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SRQ762 - Cost Planning

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Cohort rule:

Students enrolled in S700 or S701 must enrol in campus mode

Unit chair:

Melissa Chan





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

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

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin. 

Trimester 3 - Campus: Students are required to attend a compulsory 4 hour introductory class in week 1. 1 x 2 hour revision class in week 11.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.  Students are also required to attend face-to-face seminars at dates to be determined in Week 1.


The unit synthesizes knowledge and skills of project cost planning within the context of Australian Building and Construction Industry (ABCI) economic and macroeconomic policies which shape built environment business ecologies. The unit examines the concept of economically sustainable projects through the theory and practice of life cycle costing and evaluation. The influence of design decision making on short term construction sector production and long term asset portfolio performance in relation to capital and life cycle costs will be analysed, as students will be challenged to critique contemporary practice on major international projects. Value/cost management/engineering methodologies and project cost planning techniques will be introduced through a case study approach to allow students to explore their unique enabling role in sound economic decision making in early project phases. The unit will engage students in analysis of quality data and information as they refine their evaluative and justification skills to support client, community and professional financial objectives.


Assignments 60%, examination 40%.  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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