Built Environment Project 1

Unit code: NBC4005 | Study level: Undergraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
Footscray Park
NBC3010 - Research Principles and Practices
Completion of at least 288 credit points
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


In NBC4005 Built Environment Project 1, Construction Management students will undertake an in-depth investigation of the topic of current importance to the building industry. This unit is the culminating experience of the student’s course and provides Construction Management students with the opportunity to apply and integrate their knowledge and skills gained from earlier years. In this unit, students will undertake a literature review and develop a research proposal for a substantial Built Environment related project that focuses on the construction industry. The project will then be executed in NBC4006 Built Environment Project 2. Whenever possible, projects will be sourced from industry partners. A number of research projects can be closely related to addressing large challenges in the construction industry, but each student will undertake their own research project.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Critically review and analyse a multi-faceted problem of significance to the Built Environment discipline;
  2. Evaluate the feasibility of a range of solutions by using research methods relevant to the Built Environment discipline;
  3. Critically analyse existing literature and research methodologies related to the project; and
  4. Communicate effectively and professionally the results of the project, including a comprehensive research proposal, the research findings, constraints, and recommendations.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Report
Grade: 10%
Project Brief
Assessment type: Report
Grade: 20%
Project Proposal (1,000 words or equiv). Hurdle requirement: Student need to complete the Project Proposal in meeting minimum competency standards.
Assessment type: Report
Grade: 50%
Progress report (4,000 words or equivalent)
Assessment type: Presentation
Grade: 20%
Oral Presentation on progress made followed by questions (viva)

Required reading

None required.

As part of a course

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