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Built Environment Finance (10146.2)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 2 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra Business School


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This unit is directed at engaging students with the financial aspects of property development, commercial construction and infrastructure development. This will include sources of finance, debt, equity, public private partnerships, and so on. Students will learn financial analysis techniques, such as discounted cash flow, net present value, internal rate of return, cost of capital and opportunity cost analysis in the context of developing residential, commercial and infrastructure of the built environment. Students will explore these concepts with respect to the local, national and global built environment markets.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the financial fundamentals and drivers of the built environment industry (domestic, commercial and infrastructure);

2. Describe the methods of financing available to operators in the built environment including government;

3. Analyse the financial implications of a built environment project in terms of its current and future feasibility; and

4. Examine the context and impact of international financial settings on funding for domestic projects.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

3 hours per week, consisting of 1 hour lecture and 2 hour tutorial.





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