Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


2000 level

Course handbook


Examines the principles of microeconomics, macroeconomics and building economics in relation to construction firms and industry, along with the international dimensions of construction business. Elements of mainstream and building economics theories will be integrated and applied to make informed industry focused business decisions.


BCA Singapore

  • Semester 2 - 2022


  • Semester 2 - 2022


  • Semester 2 - 2022

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Apply micro economic principles to construction business operations

2. Apply macro economic principles to review the impact and future outlook of the construction industry

3. Describe the impact of the economic environment on social and environmental issues in the context of construction industry

4. Contextualise the role of innovation in construction business

5. Apply international business principles in the context of construction firms


  • Introduction to construction economics
  • Nature of construction firms and construction industry
  • Micro economic principles for construction business
  • Macro economic concepts and their┬árelevance to the construction industry
  • Cost benefit analysis and environmental economics
  • Construction project supply chains
  • International construction business


This course replaces ARBE2302. If you have successfully completed ARBE2302 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assessment items

Quiz: Online Quiz: Microeconomic principles

Report: Report: A Report on Construction Industry Economic Outlook

Report: Report - A Report on Establishing International Business

Contact hours

BCA Singapore, Callaghan and Online


Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks starting in week 1

Distance Learning students will receive equivalent instruction through online or other distance education strategies.

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