Structures and Technology for Building Accessibility and Safety Management

MQF Level 6

6 Credits (ECTS)

Structures and Technology for Building Accessibility and Safety Management

Start
October 2024
Module Type
Compulsory
Price
€364
ECTS Credits
6 Credits (ECTS)
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Module Description

This module deals with the outline statutory requirements for accessibility to all, ranging from ease of entry and exit from the buildings, use of lifts and ramps, sanitary facilities as well as use of other facilities within the building. 

The module also addresses the high-level prerequisites to ensure that people using buildings are protected in case of emergencies by providing adequate lighting, ventilation, and escape routes from buildings.

Facilities must incorporate adequate means of early detection and alarm of outbreak of fire or excessive smoke and means of containing both.

Entry Requirements

Candidates who wish to apply for the B.Sc. Top-Up degree must possess the following:

• a full qualification at MQF Level 5 with 120 ECTS in a discipline related to this programme.

Candidates who wish to apply for the Level 6 Award must possess the following:

• a qualification at MQF Level 5 in a discipline related to this programme;

OR

• any other qualification at MQF Level 5 and 3 years’ work experience within the construction industry.

 

Target Audience

This course is targeted at:

  • Professionals within the construction industry with a full Level 5 qualification in construction-related studies, seeking to achieve a B.Sc. Top-Up degree;
  • Professionals within the construction industry seeking professional and academic advancement, leading to a Level 6 Award.

Module / Unit Instruction

The proposed structure comprises a blended approach promoting the building of a community of practice via peer-to-peer learning.  The structure uses primarily two dimensions of teaching-learning modes: 

  •   Face-to-face sessions:  21 hours
  •   Online Learning Activities:  15 hours

 Face to Face sessions 

Face-to-face sessions include lectures, tutorials, discussions, presentations and workshop activities promoting peer-to-peer learning.   

 Online Learning Activities 

Online learning activities incorporate tutorials and asynchronous discussions.  These may consist of active interaction, participation and contributions in fora discussions, sharing resources and self-reflection exercises. 

Learners also contribute to the building of the community of practice by providing feedback to their peers as critical friends, enhancing the learner’s critical engagement throughout the study period.  

The tutor provides continual support during both teaching -learning modes by providing information, readings and tasks relevant to the module in questionThe tutor provides continuous formative feedback as an on-going guidance during the student’s learning experience in preparation for their summative assessment.

How you’ll be assessed

Assessment of each module consists of two assignments, each carrying a weighting as below: 

  • Assignment 1 carries 20% of total module mark achieved. 
  • Assignment 2 carries 80% of total module mark achieved. 

For successful completion of a study module the student is required to achieve a minimum of 50% pass mark in both assignments. 

The overall grade achieved for each module is calculated as the sum of: 

  • 20% of the mark achieved for assignment 1; and  
  • 80% of the mark achieved for assignment 2. 

All assignment tasks of both assessments aim to provide the learner an opportunity to produce evidence of his/her competences aligned to the learning outcomes of this Module.  

Assessment

a)  Assignment 1 tasks for this module are provided in the form of structured online discussions that support learners in their development.

Such discussions are facilitated and monitored by the lecturer who provides students with constructive feedback to help them improve and prepare for summative assignment and dissertation

These discussions will contribute to the student’s final mark to acknowledge their work and give chance to improve.

This method allows students to also contribute to the building of the community of practice by providing feedback to their peers as critical friends, enhancing the learner’s critical engagement throughout the study period.  

For successful completion of a study module the student is required to achieve a minimum of 50% pass mark in the assignment 1. 

b) Assignment 2 is done via one assignment at the end of the module.

The written assignment will be a report on the final outcome of a practical task assigned by the tutor and directly related to the subject matter of the module. The practical task will require the student to visit and analyse real construction projects.  

Recommended word count range: 3000 ± 10% 

For successful completion of a study module the student is required to achieve a minimum of 50% pass mark in the assignment 2. 

Assignment
Discussions

Module Intake Dates

October 2024
Malta
Price
€364

Additional Info

Reading for the entire Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Top-Up in Construction Project Management as presented in this brochure costs €4,500.*

Reading for the Level 6 Award in Construction Project Management costs €4,000.*

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be eligible for a 70% refund of the cost through the ‘Get Qualified’ scheme.**

Due to the modular structure of the course, you may also opt to take individual modules as stand-alone. The entry requirements still apply.***

*Prices are applicable to students who reside in Malta at the time of applying.
**Terms and conditions apply.
*** For the price of individual modules, please contact the IDEA Academy team.

Learning Outcomes

Competences:  
At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to: 

  • Analyse the legal requirements applicable to access to all in particular the Accessibility Standards for all in a Built Environment – SM3800:2015. 
  • Critically discuss health and safety legislation; 
  • Examine the Design Guidelines on Fire Safety for buildings in Malta 
  • Analyse evacuation plans and systems. 

 

Knowledge: 
Knowledge Learning Outcomes: 

  • Explain The Accessibility Standards for all in a Built Environment 
  • Discuss the design guidelines on fire safety for buildings in Malta 
  • Define Evacuation plans and systems 
  • Develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety legislation for Construction  

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have been exposed to the following indicative content:  

  • The Accessibility Standards for all in a Built Environment – SM3800:2015. 
  • Standards’ provisions 
  • Ingress and egress 
  • Vertical and horizontal movement within the building 
  • Sanitary facilities 
  • Use of the amenities within the building 
  • The design guidelines on fire safety for buildings in Malta 
  • Fire detection and fire safety system 
  • Health and Safety legislation for Construction
  • Evacuation plans and systems 
Skills:  
At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the following skills:  

  • Review accessibility plans and discuss these with experts within a team setting particularly facilities for ingress and egress, vertical and horizontal movement within the building, sanitary facilities and use of the amenities within the building; 
  • Be able to recommend escape plans and discuss these with experts within a team setting, with facilities depending on the use of the building; 

Identify and analyse the various components of a fire detection and fire safety system within a team setting. 

Module-Specific Digital Skills and Competences

At the end of the module/unit, the learner will be able to: 

  • Navigate through the online learning platform to find assignments, discussion boards, literature, tutorials etc.  

 

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