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SSUD11-103: Introduction to the Property and Construction Industries

Description

Students gain an understanding of the historical background to engineering, design and materials relevant to construction that has led to the development of the modern industry and its methods and organisation. Interaction with industry partners provides a contemporary view of relevant issues such as the application of digital technologies in the industry and the introduction of other innovative practices. The roles and responsibilities of and relationships between the various professionals and other industry stakeholders are discussed. Students are encouraged to consider industry issues in a critical and constructive manner.

Subject details

TypeUndergraduate
CodeSSUD11-103
EFTSL0.125
FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • May 2018 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2018 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2019 [Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study abroadAvailable to Study Abroad students
Study areas
  • Architecture and Built Environment
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2017: $4,205
  • Commencing in 2018: $4,247

Learning outcomes

1. The capacity to outline the structure and operation of the broader property development industry and of the building/construction industry in particular.
2. Knowledge of the main stakeholders in the property and construction industries and the roles and responsibilities of property and construction professionals.
3. An understanding of the historical development of the construction industry and how that has shaped the industry as it operates today.
4. An awareness of innovation and its importance in the property development/construction sphere.
5. An understanding of the framework of the development industry and its processes that will underpin students' subsequent studies and careers.
6. Entry-level understanding of key issues such as workplace health and safety, industrial relations and work/life balance for construction professionals.

Prerequisites

No prior knowledge required.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard
Enrolment opens19/03/2017
Semester start15/05/2017
Subject start15/05/2017
Cancellation 1?29/05/2017
Cancellation 2?05/06/2017
Last enrolment28/05/2017
Last withdrawal?09/06/2017
Teaching census?09/06/2017
Standard
Enrolment opens16/07/2017
Semester start11/09/2017
Subject start11/09/2017
Cancellation 1?25/09/2017
Cancellation 2?02/10/2017
Last enrolment24/09/2017
Last withdrawal?06/10/2017
Teaching census?06/10/2017
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/03/2018
Semester start14/05/2018
Subject start14/05/2018
Cancellation 1?28/05/2018
Cancellation 2?04/06/2018
Last enrolment27/05/2018
Last withdrawal?08/06/2018
Teaching census?08/06/2018