Specialised Construction - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 2
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP2 , SP4
  • Availability for 2017: SP2 , SP4
  • Assessment: Exercises - Tutorial exercises (20%) , Invigilated Exam (50%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 1,131.00
HECS 1,131.00
International 1,381.00

Examination of the techniques associated with specialised construction and building management processes. Issues covered include deep excavations, basement construction, dewatering, soil stabilisation, underpinning, temporary support and demolition.

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

  1. identify how large scale projects rely on a combination of specialised construction techniques
  2. evaluate and reflect upon the application of management processes where specialised construction techniques are being used
  3. select appropriate methods of applying specialised techniques.
  • Exercises — Tutorial exercises (20%)
  • Invigilated Exam (50%)
  • Report (30%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

Note: Level 2 units normally assume a moderate level of prior knowledge in the area, eg from completing all Level 1 units or relevant experience.

  • Broadband access

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Method Statements
3Soil Stabilisation
5Temporary Works
6Deep Evacuation Techniques
9Precast Systems
12Temporary Works in Refurbishments

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Glossary
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Online Assessment
  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  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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