Module title: Building Economics 2

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: BSV09107
Module leader: Andrew Smith
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Building and Surveying

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2019/0, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Andrew Smith
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
A 3-hour lecture/seminar is delivered with supporting learning material (LOs 1-4). Scope is built in for questions / issue prompts for student response allowing for discussion (LOs 1-4), which may be in small groups or class discussion. Each lecture is also supported by a tutorial / seminar session. The student input ranges from individual exercise (LO 2) to group tasks (LOs 1-4) with defined output and expectation of presenting to tutor or peers (LOs 1-4). Specialist lectures are included in the programme (LO1 and LO4).

Formative Assessment:
The provision of formative feedback is a key component of the LTA approach underpinning this module. Formative feedback opportunities are built into each tutorial where students will be encouraged to engage with and reflect upon module themes via a series of different learning tasks. These provide opportunities for the module tutor to help with understanding and interpretation of module topics. This formative feedback is delivered in class time in response to student contributions both individually and collectively. Formative feedback arises via the discussion and analysis of tutorial questions, practical examples/cases and associated reflection on a range of learning tasks.

Summative Assessment:
The module is assessed by two components, a coursework assignment and a centrally timetabled exam.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 152
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 30 2 6 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 70 1-4 14/15 HOURS= 2
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

In this module, students will learn about aspects of applied economics in the construction industry and Government policy; construction financial objectives and strategic planning; company accounts and annual reports, interpretation and appraisal; construction insolvency; the economics of development; urban development and economic aspects of urban problems; taxation and capital allowances.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:

LO1: Demonstrate knowledge of the influence of the economy on the construction sector and the economic trends in the industry.

LO2: Interpret and appraise company accounts and demonstrate knowledge of construction insolvency.

LO3: Demonstrate knowledge of the economics of urban development and analyse associated economic problems.

LO4: Demonstrate and apply knowledge of taxation and capital allowances to the construction industry.

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