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.

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.
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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2018

Term 3 - 2018 Profile
Distance
Term 3 - 2019 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 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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 3 - 2017 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 28.57% 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: Course evaluation
Feedback
The course material was interesting and the group assignment was a new concept to do externally which was a challenge at first but was very educational.
Recommendation
Group work will continue as a form of authentic assessment and as a way to improve student engagement.
Action Taken
Assessment 3 continued to include and highlight teamwork components with an assessed team presentation for every student team where students would receive comments from and be questioned by two panel members in addition to their lecturer.
Source: Unit Evaluation Survey
Feedback
The group assignment is proving difficult. We all have different work schedules so it is hard to get everyone at once for a meeting.
Recommendation
Teamwork is one of the important graduate skills in the building and construction industries and needs to be addressed in university learning, teaching, and assessment. Strategies such as creating Team Discussion/Collaboration Forums will be adopted to facilitate student communication and interaction for the group assignment.
Action Taken
Nil.
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
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Presentation and Written Assessment
4 - Online Quiz(zes)