MMP112 - Sustainable Construction

Unit details

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Year2014 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
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Unit chair:

N Hurst





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Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour class, 1 x 1 hour seminars


You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


The aim of this unit is to introduce students to residential property construction techniques and the principles of building construction technology, materials and procedures and the key social, economic and environmental factors affecting sustainability. Students in this unit are introduced to sustainable building concepts , being increasing important in today’s society and a key competency requirement for property and real estate professionals. The fundamentals of construction technology, materials and processes are linked to real world examples for residential developments. In particular, property and real estate professionals need to understand issues such as depreciation and the principles of building maintenance in the context of property value.


Assessment 1 (individual) - Assignment (2500 words) - 25%

Assessmemt 2 (individual) - Assignment (2500 words) - 25%

Examination (2 hours) - 50%

Hurdle requirement: achieve at least 50% of the marks available on the examination.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
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