2020 unit information
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
From 2021 - unit will be offered in Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 2 hour class per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week.
Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin plus 5 x 1 hour online seminars per trimester.
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 Unitsuccessful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Describe the nature and impact of the construction firm in social, business, political and environmental contexts
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO4: Critical thinkingGLO5: Problem solving
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 capabilitiesGLO2: CommunicationGLO4: Critical thinking
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 capabilitiesGLO4: Critical thinkingGLO5: Problem solvingGLO6: Self-management
Describe the impact of financial and economic conditions on construction firms future viability.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO4: Critical thinking
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
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.
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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