|Prerequisites for Module|
None, in addition to SCQF9 entry requirements.
Aims of Module
To provide the student with the necessary skills and knowledge to competently perform contractors estimating in a built environment context.
Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
Indicative Module Content
To provide the student with a working knowledge of the methods and techniques adopted in the construction industry for financial forecasting and control.
The objectives are to give the student an insight into the techniques used by contractors for estimating and financial control by encouraging the discovery of links in the data chain by the use of spreadsheet based exercises.
Indicative Student Workload
|Mode of Delivery|
This module is delivered via three modes, two with attendance for full time and part-time students and the other distance learning via the University Virtual Campus(VC)for Distance Learning students.
For full time and part-time students this is predominantly a workshop based module with Tutor support. There will be a limited number of key lectures, with student centred learning based upon core texts. For Distance Learning Students this is predominantly a student centred learning experience based upon self-study workshop materials reinforced with student based problem solving with tutoring being provided via the VC collaboration/discussion tools.
Component 1: An examination at the end of the module.
This is the second of three value and cost studies modules which progressively introduce students to the subject. This second module focuses upon the cost of building works.
Where appropriate, team working will be encouraged.