Subject details

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 local and (an introduction to) international standards for quality management systems
  4. 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
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Online materials

      • Online Assessment
      • Printable format materials
      • Resources and Links

Equivalent subjects

You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

Special requirements

No special requirements

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%)

Textbook information is pending.

Related degrees

undergraduate CUR-CME-DEG-2019

Bachelor of Applied Science Construction Management

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