Built Environment Finance (10146.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Canberra Business School||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn 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.
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|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||08 February 2021||Flexible||Dr Monir Mir|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||Flexible||Dr Monir Mir|
1. Brown, B. (2009), Successful Finance for Non-Accountants, Crimson Publishing, Surrey, Great Britain.
This book can be accessed through the following URL of the University of Canberra library database:
The above book can also be purchased online from a variety of sources including Amazon in either a hard copy or e-copy format.
2. Horngren, C., Datar, S., Rajan, M., Wynder, M., Maguire, W., and Tan, R., (2018), Horngren's Cost Accounting - A Managerial Emphasis, 3rd edition, Pearson Australia.
PDF copies of relevant reading materials from this textbook will be uploaded on the UCLearn (Canvas) site of the unit subject to copyright restrictions. This book is also available in hard copy and as an e-book from the publisher's (Pearson) site.
I encourage you to consult the following reference books, journals and websites from time to time:
Additional reference books:
Antoniades, H. (2016), Accounting and Financial Management for the Built Environment, Accounting Real Estate Publications.
Hilson, D. (2009), Managing Risk in Projects, Gower Publishing Limited, England.
Pretorius, F., Lejot, P., McInnis, A., Arner, D. and Hsu, B. (2008), Project Finance for Construction & Infrastructure, Blackwell Publishing, the UK.
The main journal databases for built environment (and these can be accessed through the library as well) include:
On Science Direct, you have access to major built environment journals including Building and Environment, the Energy and Buildings and others.
Taylor & Francis: http:// http://www.tandfonline.com/
On Taylor & Francis, there are several journals, but the most useful for this unit is International Journal of Construction Management, Construction Management and Economics and International Journal of Sustainable Engineering.
Other leading Construction and Built Environment journals include: Building Research and Information, Journal of Building Engineering, International Journal of Sustainable Building Technology and Urban Development, and Journal of Construction Engineering and Management – ASCE
(1) Building and Construction Industry (https://www.australia.gov.au/information-and-services/business-and-industry/building-and-construction-industry).
(2) Building and Construction Industry Fact Sheet, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (https://www.business.gov.au/planning/templates-and-tools/industry-factsheets/building-and-construction-industry-fact-sheet).
(3) The Business Council of Australia (BCA) (www.bca.com.au).
(4) Investment opportunities in Australian infrastructure: Australian Trade and Investment Commission (go to https://www.austrade.gov.au and use the search function to look for Investment Opportunities in Australia. The search function returns a link to a pdf file.).
(5) Infrastructure Australia (http://www.infrastructureaustralia.gov.au). There are several useful resources such as fact sheets, in this website. You can also find the Australian Infrastructure Plan on this website.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
Final grades in this subject will be assessed according to performance in each of the assessment items identified above. In order to pass this unit, you must obtain:
- an overall total score of at least 50% AND
- submit all assessment items marked as mandatory AND
- meet any indicated threshold requirements.
For assessment items marked as mandatory, each piece of assessment must be completed and submitted, but it is not necessary that students pass each individual item of assessment.
For threshold items, students must complete the assessment item and meet the minimum indicated threshold requirement. In this unit, the final examination is a threshold requirement. Students must obtain a minimum of 40% in the final exam and 50% overall to pass the unit.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Required IT skills
Work placement, internships or practicums