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
All students MUST hold a current ‘Site Safe Foundation Passport - Building Construction’ prior to their visit to any construction site for monitoring exercise. There will be an external Site Safe workshop run at the commencement of the semester which all internal students will be expected to enrol in. The certificate issued after successful completion of this workshop permits students to visit construction sites. All students MUST provide their own hard hat with chin strap, high visibility vest, and steel capped shoes, to be worn for all site visits (construction monitoring assignments). All students MUST have their own digital camera (camera, smartphone or tablet) to take photos during site visits for the construction monitoring assignment.
All assessments are compulsory and students must achieve at least 40% in each assessment to be eligible to pass the course.
The courses listed above have similar content to this one meaning you can only enrol in this course or one of the listed courses. Only one of the courses can be credited towards your qualification.
What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.
- 1 Identify typical residential construction elements such as foundations, fixings, framing, cladding and roofing.
- 2 Relate the steps in the construction of a residential building, from site preparation to completion of interior lining, to New Zealand building protocols.
- 3 Analyse weathertightness risk factors and ways to maintain weathertightness in residential buildings.
- 4 Identify aspects of wind and earthquake bracing in residential buildings.
- 5 Describe the evolution of New Zealand architectural design and principles of design optimisation.
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||20%|
|Written Assignment||1 2||40%|
|Exam College/GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)||1 3 4 5||40%|
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.
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