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BLCN29001 - Construction Technology

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit provides an introduction to modern building construction technology with an emphasis on multi-unit and low-rise construction. You will discover how key functions and performance requirements are linked to material selection, structural design and construction methods. You will learn about advancements in materials technology and construction methods, how they are interlinked and all come together to influence the construction of buildings. The unit relates and outlines procedures, principles, and methods of modern construction of residential and commercial projects including multi-storey buildings as designated by the National Construction Code for building classes 2 to 9.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
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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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2020

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Brisbane
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Term 1 - 2022 Profile
Brisbane
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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. In-class Test(s) 25%
2. Research Assignment 40%
3. Examination 35%

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 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 my say
Feedback
The students commented that the learning engagement was very cooperative and supportive throughout the entire semester. Suggestion for improvement noted that Moodle resources include additional reading materials.
Recommendation
Moodle will be upgraded in terms of content to include additional learning materials.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Critically evaluate modern construction technology methods as they relate to the building and construction industry within national and international construction sectors
  2. Synthesise and evaluate the range of contemporary construction technology methods and how these affect construction management teams in terms of appropriate management techniques to ensure the construction is delivered on time, within budget and quality
  3. Consider economic, environmental, social and cultural sustainability when selecting relevant construction technology
  4. Generate and justify solutions to complex construction problems using cognitive, technical and creative skills.

The Royal Australian Institute of Building has provided provisional approval.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - In-class Test(s)
2 - Research Assignment
3 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
4 - Research
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - In-class Test(s)
3 - Examination
2 - Research Assignment