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SRE270 - Building Economics

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waterfront (Geelong)
Trimester 2: Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Adam Krezel



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour class per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week.


This unit explores macro and micro economic concepts as they apply to the construction and property industries. Topics include the behaviour of the Australian economy, macro economic theories, tools and policies available to influence the performance of the economy, supply prices and output decision-making and structure, market fluctuations, price mechanisms, concept of cost, profit maximising, market structures, government intervention and regulation, consumer behaviour and labour markets. Urban economics, including land as a factor of production, land rent, land use problems, location decisions, urban growth, transportation and public intervention are also discussed. An introduction to business planning is undertaken. 


One assignment 25%, group research report 25%, examination 50%.  To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit students must achieve at least 40% in the examination.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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