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									UNIVERSITY OF WOLVERHAMPTON


COURSE GUIDE 2010 BSc (Hons) Property Management

About this guide

Welcome

Attendance

The Wolverhampton Graduate

About the Course

Academic Regulations

Course information

Course Structure

University Academic Calendar 2010/11

Course Management and Staff Involved with the Programme

Where to Get Help with your Course

Employability & Your Personal Development Portfolio (PDP)

Health and Safety Issues

Progression for Further Study

Career Opportunities

School Charter for Students

Academic Misconduct




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About this guide

This Course Guide will help you plan your course. It tells you which modules you must study
and pass, and lists the optional ones which contribute to your award. The Guide also offers
you brief descriptions of each module, including general information about assessment tasks,
and an overview of how the Course can be used for future career choices.

You should read this Course Guide in conjunction with the Undergraduate Student
Handbook; the University‟s Policies and Regulations. Together these documents should
provide you with all the basic information that we think you will need for your period of study
here.

You are encouraged to read this Guide through now. It will be a considerable advantage to
you to be familiar from the outset with the various aspects of your studies that are described.
It may be that the relevance of some of the sections will not be immediately obvious. Keep it
somewhere accessible, so that you can refer to it as needed. The answers to many of the
questions that you will want to ask are contained in it.

Obviously even in a document like this we have not covered every query and problem that
you might have about the course. If you find that there is something you need to know,
please check on the WOLF topic “SEBE Student Noticeboard” or contact Dr Felix Hammond.
You can also consult the University‟s Student Services Gateway as appropriate. We are
pleased to hear your views and welcome suggestions for ways of improving the operation of
the Course.


 Please enter the contact details      -----------------------------------------------------
 for your Personal Tutor for your      The name of your Personal Tutor will be given to you
 future reference:                     at the beginning of your course and can be checked
                                       via e:Vision

                                  School of Technology
 Your local     Academic     School
 Office is:                       MI155
                                  City Campus
                                  01902 518536
                                  MI024
 Your Student Office (HERE 2 Registry
 HELP) is:                        City Campus
                                  01902 321102
                                  Natalie Horne
                                  MI158
 Your Student Support Adviser is:
                                  City Campus
                                  01902 321183

Please note that in order to develop and improve the Course, it may be necessary on
occasions to amend or revise the details given in this Course Guide.




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Welcome


On behalf of the Course Management Team I should like to extend to you a very warm
welcome and we would like to take this opportunity to wish you every success in your studies
at the University of Wolverhampton, and trust that your time at the University of
Wolverhampton will prove to be enjoyable, stimulating and rewarding.

BSc (Hons) Property Management is one of many run by the School of Technology which
has itself established an excellent reputation for the quality of its courses, for an innovative
approach to teaching and learning, and for the friendliness of its staff.

We believe it is important that you are encouraged to make your own contribution to the
effective operation and development of your chosen course. We are, therefore, keen to hear
your views and would welcome any suggestions that you may have about ways of improving
any aspect of your course and/or the student experience here at the University. In practice,
you will have the opportunity to do this through our „student voice‟ processes, such as
student forums.

Remember that the outcome of your studies could affect the whole of your future career and
therefore study should certainly be your first priority. In resolving to work hard however, do
not forget to have time for recreation and social activities. Do take full advantage of the
University facilities at your disposal.

Neil Hingorani, Course Leader
 Neil.hingorani@wlv.ac.uk




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Attendance
The University recognises that you have made a significant investment in both time and
money in choosing to study for an undergraduate degree. Staff are committed to helping you
fulfil your potential. Your attendance at, and participation, in classes is a key factor in
ensuring that you do so.

Attendance will help you to:
    Understand the subject area you are studying;
    Acquire and develop the skills and knowledge needed to ensure success;
    Prepare for and undertake assessments;
    Learn from and with your fellow students;
    Receive feedback from teaching;
    Participate in practical and group work;
    Develop your communication skills.

If you are unable to attend a class please let your tutor know that you are unable to do so.
He/she will then be able to give you advice on what was covered in the class, and what you
need to do to catch up. Please do remember how important attendance is to your success.
The University considers this to be so important that it reserves the right to review the
position of students who fail to attend.


The Wolverhampton Graduate
By the end of your course, the university expects you to be a Wolverhampton Graduate who
is knowledgeable and enterprising, digitally literate and a global citizen.

Digitally Literate
Our graduates will be confident users of advanced technologies; they will lead others,
challenging convention by exploiting the rich sources of connectivity digital working allows.

Knowledgeable and Enterprising
Our graduates will know how to critique analyse and then apply knowledge they acquire in an
enterprising way.

Global citizens
Our graduates will bring informed understandings of their place and ethical responsibilities in
the world.

Further information can be found on the University student webpage for Graduate Attributes.




