CQUniversity Unit Profile
BLAR14017 Built Environment Projects
Built Environment Projects
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General Information

Overview

In this unit, you will learn by combining workplace opportunities and a guided research methodology to produce a folio of logged experience, critical reflection and local and international project analyses to grow your intellectual capital. You will use the university’s graduate attributes to evaluate and report your professional interpersonal strengths and weaknesses using various modes of communication. Students who have successfully completed BLCN14036 or BLSV14014 should not enrol in this unit.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 4
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisite Condition: Successfully completed 108 units of credits in the Building Surveying (Honours) or Construction Management (Honours) course.

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 - 2020

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. Portfolio
Weighting: 26%
2. Portfolio
Weighting: 36%
3. Portfolio
Weighting: 38%

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 Student & Lecturer

Feedback

Assessment due dates changed

Recommendation

Date will be set on week 1 and not amended to accommodate students working.

Feedback from Small number of students

Feedback

Some students expressed frustration in contacting the lecturer while others said they appreciated the support given.

Recommendation

Amplify at the start of the unit and in the learning materials and tutorials on how access can be gained and the offer of reviewing draft assignments. All students received personal emails and this will continue.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Compile a professional quality folio of logged experience, critical reflections and local and international project analyses to grow your intellectual capital.
  2. Evaluate and report your professional interpersonal strengths and weaknesses.
  3. Discover solutions to routine and unfamiliar problems using the university’s graduate attributes.
  4. Use effectively a range of appropriate communication modes.
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
1 - Portfolio - 26%
2 - Portfolio - 36%
3 - Portfolio - 38%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
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 - Portfolio - 26%
2 - Portfolio - 36%
3 - Portfolio - 38%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Computer headset (microphone speaker combo)
  • MS Office or equivalent software
  • Web camera (webcam)
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: 13 Jul 2020

Module/Topic

Introduction and first steps

Chapter

Please refer to the Moodle site for specific readings and additional unit information.

Also refer to the universities guide to using the Harvard referencing system.

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 2 Begin Date: 20 Jul 2020

Module/Topic

Project proposals

Chapter

Please refer to the Moodle site for specific readings and additional unit information

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 3 Begin Date: 27 Jul 2020

Module/Topic

Reflective enquiry

Chapter

Please refer to the Moodle site for specific readings and additional unit information

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 4 Begin Date: 03 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

Work integrated learning

Chapter

Please refer to the Moodle site for specific readings and additional unit information

Events and Submissions/Topic

Portfolio 1 Due: Week 4 Friday (7 Aug 2020) 11:59 pm AEST
Week 5 Begin Date: 10 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

Industry practice

Chapter

Please refer to the Moodle site for specific readings and additional unit information

Events and Submissions/Topic


Vacation Week Begin Date: 17 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

No scheduled study this week

Relax and enjoy your break!

Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 6 Begin Date: 24 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

Project appraisals

Chapter

Please refer to the Moodle site for specific readings and additional unit information

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 7 Begin Date: 31 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

Online presentation skills

Chapter

Please refer to the Moodle site for specific readings and additional unit information

Events and Submissions/Topic

Portfolio 2 Due: Week 7 Friday (4 Sep 2020) 11:55 pm AEST
Week 8 Begin Date: 07 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

Graduate attributes

Chapter

Please refer to the Moodle site for specific readings and additional unit information

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 9 Begin Date: 14 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

Graduate attributes

Chapter

Please refer to the Moodle site for specific readings and additional unit information

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 10 Begin Date: 21 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

Professional Ethics

Chapter

Please refer to the Moodle site for specific readings and additional unit information

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 11 Begin Date: 28 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

Experiential learning

Chapter

Please refer to the Moodle site for specific readings and additional unit information

Events and Submissions/Topic

Portfolio 3 Due: Week 11 Friday (2 Oct 2020) 11:55 pm AEST
Week 12 Begin Date: 05 Oct 2020

Module/Topic

Review

Chapter

Please refer to the Moodle site for specific readings and additional unit information

Events and Submissions/Topic


Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 12 Oct 2020

Module/Topic

Class seminar

Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic


Exam Week Begin Date: 19 Oct 2020

Module/Topic

Relax - there is no examination, you are finished! :)

Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic


Assessment Tasks

1 Portfolio

Assessment Title
Portfolio 1

Task Description

This assessment will require you to research and respond to 3 tasks that explore building industry engagement, regulatory and procuring processes and issues.

The portfolio will require you to research, document and critically evaluate information for the following tasks:

1. Verification of pre-term professional practice as related to Industry accreditation requirements

2. Summarising and describing relevant industry activities within the context of a reflective model that demonstrates professional learning

3. Developing a project report for a selected issue confronting the building industry (stage 1).


Assessment Due Date

Week 4 Friday (7 Aug 2020) 11:59 pm AEST

It is recommended that your submissions in Moodle remain in draft form until you have viewed the Turnitin similarity report and made any necessary corrections to your referencing. Following this process you can make your final submission.


