Advanced Quantity Surveying

Subject ABPL40040 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:

Semester 2, Parkville - 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: 2 hours of lectures per week.
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: The following subject is a pre-requisite:
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2011
Corequisites: None specified
Recommended Background Knowledge: None specified
Non Allowed Subjects: 702-683 Advanced Quantity Surveying (PG)
Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this course are articulated in the Course Description, Course Objectives and Generic Skills of this entry.

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Dr Ajibade Aibinu


Environments and Design Student Centre
Ground Floor, Baldwin Spencer (building 113)

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

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;
  • 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.
  • 2 written assignments, equivalent to 2000 words each, each worth 20% (total 40%);
  • 3 hour exam (60%).

Students are required to achieve a mark of at least 40% in the exam in order to pass the subject.

Prescribed Texts: None specified
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • Understand 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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