Construction Estimating

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
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About this unit

An This Construction Estimating online unit, online undergraduate level 3 unit provided by Curtin University and Open Universities Australia, Construction Estimating explores the history and development of estimating methods and principles used in contracting organisations. You will study key strategic estimating areasfundamentals, including pricing preliminaries and determining margins, the use of builder's bills of quantities, tender preparation and obtaining and checking sub-contractor quotations.

On completion of this unit, you will be able to apply the process of estimating and utilise the techniques used by professional construction contractors in preparing a tender. You will also learn how to interpret contract documents to develop basic unit rates, apply those rates to calculate project estimates, and analyse sub-contractor quotation for synthesis into a tender document.

Construction Estimating is a core requirement for the Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management) provided by Curtin University and Open Universities Australia. Assessment is based on an estimating exercise, an invigilated exam, a presentation and a detailed report.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible to enter this program:

  • Enrolment Accepted onto into the course 'Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management)'

Areas of study

In this Construction Estimating unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction to cConstruction eEstimating
  • Roles and types of construction estimates
  • Sources of data for construction estimating
  • Building-up rates: earthwork
  • Building-up rates: concrete work
  • Building-up rates: masonry
  • Building-up rates: painting and finishing
  • Estimates, tender and schedules
  • Estimating for risks and uncertainties
  • Estimates, tender analysis, payment mechanisms and cashflow forecasts
  • Computer applications for estimating
  • Revision

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management), Curtin University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

The skills you develop in this unit can offer up a wide range of employment opportunities in the construction industry. By completing the Construction Estimating unit, you will further develop your understanding of estimating, and this will get you one step closer to a career as a building contractor, construction manager, contract administrator, estimator, facilities manager, property developer and quantity surveyor.

Construction Estimating is a core requirement for the Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management) from Curtin University. This course is accredited by the Australian Institute of Building, the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Member entry to both institutes is available after two years of approved field practice and an assessment of professional competence.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Construction Estimating from Curtin University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA's full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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