16016 Construction Futures6cp
Requisite(s): 96 credit points of completed study in spk(s): STM90373 Core Subjects B Construction
The future of the construction industry has never had so much potential for change and such opportunity for improvement. This subject examines the broad industry trends that are shaping the future of the construction industry ('Why must it change?'); the technology developments that determine how the sector can respond ('What are the emerging technology options?'); and develops a framework of the critical enablers for change ('How will change happen?').
Students are required to demonstrate their understanding of the broad social, environmental, political and economic trends as they currently relate to the construction industry globally; identify a transformative digital technology development and explain its relevance to the future of the Australian construction industry; and creatively develop their vision for an alternative future possibility. This subject turns the students' attention to the future, to their future, and what they can do now to better manage the coming change.
The subject is taught entirely online employing a guided learning approach that includes a blended mix of relevant theoretical frameworks, industry case studies, and an extensive collection of curated online resources. It seeks to transition the student into a lifelong intellectual development pathway.
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