In this unit students will be supported in developing the fundamental skills and understandings needed for core and professional units in the program, such as Building Design Communication, Built Environment 1 and 2, Environmentally Sustainable Design 1 and 2, Building Contract Documentation and Administration, Urban Design and Development and Building Design Project 1 and 2, and associated with their role as future Building Design professionals.
|1.||Communicate effectively with others orally and in writing on a range of built environment-related topics using appropriate language;|
|2.||Work individually and with others, as both a team member and leader in both formal and informal teams, to complete tasks;|
|3.||Produce high quality physical models to communicate effectively with other built environment professionals|
|4.||Communicate effectively with other built environment professionals through professional hand drawings and sketches|
|5.||Recognise the professional responsibilities of built environment professionals as well as ethical and sustainability issues in built environment practice.|
|Essay||One (1) Reflection Essay (500 words)||30%|
|Portfolio||Poster, Sketch and Physical model||20%|
|Presentation||One (1) Team Oral Presentation (fifteen (15) minutes)||10%|
|Project||One (1) Team Project Report (1500 words), Sketch and Physical model||40%|
Handbook of Communication Skills for First Year Students in the College of Engineering and Science. 10th ed.
VU, College of Arts, (2013)
PBL in Engineering 2nd ed.
VU, School of Engineering and Science, (2009)
Melbourne: Victoria University
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