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    About the Course
    This Guide outlines the modules which are available, teaching and learning activities and
    assessment tasks. If there is anything you need to discuss further, please contact Dr Felix
    Hammond the award leader

    The educational aims of the course are:

    The overall aim of this course is to equip graduates with the skills and knowledge to enable
    them to pursue a professional career within the property management and construction
    sectors. It also aims that graduates are equipped with an appropriate property management
    knowledge and enterprising spirit to practise professionally and ethically. Thus, the course
    will:

    address industry‟s demand for graduates who can apply the principles of property
     management and construction to a range of construction and property management
     situations and projects

    enable students to pursue professional careers in property management and construction
     at a level which requires the exercise of sound professional judgement, and initiative, and
     the ability to make informed decisions in property management situations that reflect a
     responsible, ethical, sustainable and socially aware outlook

    equip students with a detailed understanding of the principles of property management and
     construction, combined with an understanding of wider construction and property
     management issues such as construction technology, construction and property
     economics, construction and property finance, contracts and law and management of a
     range of property portfolios

    provide a broadly based education in property management and construction, combined
     with an appreciation of wider property management and construction related areas

    require students to participate in group projects where the project team members are drawn
     from a range of construction and commercial real estate disciplines

    develop the ability to research familiar and unfamiliar subject areas related to property
     management and construction, thereby enhancing the application of key issues into
     practical property management and construction settings

    provide the opportunity to apply property management and construction knowledge and
    skills, in an appropriate property management and construction environment, thereby
    widening and broadening the student‟s knowledge of property management and construction
    processes, principles and practices

    The course learning outcomes are:

By the end of this course the successful student should be able to :-

1. Understand and apply the basic principles of construction and property management,
   construction law, property valuation, property, construction human resource management
   and project management, maintenance and refurbishment of buildings

2. Develop and utilise these principles of property management within an organisation to carry
   out a range of property management projects.



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3. Carry out detailed inspections of buildings, in order to critically advise on the portfolio‟s
   overall condition, refurbishment, demolition/redevelopment/replacement,

4. Prepare and evaluate, to an acceptable professional standard, a range of property and
   construction data and documents which details accurately information, problems, solutions
   and recommendations appertaining to a range of property portfolios.

5. Analyse a portfolio of properties and prepare a strategy for the management of that portfolio

6. Acquire and apply professional knowledge and ethical skills to operate effectively within a
construction and property environment


 These will be achieved through the following learning activities:

 The course adopts a variety of learning and teaching methods, as appropriate to the nature
 and content of the individual modules, with the principle contact modes of delivery being:
 lecture/tutorial and practical/laboratory periods. All such face-to-face sessions are interactive,
 with the lecturer providing guidance on formative exercises and/or conducting discussions on
 prominent module-specific topics and issues.

 All modules that comprise this course are supported by Wolf topics. Lecturer-produced
 material is uploaded, in addition to formative exercises in various formats, with assessment
 feedback through in-class tutorials and/or electronic feedback. An important part of the
 learning process is discussion with other students in the cohort. Recognising that this
 requirement extends outside classroom face-to-face sessions , Wolf topics include a forum
 and students are encouraged to use this facility to enhance their learning experience and
 benefit from the pooling and discussion of ideas with their peers.

 All students are introduced to ePDP (electronic Personal Development Planning) during the
 communications modules at level 4 and all students are encouraged to maintain and update
 their ePDP profile as they progress through the course. This ensures that individuals
 regularly reflect upon their own learning, performance and achievement, and facilitates
 planning for their personal, educational and career development.
 List of blended learning entitlements (reference section 15):
 1. Have access to a digital copy of all lecturer-produced course documents
 2. have formative assessment opportunities on line with meaningful electronic assessment
 feedback
 3. Collaborate on line with others in their learning cohort
 4. Participate in ePDP
 5. Submit all (appropriate) assessments online
 (note: this entitlement will be adopted as and when University IT and Registry systems
 permit)
 6. Engage in interactive learning during all face to face sessions

 The course is accredited by the following professional body/ies

   The current course is not professionally accredited but accreditation will be sought from the
   Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).



 Academic Regulations
 This course adheres to the University‟s academic regulations for students undertaking an
 undergraduate degree. A full version of these regulations can be found on the University


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       web page for Policies and Regulations. These regulations govern your course and will be
       binding on you. It is, therefore, important that you read and become familiar with them.


       Course information

Reference points
          QAA National Qualifications Framework
          QAA Subject Benchmark Statement for Construction Property and Surveying; and
             Engineering
          CIOB Education Framework
          RICS, Policy and Guidance on UK University Partnerships,
          RICS Assessment of Professional Competence - Competencies
          School Equality &Diversity policy, dated 2007
          Special Educational Needs Disability Act 2001 (SENDA)

Assessment methods

       Computer aided assessment tasks (CAA)
       Work based competence assessments where appropriate
       Round table discussions, in groups
       Laboratory work and Laboratory reports
       Written assignments (including drawings)
       Presentations
       Examinations
       Undertaking a research project
       Practical work
       Essays
       Formal seen, unseen or open book examinations
       Problem-solving exercises
       Oral presentations


Support for learning

Enhanced learning support is provided in the following areas:

1. Face-to-face tutorial sessions
2. Report writing and oral/presentation communications skills
3. Learning centre – literature searches and information searches
4. Practical/lab/experimental activities and reporting
6. Research for project work
6. Promotion of independent learning during tutorials, face-to-face sessions
7. Formative assessment opportunities in all modules

The University complements this by supporting your learning through the provision of generic study
skills including communication and how to write academic assignments. In addition, there will be
opportunities to develop your information seeking and information management skills. These may
be in the form of seminars or workshops delivered by LIS staff and embedded into the curriculum
or by following the programme of "InfoBite" workshops available in the Learning Centres.