Return Date to Students

Vacation Week Friday (21 Aug 2020)


Weighting
26%

Assessment Criteria

Your assessment should be produced in electronic format.

Before or on the nominated due date, upload your work following the on-screen instructions.

Your submission will be processed through the similarity detection software, Turnitin. You may amend your work based on the detection report.

You must ensure that the work is your own and that any cited work has been correctly referenced as per the CQU requirements.

The assessment will address the following attributes:

Show clarity and succinctness of expression.

Adequate coverage of topics discussed.

Supporting information correctly referenced.

Present original thoughts and opinions.

Communicate using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation.

Use graphs, illustrations and other graphics to visually support your submission.

Explain the core knowledge associated with this unit and show appropriate application of that knowledge.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Via the Moodle Assessment portal, submit a single PDF file.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Compile a professional quality folio of logged experience, critical reflections and local and international project analyses to grow your intellectual capital.
  • Evaluate and report your professional interpersonal strengths and weaknesses.
  • Discover solutions to routine and unfamiliar problems using the university’s graduate attributes.
  • Use effectively a range of appropriate communication modes.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Team Work
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Ethical practice

2 Portfolio

Assessment Title
Portfolio 2

Task Description

This second Assessment will require you to research and respond to 2 tasks that explore building industry engagement, regulatory and procuring processes and issues.

The portfolio will require you to investigate and evaluate relevant information related to:

1. Identifying and recording a specific industry-based activity within the context of a reflective model that demonstrates professional learning

2. Continue the development of a project report for a selected issue confronting the building industry (stage 2).


Assessment Due Date

Week 7 Friday (4 Sep 2020) 11:55 pm AEST

It is recommended that your submissions in Moodle remain in draft form until you have viewed the Turnitin similarity report and made any necessary corrections to your referencing. Following this process you can make your final submission.


Return Date to Students

Week 9 Friday (18 Sep 2020)


Weighting
36%

Assessment Criteria

Your assessment should be produced in electronic format.

Before or on the nominated due date, upload your work following the on-screen instructions.

Your submission will be processed through the similarity detection software, Turnitin. You may amend your work based on the detection report.

You must ensure that the work is your own and that any cited work has been correctly referenced as per the CQU requirements.

The assessment will address the following attributes:

Show clarity and succinctness of expression.

Adequate coverage of topics discussed.

Supporting information correctly referenced.

Present original thoughts and opinions.

Communicate using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation.

Use graphs, illustrations and other graphics to visually support your submission.

Explain the core knowledge associated with this unit and show appropriate application of that knowledge.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Via the Moodle Assessment portal, submit a single PDF file.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Compile a professional quality folio of logged experience, critical reflections and local and international project analyses to grow your intellectual capital.
  • Evaluate and report your professional interpersonal strengths and weaknesses.
  • Discover solutions to routine and unfamiliar problems using the university’s graduate attributes.
  • Use effectively a range of appropriate communication modes.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Team Work
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

3 Portfolio

Assessment Title
Portfolio 3

Task Description

This final assessment requires you to research and respond to 3 tasks that explore building industry engagement, regulatory and procuring processes and issues.

The portfolio will require you to research, document and critically evaluate information for the following tasks:

1.Verification of relevant professional practice carried out during the term as related to industry accreditation requirements

2. Completion of a reflective journal that demonstrates the application of relevant CQU graduate attributes

3. Complete a project report for a selected issue confronting the building industry (stage 3).


Assessment Due Date

Week 11 Friday (2 Oct 2020) 11:55 pm AEST

It is recommended that your submissions in Moodle remain in draft form until you have viewed the Turnitin similarity report and made any necessary corrections to your referencing. Following this process you can make your final submission.


Return Date to Students

Exam Week Friday (23 Oct 2020)

Friday 26/10/18


Weighting
38%

Minimum mark or grade
Students must achieve a minimum grade of 19/38 (50%) in order to pass this unit.

Assessment Criteria

Your assessment should be produced in electronic format.

Before or on the nominated due date, upload your work following the on-screen instructions.

Your submission will be processed through the similarity detection software, Turnitin. You may amend your work based on the detection report.

You must ensure that the work is your own and that any cited work has been correctly referenced as per the CQU requirements.

The assessment will address the following attributes:

Show clarity and succinctness of expression.

Adequate coverage of topics discussed.

Supporting information correctly referenced.

Present original thoughts and opinions.

Communicate using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation.

Use graphs, illustrations and other graphics to visually support your submission.

Explain the core knowledge associated with this unit and show appropriate application of that knowledge.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Via the Moodle Assessment portal, submit a two file combination comprising a single PDF file and a separate MS PowerPoint or equivalent file.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Compile a professional quality folio of logged experience, critical reflections and local and international project analyses to grow your intellectual capital.
  • Evaluate and report your professional interpersonal strengths and weaknesses.
  • Discover solutions to routine and unfamiliar problems using the university’s graduate attributes.
  • Use effectively a range of appropriate communication modes.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Team Work
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

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?