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SRQ764 - Building Project Evaluation

Unit details

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


Unit chair:

Linda Tivendale





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x1 hour seminar per week.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


This unit examines the processes and techniques used in development appraisal and the economic evaluation of building projects.  Topics will include the development process, property investment, feasibility studies, property markets, project finance, taxation and risk analysis. Students will analyse the multi-disciplinary nature of the development process and the relationship between design decisions and the total cost of building projects as they prepare detailed development appraisals and feasibility studies within the context of property markets and the built environment business ecology.  The unit will allow appreciation of the role that project financing arrangements play in influencing the size, scale and success of developments. The implications of various factors including taxation, regulation, international financial markets and social and business networks are examined in relation to development risk analysis and decision making.


Assignment 1 (30%), assignment 2 (30%), examination 40%. Students must gain a mark of 40% in the examination to pass this unit.

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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