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Area/Catalogue
BUIL 1026

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Fully Online
Yes

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Course ID
163521

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Unit Value
4.5

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UniSA Online Elective Course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 4)

Course aim

To provide students with an understanding of fundamental micro and macro-economics principles with particular reference to the construction industry.

Course content

Introduction to Economics. Market Mechanism: Demand, Supply and Equilibrium Process. Costs, Revenues and Pricing and their Application to Construction Firms. Market Structures. The National Economy and Government Policy. Economic Measures of Construction Activity. Trade and the Global Economy. Monetary Policy and Interest Rates.

Textbooks

Myers, D 2013, Construction Economics - a New Approach , 3rd edition, Taylor and Francis

Prerequisites

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching Method

Component Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Online 10 weeks x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Critical analysis 1500 words 35% NA
Case study 3000 words 65% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Online Course Facilitators

School of Natural and Built Environments

Degree this course is offered in