Undergraduate | CUR-CME416-2023
Quality in Construction
Inspect the importance of quality construction. Study quality control and global management methods. Consider costs, and interpret and justify international standards. Relate quality principles to work and industry. Create process maps and procedures.
Part of a degree
- 29 May 2023,
- 27 Nov 2023
About this subject
What you'll learn
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
relate the principles and components of quality and quality management to life and work experiences
justify the importance of effectively applying quality and quality management in the construction industry
- interpret the requirements of local and (an introduction to) international standards for quality management systems
- create documentation for a quality management system, including process maps and procedures.
- 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 Quality Standards for Construction Industry
- Other ways to Achieve Improvement
- Implementing Quality Management Systems
This subject was previously known as CME304 Quality in Construction.
This subject examines the importance of quality to the construction industries in Australia and internationally. The background, principles, components and frameworks of quality of various influential global quality management approaches are discussed. Students will apply standards of quality audits and certification to produce quality management system documentation for industry based scenarios.
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- Presentation (30%)
- Case Study (30%)
- Report (40%)
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Part of a degree
To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- CUR-FAST-DEG-2023 - Fast track your Curtin on campus study
You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
CUR-CME304 (Not currently available)
No additional requirements
Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following degrees