Engineering Economic Analysis - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Web Dependent
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 1
  • Availability for 2018: Sess 1
  • Assessment: Assessment (20%) , Assignment - group (30%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 2,120.00
International 2,370.00

This unit aims to provide you with advanced knowledge and skills in engineering economic analysis and investment appraisals. On completion of this unit, you will have an integrated understanding of the principles of financial accounting and planning, the assessment of financial conditions of a manufacturing company, and the analysis of different product costs in manufacturing. You will be able to systematically and critically apply appropriate techniques for measuring the worth of project investments, and conduct effective decision analysis in the presence of uncertainties, risks, or multiple attributes.

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

  1. understand the principles of financial accounting and planning
  2. assess the financial conditions of a manufacturing company
  3. analyse different product costs in manufacturing
  4. apply appropriate techniques for measuring the worth of project investments
  5. conduct effective decision analysis in the presence of multiple attributes, uncertainties, or risks.
  • Assessment (20%)
  • Assignment — group (30%)
  • Invigilated Exam (50%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • 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.

1Financial statement analysis
2Budgeting and analysis of performance
3Analysing fixed and variable cost
4Allocation of indirect costs, analysis of product costs
5Investment appraisal
6Net present value
7Internal Rate of Return
8Depreciation and taxation
9Multi-attribute analysis
10Measures of investment worth under risk
11Utility theory
12Risk analysis, decision tree analysis

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Web links
  • Wikis

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.

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.

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Required textbooks

  • Engineering Economic Analysis

    By:Newnan , Lavelle , Eschenbach

    ISBN: 9780199339273


    Supplier:Go to The Co-op Bookshop

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