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SRQ462 - Building Cost Planning

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Not available from 2017

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Roshani Palliyaguru


SRT351, SRE272 (students enrolled in S346, D364, D365)



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Trimester 2 - Campus: 1 x 2 hour class per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week.

Trimester 3 - Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin. Students also have the option to attend half day seminars (8 hours in total) at the Waterfront (Geelong) campus scheduled throughout Trimester 3. Synchronous communication seminars (4 in total) will also be scheduled throughout Trimester 3. Dates will be confirmed in the unit site.


In SRQ462 students will methodically consider the principles of design economics applied to buildings and the role of cost planning during design development. They will learn the purpose of and apply techniques of cost planning and control. Learning and assessment activities in the unit will focus on the examination of the effect of design constraints and variables on total building costs, and the accuracy of different estimating approaches. Students will also develop an appreciation for life cycle costing and its importance in the assessment of environmental sustainability.


Preliminary estimate and budget 30%, group cost plan report 30%, examination 40%. To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit students must achieve at least 40% in the examination.

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