Advanced Cost Management

Subject 702-522 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
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: 4 hours a week (48 hours total)
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
Prerequisites: Construction Measurement and Estimating
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.

Upon completion of this subject students should:

  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of quantity surveyors in the construction industry (including emerging roles)
  • Understand the role of cost management as a means of managing a project through its life cycle in order to achieve value for the client.
  • Understand construction processes used in non-residential construction.
  • Critically evaluate alternative cost management practices.
  • Broadly, understand the mandatory contractual procedures for administering project scope, quality, cost and time.
Assessment: Written assignment equivalent to not more then 2,000 words 20% (due mid-semester); practical exercise equivalent to not more than 2,000 words 20% (due week 11); one two-hour examination 60% (end of semester). 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: TBC
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:
  • Decision-making and analytical skills
  • Effective participation as a team member and communication
  • Technical and financial reporting
  • Project evaluation, monitoring and reporting

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