Core Module Information
Module title: Property Investment Analysis

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

Module code: BSV11108
Module leader: Cletus Moobela
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Built Environment


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.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, 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: Cletus Moobela
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

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.

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 you 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 your 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:
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.

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

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 50 2,3,4 7 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 3000
Essay 50 1,5,6 12 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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