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Unit details

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:

David Beynon

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

SRM470, SRM591

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

Note:

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. 

Content

This unit has two purposes; the first is to introduce professional practice principles and the second is to explore the roles and functions of, and interactions between, built environment professionals. The unit has an emphasis on professional practitioner involvement in the building construction industry and the roles of architects and landscape architects in working with urban planners, urban designers, construction managers and other building industry professionals

In terms of principles, the unit explores the legal and ethical responsibilities of built environment professionals to clients, consultants and other parties. This exploration will enable students to contextualise professional practices, ensuring they are critiqued, understood and realised within economic, social, cultural and professional contexts. The unit also introduces the bases for professional competency and registration, principles of the law of contract, law of tort, copyright, moral rights and professional codes of conduct as they relate to built environment professionals.

In terms of roles and functions of the built environment professional, this unit examines the interaction of architects and landscape architects with urban planners, urban designers and construction managers in relation to business and procurement processes. This involves establishment and organisation of small practices; the collaboration process with clients; feasibility studies, negotiations with planning and building authorities, tendering, methods of building procurement (in particular the specifics of architect- or landscape architect-administered contracts), the control of the staging of pre-design, design, contract documentation and contract administration stages, and the broader relationship between the local and global contexts of professional practice.

Assessment

Individual assignment (30%), group assignment (30%), 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
$1096$1096$3083$3335

* 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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