Introduction to the Construction Industry

Course code ARBE1303Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Architecture and Built Environment

Explores the nature of the construction industry from a number of perspectives. Primary elements of basic structure, stakeholders and context are combined through an integrated problem based approach to an ethical context of undergraduate study and the construction industry.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Distance Education - CallaghanSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn completion of this course students should be able to:
- Document beginning skills in working in groups.
- Articulate the structure, behaviour and stakeholders of the construction industry from a number of perspectives.
- Demonstrate an ability to access cite and reference information relevant to an area of study
- Demonstrate effective communication skills in oral and written presentations.
- Identify and apply skills of critical thinking.
Content- The history and development of the construction industry
- What is construction; investigation from a number of perpectives including economical, managerial and environmental.
- Construction industry stakeholder roles and functions in diverse settings
- Introduction to ethical issues: Academic Integrity, confidentiality, autonomy, privacy, equality
- An introduction to environmental compliance (BASIX)
- Critical reading, thinking, writing and oral presentation skills.
- Introduction to problem solving
- Group work dynamics
Replacing Course(s)Renaming of an existing course 10 credit ARBE1300 Construction Integrated Project 1.
TransitionARBE1300 Construction Integrated Project 1 to ARBE1303 Introduction to the Construction Industry.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
External Mode
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsProblem Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Presentations - GroupAn oral presentation by groups on a selected topic.
Quiz - On-line1. Two online compulsory multiple choice quizzes.

2. An online assessment item addressing academic referencing.
Reports1. An academic written piece of group work (professional report) addressing a problem related to the construction industry.
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for ARBE1303