BLAR14017 - Built Environment Projects
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

In this unit, you will learn by combining workplace opportunities and a guided research methodology to produce a folio of logged experience, critical reflection and local and international project analyses to grow your intellectual capital. You will use the university’s graduate attributes to evaluate and report your professional interpersonal strengths and weaknesses using various modes of communication. Students who have successfully completed BLCN14036 or BLSV14014 should not enrol in this unit.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 4
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisite Condition: Successfully completed 108 units of credits in the Building Surveying (Honours) or Construction Management (Honours) course.

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).

Offerings

Term 2 - 2017
  • Distance

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate 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.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Portfolio 26%
2. Portfolio 36%
3. Portfolio 38%

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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

All University policies are available on the IMPortal.

You may wish to view these policies:

  • Grades and Results Procedure
  • Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework)
  • Review of Grade Procedure
  • Academic Misconduct Procedure
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – Domestic Students
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – International Students
  • Refund and Excess Payments (Credit Balances) Policy and Procedure
  • Student Feedback – Compliments and Complaints Policy and Procedure
  • Acceptable Use of Information and Communications Technology Facilities and Devices Policy and Procedure

This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of University policies are available on the IMPortal.

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.

Feedback Source Recommendation
The ability to be able to reflect on the unit and the course more generally. Student evaluation Reflecting on the consequence of an action is integral towards developing industry-based attributes as part of the student learning experience.
Feedback was not returned in a timely manner, which is surprising for the low number of students who participated in the course. The requirements for the assessment tasks need to be re-evaluated. I have never seen a "folio" that required an executive summary, nor have I seen a "report" where you are required to change from 3rd person to 1st person. I found the lecturer tended to "nit-pick" with the grading, making note of items that are insignificant, or do not matter. In saying that, the feedback was extensive, which is good. Student evaluation A review of the assessment briefing process and re-balancing the level of feedback given to improve the assessment turnaround time will be undertaken before the next offering.
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Compile a professional quality folio of logged experience, critical reflections and local and international project analyses to grow your intellectual capital.
  2. Evaluate and report your professional interpersonal strengths and weaknesses.
  3. Discover solutions to routine and unfamiliar problems using the university’s graduate attributes.
  4. Use effectively a range of appropriate communication modes.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Portfolio
2 - Portfolio
3 - Portfolio

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1. Communication
2. Problem Solving
3. Critical Thinking  
4. Information Literacy
5. Team Work      
6. Information Technology Competence
7. Cross Cultural Competence      
8. Ethical practice

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Portfolio  
2 - Portfolio
3 - Portfolio

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • MS Office or equivalent software
  • Web camera (webcam)
  • Computer headset (microphone speaker combo)
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorKevin Stone (k.j.stone@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 10-07-2017

Introduction and first steps

Please refer to the Moodle site for specific readings and additional unit information.

Also refer to the universities guide to using the Harvard referencing system.

Week 2 17-07-2017

Project proposals

Please refer to the Moodle site for specific readings and additional unit information

Week 3 24-07-2017

Reflective enquiry

Please refer to the Moodle site for specific readings and additional unit information

Week 4 31-07-2017

Work integrated learning

Please refer to the Moodle site for specific readings and additional unit information

Week 5 07-08-2017

Industry practice

Please refer to the Moodle site for specific readings and additional unit information

Portfolio 1 Due Monday (07 Aug 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Vacation Week 14-08-2017

No scheduled study this week

Relax and enjoy your break!

Week 6 21-08-2017

Project appraisals

Please refer to the Moodle site for specific readings and additional unit information

Week 7 28-08-2017

Online presentation skills

Please refer to the Moodle site for specific readings and additional unit information

Week 8 04-09-2017

Graduate attributes

Please refer to the Moodle site for specific readings and additional unit information

Week 9 11-09-2017

Graduate attributes

Please refer to the Moodle site for specific readings and additional unit information

Week 10 18-09-2017

Professional Ethics

Please refer to the Moodle site for specific readings and additional unit information

Portfolio 2 Due Monday (18 Sep 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 11 25-09-2017

Experiential learning

Please refer to the Moodle site for specific readings and additional unit information

Week 12 02-10-2017

Review

Please refer to the Moodle site for specific readings and additional unit information

Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017

Class seminar

Exam Week 16-10-2017

Relax - there is no examination, you are finished! :)

Portfolio 3 Due Friday (20 Oct 17) 11:45 PM AEST

1 Portfolio

Assessment Title Portfolio 1
Task Description

This assessment will require you to research and respond to 3 tasks that explore building industry engagement, regulatory and procuring processes and issues.

