BLAR11049 - Built Environment Communication and Skills

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit introduces you to elementary communication concepts that are relevant to a career in the built environment. Topics include writing and presentation, basic mathematics as applicable in the built environment, interpretation commonly used in industry documentation, effective plan and specification reading and analysis, academic referencing and library skills, oral and written communication, negotiation, teamwork, conflict resolution and ethical issues. The unit develops your ability to use the learning management systems, unit profile, resource materials and study guides. All topics are discussed in a technical context with an emphasis on practical exercises and application in the built environment. The unit will introduce you to the core elements of social innovative practice and how these principles can be applied to a range of cultural and environmental contexts.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 Profile
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).

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.

Assessment Tasks

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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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 50% response rate.

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.

Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
The student cohort is extremely diverse and as a result some students were frustrated by the ease of the unit and others by the difficulty.
Recommendation
Better highlight the aims of the unit for those students familiar with the content that find it easy and provide further support for those unfamiliar with the content that are experiencing difficulties.
Action Taken
As part of each assessment briefing, context was given as to how the task served as preparation for future units of study.
Source: Student evaluation
Feedback
The lectures. The PowerPoint was sometimes slow and didn’t show up as they were being discussed.
Recommendation
A review of Zoom and current computer system will seek ways to improve the hosting experience.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student evaluation
Feedback
Enjoyed learning some basic math skills that I lacked at school.
Recommendation
Unit review will maintain the maths endorsement provided.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student evaluation
Feedback
Results/feedback for assessment 3 took too long.
Recommendation
Review will look at marking assistance to shorten return time.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student evaluation
Feedback
I liked how we could connect with the teacher before the live discussion if we had any doubts.
Recommendation
Consultation time before and after the scheduled online class will be retained.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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