An online undergraduate unit provided by Curtin University and Open Universities Australia, Construction Industry Management explores a range of aspects of the construction industry, including project life cycles, the industry's place in the community and influential external factors. You will also explore the role, functions and professional practices of industry professionals, such as construction managers, quantity surveyors and project managers.
On completion of this unit, you will be able to apply the principles of construction management to all stakeholders in the building construction process. You will also analyse the role of a construction manager and explore the various management concepts and techniques they utilise in their projects.
Throughout this unit you will engage with a variety of teaching methods and materials, including discussion forums, online assignment submission, and various third party tools. Assessment consists of an invigilated exam, a presentation and an online quiz.
Anyone can apply, however you must ensure that you have not already completed Project Management (A), which is considered academically equivalent to this unit.
Areas of study
In this Construction Industry Management unit, the topics you will study include:
Introduction to construction industry management
National economy and the construction industry
Understanding project lifecycle stages
Construction contract documents
Team selection procedures in the construction industry
Innovative practices in contemporary construction management
Managing risks and uncertainties in construction project delivery
Professional bodies in the construction industry: the making of the project team
Professional ethics and, crime and corruption in the construction industry
Professional service marketing
Corporate social responsibility
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management), Curtin University
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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This Construction Industry Management unit introduces you to a variety of concepts and techniques that will help to prepare you for a wide range of roles in the building and construction industry. It also provides foundational skills and knowledge that you will be expected to apply throughout your further study of the industry.
The unit is a core requirement for the Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management), also provided by Curtin University. Successful graduates of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management) course frequently go on to work in related job roles including building technician, surveyor, contractor, construction manager, contract administrator, estimator, facilities manager, property developer and quantity surveyor. The unit also helps you to develop general management and problem-solving skills that can be applied to a wide variety of more general job roles, including project management, consultancy and teaching.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Construction Industry Management from Curtin University.
Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA's full degree programs.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
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