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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Overview of Poor Building Quality and Quality Management
    • Cost of Quality
    • Key Components of Quality Management
    • Statistics in Quality Control
    • The Quality Manager
    • Total Management Quality
    • Introduction to Standards for Construction Industry
    • Other ways to Achieve Improvement
    • Implementing Quality Management Systems
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Printable format materials
      • Online Assessment
      • Resources and Links

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

  1. relate the principles and components of quality and quality management to life and work experiences
  2. justify the importance of effectively applying quality and quality management in the construction industry
  3. interpret the requirements of international standards for quality management systems
  4. create documentation for a quality management system, including process maps and procedures.
  • Assignment 1 - Case Study (30%)
  • Assignment 2 - Group Presentation (30%)
  • Assignment 3 - Report (40%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

An examination of the importance of quality to the construction industries in Australia and internationally. The background, principles, components and frameworks of quality and various influential global quality management approaches will be explored and students will apply standards, produce quality management system documentation, audits and certification to industry based scenarios.

Please Note: If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.

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