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Distinctive features of the course

The BSc (Hons) Property Management course is centred on the role of a property manager and is
a blend of theoretical study and practical application.

Many of the exercises undertaken as part of the course include gaining experience of real life
buildings and portfolios.

Many of the lecturers delivering this programme are recent practitioners and have first
hand experience within the property industry.




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                                                 UG Regulations

               Students will study:
               Standard Full-time: modules worth 120 credits each academic year,
               taught over two semesters in the academic year.

               Part-time: normally modules worth no more than 80 credits each
               academic year.


           Course Structure

 Level 4 (1)
                     Semester 1                                          Semester 2
  C                       4CN002 Construction Technology and Materials
                                                                                                   20

                      4CN006 Personal Skills and professional development                          20
  C



         4CN004 Transactions in Real                                                               20
  C                                         20             C       4CN012 Site Organisation
                  Estate



         4CN015 Real Estate Numeric                                4CN016 Built Environment        20
  C                                         20             C
                  Skills                                            Economics and Finance


 Level 5 (2)
                     Semester 1                                    Semester 2
  C                    5CN001 Construction and environmental technology
                                                                                              20

  C                                       5CN022 Law
                                                                                              20

          5CN029 Development and                                  5CN010 Professional Practise     20
  C                                         20             O
               Regeneration                                                Project

         5CN014 Residential Property                                5CN028 Social Housing
  C                                         20             C                                       20
               Management

                                                           O        5CN004 (20 credit) Work
                                                                      Based Learning A             20
                                                                    Part time students only

                   5CN025 (40 credit) Industrial Placement Full time students only
                               (Core module for Sandwich route only)                               40
O modules are available only as directed above i.e. study EITHER 5CN010 OR 5CN004 in
Semester 2



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 Level 6 (3)

                     Semester 1                                      Semester 2
                               6CN010 Construction Dissertation                           20
  C


  C                      6CN019 Group Project evaluation and development                  20



  C       6CN011 Contract Law and           20           O        6CN012 Sustainability        20
             Dispute Resolution


  O     6CN014 Computer Applications        20           C    6CN021 Strategic Housing         20
               in Real Estate                                        Management


               6CN018 (20 credit) Work                            6CN006 Leadership
   O              based Learning B         20            O          Development                20
                Part time students only



O modules are available only as directed above i.e. study EITHER 6CN014 OR 6CN018 in
Semester 1

Semester 2 – study either 6CN012 OR 6CN006 Leadership development




    University Academic Calendar 2010/11
    University Academic Calendar for 2010/11 academic year for the delivery of the 20-credit
    framework.




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Module Descriptions
Module Code 4CN002              Module Title Construction Technology and Materials
 Credit value                    20
 Pre-requisites                  None
 Co-requisites                   None
 Prohibited combinations         None
 Module Leader                   Dave Searle
 Telephone                       01902 322109
 Email                           D.Searle@wlv.ac.uk

 Staff Room Number               MI142

Module description

The module aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of low rise construction, provide an
introduction to common construction materials and environmental interactions

Assessment
           Description                                                        Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Coursework                                                50%

           2         Exam                                                     50%




Module Code 4CN006              Module Title Personal Skills & Professional Development
 Credit value                    20
 Pre-requisites                  None
 Co-requisites                   None
 Prohibited combinations         None
 Module Leader                   Angela Nash
 Telephone                       01902 322622
 Email                           Angela.Nash@wlv.ac.uk

 Staff Room Number               MA115

Module description

The module aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of various methods of communication used
in business and industrial environments; and introduce the built environment student to the world of your
specific discipline

Assessment
           Description                                                        Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Portfolio                                                 20%

           2         Group work                                               80%



Module Code 4CN012              Module Title Site Organisation
 Credit value                    20

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 Pre-requisites                   None
 Co-requisites                    None
 Prohibited combinations          None
 Module Leader                    Sammy Chung
 Telephone                        01902 322768
 Email                            S.Chung@wlv.ac.uk

 Staff Room Number                MI142

Module description
The principal aims are to develop your understanding of the basic concepts related to site organisation and
to give an introduction to the principles and practices of surveying and setting-out as part of the construction
process

Assessment
           Description                                                            Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        In class test                                                 50%

           2          Practical                                                   50%




Module Code 4CN016              Module Title Built Environment Economics and Finance
 Credit value                     20
 Pre-requisites                   None
 Co-requisites                    None
 Prohibited combinations          None
 Module Leader                    Chris Williams

 Telephone                        01902 322275
 Email                            chris.williams@wlv.ac.uk

 Staff Room Number                MI142

Module description

This module has two educational aims;

First, it aims to introduce you to the study of economics in the context of the built environment in the UK. It
examines the basic economic principles that underpin and influence the operation of the built environment
and construction sectors in the UK.

