Course Title: International Development - Asia

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: International Development - Asia

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


325H Property, Constr & Proj Mgt


Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014

Course Coordinator: Mark Vines

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2230

Course Coordinator

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This course is only open to 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students

Course Description

To introduce students to construction developments in Dubai and HongKong
The concept is to broaden the knowledge of students in the areas of technologies and processes used in construction in another country with cultures outside Australia, and compare with those practices used in Melbourne, Australia.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

At the conclusion of this course a student will be able to understand and describe the various forms of construction techniques adopted in other visiting countries.


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.

2. Evidence based practice

2.1 identify a problem.

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

2.4 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.

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

4. Communication

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.

6. Socially aware and responsible practice

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

At the conclusion of this course, students will have received an appreciation of different construction technologies, management techniques, property types and values in Dubai and HongKong.

Overview of Learning Activities

Students will gain an appreciation and understanding of various forms of construction outside Australia. This will be carried out through a series of site visits in the visiting countries covering a variety of commercial construction projects predominantly and may include domestic and civil works.

Overview of Learning Resources

As per attached list.

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.