Facility Management

Subject ABPL40008 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

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

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours: 1x2 hour lecture per week; 1x1 hour tutorial per week
Total Time Commitment:

120 hours

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2013


Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2013


702-316 Management Construction

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects:

Please note, students who have completed any of the following subjects are not permitted to enrol in this subject:

702-415 Building Economy

702-658 Building Economy

702-415 Property Asset Management

702-658 Property Asset Management

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


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

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
Website: http://www.msd.unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

The subject examines a number of topics relevant to the long-term ownership and use of buildings. These topics include:

  • Strategic accommodation decisions and briefing;
  • Facility economics, including Life-cycle costing;
  • Investment analysis for capital works and Cost-benefit analysis;
  • Property asset maintenance management and terotechnology;
  • Corporate real estate; and
  • Procurement procedures in Facility Management.


On completion of the subject students should be able to:

  • place property ownership in the context of the investment environment, design and construction;
  • understand 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.
  • One three hour end of semester examination (60%);
  • Assignment one is due before mid-semester (10% - 1000 words) and Assignment two is due towards the end of semester (30% - 2000 words).

A minimum grade 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:

On completion of the subject students should have developed the following skills and capabilities:

  • communication
  • analytical skills
  • problem solving skills

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): Bachelor of Property and Construction

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