Economic, Social & Environmental Analysis - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: Sess 1 , Sess 2
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 1 , Sess 2
  • Assessment: Assessments - Online activities (30%) , Invigilated Exam - 2000 words equivalent (40%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 2,375.00
International 2,625.00

This unit provides you with an understanding of the economic, social and environmental factors that influence and constrain projects throughout a project lifecycle.

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

  1. demonstrate advanced knowledge of economic, social and environment contexts that influence and constrain typical projects
  2. apply advanced skills in analysing trends and forecasting with particular reference to trends in sustainability
  3. understand the corporate fiance and decision making principles relevant for project selection and management
  4. demonstrate advanced knowledge of financial and trend analysis at each phase of the project lifecycle so that you can prepare the relevant documentation for the project
  • Assessments — Online activities (30%)
  • Invigilated Exam — 2000 words equivalent (40%)
  • Report — Group 1500 words per person (30%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

Mandatory conditional prerequisites

You must either have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit, or currently be enrolled in the following unit(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following unit(s) to study prior to this unit:

Please note that your enrolment in this unit is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite unit(s). If you study the prerequisite unit(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this unit, your result for the prerequisite unit(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite unit(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this unit. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite unit(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this unit to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite unit(s).

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

  • Other special requirement — Students will require Windows Vista, Windows 7 or higher. UniSA does not support Windows XP.

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.

1External analysis and forecasting of social, economic and environment trends
2Application of sustainability and ethical practices and principles
3Internal environmental and situational analysis
4Internal financial systems and processes that impact on project selection and management
5Complexities in financial analysis and managing uncertainty
6Sources of funds on project acceptance
7Project termination or completion

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

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

Print based materials

  • Welcome Letter

Online materials

  • Online Assessment
  • 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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