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SSUD11-103: Introduction to the Property and Construction Industries


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

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • May 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2020 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Architecture and Built Environment
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2019: $4,290
  • Commencing in 2020: $4,340

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.

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This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/07/2018
Semester start10/09/2018
Subject start10/09/2018
Cancellation 1?24/09/2018
Cancellation 2?01/10/2018
Last enrolment23/09/2018
Withdraw – Financial?05/10/2018
Withdraw – Academic?27/10/2018
Teaching census?05/10/2018
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/03/2019
Semester start13/05/2019
Subject start13/05/2019
Cancellation 1?27/05/2019
Cancellation 2?03/06/2019
Last enrolment26/05/2019
Withdraw – Financial?07/06/2019
Withdraw – Academic?29/06/2019
Teaching census?07/06/2019