Property Investment and Evaluation

Course code ARBE6351Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Architecture and Built Environment

Focuses on investment analysis of residential and commercial properties. Property valuation, investment decision techniques and risk analysis tools are reviewed and their core concepts, principles and techniques are examined.

Available in 2014

WebLearn GradSchoolTrimester 3
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009
Objectives1. Understand the fundamental concepts, principles and techniques for property valuation
2. Ability to analyze real estate appraisal process and to apply software and techniques for real estate investment decision-making practices.
Content1. Property valuation
- Property valuation approaches
- National and international valuation standards
- Valuation strategies and processes

2. Investment appraisal:
- Time value of money
- Market research and analysis,
- Discounted cash flow analysis
- Investment analysis techniques
- Risk analysis
- Software for investment appraisal
- Statistical forecasting techniques
Replacing Course(s)ARBE6350
TransitionNot applicable.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNot applicable
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
External Mode
Teaching MethodsCase Study
Self Directed Learning
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments2. Case study project on the development appraisal process of residential and commercial projects
Essays / Written Assignments1. Report on property valuation practice
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for ARBE6351