- Compulsory subject credit points
- 60 Essential subjects to complete
- Total credit points
- 80 Your complete degree
This program can be completed in 8 months (2 semesters)
This program can be completed in 8 months (2 semesters)
Students must complete the following sixty credit points (60CP) of subjects.
This subject will provide students with the basic academic skills required to undertake tertiary study. It is designed as an intensive subject which must be undertaken in the first semester of a Bond University College Diploma program. Students will be introduced to the areas of research, essay writing, report writing and referencing, and will workshop and develop these skills through a series of focused activities.Read more
This subject provides an introduction to the rationale, principles, and processes of urban planning in Australia. It reviews strategic and statutory planning processes with particular focus on the key legislation, plan making and development assessment in Queensland and its relevance to other jurisdictions interstate and internationally. Students will gain a basic understanding of planning schemes and development applications to assist them in their chosen profession/s. The subject introduces community engagement, place making and urban governance as important elements of planning process.Read more
The Property and Construction industries play an important role in the creation and transformation of our built environments. In this subject, students are introduced to the processes involved in property development and construction projects and the roles and responsibilities of, and relationships between the various professionals and other industry stakeholders. Through the exploration of 2D drawings, 3D models and physical buildings, students gain an understanding of the history and current practices of design, engineering and construction. Interaction with industry partners provides a contemporary view of relevant issues such as the application of technologies in the industry and the introduction of other innovative practices.Read more
Understanding Buildings 1 provides an overview of the building construction process. Focused on detached housing development, this subject introduces the stakeholders as well as the physical, legislative, and cost factors affecting development of a building. It investigates the component parts of a building and their functions in detail, as well as the construction sequence and methods adopted. Construction terminology is examined and spatial awareness and drawing interpretation is practiced.Read more
In this subject students will be introduced to critical thinking and clear expression. They will evaluate arguments, identify assumptions, judge patterns of inference, and recognise and apply various methods of reasoning. Students will learn how to clarify and visually represent their thinking to make better decisions, evaluate and use evidence, and communicate more effectively in their writing and speaking. Using these skills, students will structure and write an academic essay and deliver an oral presentation.Read more
The subject fosters a lifelong commitment to responsible discourse and action in all spheres of human interaction. Using applied case-based approach, students will gain the critical tools to effectively respond to the moral challenges in their personal, civic, professional and global contexts. After developing a critical vocabulary and problem-solving toolkit for addressing issues of responsibility and right action, students explore a broad range of real-world, contemporary problems. Through the consideration of these problems, students are encouraged to reflect on, develop and articulate a response to the problem, outline how they can act upon their judgement, and justify their decision making. The subject explores issues of responsible decision making in many cultural, professional and political contexts specifically in the areas of civil society, science, business, media, technology, culture and the law. Topics remain flexible to reflect the dynamic nature of questions of responsibility and right action in the 21st century.Read more
Students must choose one (1) of the following twenty credit point (20CP) pathways.
This subject introduces students to the principles, theory and practice of sustainable development and its role in our society. It provides an insight into the key underpinning fundamentals of ecology, natural environment and the built environment before illustrating how they can be put into practice in areas such as the environment, cities and urban development, construction, architecture, property and urban planning.Read more
Issues relating to land economy and the environment underpin sustainable development. Land is both a vital resource and an environmental asset. The subject's focus is on human relationships with land and environment, supply and demand, land and environmental market structures and the management of land as a scarce resource. This subject uses case studies to illustrate the integration and conflict between the land economy and development.Read more
This subject provides basic knowledge and skills required to manage a project or to be an effective member of a project team. It covers the nine functions of project management (cost, time, quality, scope, risk, communication, human resource, procurement and integration) as defined by the Australian Institute of Project Management, tracking a project through its various lifecycles from inception through to completion by the use of a case study.Read more
The subject will introduce students to the theory and practice of property valuation as a professional process primarily from the Australian perspective. The subject is designed to assist students to develop an understanding of the property market, the role of the profession and the methods of valuation used to determine the value of a range of legal interests in property, primarily, at this introductory stage, relating to open market freehold interests. The subject will draw upon the current property market and the assessment will require students to collect and analyse market data from a range of defined sources. Students will also be given the opportunity to acquire the necessary analytical tools to work through property market specific supply and demand issues, identify future market trends and objectively evaluate current issues affecting property being valued. The summative (graded) assessment will be achieved by the completion, at an introductory professional standard, of two comprehensive valuation reports based on field inspections.Read more
This subject provides students from non-engineering backgrounds with a basic understanding of building structures and soil mechanics. Fundamental concepts of structural engineering such as calculation of forces and reactions, properties of common construction materials, bending moments and shear forces are introduced. Structural principles encompassing Strength, Serviceability and Stability are covered. Soil properties are examined and foundation systems are introduced.Read more
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