Secondly, the module aims to develop your understanding of the sources, disposition and control of capital
for construction companies and in the development of real estate.

Assessment
           Description                                                            Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Portfolio                                                     100%




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Module Code 4CN004            Module Title Transactions in Real Estate
 Credit value                   20
 Pre-requisites                 None
 Co-requisites                  None
 Prohibited combinations        None
 Module Leader                  Jessica Lamond

 Telephone                      01902 518745
 Email                          Jessica.Lamond@wlv.ac.uk

 Staff Room Number              MI202

Module description

The principal aim of this module is to introduce you to the processes and legal issues involved in landed
property/real estate transactions. It also offers you the opportunity to comprehend real estate taxation issues.



Assessment
           Description                                                          Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Coursework                                                  100%




Module Code 4CN015            Module Title Real Estate Numeric Skills
 Credit value                   20
 Pre-requisites                 None
 Co-requisites                  None
 Prohibited combinations        None
 Module Leader                  Felix Hammond

 Telephone                      01902 322179
 Email                          f.hammond@wlv.ac.uk

 Staff Room Number              MA115

Module description
This module aims to develop your ability to carry out valuation and financial analyses involving whole
numbers, decimals, and fractions.

Assessment
           Description                                                          Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        In class test                                               100%




Module Code 5CN001            Module Title Construction and Environmental Technology
 Credit value                   20
 Pre-requisites                 None
 Co-requisites                  None


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 Prohibited combinations        4CN220
 Module Leader                  Anthony Hatfield

 Telephone                      01902 518581
 Email                          A.Hatfield@wlv.ac.uk

 Staff Room Number              MA115

Module description

The purpose of this module is to enable you to develop and apply principles and applications of construction
technologies related to high rise structures, commercial and industrial buildings. Aspects of civil engineering
and building services technology will also be investigated

Assessment
           Description                                                          Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Report                                                      50%

           2          Exam                                                      50%



Module Code 5CN022            Module Title Law
 Credit value                   20
 Pre-requisites                 None
 Co-requisites                  None
 Prohibited combinations        4CN220
 Module Leader                  Chris Williams

 Telephone                      01902 322275
 Email                          Chris.williams@wlv.ac.uk

 Staff Room Number              MI142

Module description

There is a dual aim to this module.

The first aim is to develop your knowledge and application of the legal framework in which the built
environment, property and construction industries operate and second aim is to build on existing and further
develop knowledge of health and safety in the built environment, raising your awareness of the legal,
personal and organisational responsibilities built environment professionals have.

These aims will be achieved by the study of the legal frameworks from which legislation and other controls
stem and

Assessment
           Description                                                          Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Research                                                    50%

           2          Coursework                                                50%




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Module Code 5CN029               Module Title Development and regeneration
 Credit value                     20
 Pre-requisites                   None
 Co-requisites                    None
 Prohibited combinations          None
 Module Leader                    Paul Hampton

 Telephone                        01902 322256
 Email                            P.hampton@wlv.ac.uk

 Staff Room Number                MA115

Module description

The module aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of developments, their relevance and
importance to the local economy and the funding approaches that accompany such developments. Specific
diligence is given to developments that also comprise regeneration works and provide economic benefit to
communities.

Assessment
           Description                                                        Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Portfolio                                                 80%

           2         Exam                                                     20%



Module Code 5CN010               Module Title Professional Practice Project
 Credit value                     20
 Pre-requisites                   None
 Co-requisites                    None
 Prohibited combinations          4CN220
 Module Leader                    Pauline Corbett

 Telephone                        01902 322261
 Email                            P.Corbett@wlv.ac.uk

 Staff Room Number                MA115

Module description

The principal aim of this module is to develop your understanding of the key professional relationships
between the various disciplines involved in the management of construction projects. This including the
development of team working skills through completion of a group based project where you are brought
together into teams within which a set of structured / interrelated tasks are undertaken in order to develop
your personal attributes, self management, communication and problem solving skills in a team environment.

Assessment
           Description                                                        Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Group Work                                                40%

           2         Portfolio                                                60%




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Module Code 5CN014          Module Title Residential Property Management
 Credit value                   20
 Pre-requisites                 None
 Co-requisites                  None
 Prohibited combinations        None
 Module Leader                  Neil Hingorani

 Telephone                      01902 323852
 Email                          Neil.Hingorani@wlv.ac.uk

 Staff Room Number              MA115

Module description

The aim of this module is to develop your knowledge and understanding of the role of the property manager
and the principles of residential property management. It does this through the study of the importance of the
contract between landlord and tenant other material that will impact on that relationship eg legislation, case
law

Assessment
           Description                                                         Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Report                                                     50%

           2         Exam                                                      50%




Module Code 5CN028         Module Title Social Housing
 Credit value                   20
 Pre-requisites                 None
 Co-requisites                  None
 Prohibited combinations        None
 Module Leader                  Chris Williams

 Telephone                      01902 322275
 Email                          Chris.Williams@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number              MI142




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Module description

This module aims to develop your appreciation of diversity and inequalities in the housing system. The
module will first identify through definition the meaning of social housing and how it is managed.

