Facility Management (Masters)

Subject 702-658 (2009)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009. Search for this in the current handbook

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Semester 2, - 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: Two hours of lectures and an average of one hour tutorial or seminar per week. Estimated total time commitment: 120 hours.
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: Entry into the Melbourne School of Design or approval from the subject coordinator.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects:

702415 (ABPL40008) - Facility Management (UG)
702-415/702-658 - Building Economy
702-415/702-658 - Property Asset Management.

Students who have completed 702-415 or 702-658 are not eligible to enrol in this subject.

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: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability


Dr Christopher Heywood
Subject Overview: This subject covers the following topics: financial analysis of capital works; strategic planning and accommodation decisions; terotechnology; life cycle costing; cost benefit analysis; development leases; maintenance contract procedures.

On completion of this subject students should have the ability to:

  • place property ownership in the context of the investment environment
  • understand the life cycle study for a significant part or element of a building and be able to carry out an analysis of a whole building
  • understand the principles of depreciation, obsolescence and other ownership issues as they apply to new and existing buildings
Assessment: One 3 hour examination (60%); Assignments totalling no more than 2000 words (40%). A minimum mark of 40% has to be achieved in the examination in order to pass this subject.
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • communication
  • analytical skills
  • problem-solving skills
Links to further information: http://www.abp.unimelb.edu.au/environments-and-design-students/melbourne-school-of-design-students.html
Notes: Formerly available as 702-415/702-658 Building Economy and 702-415/702-658 Property Asset Management. Students who have completed 702-415/702-658 are not eligible to enrol in this subject.
Related Course(s): Master of Construction Management
Master of Planning and Design (Coursework)
Master of Property

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