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SRQ745 - Construction Company Management

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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

Offering information:

From 2021 - unit will be offered in Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Asheem Shrestha
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

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 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.

Content

This unit investigates various innovative construction management approaches by focusing on the management of a construction firm, more at a corporate level with topics such as ethics, strategy, finance, risks, negotiations, and corporate decision making.

 

These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit

At the completion of this Unit
successful students can:

 

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

ULO1

Describe the nature and impact of the construction firm in social, business, political and environmental contexts

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving

ULO2

Critically analyse the organisation of construction firms and the need for various management strategies to remain in the market place and operate profitably

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication
GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO3

Apply strategic and innovative commercial construction organisation principles to core business activities including expression of interests, tendering and hopefully winning a large complex construction project

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving
GLO6: Self-management

ULO4

Describe the impact of financial and economic conditions on construction firms future viability.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking

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

Assessment

Assessment Description Student output Weighting (% total mark for unit) Indicative due week
Company business plan 1,500-word written report 30% Week 5
Group report on business activities for complex project 2,500-word written report 50% Week 10
Construction industry portfolio Construction portfolio 20% 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: SRQ745 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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