Advanced Quantity Surveying

Subject ABPL40040 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

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

This subject is not offered in 2014.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 2 hours of lectures per week.
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2014
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects:

702-683 Advanced Quantity Surveying (PG)

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:


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.

Learning Outcomes:

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
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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