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Life Cycle Analysis and Sustainability (ABPL90027)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeABPL90027
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

The subject examines a number of topics relevant to the long-term ownership and use of buildings where sustainability is important. These topics include:

  • Issues in property asset life cycles;
  • Facility economics, including economic decision-making and life cycle costing;
  • Triple-bottom line decision-making about property assets;
  • Projects and interventions in properties’ life cycles;
  • Property asset maintenance management;
  • Depreciation and obsolescence of property assets; and
  • Sustainability, value and investment decisions.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the subject students should be able to:

  • Place property ownership in the contexts of property’s life cycle, investment, design, construction and sustainability;
  • Analyse the life cycle of significant parts or elements of a building and be able to carry out an analysis of a whole building;
  • Demonstrate the principles of managing property life cycles including, maintenance, depreciation, obsolescence and property value.

Generic skills

On completion of the subject students should have developed the following skills and capabilities:

  • Communication;
  • Analytical skills;
  • Problem solving skills.

Last updated: 13 August 2019