Module title: Property Investment Analysis

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: BSV11108
Module leader: Alison Andrews
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Building and Surveying
Prerequisites

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

2018/9, Trimester 2, Blended, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Alison Andrews
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods
LO1-6 Each lecture provides additional breadth and depth to the printed learning materials. Group discussions are used to engage with the students. Directed study focuses on development and reinforcement of the concepts covered in the study notes.

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills
LO1-6 The teaching style and mix of activities will facilitate the development of key skills such as communication, reflective learning and critical thinking. Scholarship skills are developed through the research necessary for completion of the reports together with adopting an appropriate writing style, referencing and the synthesis of information from a variety of sources. Students are encouraged to reflect on what they have learned in the module, the feedback they have received, and apply it for their personal development .Skills also include problem solving, numeracy, application of information technology, communication alongside commercial awareness

Assessment (formative and summative)
There are two coursework assessments and these provide summative assessment for the module. However, both assessments are designed to give students formative feedback on several aspects of the learning process that can be applied to other learning situations.

Research/teaching linkages
During the module students are introduced to relevant property investment market research to underpin their learning. Students are also expected to undertake personal research for their assignments.

Internationalisation
Students on the module come from a range of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. The course materials capitalise upon this and use examples from other countries to illustrate the learning process. Examples used in property investment analysis can be local, national or international in context.

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 36
Independent Learning Guided independent study 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 50 2,3,4 7 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Essay 50 1,5,6 11 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

An assessment of commercial property investments and their markets
Examine conventional property appraisal and analysis and identify the shortfalls
Understand the application and limitations of the contemporary appraisal methods
Applying broader investment market analytic techniques to property investments
Contextualisation of investment property markets


Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: explain principles of commercial property as an investment and their markets;
LO2: describe fundamental shortfalls of conventional property investment analysis;
LO3: apply contemporary property appraisal methods
LO4: apply broader analytical investment techniques to property investment markets;
LO5: identify the main vehicles available for investing in commercial property
LO6: evaluate property market analysis in the context of broader investment markets.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Property Investment Analysis