English for Communication
This module introduces basic oral communication techniques for various purposes including presentations and interviews. Study skills through effective listening, speaking, and reading will also be introduced. At the end of the semester, students will not only gain an understanding of some theoretical explanations of the communication process, but also gain practical skills that should help students become more effective communicators.
Construction Communication and Drafting
This subject introduces basic drafting techniques, lettering, use of scales and sketching used to produce drawings as applied to, construction, architecture and interior. Topics includes orthographic and presentation techniques. A basic drawing course for beginning students where students will learn the basic technical drawing processes and development of graphic skills used to produce drawings as applied to construction drawings.
Building Construction & Science
This subject introduces building primary elements and building science basic which include building orientation, ventilation and insulation principles. Students will learn the concept behind the building primary components that include foundation, floor, and rood systems. An Introduction to Building Ventilation, Orientation and Lighting principles.
Building Construction & Material
This subject introduces construction materials and their terminologies. The topic includes the different use of material in various parts of building, wall, floor, roof, openings, staircases etc. Alternative materials are also explored. Students are expected to be familiar with the building component of building especially the primary and secondary members’ material properties, installation methods and terminology.
Mathematics and Statistics
The subject introduces the concept of mathematics and its application in relation to built environment. The topics include measurement, area, volume, trigonometry, proportion, estimation and basic statistics. It is envisage that the students obtained possible alternative and creative solution on the application of mathematical and statistical concept in their studies.
Built Environment Economics
This module introduces the key concepts in micro and macroeconomics. Students will be trained to use graphical analysis and basic statistical methods to explain economic relationship. Upon completion of the module, students will be able to apply economic analysis to built environment examples ranging across civil engineering and construction projects to issues in residential and commercial property markets.
Academic Writing for Built Environment
This course guides student in the techniques of how to write an academic paper with focus on:- how to define the purpose of writing and the interests of the reader; how to focus on and organise ideas, how to present, connect and justify these ideas at sentence, paragraph and full text level. Work also will be done on how to handle research material, note taking, summarizing, paraphrasing, quoting, using examples, writing bibliographies and the process of self-monitoring and correcting. Elements of style such as correct use of impersonal forms, pronouns and connectives will also be practiced.