BLAR13046 - Built Environment 2

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit, you will explore the roles and responsibilities of the building design professional in relation to the design and planning of the built environment. In this unit you will: Provide an introduction to the development of both urban and regional Australia in terms of infrastructure provision and built environment outcomes; Develop an understanding of how the application of social innovation in the decision-making process can positively affect outcomes for both urban and regional environments; Provide background to the need for triple bottom line decision making in the planning and design process; Develop an understanding of the impact of how current trends can reduce the environmental footprint associated with the development of the built environment. N.B. Students are strongly advised to attempt this unit within their final year of equivalent full-time study to ensure an adequate level of entry knowledge.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites: BLAR11045 Built Environment 1 and

BLAR12036 Building Design 1 and BLAR12050 Contract Documentation

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).

Class Timetable View Unit Timetable
Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2020

Term 3 - 2020 Profile
Online
Term 3 - 2021 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

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 30%
2. Presentation and Written Assessment 70%

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

Past Exams

To view Past Exams, please login
Previous Feedback

Term 3 - 2019 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.7 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 75% 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: Student Feedback
Feedback
This is a good 'real world' unit to help prepare for working in the industry. The assessment task for this subject was interesting and relevant.
Recommendation
This capstone unit will continue to offer learning resources and assessment tasks to prepare for work as building designers.
Action Taken
This capstone unit continues to offer learning resources and assessment tasks in a similar fashion.
Source: Student Feedback
Feedback
This subject will help to make the right decisions with clients for a long time to come.
Recommendation
The unit will continue to support preparations for work as a building design professional.
Action Taken
This capstone unit supports students to prepare for work as a professional building designer.
Source: "Have Your Say" Feedback
Feedback
The best aspect of the unit for me is the feedback which inspires me to improve. Clear and specific assessment feedback allowed me to understand what was expected for the unit tasks.
Recommendation
Continue to provide specific and clear feedback to students.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: "Have Your Say" Feedback
Feedback
I loved the opportunity to experience the full process. I learnt a lot from the hands on approach.
Recommendation
The unit will continue to provide a hands on approach so that students can experience the building design process.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: "Have Your Say" Feedback
Feedback
The biggest issue I had was a lack of experience using revit. The workload is large enough without having to waste time trying to work out how to use revit.
Recommendation
The University now provides access to "ArchiStar" so that students can learn Revit.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Develop project proposals based on the optimum use of the site for a parcel of land which are compliant with a local authority's development plan
  2. Prepare a project feasibility study incorporating 'triple bottom line (TBL)', social innovation and sustainability principles and the use of these metrics to justifying the preferred design option
  3. Select building materials and construction techniques which have a low impact on the natural environment
  4. Solve independently routine and unfamiliar problems using information, technology, logic and ethical decision making
  5. Use appropriate modes of communication and practice personal and interpersonal skills to effectively communicate project proposals and design outcomes.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Presentation and Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Presentation and Written Assessment