Advanced Quantity Surveying

Subject 702-483 (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

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Up to 4 hours per week
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: 702-361 Construction Cost Planning.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview:

The subject examines applications of economics, management and statistical techniques that are applied to construction economics. The subject includes: professional practice, tax depreciation, value management and construction procurement techniques.

On completion of the subject students should be able to:

  • Understand the role of cost management as a means of managing the design process.

  • Understand construction processes used in non-residential construction.

  • Critically evaluate alternative cost management practices.

  • Understand how to apply cost management processes in order to achieve value for the client.

Assessment: Assignments equivalent to not more then 4000 words (40%); one two-hour examination (60%). Students are required to achieve a mark of at least 40% in the exam in order to achieve a pass in the subject.
Prescribed Texts: Information Not Available
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:

  • Understand of the roles and responsiblities of quantity surveyors in the construction industry.

  • Knowledge of how to apply cost management to complex buldings.

  • Effective participation as a team member.

  • Presentation of critical analysis of complex issues associated with cost management or quantity surveying

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Property and Construction

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