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BLCN28001 - Construction Procurement

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Construction Procurement examines key concepts and principles of construction procurement, i.e. methods, processes and practices of building procurement. You will become familiar with contemporary international practices of construction procurement, i.e. relational contracting, strategic alliances and public-private partnerships. You will develop skills to critically examine the complexity of issues associated with strategic procurement and components of procurement processes. Through a number of national and international case studies, you will analyse the impacts of construction procurement decisions on economic, environmental, social and cultural outcomes. You will reflect on the key themes in relation to procurement strategies, i.e. partnering culture as well as management of risks, relationships and supply chains. This unit also develops your skills to apply advanced practice knowledge in construction procurement within complex construction team environments in public and private sectors.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 8
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 - 2021

Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Brisbane
Perth
Term 1 - 2022 Profile
Brisbane
Perth
Term 2 - 2022 Profile
Brisbane
Perth

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 Postgraduate 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. Written Assessment 40%
3. Presentation 30%

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

Term 2 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 50% 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, Moodle Survey
Feedback
Student feedback described this unit as a ’great learning experience’, which they ‘really enjoyed.’ Students also identified that the learning activities developed their ‘critical thinking and creativity.' One student described the unit overall as a ‘great opportunity to learn' and ‘giving the opportunity to present, that was a really good experience, thanks again.' Students organised and facilitated an industry event at the end of the unit. One student, who was supported to take on the facilitator role wrote, ‘It was really amazing, thanks for your support and commitment to make this possible.’ The Senior Learning Designer visited the class and observed the student learning design for skills development. Her peer feedback noted ‘Great to mention how it all fitted to the Graduate Attributes and Unit Learning Outcomes, students could clearly understand what is expected of them in this assessment.’ For next year, one student recommends including a quiz at the end of the unit.
Recommendation
The suggestion of a quiz is a good idea, for the end of unit industry event which is student-led. Perhaps in combined student and industry teams, the quiz can be held as part of a networking event to extend skills, share knowledge and meet with practitioners.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Evaluate concepts and principles of construction procurement, i.e. methods, processes and practices of building procurement
  2. Critically examine the impacts of construction procurement decisions on economic, environmental, social and cultural outcomes
  3. Reflect on the key themes in relation to procurement strategies, i.e. partnering culture as well as management of risks, relationships and supply chains
  4. Apply advanced practice knowledge in construction procurement within complex construction team environments in public and private sectors.


Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Presentation
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Presentation