BLAR13051 - Design Documentation

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit will focus on developing skill required for successful project briefing and design phase development. It will require the establishment of a project brief and a demonstrated understanding of activities required as a part of the design phase of a project. Determining client needs; Establishing the project brief; Developing tools for developing and communication options throughout design phase of a project; Coordination and involvement in the design team; Developing communications mechanisms for design phases; Developing and maintaining a continuous learning strategy for practice as a design professional.

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

Prerequisite: BLAR13037 Building Design 2

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 1 - 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 40%
2. Presentation and Written Assessment 35%
3. Presentation and Written Assessment 25%

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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Previous Feedback

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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 Survey
Feedback
Resources presented will assist in further career. Feedback presented was clear and to the point. Lecturer always responded to any queries presented, be in email, forum post or direct question during live session.
Recommendation
Continue to provide up-to-date resources to assist student learning. Design critique/review forums will further be refined and highlighted to provide students with constructive feedback on their designs from both the lecturer and fellow students.
Action Taken
The unit delivery was continued with the same delivery strategy enhancing the constructive feedback on students' designs from both the lecturer and peers.
Source: 'Have your say' student unit evaluation survey
Feedback
The design problems were relevant and interesting. The alignment with work practices is very useful. I really enjoyed the opportunity to provide and receive feedback from my fellow students during the design process. The weekly lectures provide an opportunity to seek clarification on aspects of the course material and assessment items.
Recommendation
Same delivery strategy will be maintained.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: 'Have your say' student unit evaluation survey
Feedback
There should be more accuracy/consistency around assessment due dates although the lecturer worked quickly to resolve these as they arose.
Recommendation
Any inconsistencies of assessment due dates will be identified prior to the commencement of term.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Formulate a strategy for obtaining the information required for a client brief and a design brief
  2. Produce design documentation including drawings from a site plan and brief
  3. Develop a continuous learning strategy as a design professional
  4. Solve routine and unfamiliar problems using information, technology, logic and ethical decision making
  5. Practice personal and interpersonal skills
  6. Use effectively a range of appropriate communication modes.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Presentation and Written Assessment
3 - 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 6
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
8 - Ethical practice
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
3 - Presentation and Written Assessment