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SRM777 - Construction Management Practice


2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 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 your trimester or semester.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Nateque Mahmood
Trimester 2: John Kite



STP710 and must be enrolled in S792

From 2020: Nil

Incompatible with:


Typical study commitment:

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

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

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

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

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


Most students undertake the simulated version of this unit and do not require a work placement.  If you source your own placement, please note that delays in completing the placement could mean that the course will take longer to complete than the stated duration.  Attendance at the placement may be required outside the trimester dates.


SRM777 provides students with an opportunity to gain a better understanding of the construction industry workplace through real or simulated work placement.  Simulated work placements will be offered through the use of a software program that allows students to form construction companies and work together to bid on projects, manage staff and stakeholders, make financial decisions and grow the wealth of their company.  In this unit students will be required to apply discipline and course specific knowledge across a range of construction industry roles. They will practice their decision making and problem solving skills and understand the leadership roles and responsibilities of a Built Environment professional. 

  These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit
At the completion of this Unit
successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
ULO1 Apply construction management principles in an authentic work environment

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO6: Self-management
GLO7: Teamwork

ULO2 Demonstrate ability to make decisions and work in a collaborative multidisciplinary team

GLO2: Communication
GLO5: Problem solving
GLO6: Self-management


Critically reflect on the challenges and opportunities of leadership roles in a built environment work environment

GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving

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


Assessment Description Student output Weighting (% total mark for unit) Indicative due week
Essay Written essay, 3,000-word maximum 30% Week 4
Presentation (Group) 5-minute poster presentation 20% Week 11
Portfolio on Work Practices Portfolio, 5,000-word maximum 50% Week 12

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

There is no prescribed text. Unit materials are provided via the unit site. This includes unit topic readings and references to further information.

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