BLCN12035 - Construction Management

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit will provide you with an understanding of the: characteristics of the construction industry with emphasis on the demand for industry services; response by the construction industry organisations to that demand; contractual links between industry participants to provide the services; management activities required for the delivery of construction projects from inception to completion; and the views of informed opinion on some future directions for the industry.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA 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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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2023

Term 3 - 2023 Profile

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 5%
2. Written Assessment 30%
3. Presentation and Written Assessment 50%
4. Online Quiz(zes) 15%

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

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Previous Feedback

Term 3 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 18.18% 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: 'Have your say' unit evaluation survey.
The quality of the feedback on assessment tasks was great. Phillip (Lecturer) explains course material brilliantly and the assignments are set out well.
The same delivery strategy will be adopted for the next year.
Action Taken
We engaged the same experienced lecturer and adopted the same delivery strategy.
Source: 'Have your say' unit evaluation survey.
Possibly some further information in regards to start-up business plans or an example. There are plenty of established business plans that can be found online to review but a start-up was more difficult.
The lecturer will be notified to give more examples and further explain start-up business plans in the next delivery of the unit.
Action Taken
The unit was reviewed to include up-to-date examples and content.
Source: Unit Evaluation Survey
Students found it easy to navigate through all learning material.
We continue to adopt the same practice in future offering of the unit.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Determine the management activities required for the delivery of construction projects from inception to completion
  2. Apply the risk management process to construction management
  3. Evaluate the applications and processes needed in preparing construction contracts and tender documentation
  4. Assess how organisations prepare and implement business and marketing strategies and apply knowledge of finance and financial statements to support business and marketing strategies
  5. Evaluate the role of productivity, innovation and entrepreneurship in modern construction management.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Presentation and Written Assessment
4 - Online Quiz(zes)
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
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 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Presentation and Written Assessment
4 - Online Quiz(zes)