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SSUD13-316: Construction Tendering and Finance


This subject deals with a number of areas relating to financial evaluation and tendering for construction work. It includes a range of topics relevant to aspects of the financial managment of development and construction projects including assessment ofproject feasibility, estimating procedures for complex work, tendering procedures and tender preparation, determination of margins for profit and overheads, bidding strategies, and taxation issues relevant to the construction industry.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • September 2018 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2020 [Standard Offering]
Study abroadNot Available to Study Abroad students
Study areas
  • Architecture and Built Environment
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2018: $4,247
  • Commencing in 2019: $4,290

Learning outcomes

1. Identify the components of construction and development costs, both direct and indirect
2. Analyse and synthese the composite rates for typical building work
3. Analyse and derive mark-ups that cover general and job-specific overheads and profit
4. Perform an in-depth appraisal of typical tendering processes and procedures and have a general awareness of various statistical methods and bidding theories that may be used in tendering
5. Characterise typical financing arrangements for large construction projects and provide preliminary advice to clients on these arrangements.
6. Recognise taxation issues relevant to construction estimating and finance.


Please check the subject outline for pre-requisite subjects.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/03/2018
Semester start14/05/2018
Subject start14/05/2018
Cancellation 1?28/05/2018
Cancellation 2?04/06/2018
Last enrolment27/05/2018
Last withdrawal?08/06/2018
Teaching census?08/06/2018
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/07/2018
Semester start10/09/2018
Subject start10/09/2018
Cancellation 1?24/09/2018
Cancellation 2?01/10/2018
Last enrolment23/09/2018
Last withdrawal?05/10/2018
Teaching census?05/10/2018