Course Title: Final Year Project 7

Part A: Course Overview

Course ID: 002758

Course Title: Final Year Project 7

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


325H Property, Constr & Proj Mgt


Sem 1 2006

Course Coordinator: Mark Vines / Gerard Coutts / Digby Forbes

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2230

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

The first two stages/years of the Program

Course Description

This course continues from BUIL1124 Construction Technology 4. Areas of study will include OH&S legislation practice and an introduction into Facilities Management.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

The specific graduate capabilities that will be addressed, further developed and refined in this course are:
1. Reflective practice

An ability to:-
1.1 reflect on the actions and outcomes of professional practice, and the contribution made to personal and professional practice, the strategies of the employer, and the goals and aspirations of clients and the community.

1.2 to seek further knowledge and understanding as part of life-long learning.

1.3 mould space into an economic, social and aesthetic environment that enhances the community.

2. Evidence based practice

An ability to:-
2.1 identify a problem.

2.2 defend actions and outcomes logically, coherently and with reference to the techniques and methods used in practice.

2.3 put professional practice into a global context, adopting appropriate international best practices and standards at all times.

2.5 adapt to changing methods, technology, practice and contexts.

3 Problem diagnosis and solving

An ability to:-
3.1 resolve problems using sound problem-solving methodologies.

3.2 synthesise knowledge with professional experience to produce the best outcomes when faced with problems.

3.4 apply self-discipline and independent thought to produce a practically-oriented professional outcome.

3.5 work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and to positively contribute to professional outcomes.

3.6 utilise technology to assist professional practice and enhance decision-making capacity.

4 Communication

An ability to:-
4.1 communicate with a wide range of clients, authorities, professionals and other stakeholders.

4.2 ask appropriate questions in a manner that is understood by the other person, listen to, and use, the answer to properly and professionally inform the outcome or path of action chosen.

1.3 receive and synthesise information, from a wide range of people, to achieve an informed outcome.

5. Strategic thinking and action

An ability to:-
5.1 adopt a professional attitude to thinking through problems, evaluating alternative actions and adopting the most defensible strategy.

5.2 adopt a strategic view where problems are part of a larger system, and where feasible solutions must respect the future goals and aspirations of numerous stakeholders.

5.3 link strategic thinking with operational action – to use holistic perspectives to inform day to day decisions and actions.

6. Socially aware and responsible practice

An ability to:-
6.1 be inclusive, socially aware, and have a sense of vision.

6.2 apply appropriate practices and regulations in the work environment, including health and safety practices.

6.3 recognise and make informed judgments about the impact of professional practice on clients and the wider community.

6.4 recognise and deal with environmental, sustainable and cultural issues responsibly and ethically.

At the conclusion of this module students will be conversant with OH&S issues relating to construction sites and roles that various people play in relation to safety of site.

Students will also be introduced to the field of facilities management and the view of this topic from the developers point of view.

Overview of Learning Activities

Students learning experiences through lectures and videos.

Overview of Learning Resources

As per references listed.

Overview of Assessment

For any designated module in a course you must achieve:
• 50% overall,
• at least 40% in the assessment allocated to assignment work or class tests.
• at least 40% in assessment allocated to examinations.
If you fail a module, designated by the course guide, you will be deemed to have failed the whole course and will have to repeat it.