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MMP322 - Advanced Property Development


2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2, 2020 will be online.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Previously coded as:MMP222, SRP222
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Tom Keel

MMP122 and MMP212

Incompatible with: MMP222, SRP222
Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

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

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 3 scheduled online seminars


This unit aims to give students an advanced knowledge and a high level of skills to be able to operate as a property, design or construction professional in the area of development advice and decision-making in complex property development. It comprises the development process and the major players; time value of money and sensitivity analysis; the decision to build; property market research and analysis; appreciation of investment and market valuation methods; development appraisal including residual analysis and cash flow modelling; price and worth; risk, return and risk analysis.

  These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit.
At the completion of this Unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Analyse risks in property development and decision making strategies under risk and uncertainty including the implementation of sustainable initiatives in the design stage of the development process

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO5: Problem solving


Prepare detailed feasibility study report for complex development projects inlcuding the appraisal and risk analysis of international development opportunities

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication


Analyse and model cash flows and risks in property development projects to inform decision making strategies under risk and uncertainty

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO5: Problem solving

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week 
Assessment 1 (Group of 3) - Case Study 3000 words 25% Week 5
Assessment 2 (Individual) - Case Study 2000 words 25% Week 10
Closed Book Examination 2 hours 50% Exam period

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Hurdle requirement

Hurdle requirement: achieve at least 50% of the available marks in the examination

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: MMP322 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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