It will then enable you to develop your knowledge and understanding of the regulatory framework relating to
social housing, the mechanisms for engagement between social landlords and tenants, identify the
standards of condition and repair and explore the extend of social housing supply compared with the
demand.

The module will also then explore the various social support structures that are available to social tenants
and consider the role of social housing in social care and supporting people.



Assessment
           Description                                                          Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Coursework                                                  50%

           2          Portfolio                                                 50%



Module Code 5CN004                Module Title Work based Learning A
 Credit value                      20
 Pre-requisites                    None
 Co-requisites                     None
 Prohibited combinations           None
 Module Leader                     Paul Hampton

 Telephone                         01902 322256
 Email                             Paul.Hampton@wlv.ac.uk

 Staff Room Number                 MA115

Module description

The principle aim of this module is to provide you with an opportunity in your work based learning
environment to carry out a review of a project within your own external organisation, which is relevant to both
the organisation and your academic programme.

Assessment
           Description                                                          Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Presentation                                                30%

           2          Portfolio                                                 70%


Module Code 5CN025           Module Title Industrial Placement (Full Time students only)


 Credit value                      40
 Pre-requisites                    None
 Co-requisites                     None
 Prohibited combinations           None
 Module Leader                     Paul Hampton
 Telephone                         01902 322256

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 Email                          P.hampton@wlv.ac.uk

 Staff Room Number              MA115

Module description

The module aims to introduce you to the world of work and associated professional competence. It allows
you to appreciate current practises and seek to appreciate current working practises and seek solutions to
real life problems in the workplace. Where appropriate it allows you to commence relevant professional
organisation membership requirements but you should seek guidance at the outset with the module team

Assessment
           Description                                                         Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Placement                                                  100%




Module Code 6CN010          Module Title Construction Dissertation


 Credit value                   20
 Pre-requisites                 None
 Co-requisites                  None
 Prohibited combinations        None
 Module Leader                  David Proverbs
 Telephone                      01902 322786
 Email                          D.Proverbs@wlv.ac.uk

 Staff Room Number              MA211b

Module description

This module aims to develop your ability to research and report on a subject related to your degree course. It
facilitates the identification and solving of a selected problem or exploration of a chosen issue using well
founded research methodology; and presentation of the results of such investigation in a formal report
format.

Assessment
           Description                                                         Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Proposal                                                   20%

           2         Research                                                  80%



Module Code 6CN019          Module Title Group Project Evaluation & Development


 Credit value                   20
 Pre-requisites                 None
 Co-requisites                  None
 Prohibited combinations        None
 Module Leader                  Chris Williams
 Telephone                      01902 322275


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 Email                         Chris.Williams@wlv.ac.uk

 Staff Room Number             MI142

Module description

The principal aim of this module is to enable you to develop a wide ranging understanding of the
development process within the economic, legal, political and social environment of the UK.

Assessment
           Description                                                        Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Presentation                                              30%

           2         Group Work                                               70%



Module Code 6CN011          Module Title Contract Law & Dispute Resolution


 Credit value                  20
 Pre-requisites                None
 Co-requisites                 None
 Prohibited combinations       None
 Module Leader                 Issaka Ndekugri
 Telephone                     01902 322280
 Email                         I.E.Ndekugri@wlv.ac.uk

 Staff Room Number             MA211b

Module description

The principal aims of this module is to provide you with an understanding of the legal framework within which
construction firms and projects are managed and techniques for resolving disputes often encountered. You
will develop skills necessary to analyse construction contracts and case law and develop an understanding
of good practice in the administration of contracts.

Assessment
           Description                                                        Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Coursework                                                50%

           2         Exam                                                     50%




Module Code 6CN012          Module Title Sustainability


 Credit value                  20
 Pre-requisites                None
 Co-requisites                 None
 Prohibited combinations       None
 Module Leader                 Colin Booth
 Telephone                     01902 328562
 Email                         c.booth@wlv.ac.uk


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 Staff Room Number              MI147

Module description
This module enables you to explore the requirements of sustainable development to see how these affect
and influence the range of environmental services required in sustainable construction and, furthermore, it
highlights the impact of such services on the internal and external environment.

