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SRM750 - Built Environment Professional Practice

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Students enrolled in S700 or S701 must enrol in campus mode

Unit chair:

D Beynon





Incompatible with:

SRM470, SRM591

Contact hours: 1 x 2 hour class, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week

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.


This unit has two purposes; the first is to introduce professional practice principles and the second is to explore the roles and functions of specific built environment professionals. In terms of principles, the unit examines the legal and ethical responsibilities of built environment professionals to clients, consultants and other parties. This will enhance understanding of the interdependency of practice with the drivers and enablers of development and the consequences of their intervention in the built environment. The unit allows the student to contextualise professional practices, ensuring built environment solutions are critiqued, understood and realised within economic, social, cultural and professional contexts. The unit also introduces the principles of the law of contract and the law of tort as they relate to built environment professionals.


In terms of roles and functions of the built environment professional, this unit introduces the principles of discipline-based practice and examines their applications to the control of the built environment, from the pre-design stage to the end of contract administration. This involves strategic management of project based firms; the collaboration process with clients; negotiation with planning and building authorities, methods of building procurement; the control of the pre-design, design, contract documentation and contract administration stages.


Three assignments (20% each) 60%, examination 40%.  To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit students must achieve at least 40% in 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
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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