Introduction to Building Measurement

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

Introduction to Building Measurement is an online unit, provided by Open Universities Australia in association with Curtin University, that aims to familiarise you with the Australian Standard Method of Measurement of Building Works and its multiple uses within the construction industry across various disciplines. You will learn the numerous means of measuring buildings, and the differences between hand-written and computer based approaches.

To begin with, you will be introduced to the Australian Standard Method of Measurement of Building Works, and how it applies across a number of tasks including measuring centre lines, areas and perimeters, floors and ceilings. Following this, you will explore the more complicated demands of groundwork concrete measurement, as well as tasks that require greater finesse, such as ceilings and related painting. Finally, you will consider innovations in computer applications and how they have changed the discipline of building measurement.

Ultimately, Introduction to Building Measurement provides you with a comprehensive understanding of how to undertake a range of measuring tasks in compliance with the Australian Standard Method of Measurement of Building Works. Upon completion of the unit, you will be able to measure different structures in a professional construction context.

Eligibility

To be eligible to enrol in this unit, applicants must have completed the following mandatory unit:

  • Residential Construction

Applicants cannot enrol in this unit if they have already completed it, or an academic equivalent such as Building Measurement (A) before.

Areas of study

In this Introduction to Building Measurement unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction to building measurement in the construction industry
  • Introduction to the Australian Standard Method of Measurement: measuring areas and perimeters
  • Application of the Australian Standard Method of Measurement: Measuring centre lines
  • Wall, floor and ceiling finishes
  • Walls
  • Groundworks and concrete
  • Floors
  • Miscellaneous measurement items
  • Measuring wall, floor and ceiling finishes and related painting (part 1)
  • Measuring wall, floor and ceiling finishes and related painting (part 2)
  • Measuring estimate quantities and builders quantities
  • Bills of quantities
  • Measurement computer applications and building information modelling

Course pathways

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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How will this unit advance my career?

The construction industry is riddled with strict regulations and processes to ensure sound practice. While this is obviously necessary, it creates difficulties if you’re new to the construction business.

As a result, taking a unit such as Introduction to Building Measurement will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the correct way to go about measuring construction projects. From an employer’s perspective, completion of this unit will prove your ability to complete a measuring job properly.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Introduction to Building Measurement 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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Financial assistance

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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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

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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