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SDCM71-313: Integrated Measurement and Professional Practice January 2018 [Intensive - Weeks 4 and 9]

General information

This subject develops a mature understanding of the management of the processes associated with the production of contract documents particularly those that are integrated with cost management. There is an emphasis on emerging and innovative technologies and techniques that integrate activities such as complex building measurement with a range of information management tools. Strong links are developed with the quantity surveying profession and the wider construction industry through guest lectures and case studies of projects presented by industry professionals. Related aspects of professional practice are explored.

Changes due to Commonwealth Games: The University has marginally altered the timetable for the January semester of 2018 (181) to ensure that students have the opportunity to engage with the Commonwealth Games to be held in April 2018. The modified timetable has been designed to not impact on overall subject or program learning outcomes. Some subjects may be delivered in a slightly modified mode to accommodate the change. Specific arrangements will be included on the iLearn site for each subject. All changes to the class schedule have the full approval of University and Academic Unit administration and will not adversely affect student learning or assessment.

Details

Academic unit:Faculty of Society & Design
Subject code:SDCM71-313
Subject title:Integrated Measurement and Professional Practice
Subject level:Postgraduate
Semester/Year:January 2018
Credit points:10

Delivery & attendance

Timetable: https://bond.edu.au/timetable
Delivery mode:

Intensive

Workload items:
  • Seminar: x2 (Total hours: 14) - Seminar 1
  • Seminar: x2 (Total hours: 14) - Seminar 2
  • Seminar: x2 (Total hours: 14) - Seminar 3
  • Personal Study Hours: x12 (Total hours: 78) - Recommended Study Hours
Attendance and learning activities: Attend all intensive sessions. Most sessions build on the work on the previous one. It is difficult to recover if you miss a session. Regular online engagement is crucial.

Resources

Prescribed resources: No Prescribed resources. After enrolment, students can check the Books and Tools area in iLearn for the full Resource List.
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To access these services, log on to the Student Portal from the Bond University website as www.bond.edu.au

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?

Nil

Restrictions: ?

Nil

Assurance of learning

Assurance of Learning means that universities take responsibility for creating, monitoring and updating curriculum, teaching and assessment so that students graduate with the knowledge, skills and attributes they need for employability and/or further study.

At Bond University, we carefully develop subject and program outcomes to ensure that student learning in each subject contributes to the whole student experience. Students are encouraged to carefully read and consider subject and program outcomes as combined elements.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

Program Learning Outcomes provide a broad and measurable set of standards that incorporate a range of knowledge and skills that will be achieved on completion of the program. If you are undertaking this subject as part of a degree program, you should refer to the relevant degree program outcomes and graduate attributes as they relate to this subject.

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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
  1. Apply the principles of measurement and estimating to more challenging areas of specialised work sections using digital technologies and tools.
  2. Analyse and critically evaluate industry methods and practices associated with the production and use of contract documentation and discuss these in the context of established and emerging professional practice.
  3. Reflect on your own learning experience and use that reflection to identify areas of knowledge, skill and practice that you consider are important for you to pursue in order to enhance your career prospects and professional performance.
  4. Provide preliminary advice to clients on the adoption of new management technologies and tools in the process of building procurement.

Assessment

Assessment details

TypeTask%Timing*Outcomes assessed
Essay Major assignment 30% Progressive 1, 2, 4.
Blog Weekly Blog 10% Weekly 2, 3.
Essay Minor assignment 10% Week 8 2, 4.
Paper-based Examination (Closed) ^ Final Exam 50% Final Examination Period 1, 2, 3, 4.

Pass requirement

Minimum marks are required for each assessment and students must score at least 50% in the exam as well as achieving an aggregarte score of at least 50% in order to pass this subject.

  • ^ Students must pass this assessment to pass the subject
  • * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
  • C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.

Assessment criteria

High Distinction 85-100 Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.
Distinction 75-84 Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.
Credit 65-74 Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.
Pass 50-64 Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.
Fail 0-49 Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.

Quality assurance

For the purposes of quality assurance, Bond University conducts an evaluation process to measure and document student assessment as evidence of the extent to which program and subject learning outcomes are achieved. Some examples of student work will be retained for potential research and quality auditing purposes only. Any student work used will be treated confidentially and no student grades will be affected.

Study information

Submission procedures

Students must check the [email protected] subject site for detailed assessment information and submission procedures.

Policy on late submission and extensions

A late penalty will be applied to all overdue assessment tasks unless an extension is granted by the subject coordinator. The standard penalty will be 10% of marks awarded to that assessment per day late with no assessment to be accepted seven days after the due date. Where a student is granted an extension, the penalty of 10% per day late starts from the new due date.

Policy on plagiarism

University’s Academic Integrity Policy defines plagiarism as the act of misrepresenting as one’s own original work: another’s ideas, interpretations, words, or creative works; and/or one’s own previous ideas, interpretations, words, or creative work without acknowledging that it was used previously (i.e., self-plagiarism). The University considers the act of plagiarising to be a breach of the Student Conduct Code and, therefore, subject to the Discipline Regulations which provide for a range of penalties including the reduction of marks or grades, fines and suspension from the University.

Bond University utilises Originality Reporting software to inform academic integrity.

Feedback on assessment

Feedback on assessment will be provided to students within two weeks of the assessment submission due date, as per the Assessment Policy.

Disability support

If you have a disability, illness, injury or health condition that impacts your capacity to complete studies, exams or assessment tasks, it is important you let us know your special requirements, early in the semester. Students will need to make an application for support and submit it with recent, comprehensive documentation at an appointment with a Disability Officer. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Office at the earliest possible time, to meet staff and learn about the services available to meet your specific needs. Please note that late notification or failure to disclose your disability can be to your disadvantage as the University cannot guarantee support under such circumstances.

Additional subject information

The Faculty's grading system states that 'if a lecturer's assessment method contains elements that must be passed in order for a student to pass the subject, and if a student fails one of these elements, but otherwise has a passing cumulative score, then the percentage mark awarded is 46% and the grade is Fail'. To gain a pass in this subject you must satisfy three criteria: you must gain at least 40% in each of the first three assessment tasks, and you must gain at least 50% for the class test and you must gain an aggregate or cumulative score (i.e. the sum of the marks for the four assessment tasks) of at least 50 (of a possible 100) - failure to satisfy any criterion will result in a 46 Fail. Please note: If you fail by a narrow margin you may be offered the chance to do some extra assignment work Extra assignment work must be completed satisfactorily and on time if the failing mark is to become a pass. In such cases the maximum final (total) mark will not be more than 50.

Subject curriculum

Refer to iLearn for details of times/dates of teaching blocks

Approved on: Mar 18, 2017. Edition: 2.1
Last updated: Jul 4, 2017.