Assessment
           Description                                                         Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Portfolio                                                  50%

           2         Exam                                                      50%




Module Code 6CN006          Module Title Leadership Development


 Credit value                   20
 Pre-requisites                 None
 Co-requisites                  None
 Prohibited combinations        None
 Module Leader                  Anthony Hatfield
 Telephone                      01902 518581
 Email                          A.Hatfield@wlv.ac.uk

 Staff Room Number              MA115

Module description

The aim of this module is to critically evaluate leadership styles and attributes by exploring the qualities
necessary for an individual to be an effective leader. The module requires you to engage in reflective
practice from a leadership perspective and to understand leadership perspective and to understand the style
and cultures that an organisation develops is it‟s mission to remain profitable

Assessment
           Description                                                         Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Portfolio                                                  40%

           2         Project                                                   60%



Module Code 6CN018          Module Title Work Based Learning B


 Credit value                   20
 Pre-requisites                 None
 Co-requisites                  None
 Prohibited combinations        None
 Module Leader                  Paul Hampton
 Telephone                      01902 322256
 Email                          P.Hampton@wlv.ac.uk

 Staff Room Number              MA115

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Module description

The principle aim of this module is to enable you, as a part-time student to carry out a critical review of the
knowledge management strategy of their organisation and further evaluate a project, of which you have
personal experience in terms of the outcome and alternative options which could have been adopted.

Assessment
           Description                                                            Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Presentation                                                  20%

           2          Portfolio                                                   80%




Module Code 6CN014           Module Title Computer Applications in Real Estate


 Credit value                     20
 Pre-requisites                   None
 Co-requisites                    None
 Prohibited combinations          None
 Module Leader                    Neil Hingorani
 Telephone                        01902 323582
 Email                            Neil.Hingorani@wlv.ac.uk

 Staff Room Number                MA115

Module description


The principal aims of this module are to enable you to develop and apply variety of advanced uses to which
the computer can be put in a real estate practice, in particular to utilise Excel as a real estate valuation tool
by preparing a number of computer programmes. You will also be required to prepare real estate investment
appraisals using a range of industry computer packages

Assessment
           Description                                                            Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Report                                                        50%

           2          Exam                                                        50%



Module Code 6CN021           Module Title Strategic Housing Management


 Credit value                     20
 Pre-requisites                   None
 Co-requisites                    None
 Prohibited combinations          None
 Module Leader                    Chris Williams
 Telephone                        01902 322275
 Email                            Chris.Williams@wlv.ac.uk

 Staff Room Number                MI142


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Module description
This module aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of the diversity and inequalities in the
provision of housing in the UK.
Strategic Housing Management will be explored form the point of view of comparisons of the various housing
opportunities and standards.
The module enables you to study the relationships between housing markets, policy implementation and
people and their homes as well as the social and environmental implications of the way housing is provided,
designed and managed.

Assessment
             Description                                                          Weighting or Pass/Fail
             1        Portfolio                                                   100%



      Course Management and Staff Involved with the Programme
      Telephone        Name                                      Room     Email

      3581             Nii Ankrah                                MA115d   nii.ankrah2@wlv.ac.uk
      1085             John Billingham                           MI148    J.Billingham@wlv.ac.uk
      8562             Colin Booth                               MI149    c.booth@wlv.ac.uk
       2108            Ray Bradley                               MI038b   R.Bradley@wlv.ac.uk
      1043             Ezekiel Chinyio                           MA115g   E.Chinyio@wlv.ac.uk
      2678             Sammy Chung                               MI143    S.Chung@wlv.ac.uk
      2155             Geoff Cooper (Technical Resources         MI037b   Geoff.Cooper@wlv.ac.uk
                       Manager)
      2261             Pauline Corbett                           MA115b   P.Corbett@wlv.ac.uk
      2253             Rod Gameson                               MI144    Rod.gameson@wlv.ac.uk
      2286             Panos Georgakis                           MI148    P.Georgakis@wlv.ac.uk
      2179             Felix Hammond                             MA115e   f.hammond@wlv.ac.uk
      2256             Paul Hampton                              MA115g   P.hampton@wlv.ac.uk
      2279             Philip Harris - Director of Recruitment   MI159    P.T.Harris@wlv.ac.uk
      07813 045142     and Lifelong Learning
      3504             Peter Harris (LLN & EPU)                  MI159    harrisp@wlv.ac.uk
      8581             Anthony Hatfield                          MA115f   A.Hatfield@wlv.ac.uk
      2284             Paul Havell                               MI149    P.Havell@wlv.ac.uk
      3582             Neil Hingorani                            MA115e   neil.hingorani@wlv.ac.uk
      8588             Jamal Khatib                              MI150    j.m.khatib@wlv.ac.uk
      2708             Bryan Kite                                MI148    B.J.Kite@wlv.ac.uk
      8745             Jessica Lamond                            MI202    Jessica.Lamond@wlv.ac.uk
      8777             Mick Lloyd (Technician)                   MI037b   mike-lloyd@wlv.ac.uk
      1723             Peter Mills                               MI149    Peter.mills@wlv.ac.uk
      2622             Angela Nash                               MA115c   Angela.Nash@wlv.ac.uk
      2280             Issaka Ndekugri                           MA212a   I.E.Ndekugri@wlv.ac.uk
      3845/6471        Christopher Nwagboso                      MA211a   C.Nwagboso@wlv.ac.uk
      2273             David Oloke                               MA211a   D.A.Oloke@wlv.ac.uk
      2257             Keith Potts                               MA115d   K.F.Potts@wlv.ac.uk
      2786/6257        David Proverbs                            MA211b   D.Proverbs@wlv.ac.uk
      2276             John Reynolds                             MA115c   John.Reynolds2@wlv.ac.uk
      2109             David Searle                              MI144    D.Searle@wlv.ac.uk
      8589             Paul Smith                                MA115f   P.H.Smith@wlv.ac.uk
       1710            Subashini Suresh                          MI143    S.Subashini@wlv.ac.uk
      2275             Chris Williams - Academic                 MI144    chris.williams@wlv.ac.uk
                       Director of Course Provision
      5138             External door to MI115




