CQUniversity Unit Profile
BLCN12035 Construction Management
Construction Management
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General Information

Overview

This unit will provide you with an understanding of the: characteristics of the construction industry with emphasis on the demand for industry services; response by the construction industry organisations to that demand; contractual links between industry participants to provide the services; management activities required for the delivery of construction projects from inception to completion; and the views of informed opinion on some future directions for the industry.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
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 3 - 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: 30%
3. Presentation and Written Assessment
Weighting: 50%
4. Online Quiz(zes)
Weighting: 15%

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 'Have your say' unit evaluation survey.

Feedback

The quality of the feedback on assessment tasks was great. Phillip (Lecturer) explains course material brilliantly and the assignments are set out well.

Recommendation

The same delivery strategy will be adopted for the next year.

Feedback from 'Have your say' unit evaluation survey.

Feedback

Possibly some further information in regards to start-up business plans or an example. There are plenty of established business plans that can be found online to review but a start-up was more difficult.

Recommendation

The lecturer will be notified to give more examples and further explain start-up business plans in the next delivery of the unit.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Determine the management activities required for the delivery of construction projects from inception to completion
  2. Apply the risk management process to construction management
  3. Evaluate the applications and processes needed in preparing construction contracts and tender documentation
  4. Assess how organisations prepare and implement business and marketing strategies and apply knowledge of finance and financial statements to support business and marketing strategies
  5. Evaluate the role of productivity, innovation and entrepreneurship in modern construction management.


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
1 - Written Assessment - 5%
2 - Written Assessment - 30%
3 - Presentation and Written Assessment - 50%
4 - Online Quiz(zes) - 15%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
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 - 30%
3 - Presentation and Written Assessment - 50%
4 - Online Quiz(zes) - 15%
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)
  • USB Headset (Microphone Speaker combination)
  • Web camera (webcam) (optional)
Referencing Style

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

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Neda Abbasi Unit Coordinator
n.abbasi@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 08 Nov 2021

Module/Topic

Topic 1: Introduction to construction management

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 15 Nov 2021

Module/Topic

Topic 2: Risk management in construction

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 22 Nov 2021

Module/Topic

Topic 3: Construction contracts, administration, management, estimating and tendering

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment 1 (A1) Due: Week 3 Monday (22 Nov 2021) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 4 Begin Date: 29 Nov 2021

Module/Topic

Topic 4: Business structures and organisational behaviour

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 06 Dec 2021

Module/Topic

There is no online session this week. Enjoy the term break!

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 13 Dec 2021

Module/Topic

Topic 4: Business structures and organisational behaviour (continued)

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 20 Dec 2021

Module/Topic

Topic 5: Business planning for success

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment 2 (A2) Due: Week 6 Monday (20 Dec 2021) 11:45 pm AEST
Vacation Week Begin Date: 27 Dec 2021

Module/Topic

There is no online session this week. Enjoy the term break!

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 7 Begin Date: 03 Jan 2022

Module/Topic

Topic 5: Business planning for success (continued)

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 10 Jan 2022

Module/Topic

Topic 5: Business planning for success (continued)

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Begin Date: 17 Jan 2022

Module/Topic

Topic 6: Understanding finance and financial statements

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10 Begin Date: 24 Jan 2022

Module/Topic

Topic 6: Understanding finance and financial statements (continued)

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11 Begin Date: 31 Jan 2022

Module/Topic

Topic 7: Economics for business and construction

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 07 Feb 2022

Module/Topic

Topic 8: Productivity, entrepreneurship and innovation in construction management

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment 3 (A3) Due: Week 12 Friday (11 Feb 2022) 11:45 pm AEST
Exam Week Begin Date: 14 Feb 2022

Module/Topic

No exams for this unit. Relax!

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment 4 (A4) Due: Exam Week Friday (18 Feb 2022) 11:45 pm AEST
Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Assessment 1 (A1)

Task Description

This assignment relates to learning outcomes 1 and 2 and requires short written responses to the given questions.
Questions will relate to risk management in construction.


