BLAR12041 - Building Materials 2

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit will provide you with knowledge of physical and chemical properties, usage, durability, innovation and disposal of brick, block masonry, ceramics, polymers, glass, bituminous materials, synthetics, paints and hazardous materials. You will learn about relevant Australian and International Standards; quality control procedures for the manufacture, testing and handling of materials; life cycle impacts and conditions through recycling, re-use, by-products synergy and resource efficiency.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
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.

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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2020

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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 Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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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
Assignments took along time to receive back.
Recommendation
The feedbacks will be returned to students within 14 days after the due date and before the due date of the next assignment.
Action Taken
The assignment feedback has been returned to students within 14 days.
Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
The assessment items should be clearly articulated with a clear presentation of questions
Recommendation
Clarify the assessment questions in Moodle pages, forums and lectures. Stick to the marking criteria once this is posted online. A more detailed rubric will be provided.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
Communication through the forum was poorly lacking. Answers on the forum were completely inadequate.
Recommendation
The lecturer will regularly monitor the forum and answer student's questions there.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
Add more learning resources in Moodle
Recommendation
More learning resources relevant to this subject will be added and the learning guide will be updated.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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