Course Title: Prepare cost estimates
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2010
Course Code: CIVE5673
Course Title: Prepare cost estimates
School: 130T Vocational Engineering
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6093 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Design
Course Contact: Program Manager
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468
Course Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Nominal Hours: 20
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
EDX010B Communicate and apply standard industry procedures and policies in an engineering design office
EDX130B Use technical mathematics (basic)
This unit of competency deals with the skills and knowledge required to apply the fundamental principles and concepts associated with planning, estimating and costing to the preparation and interpretation of tender documents for small, simple projects that would not require Project Management expertise.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
EDX030B Prepare cost estimates
1. Plan for estimating and quoting.
1.1 Availability of all necessary and appropriate plans, drawings and text is established to allow the completion of the work.
2. Prepare cost estimates for a project from relevant data.
2.1 All necessary and appropriate plans, drawings and texts are selected and interpreted to identify the correct size, type and quantity of material and equipment required to complete the project.
Details of Learning Activities
You will participate in individual and team problem solving activities related to typical engineering workplace problems. These activities involve class participation, discussions, prescribed exercises, assignments and other self-directed student activities.
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Overview of Assessment
Assessment are conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set out in the National Training Package. Students are required to undertake summative assessments that bring together knowledge and skills. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment tasks detailed under the Assessment Task Section.
Your assessment for this course will be marked using the following table:
NYC (<50%) Not Yet Competent
CAG (50-59%) Competent - Pass
CC (60-69%) Competent - Credit
CDI (70-79%) Competent - Distinction
CHD (80-100%) Competent - High Distinction
To be deemed competent students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a competency.
Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met. Students will be provided with feedback throughout the course to check their progress.
Assessment 1 (Assignment 1) – This is an assignment to cover content of Element 1. This will focus on the students’ ability to interpret project information and tender specifications as regards tender documents. This assignment will have a weighting of approximately 15% of the final overall assessment mark.
Assessment 2 (Assignment 2)– This is an assignment to cover content of Element 1. This will focus on the students’ ability to calculate cost components (materials, equipment and labour) based on typical workplace activities as well as the students’ ability to accurately complete calculations to industry standards and use available handbook(Rawlinson’s) or Cordell Estimator. This supports problem-based assessment. This assignment will have a weighting of approximately 15% of the final overall assessment mark.
Assessment 3 (Exam)- This is an exam to cover content of both Elements 1 and 2, summarising skills and knowledge achieved in the course. This exam will have a weighting of approximately 25% of the final overall assessment mark.
Assessment 4 (Project)- This is a project to cover content of Element 2. This will focus on the students’ ability to calculate cost components based on typical workplace activities as well as the students’ ability to accurately complete calculations to industry standards and use available handbook(Rawlinson’s) or Cordell Estimator. This supports problem-based assessment. This project will have a weighting of approximately 45% of the final overall assessment mark
Note: Students will not be entitled to any supplementary work. All assessments need to be passed.
The underpinning knowledge and skills for this course are listed in the accreditation document and are available upon request from your instructor.
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