Assessment Due Date

Week 3 Monday (22 Nov 2021) 11:45 pm AEST

Submit via the assessment portal on the Moodle home page


Return Date to Students

Week 5 Monday (13 Dec 2021)

Within two weeks of submission


Weighting
5%

Assessment Criteria

  • Level of understanding of the scope of work for relevant aspects as evidenced by the extent of information available;
  • Evidence of comprehension of the key issues through the use of appropriate conventions and the accuracy and relevance of information provided;
  • Appropriate application of construction management principles;
  • Evidence of technical ability through clarity, neatness and presentation of work and application of the course material to the information at hand.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Please refer to Moodle for more information

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Determine the management activities required for the delivery of construction projects from inception to completion
  • Apply the risk management process to construction management


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

2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Assessment 2 (A2)

Task Description

This assignment relates to learning outcomes 1, 2, and 3.


Assessment Due Date

Week 6 Monday (20 Dec 2021) 11:45 pm AEST

Submit via the assessment portal on the Moodle home page


Return Date to Students

Week 8 Monday (10 Jan 2022)

Within two weeks of submission


Weighting
30%

Assessment Criteria

  • Level of understanding of the scope of work for relevant aspects as evidenced by the extent of information available;
  • Evidence of comprehension of the key issues through the use of appropriate conventions and the accuracy and relevance of information provided;
  • Appropriate application of construction management principles;
  • Evidence of technical ability through clarity, neatness and presentation of work and application of the course material to the information at hand.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Please refer to Moodle for more information

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Determine the management activities required for the delivery of construction projects from inception to completion
  • Apply the risk management process to construction management
  • Evaluate the applications and processes needed in preparing construction contracts and tender documentation


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

3 Presentation and Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Assessment 3 (A3)

Task Description

This assignment relates to learning outcomes 4 and 5.


Assessment Due Date

Week 12 Friday (11 Feb 2022) 11:45 pm AEST

Submit via the assessment portal on the Moodle home page


Return Date to Students

Within two weeks of submission


Weighting
50%

Assessment Criteria

  • Level of understanding of the scope of work for relevant aspects as evidenced by the extent of information available;
  • Evidence of comprehension of the key issues through the use of appropriate conventions and the accuracy and relevance of information provided;
  • Appropriate application of construction management principles;
  • Evidence of technical ability through clarity, neatness and presentation of work and application of the course material to the information at hand.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Please refer to Moodle for more information

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Assess how organisations prepare and implement business and marketing strategies and apply knowledge of finance and financial statements to support business and marketing strategies
  • Evaluate the role of productivity, innovation and entrepreneurship in modern construction management.


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

4 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title
Assessment 4 (A4)

Task Description

This assignment relates to all learning outcomes 1 to 5 inclusive.


Number of Quizzes

1


Frequency of Quizzes

Other


Assessment Due Date

Exam Week Friday (18 Feb 2022) 11:45 pm AEST

Refer to instructions on Moodle home page


Return Date to Students

Within 24 hours of due date or submission date (whichever is the latest).


Weighting
15%

Minimum mark or grade
To pass this unit, you must achieve a minimum of 40% of the quiz mark (6 out of 15).

Assessment Criteria

  • Level of understanding of the scope of work for relevant aspects as evidenced by the extent of information available;
  • Evidence of comprehension of the key issues through the use of appropriate conventions and the accuracy and relevance of information provided;
  • Appropriate application of construction management principles;
  • Evidence of technical ability through clarity, neatness and presentation of work and application of the course material to the information at hand.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Follow quiz instructions on Moodle

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Determine the management activities required for the delivery of construction projects from inception to completion
  • Apply the risk management process to construction management
  • Evaluate the applications and processes needed in preparing construction contracts and tender documentation
  • Assess how organisations prepare and implement business and marketing strategies and apply knowledge of finance and financial statements to support business and marketing strategies
  • Evaluate the role of productivity, innovation and entrepreneurship in modern construction management.


Graduate Attributes
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence

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