International Study Tour - 2016

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 1
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Web Supplemented
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP3
  • Availability for 2017: SP3
  • Assessment: Essay (20%) , Presentation (40%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 782.00
HECS 782.00
International 1,032.00

Please note: There are enrolment restrictions which the School of Built Environment have to approve. Students will need to contact requesting permission to enrol in SBE100 International Study Tour. Once we have confirmation that the student has satisfied the requirements, then the restriction will be lifted.

The study of the effect of local cultural, social, political and economic influences on countries outside of Australia. Students will undertake research during a study tour and carry out fieldwork to develop reflective, critical and evaluative thinking of an aspect of the built environment in an international context.

*** Travel and accommodation costs are in addition to the unit fee. ***

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. access and analyse information related to the management of international projects
  2. communicate appropriately to a broad array of construction stakeholders and the wider community audience
  3. compare and evaluate international and local perspectives of project management
  4. assess the impacts of cultural diversity on project environments.
  • Essay (20%)
  • Presentation (40%)
  • Report (40%)

You cannot enrol in this unit without permission from the School of Built Environment (

  • Includes Travel — Travel and accommodation costs are in addition to the unit fee.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Students will take part in a short cultural awareness program prior to departing for India.

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • Online Assessment
  • Resources and Links

This unit is not currently a requirement for any courses, but may be eligible for credit.

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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