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Asset Management (ABPL90016)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeABPL90016
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Topics covered include:

  • advanced life cycle based property asset management;
  • economic modelling;
  • asset management optimisation;
  • functional and economic performance;
  • standards;
  • obsolescence;
  • condition assessment;
  • maintenance and refurbishment implications;
  • market and income issues;
  • property finance, accounting and taxation issues;
  • risk analysis;
  • public and private sector guidelines.

Intended learning outcomes

At the conclusion of the subject students should be able to:

  • Understand more complex asset management issues in the areas noted above;
  • Undertake more comprehensive research and analysis practices in the financial and strategic aspects of asset management; and
  • Undertake quantitative analysis of more complex assets and whole buildings.

Generic skills

  • Analytical skills – advanced analysis of life-cycle approaches to property.
  • Communication skills -an enhanced ability to communicate complex property issues through written presentations.
  • Problem solving skills – an increased body of knowledge associated with complex existing property assets.

Eligibility and requirements


Either of the subjects below or an equivalent.



Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
ABPL90011 Advanced Property Analysis
Semester 2



Non-allowed subjects


Recommended background knowledge

Completion of the following subject is recommended

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
ABPL90027 Life Cycle Analysis and Sustainability
Semester 2

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home


Additional details

Three major assignments totalling 5,000 words per student as a staged analysis of a building asset.

  • Assignment 1: Group assignment reporting on Asset Description, Condition, & Future Technical Requirements, due week 5, 25%, 1250 words per student.
  • Assignment 2: Group assignment reporting on Asset Market Analysis, due week 8, 20%, 1000 words per student.
  • Assignment 3: Individual assignment reporting on Modelling and Financial Analysis, due week 12, 55%, 2750 words.

Dates & times

  • Semester 1
    Principal coordinatorChristopher Heywood
    CoordinatorPeter Northwood
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours2 x 4 hours weeks 1, 2 and 3. Weekly one hour tutorial weeks 1 - 12.
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period25 February 2019 to 2 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date 8 March 2019
    Census date31 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail10 May 2019
    Assessment period ends28 June 2019

    Semester 1 contact information

    Christopher Heywood (Subject Coordinator)


    Peter Northwood (Coordinator)


Time commitment details

170 hours

Further information

Last updated: 13 August 2019