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Sustainable Management of Design Assets (PROP30002)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codePROP30002
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This core subject for the Bachelor of Design property major draws together economic, physical/environmental, financial and legal aspects relating to the management of the property asset from the perspective of a managing agent or major property portfolio manager who are responsible for the performance of investment properties during the 95% of their economic life between the completion of initial construction and eventual demolition.
Topics include:

  • What is property management?;
  • Stakeholders including: public and private perspectives, and owner/investor and occupier perspectives;
  • Managing properties from various use classifications;
  • Managing the physical asset: property inspections;
  • Services – contract management;
  • Planned programmed maintenance systems, etc.;
  • Legal, environmental and market demands including lease conditions and management;
  • Sustainability risk management;
  • OHS;
  • International comparisons.

Intended learning outcomes

Understand and apply the principles of managing the built environment to achieve design objectives.

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Understand the social, legal, economic and environmental impacts of sustainable property asset management practice;
  • Analyse sustainable asset management systems and practices across a range of property design types from a range of stakeholder perspectives to maintain and enhance value and utility for users and owners;
  • Access, interpret and synthesise data relevant to current sustainable property design management issues;

Generic skills

Upon successful completion of this subject the student will have had the opportunity to develop the following generic skills:

  • analytical skills
  • communication skills
  • problem solving skills
  • critical thinking

Eligibility and requirements


Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
ABPL30059 Property Case Studies
Semester 1

And one of:

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
PROP30001 Valuation of Land and Buildings
Semester 1
ABPL20004 Principles of Property Valuation
Semester 1

For Bachelor of Environments students:One subject from List A and one subject from List B

List A:

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
ABPL20031 Principles of Property 12.5
PROP20002 Design and Property Principles
Semester 1

List B:

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
ABPL20004 Principles of Property Valuation
Semester 1
ABPL20035 Cities: From Local to Global
Semester 1
ABPL20051 Construction Industry Studies - Property 12.5
BLAW10001 Principles of Business Law
Semester 1
Semester 2
ACCT10001 Accounting Reports and Analysis
Summer Term
Semester 1
Semester 2
PROP20003 Design and Property Industry Studies
Semester 2



Non-allowed subjects

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
ABPL30012 Property Management 12.5

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



  • Assignment 1: group assignment (400 words or equivalent per student), due week 4, (10%);
  • Assignment 2: group report (800 words per student), due week 10, (20%);
  • In-class test 1 (400 words or equivalent,), due week 5, (10%);
  • In-class test 2 (400 words or equivalent), due week 11, (10%);
  • One 2 hour exam at the end of semester, (50%).

Hurdle requirement: A grade of 40% or above in the exam is required to attain a pass in the subject

Dates & times

  • Semester 2
    Principal coordinatorChristopher Heywood
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours36 hours : 1X2 hour lecture and 1X1 hour tutorial per week
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019
    Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019
    Census date31 August 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail27 September 2019
    Assessment period ends22 November 2019

    Semester 2 contact information

    Christopher Heywood (Subject Coordinator)


Time commitment details

170 hours

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.

  • Breadth options

    This subject is available as breadth in the following courses:

  • Available through the Community Access Program

    About the Community Access Program (CAP)

    This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.

    Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.

  • Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.

Last updated: 17 May 2019