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Subject details

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

  1. apply appropriate cost data for cost planning
  2. compare costs for alternative design solutions
  3. evaluate and manipulate cost data
  4. critically appraise the value of cost management processes.
    • Review of Cost Planning
    • Introduction to approximate quantities
    • Measuring approximate quantities
    • Pricing approximate quantities
    • Pricing alternatives
    • Elemental summary
    • Presentation of the cost plan
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Online materials

      • Printable format materials
      • Online Assessment
      • Resources and Links

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

CUR-CME208-Cost Planning


Note: Level 3 subjects normally assume a moderate level of prior knowledge in the area, eg from completing all Level 2 subjects or relevant experience.

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject introduces advanced processes and techniques for cost management. Students will be introduced to the use of software for cost planning and the techniques of cost modelling, life cycle costing and value management which build on principles and practices previously studied.

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Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

  • Case Study (50%)
  • Value management study (35%)
  • Reflective Task (15%)

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