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Where to get help with your course

Student Support
If you encounter any issues (personal or academic) the following diagram directs you to the
appropriate department or staff member.


                                               Academic & Course
                                                  related queries:

                           Study Issues:              Course Leader
                                                                          General Queries::
                   Study Skills Advisor, LIS                              School Office or
                               or                                         Student Office
                       wlv.ac.uk/skills                                    (Here2Help)




                                                                                      Module Related queries:
     Careers & Employment
                                                   Who to Contact
               Services:                                                                 Module Leader or Tutor
       Student Gateway                                                                         .




                      Personal Issues:
                                                                                          /
                                                                          Mitigating Circumstances,
                                                                             Enrolment queries,
                       Personal Tutor or                                    course transfer::
                       Student Gateway
                                                                            Student Office
                                                                              (Here2Help)
                                               Student Support Adviser:

                                                Special Needs Tutor, or
                                                Student Enabling Centre




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Employability & Your Personal Development Portfolio (PDP)

What is ‘Employability’?
„Employability‟ is concerned with the development of skills aimed at enhancing your
employment prospects throughout your time here at the University of Wolverhampton.
Developing specialist subject and academic knowledge is important for employers but they
also want to employ individuals who are able to:
    Communicate effectively,
    Work in a team and have good interpersonal skills.
    Solve problems
    Work on their own using their own initiative and are able to adapt to changing situations
    Be self-confident

How Will You Develop Your Employment Skills?
At the School of Technology we aim to provide you with the opportunity to develop these
through the modules you will be studying. The assessments you do for your modules are
designed to help you develop Subject specific skills through the research you undertake for
the assignments. In addition, they are also designed to help you develop other key skills
such as your written communication skills. Where you have formal presentations, this will
build your self-confidence in addition to helping you develop your skills of verbal
communication. Working as part of a team will develop vital group-work skills. Attending your
classes regularly will further ensure that you have the opportunity to develop other skills.

Throughout your time at the University, you will develop and be able to demonstrate a
number of skills, some of which are listed below:

    Working as part of a group
    Demonstrating teamwork skills and leadership skills
    Effective communication
    Written (via reports etc.)
    Oral (through formal presentations)
    Problem-solving
    IT skills (which include use of basic packages for word processing, spreadsheets, use
     of email etc.)
    Time management – attending classes, handing in of assignments, planning study time

You may also be working part-time. The experience you gain within a work environment is a
very worthwhile one and also helps you to develop transferable skills which are valued by
employers.

Industrial Placements
If you intend take an industrial placement then you will need to find an appropriate
employment opportunity - one that is broadly aligned to your course. To help you in this
process personnel from the Industrial Placements Office, managed by Krystyna Nosek, post
information about opportunities on the Employment and Placement notice board on the first
floor of the MI building /opposite room MI128.
 The Industrial Placements team covers both our School (SEBE) and the School of
Computing (SCIT), so opportunities posted may relate to either area. You should register
your interest in following a placement year whilst you are studying at level 2.



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For students that are unsure if they should consider a placement please see either your
Course Leader or your personal tutor.

(There could also be reference to work-based projects or work-based modules within
the course).




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Health & Safety issues

School of Engineering & the Built Environment

Health and Safety

SEBE operates over two university campuses – City Campus and Telford Campus, but
also delivers teaching in Singapore, Hong Kong, Qatar and Biarritz in France. It also has
staff offices at the Wolverhampton Science Park and in Central Birmingham.

The management of Health and Safety across the School has been devolved to the
School Health and Safety committee, which is chaired by the Dean of School and the
members are representative of its staff and students. The day-to-day responsibility for
Health and Safety in the School lies with its three Technical Resource Managers.

Each year the School is required to report on the following issues: Codes of Practice; Risk
assessments; Fire Risk Assessment; First Aid; Occupational Health; Portable Appliance
Testing; In-house inspection; Health & Safety Needs Analysis; Fire Marshalling;
Dissemination; H&S Training; and Accidents.

The School works closely with the Department of Risk, Safety and Health to ensure its
practices align with the University‟s policies and guidelines. Staff and Students alike
should familiarise themselves with these policies and adhere to the guidelines provided by
visiting the Department of Risk, Safety and Health‟s website.

http://asp.wlv.ac.uk/Level2.asp?UserType=6&Subsection=23



     Progression for Further Study
   Graduates are usually eligible to study either construction or property related qualifications at
   Masters Degree level to further enhance their career opportunities.

