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SRM776 - Introduction to Construction Management


2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 3, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of trimester.

Last updated: 5 October 2020

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Linda Tivendale
Trimester 2: Nateque Mahmood
Trimester 3: Abid Hasan




Incompatible with:


Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 2 hour class per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin plus 5 x 1 hour online seminars per trimester.


This Unit will explore the Australian construction industry and how your learning can be enhanced to ensure success. You will have an opportunity to understand the key industry stakeholders, the range of projects, and industry expectations and performance standards. You will investigate the knowledge you need to thrive in the industry, both in Australia and globally, and be provided with tools and techniques to commence your career. You will also learn about academic performance expectations at Deakin and how to maximise your engagement in your course to gain the most benefit. You will gain knowledge of the links between industry performance standards and academic performance expectations.



These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit

At the completion of this Unit successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Analyse the construction industry including stakeholders, industry sectors and projects.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication
GLO8: Global citizenship


Evaluate industry performance standards and develop a career plan to meet those standards.

GLO2: Communication
GLO6: Self-management
GLO8: Global citizenship


Demonstrate academic skills, including written
oral and visual communications, which reflect industry expectations.

GLO2: Communication
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO6: Self-management


Cultivate lifelong learning principles to provide for an ethical, motivated and collaborative career in the construction industry. GLO2: Communication
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO6: Self-management
GLO8: Global citizenship

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year.


Assessment table
Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Individual Essay 2000 word essay 20% Week 3
Career Development Plan Each student will prepare:
  • A single page career development plan
  • A 1000 word report on current employment opportunities
  • An single page analysis of how their skills and experience match a given vacancy
  • A CV and cover letter for a given vacancy
20% Week 6
Group Industry Report

Report 5000 words to workplace standards. 

Presentation no more than 5 minutes and no more than 6 slides.
30% (20% report, 10% presentation) Week 9
Individual Essay

3000 word essay

30% Week 11

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: SRM776 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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