University of Technology Sydney

16468 Introduction to the Built Environment

6cp; 1hpw (lecture, online), 2hpw (tutorial, on campus)
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 16136 Introduction to the Built Environment



This is a core first-year subject in the Bachelor of Construction Project Management. The subject provides an introduction to the construction and property markets and the property development process in the built environment. The field of construction project management is explained and typical professional career paths and opportunities within this field are examined. The role and regulation of the various property development professionals are explored with a focus on the role of clients/developers, contractors, designers, engineers, project managers, construction managers, quantity surveyors and other project consultants. Students are given an overview of the nature and structure of the construction industry, procurement systems and the main issues and challenges facing the industry. Students are introduced to the main forms of documentation used in the industry. The fundamentals of report writing, academic writing and professional communication are also incorporated in the subject.

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Autumn session, City campus

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