Property Development

Subject 702-418 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

On campus

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 3 hours a week (36 hours total)
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Subject Overview:

This subject aims to give students the knowledge and skills to be able to operate as a property, design or construction professional in the area of development advice and decision-making in property development. It comprises the development process and the major players; time value of money; the decision to build; property market research and analysis; appreciation of investment and market valuation methods; development appraisal including residual analysis and cash flow modelling; price and worth; risk, return and risk analysis.

On completion of the subject students should be able to:

  • Understand the important factors influencing the decision to build and develop a property.

  • Place property in the context of business organizations, property, urban planning, design, construction and quantity surveying.

  • Identify a site or property suitable for a major property development.

  • Complete a development appraisal for a major property development.

  • Model property development cash flow.

  • Apply industry standard software to the development process.

  • Evaluate the viability of property development proposals.

Assessment: One three-hour examination (50%) and assignments totalling not more than 3000 words (50%). A minimum mark of 40% must be achieved in the examination in order to pass the subject.
Prescribed Texts: Australian Property Institute, The Valuation of Real Estate. Australian Property Institute, Canberra, 2007.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills: On completion of the subject students should have developed the following skills and capabilities:
  • Professional/industry communication.
  • Team working.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Experience of industry software applications

Formerly available as 702-418/659 Land Economy and 702-418/659 Property Development and Investment. Students who have completed 702-418/659 are not eligible to enrol in this subject.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Property and Construction

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