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SRQ774 - Construction Measurement and Estimating


2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Offering information:

From 2021 - unit will be offered in Trimester 1 and Trimester 3

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Reza Taban
Trimester 2: Nilupa Udawatta
Trimester 3: Reza Taban




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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 per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin plus 5 x 1 hour online seminars per trimester.


In SRQ774 students will be able to develop a greater understanding of the principles and practice of measurement and estimating in low-rise and medium-rise construction. Learning and assessment activities will focus on construction documentation as a critical form of information transmission, the roles and uses of bills of quantities, builders' quantities and estimates, measurement and billing of quantities for a wide range of construction trades and estimating of unit rates. Students will be required to learn and apply appropriate computer software packages in this unit.


These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit

At the completion of this Unit
successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Articulate a thorough understanding of the basic principles and practices of measurement and estimating GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities


Demonstrate the use of the Standard Method as used in the Australian construction industry GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities


Measure quantities and estimate unit rates  to prepare tenders for common types of low and medium rise construction

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication
GLO4: Critical thinking


Apply information technology in measurement and estimating

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO3:Digital literacy

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


Assessment Description Student output Weighting (% total mark for unit) Indicative due week
Practical task Practical measurement task 30% Week 6
Online measurement test 1-hour supervised open book test 20% Week 7
Practical estimating task (Group) Practical estimation 30% Week 11
Online estimating test 1-hour supervised open book test 20% Week 12

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.

Learning Resource

Prescribed text(s): AIQS, 2018, Australian and New Zealand Standard Method of Measurement of Building Works, 2018 edition, Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors.

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: SRQ774 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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