Construction Cost Planning
Your upfront cost: $0
- 20 Sep 2021
The University of South Australia, UniSA, is ranked in the top 10 universities nationally and amongst the very best young universities in the world. They offer over 200 world-class degrees that are informed by industry and delivered with a highly practical approach to teaching and learning. In fact, they are South Australia’s number one university for graduate careers. They are a valuable partner with Open Universities Australia.
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By the end of this 10-week course, you’ll be able to:
- Evaluate different methods of preparing construction budgets.
- Apply cost planning techniques and control measures throughout the building process.
- Evaluate the cost efficiency of designs.
- Use appropriate computer software for cost planning exercises.
- Describe the basic principles of life cycle costing.
- Overview of Construction Cost Planning
- Functional Cost Planning
- Elemental Cost Planning
- Design Economics
- Using Sources of Cost Data
- Engineering Services
- Project Costs, Allowances and Special Provisions
- Comparative Cost Studies
- Building Life Cycle Costing
No eligibility requirements
No special requirements
Cost planning is one of the most important functions of a quantity surveyor. In this course, you’ll learn about all the factors that need to be considered when pricing a project. You’ll gain hands-on experience using CostX software and will leave with the knowledge to prepare a cost plan for a simple project.
UniSA Online’s 10-week short courses give you the flexibility to upskill in a certain area, stay current with developments in your field, diversify your knowledge, or even explore a new direction in your career – without having to commit to the time and cost of a full university degree.
Delivered 100% online, you’ll be able to study where and when it suits you. Access online academic and student support seven days a week, fit study around work and life commitments, view learning resources 24/7, and log in to the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.
This is a second-year course from UniSA Online’s Construction Management degree. Please note: you are responsible for completing any relevant prerequisite courses before enrolling in this course.
- Project (60%)
- Continuous assessment (40%)
Current study term: 19 Sep 21 to 26 Nov 21
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