Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


This course develops the students understanding of development economics and facilities management through a case study of a commercial property project. It investigates the theory and practice of facilities management including elements of operational and strategic facilities management. It explore development economics through examination of site analysis, market research, property finance and methods of investment appraisal, and develops the students ability to prepare a feasibility study report to evaluate property investment performance.


BCA Singapore

  • Semester 1 - 2022


  • Semester 1 - 2022


  • Semester 1 - 2022

Learning outcomes

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

1. Understand the operation of facilities management

2. Conduct life-cycle costing analysis for strategic facilities management

3. Identify sources of property finance

4. Understand taxation implications and capital allowances in the property development process

5. Apply methods of investment appraisal

6. Prepare a feasibility analysis for a commercial facility


  • Introduction to the process of feasibility study
  • Site analysis and market research
  • Operational facilities management
  • Strategic facilities management and life-cycle costing analysis
  • Valuation of property
  • Property finance and tax implication/capital allowances
  • Time value of money
  • Present and future value calculation
  • Methods of investment appraisal
  • Discounted cash flow analysis
  • Risk analysis in discounted cash flow
  • Review of discounted cash flow analysis and process of feasibility study


This course replaces ARBE2300. If you have successfully completed ARBE2300 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assessment items

Proposal / Plan: Operational and strategic facilities management plan

Quiz: Online quiz - Investment Evaluation

Report: Feasibility Study Report

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.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.