Introduction to the Construction Industry


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.



  • Semester 1 - 2015

Distance Education - Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Document beginning skills in working in groups.

2. Articulate the structure, behaviour and stakeholders of the construction industry from a number of perspectives.

3. Demonstrate an ability to access cite and reference information relevant to an area of study

4. Demonstrate effective communication skills in oral and written presentations.

5. Identify and apply skills of critical thinking.


  • 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)

This course replaces the following course(s): ARBE1300. Students who have successfully completed ARBE1300 are not eligible to enrol in ARBE1303.

Assessment Items

Quiz: Online Multiple Choice Quizzes

Presentation: Group Oral Presentation

Report: Written Group Report

Contact Hours


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 10 Weeks

Distance learning students will receive equivalent instruction through online or other distance education strategies.