge.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Please refer to the Moodle site for specific assessment submission criteria.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Describe building ergonomic factors affecting human performance and comfort


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence

2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
A2 Written Assessment 1

Task Description

This assessment relates to learning outcomes 1 and 2.
This assessment has three questions that have to be completed.
Q1 requires students to apply learning from Topic 1.
Q2 requires students to apply learning from Topic 2.
Q3 requires students to apply learning from Topic 3.


Assessment Due Date

Week 4 Friday (6 Aug 2021) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 6 Friday (27 Aug 2021)

Within two weeks of submission.


Weighting
20%

Assessment Criteria

The assessment will be assessed on the following criteria:
  • Clarity and succinctness of expression.
  • Adequate coverage of topics discussed.
  • Use of supporting information where appropriate and associated references.
  • Original thought.
  • Overall presentation and the ability to communicate using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • Where appropriate the use of graphs, illustrations and other diagrams that visually support the context of your submission.
  • Demonstration of the core knowledge associated with this unit and appropriate application of this knowledge.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Please refer to the Moodle site for specific assessment submission criteria.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Describe building ergonomic factors affecting human performance and comfort
  • Identify “universal access” service amenities required for the physically disabled


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence

3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
A3 Short written response 2

Task Description

This assessment relates to learning outcomes 2 and 3.
This assessment has one question that has to be completed.
Requires students to do research on a topical subject.


Assessment Due Date

Week 6 Friday (27 Aug 2021) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 8 Friday (10 Sep 2021)

Within two weeks of submission.


Weighting
5%

Minimum mark or grade
Must complete 50% or more AND achieve 50% or more in the "Short written response" assignments to pass this unit.

Assessment Criteria

The assessment will be assessed on the following criteria:
  • Clarity and succinctness of expression.
  • Adequate coverage of topics discussed.
  • Use of supporting information where appropriate and associated references.
  • Original thought.
  • Overall presentation and the ability to communicate using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • Where appropriate the use of graphs, illustrations and other diagrams that visually support the context of your submission.
  • Demonstration of the core knowledge associated with this unit and appropriate application of this knowledge.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Please refer to the Moodle site for specific assessment submission criteria.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Identify “universal access” service amenities required for the physically disabled
  • Discuss energy usage and needs for residential, low rise commercial and industrial building projects


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence

4 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
A4 Written Assessment 2

Task Description

This assessment relates to learning outcomes 3 and 4.
This assessment has four questions that have to be completed.
Q1 requires students to apply learning from Topic 4.
Q2 requires students to apply learning from Topic 4.
Q3 requires students to apply learning from Topic 5.
Q4 requires students to apply learning from Topic 5.


Assessment Due Date

Week 8 Friday (10 Sep 2021) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Within two weeks of submission.


Weighting
30%

Assessment Criteria

The assessment will be assessed on the following criteria:
  • Clarity and succinctness of expression.
  • Adequate coverage of topics discussed.
  • Use of supporting information where appropriate and associated references.
  • Original thought.
  • Overall presentation and the ability to communicate using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • Where appropriate the use of graphs, illustrations and other diagrams that visually support the context of your submission.
  • Demonstration of the core knowledge associated with this unit and appropriate application of this knowledge.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Please refer to the Moodle site for specific assessment submission criteria.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Discuss energy usage and needs for residential, low rise commercial and industrial building projects
  • Explain natural, extractive and air conditioning ventilation, natural and artificial lighting, security and communications, and hydraulic service supply and disposal systems using industry regulations, standards and codes


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence

5 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
A5 Short written response 3

Task Description

This assessment relates to learning outcomes 4.
This assessment has one question that has to be completed.
Requires students to do research on a topical subject.


Assessment Due Date

Week 10 Friday (24 Sep 2021) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 12 Friday (8 Oct 2021)

Within two weeks of submission.


Weighting
5%

Minimum mark or grade
Must complete 50% or more AND achieve 50% or more in the "Short written response" assignments to pass this unit.

Assessment Criteria

The assessment will be assessed on the following criteria:
  • Clarity and succinctness of expression.
  • Adequate coverage of topics discussed.
  • Use of supporting information where appropriate and associated references.
  • Original thought.
  • Overall presentation and the ability to communicate using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • Where appropriate the use of graphs, illustrations and other diagrams that visually support the context of your submission.
  • Demonstration of the core knowledge associated with this unit and appropriate application of this knowledge.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Please refer to the Moodle site for specific assessment submission criteria.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Explain natural, extractive and air conditioning ventilation, natural and artificial lighting, security and communications, and hydraulic service supply and disposal systems using industry regulations, standards and codes
  • Identify fire protection measures used in residential, low rise commercial and industrial building projects


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence

6 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
A6 Written Assessment 3

Task Description

This assessment relates to learning outcomes 4, 5 and 6.
This assessment has five questions that have to be completed.
Q1 requires students to apply learning from Topic 6.
Q2 requires students to apply learning from Topic 6.
Q3 requires students to apply learning from Topic 7.
Q4 requires students to apply learning from Topic 8.
Q5 requires students to apply learning from Topic 9.


Assessment Due Date

Review/Exam Week Friday (15 Oct 2021) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Exam Week Friday (22 Oct 2021)

Within two weeks of submission.


Weighting
35%

Minimum mark or grade
Must acheive a mark of 40% (14/35) or more for this assessment

Assessment Criteria

The assessment will be assessed on the following criteria:
  • Clarity and succinctness of expression.
  • Adequate coverage of topics discussed.
  • Use of supporting information where appropriate and associated references.
  • Original thought.
  • Overall presentation and the ability to communicate using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • Where appropriate the use of graphs, illustrations and other diagrams that visually support the context of your submission.
  • Demonstration of the core knowledge associated with this unit and appropriate application of this knowledge.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Please refer to the Moodle site for submission instructions.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Explain natural, extractive and air conditioning ventilation, natural and artificial lighting, security and communications, and hydraulic service supply and disposal systems using industry regulations, standards and codes
  • Identify fire protection measures used in residential, low rise commercial and industrial building projects
  • Interpret building acoustic requirements using industry regulations, standards and codes


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence

Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment, you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit. Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.

Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

Where can I get assistance?

For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.

What can you do to act with integrity?