The portfolio will require you to provide information for:

1. Industry accreditation requirements

2. A reflective model for professional learning

3. A selected issue confronting the future development of the building industry (stage 1).

Assessment Due Date Week 5 Monday (07-Aug-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 7 Monday (28-Aug-2017)
Weighting 26%
Assessment Criteria

Your assessment should be produced in electronic format.

Before or on the nominated due date, upload your work following the on-screen instructions.

Your submission will be processed through the similarity detection software, Turnitin. You may amend your work based on the detection report.

You must ensure that the work is your own and that any cited work has been correctly referenced as per the CQU requirements.

The assessment will address the following attributes:

Show clarity and succinctness of expression.

Adequate coverage of topics discussed.

Supporting information correctly referenced.

Present original thoughts and opinions.

Communicate using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation.

Use graphs, illustrations and other graphics to visually support your submission.

Explain the core knowledge associated with this unit and show appropriate application of that knowledge.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Via the Moodle Assessment portal, submit a single PDF file.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Compile a professional quality folio of logged experience, critical reflections and local and international project analyses to grow your intellectual capital.

2. Evaluate and report your professional interpersonal strengths and weaknesses.

3. Discover solutions to routine and unfamiliar problems using the university’s graduate attributes.

4. Use effectively a range of appropriate communication modes.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice



2 Portfolio

Assessment Title Portfolio 2
Task Description

This second Assessment will require you to research and respond to 2 tasks that explore building industry engagement, regulatory and procuring processes and issues.

The portfolio will require you to provide information for:

1. A reflective model for professional learning

2. A selected issue confronting the future development of the building industry (stage 2).

Assessment Due Date Week 10 Monday (18-Sep-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 12 Tuesday (03-Oct-2017)
Weighting 36%
Assessment Criteria

Your assessment should be produced in electronic format.

Before or on the nominated due date, upload your work following the on-screen instructions.

Your submission will be processed through the similarity detection software, Turnitin. You may amend your work based on the detection report.

You must ensure that the work is your own and that any cited work has been correctly referenced as per the CQU requirements.

The assessment will address the following attributes:

Show clarity and succinctness of expression.

Adequate coverage of topics discussed.

Supporting information correctly referenced.

Present original thoughts and opinions.

Communicate using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation.

Use graphs, illustrations and other graphics to visually support your submission.

Explain the core knowledge associated with this unit and show appropriate application of that knowledge.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Via the Moodle Assessment portal, submit a single PDF file.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Compile a professional quality folio of logged experience, critical reflections and local and international project analyses to grow your intellectual capital.

2. Evaluate and report your professional interpersonal strengths and weaknesses.

3. Discover solutions to routine and unfamiliar problems using the university’s graduate attributes.

4. Use effectively a range of appropriate communication modes.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



3 Portfolio

Assessment Title Portfolio 3
Task Description

This final assessment requires you to research and respond to 3 tasks that explore building industry engagement, regulatory and procuring processes and issues.

The portfolio will require you to provide information for:

1. Industry accreditation requirements

2. A reflective model for graduate attributes

3. A selected issue confronting the future development of the building industry (stage 3).

Assessment Due Date Exam Week Friday (20-Oct-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Friday 28/10/16
Weighting 38%
Assessment Criteria

Your assessment should be produced in electronic format.

Before or on the nominated due date, upload your work following the on-screen instructions.

Your submission will be processed through the similarity detection software, Turnitin. You may amend your work based on the detection report.

You must ensure that the work is your own and that any cited work has been correctly referenced as per the CQU requirements.

The assessment will address the following attributes:

Show clarity and succinctness of expression.

Adequate coverage of topics discussed.

Supporting information correctly referenced.

Present original thoughts and opinions.

Communicate using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation.

Use graphs, illustrations and other graphics to visually support your submission.

Explain the core knowledge associated with this unit and show appropriate application of that knowledge.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 19/38
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Via the Moodle Assessment portal, submit a two file combination comprising a single PDF file and a separate MS PowerPoint or equivalent file.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Compile a professional quality folio of logged experience, critical reflections and local and international project analyses to grow your intellectual capital.

2. Evaluate and report your professional interpersonal strengths and weaknesses.

3. Discover solutions to routine and unfamiliar problems using the university’s graduate attributes.

4. Use effectively a range of appropriate communication modes.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



Engagement

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).


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