Qualifications are made up of courses. Some universities call these papers. Each course is numbered using six digits.
The fourth number of the course code shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).
Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.
Course planning information
To pass the course students must pass the assignment component with an average mark of 50%. To pass the course students must pass the final exam with a minimum mark of 50%.
You need to complete the above course or courses before moving onto this one.
General progression requirementsYou must complete at least 45 credits from 200-level before enrolling in 300-level courses.
What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.
- 1 Present, critique and defend issues relating to all the above topics.
- 2 Formulate the terms of engagement of construction professionals including the codes and ethical requirements.
- 3 Practise construction professional standards and explain professional liability.
- 4 Summarise the legal principles affecting tendering and the essential pre-requisites to forming a construction contract and draft or the amendment of simple construction contracts.
- 5 Explain basic principles of construction law and construction contracts including those relating to time, cost and quality obligations and termination provisions.
- 6 Compare different construction dispute resolution methods including construction mediation, construction adjudication and arbitration and explain their key features and benefits.
Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.
|Assessment||Learning outcomes assessed||Weighting|
|Written Assignment||1 2 3 4 6||25%|
|Written Assignment||4 5 6||25%|
|Exam (centrally scheduled)||1 2 3 4 5||50%|
Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.
You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.
Explanation of assessment types
- Computer programmes
- Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
- Creative compositions
- Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
- Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
- An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
- Exam (centrally scheduled)
- An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
- Oral or performance or presentation
- Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
- You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
- Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
- Practical or placement
- Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
- Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
- Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
- Written assignment
- Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.
Textbooks can change. We recommend you wait until at least seven weeks before the semester starts to buy your textbooks.
A GUIDE TO THE CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS ACT
CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS: LAW AND MANAGEMENT
NEW ZEALAND STANDARD CONDITIONS OF CONTRACT FOR BUILDING AND CIVIL ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION. NZS 3910
MANAGEMENT FOR THE NEW ZEALAND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
KENNEDY-GRANT ON CONSTRUCTION LAW
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