Introduction to the Construction Industry
|Course code ARBE1303||Units 10||Level 1000||Faculty 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 2014
|Objectives||On 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.|
|Transition||ARBE1300 Construction Integrated Project 1 to ARBE1303 Introduction to the Construction Industry.|
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : IT Based|
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
|Teaching Methods||Problem Based Learning|
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for ARBE1303|