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Area/Catalogue
BUIL 2026

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
105844

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Commerce

Course aim

To provide students with an overview of buildings and the functions of major building components.

Course content

Construction methods for residential and non-residential buildings including the building industry organisational structure; building terminology, building regulations and the application of the Building Code of Australia; the sequence of the building process and actors involved; evaluation of structures and finishes of domestic and
large-scale buildings, including high rise buildings; common residential and commercial building faults; building services such as electrical services and energy management in large scale buildings; HVAC; telecommunications and building operations technology; hydraulic services; vertical transport; active and passive life safety systems; ageing populations and building issues.

Textbook(s)

Wilke, G 2011, Building your own home, Revised edn, New Holland Publishers, Frenchs Forest, Australia

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Preparatory 1 x 1 week
Lecture 1.5 hours x 10 weeks
Tutorial 1.5 hours x 10 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
External 30 hours x NA
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, TAYLOR'S BUSINESS SCHOOL
Workshop 35 hours x NA

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Report 2700 words 30% N/A
Continuous assessment N/A 20% N/A
Examination N/A 50% 2 hours
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Report 2700 words 30% N/A
Continuous assessment N/A 20% N/A
Examination N/A 50% 2 hours
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, TAYLOR'S BUSINESS SCHOOL
Report 2700 words 30% N/A
Continuous assessment N/A 20% N/A
Examination N/A 50% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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