People and Place
Unit code: HAS498
|Credit points||12.5 Credit Points|
|Contact hours||Three hours per week or equivalent|
Aims and objectives
This unit aims to provide students with a contemporary understanding of the relationship between the built environment and people as it relates to the social housing sector. Students are introduced to key asset management stages such as design, construct, maintenance and disposal, and the implications for people (tenants and community) at each of these stages. Within this framework, the unit also looks at themes of social and environmental sustainability, designing for safety and security, social mix and cultural diversity.
After successfully completing this unit, students should be able to:
The unit will be taught using a distance education approach, with modules available to students via the Blackboard system. Learning materials and resources are included in each of the modules. Regular face-to-face tutorials and learning opportunities are provided. Students also communicate regularly with tutors by email, Blackboard communication and by telephone.
Assessment for this unit will comprise:
- A short essay (1,200 words) (50%); and
- Preparation of a project plan (2,500 words) for an asset management issue, drawn from the student’s workplace (50%).
Generic skills outcomes
- Are capable in their chosen professional areas
- Operate effectively and ethically
- Are adaptable and manage change
- Are aware of environments
- Are entrepreneurial
Week 2 The Asset Management Framework
ReferencesTexts and References:
Current housing and social policy journal readings as directed