     Career opportunities
   Successful graduates of the BSc (Hons) Property Management course will have enhanced
   opportunities to further their careers in both the private and public sectors. Potential
   employment opportunities exist in property development, professional practice and consultancy
   and local authorities‟ estates management departments. Graduates can gain employment
   through managing the estates of national and internally renowned private, commercial and
   retail companies.

   The course is predominantly aimed at students who wish to pursue a career in property
   management responsible for maintaining residential and commercial property portfolios along
   with maximising revenue from them. These positions are likely to be predominantly for the
   public sector within property companies, local authorities and housing associations.




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       School Charter for Students
                        SEBE Student Code for Behaviour and Attendance

We ask that all students in SEBE:
   o    Attend regularly and punctually
   o    If you are unable to attend, make arrangements with fellow students to collect/copy
        handouts and lecture notes
   o    Show courtesy and respect to staff and other students
   o    Ensure you understand the requirements of your Course
   o    Ensure you understand the requirements of each module you are studying (sessions
        to attend, assessment procedures, exam procedures)
   o    Respect and abide by the University Regulations, e.g. Equal Opportunities Policy, ID
        Cards, quiet areas,
   o    Bring all necessary equipment to classes/workshops
   o    Give in assessments on time (or they will not be marked)
   o    Switch off mobile phones when in class
   o    Do not come to the University if you are under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
   o    Behave considerately in lectures, listen attentively and participate in class activities
   o    Keep your tutor informed if you have personal problems that affect your work; if
        these problems make it necessary to seek extensions, to do so before the deadline.
   o    Use the advertised times (or make an appointment by email) to seek advice from
        your tutors/lecturers.
   o    Confirm your programme of study when asked to do so
   o    Seek approval for and record any change of programme within the deadlines
   o    Inform the Student Office (Here to Help) and Finance if your address or other contact
        details change




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Academic Misconduct
The University considers seriously all acts of academic misconduct, which by
definition are dishonest and in direct opposition to the values of a learning
community. Academic misconduct, if not challenged, will ultimately devalue academic
standards and honest effort on the part of students.

Defining Academic Misconduct
Cheating
Cheating is defined as any attempt to gain unfair advantage in an assessment by dishonest
means, and includes, for example, all breaches of examination room rules, impersonating
another student, falsifying data, and obtaining an examination paper in advance of its
authorised release.

This is not an exhaustive list and other common examples of cheating would include –
     Being in possession of “crib notes” during an examination
     Copying from the work of another student
     Prohibited communication during an examination
     Acts of plagiarism or collusion as defined below

Collusion
Collusion is when two or more people combine to produce a piece of work for assessment
that is passed off as the work of one student alone. The work may be so alike in content,
wording and structure that the similarity goes beyond what might have been coincidence.
For example – where one student has copied the work of another, or where a joint effort has
taken place in producing what should have been an individual effort.

Collusion should not be confused with the normal situation in which students learn from one
another, sharing ideas and group work to complete assignments (where this is specifically
authorised).

Plagiarism
Plagiarism is the act of taking someone else’s work and passing it off as your own. This
includes incorporating either unattributed direct quotation(s) or substantial paraphrasing from
the work of another/others. It is important to cite all sources whose work has been drawn on
and reference them fully in accordance with the referencing standard used in each academic
school.

The most common forms of plagiarism are –
    Cut or copied and pasted materials from websites
    Copying the work of another student (past or present) including essays available
     through “essay bank” websites – or other data.
    Copying material from a text book or journal

Students may go to great lengths to disguise the source reference they have been consulting
in contributing to an assignment – without understanding that with proper referencing this is
entirely acceptable.




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Support for Students
The University, through its academic staff, will be both sympathetic and supportive in
preventing plagiarism and other forms of academic misconduct, particularly in the first year of
undergraduate study.

A variety of support mechanisms are in place to help students succeed and avoid academic
misconduct.
     Visit our study skills support website at www.wlv.ac.uk/skills See the section on
      tackling academic misconduct.
     Download the Students' Union guide to Avoiding Academic Misconduct ("Read, Write,
      Pass") - available from the same webpages.
     Book an appointment to see a study skills advisor - through the Learning Centres.
     Speak to your personal tutor or module leader.
     There is help available if you need it. The University caught and prosecuted 500 cases
      of Academic Misconduct last year - it is better to do the work than think you can get
      away with cheating - the penalties are severe...

Penalties
Where an offence is admitted, or a panel decides that cheating, plagiarism or collusion has
occurred, a penalty will be imposed. The severity of the penalty will vary according to the
nature of the offence and the level of study. Penalties will range from failure of the
assignment under investigation to a restriction of the award a student may ultimately achieve
or a requirement to leave the University.

Full details about the University's policy on Academic Misconduct and regulations and
procedures for the investigation of academic misconduct are available at our website:
www.wlv.ac.uk/polsregs




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