Development Processes - 2017

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Unit summary

URP520

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP2 , SP4
  • Availability for 2017: SP2 , SP4
  • Assessment: Portfolio (25%) , Presentation (25%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 2,800.00
International 3,050.00

Critical examination of land development processes in Western Australia and elsewhere, and exploration of the implications for longer term community sustainability.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. explain how property development processes work and how a range of disciplines work together to complete a development project from site to home sale
  2. take responsibility for one's own learning and develop skills cognisant with lifelong learning
  3. compare and contrast development processes of Western Australia with another international destination
  4. communicate effectively in written form, orally and diagrammatically.
  • Portfolio (25%)
  • Presentation (25%)
  • Report — Research Report (50%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

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In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Overview of Australian settlement history
2Metropolitan development control
3Overview of the development process
4Property development in Australia
5Project management for property development
6Local government perspective of development
7Redevelopment authorities
8Developer perspective
9Sustainable development
10Community formation
11Financials and marketing

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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