BLDG 0001 Academic Skills for Construction Management (WSTC Prep)

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 700200

Coordinator Robert Paluzzano Opens in new window

Description This unit is designed to assist students to become successful independent and reflective learners. It introduces students to a range of theories and concepts to facilitate the development of practical skills and personal attitudes necessary for success in tertiary study. The unit also develops basic competencies in using computers and application software for the Building Design Management and Construction Management industries. The unit covers the use of word-processing software and spreadsheets. Students are also introduced to project management and design software.

School Western Sydney The College

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 0 Preparatory subject

Restrictions Students must be enrolled at Western Sydney University, The College.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Use both independent and collaborative learning strategies to advance the knowledge of the individual and that of their peers.
  2. Communicate effectively through the development of critical reading, listening, speaking and writing skills in context.
  3. Locate and use information technology systems and educational technologies to support learning and assessment.
  4. Apply the process of reflection to learning experiences, in order to assess their own learning styles and �elearn how to learn�f.
  5. Identify and describe the basic computer concepts and us

Subject Content

Topic 1: Introduction to tertiary study
Topic 2: Blended learning
Topic 3: Advanced tertiary skills
Topic4: Research methods forconstruction studies;
- Introduction to scientific methods
- Report writing
- Data handling
- Critical reading
- Research and referencing (journal articles)
- Project report
Topic 5: Introduction to information systems and technology as they relate to the building and construction industry.
Topic 6: Introduction to the basics of proposing, designing, estimating and scheduling of a construction project
Topic 1: Introduction to tertiary study
Topic 2: Blended learning
Topic 3: Advanced tertiary skills
Topic4: Research methods forconstruction studies;
- Introduction to scientific methods
- Report writing
- Data handling
- Critical reading
- Research and referencing (journal articles)
- Project report
Topic 5: Introduction to information systems and technology as they relate to the building and construction industry.
Topic 6: Introduction to the basics of proposing, designing, estimating and scheduling of a construction project

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Oral Presentation 5 minutes 10% N Individual
Reflective Learning Journal 800 words 30% N Individual
Research Project Report (Draft) 20% N Individual
Research Project Report 1000 words 40% N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Trimester 1

Penrith (Kingswood)

Day

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Trimester 3

Penrith (Kingswood)

Day

Subject Contact Robert Paluzzano Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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