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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Introduction to Cost Management
    • Cost Budgeting
    • Cash-flow Management
    • Cost Estimating (Introduction)
    • Cost Estimating (Aspects)
    • Project Selection
    • Life Cycle Costing
    • Cost Estimating (Techniques)
    • Cost Control (Cost Change Control)
    • Earned Value
    • Cost Benefit Analysis
    • Value Management
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Online Assessment
      • Printable format materials
      • Audio-Video streaming

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

  1. apply the processes of project cost management to create a project budget
  2. create a cost-based model for cost-based decision making
  3. recognise the concepts, theories, tools and techniques of project cost management.
  • Assignment 1 - Report 1 (40%)
  • Assignment 2 - Report 2 (40%)
  • Assignment 3 - Test (20%)

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 subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject engages students in the processes of project cost management in a project environment, including cost estimating, cost budgeting and cost control. They will also apply project selection methodologies, life cycle costing, value management, cost benefit analysis, and earned value analysis techniques.

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