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SSUD71-312: Early Estimating and Cost Planning


This subject provides students with an ability to estimate building projects. The students will be able to undertake simple building estimates and will also be able to conduct cost planning assignments. The students will also be introduced to the concepts of value engineering and management. Students will use a range of techniques and case studies.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • January 2020 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • May 2020 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • September 2020 [Non-Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Architecture and Built Environment
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2020: $5,070

Learning outcomes

1. Apply standard cost planning techniques during the design process and in early stage feasibility studies.
2. Understand the process of construction cost forecasting in theory and practice.
3. Integrate cost plans into a developer’s feasibility study to test and assess the viability of the project.
4. Recognise the importance of whole life costing, value management and sustainability in the design economics of building.

Enrolment requirements

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/03/2019
Semester start13/05/2019
Subject start27/05/2019
Cancellation 1?08/06/2019
Cancellation 2?11/06/2019
Last enrolment06/06/2019
Withdraw – Financial?19/06/2019
Withdraw – Academic?04/07/2019
Teaching census?18/06/2019
Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens14/07/2019
Semester start09/09/2019
Subject start23/09/2019
Cancellation 1?05/10/2019
Cancellation 2?08/10/2019
Last enrolment03/10/2019
Withdraw – Financial?16/10/2019
Withdraw – Academic?31/10/2019
Teaching census?15/10/2019
Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens12/11/2019
Semester start13/01/2020
Subject start27/01/2020
Cancellation 1?09/02/2020
Cancellation 2?12/02/2020
Last enrolment07/02/2020
Withdraw – Financial?21/02/2020
Withdraw – Academic?08/03/2020
Teaching census?20/02/2020