BLAR14017 - Built Environment Projects

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit, you will learn by combining workplace opportunities and a guided research methodology to produce a folio of logged experience, critical reflection and local and international project analyses to grow your intellectual capital. You will use the university’s graduate attributes to evaluate and report your professional interpersonal strengths and weaknesses using various modes of communication. Students who have successfully completed BLCN14036 or BLSV14014 should not enrol in this unit.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 4
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisite Condition: Successfully completed 108 units of credits in the Building Surveying (Honours) or Construction Management (Honours) course.

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 2 - 2022

Term 2 - 2022 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. Portfolio 26%
2. Portfolio 36%
3. Portfolio 38%

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 2 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.2 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 62.5% 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
Difficulty in finding resources held within Moodle.
Recommendation
Microsoft Teams will be restricted to communication use. Moodle will undergo a major refresh before the next offering.
Action Taken
Moodle was amended but still requires a major refresh/design.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Assignment marking was rather slow and did not meet the two weeks I get.
Recommendation
The lecturer will take advantage of marking assistance if required to ensure the two-week target is met.
Action Taken
Marking was returned within the required two weeks of submission.
Source: Lecturer feedback
Feedback
Engagement of students within tutorials is extremely low, as has been the case in previous years.
Recommendation
Microsoft Teams will be used to improve communications in an attempt to improve student engagement.
Action Taken
MS Teams was actively used, however, tutorial attendance remained very limited to a small group of students.
Source: Lecturer feedback
Feedback
A recommended text will be removed for future offerings.
Recommendation
An improved study guide will be developed and updated yearly. MS Teams will circulate current articles and published papers as required.
Action Taken
The study guide was rewritten and expanded.
Source: Lecturer
Feedback
Poor attendance at tutorials was reflected in students difficulties with assignments and satisfaction with the unit as a whole.
Recommendation
Continue to encourage students to attend tutorials and move student support towards the use of MS Teams.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Feedback
Feedback
Some students felt the assessment tasks did not help them learn and were not applicable to their work.
Recommendation
More clarity will be provided that the unit provides professional skills and not industry knowledge. It is essential that all are aware that the unit is a requirement of their industry bodies accreditation of the courses. All assessment tasks will be replaced to avoid duplication of issues, separating skills such as personal reflections into a stand along with assessment tasks. The remaining tasks will be aligned with industry codes of practice etc.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Lecturer and Student Feedback
Feedback
Students struggled with finding information within Moodle and MS Teams.
Recommendation
MS Teams will be used as the only communication system. Moodle will be the main repository of all resources, MS Teams being used to disseminate additional topical information or/and issue resources a student requests.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Compile a professional quality folio of logged experience, critical reflections and local and international project analyses to grow your intellectual capital.
  2. Evaluate and report your professional interpersonal strengths and weaknesses.
  3. Discover solutions to routine and unfamiliar problems using the university’s graduate attributes.
  4. Use effectively a range of appropriate communication modes.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Portfolio
2 - Portfolio
3 - Portfolio
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
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
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 10
1 - Portfolio
2 - Portfolio
3 - Portfolio