Introduction to the Construction Industry
Available in 2013
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 1|
|Distance Education - Callaghan||Semester 1|
Previously offered in 2012, 2011
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.
|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||2013 Course Timetables for ARBE1303|