Course Title: Prepare cost estimates

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

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: engineering-tafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Program Manager
Mr. Ahmet Ertuncay
Tel. 9925 8375
Email: ahmet.ertuncay@rmit.edu.au

Ms. Annabelle Lopez
Tel. 9925 4823
Email: Annabelle.lopez@rmit.edu.au
 

Nominal Hours: 20

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

EDX010B Communicate and apply standard industry procedures and policies in an engineering design office
EDX130B Use technical mathematics (basic)

Course Description

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

Element:

1. Plan for estimating and quoting.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Availability of all necessary and appropriate plans, drawings and text is established to allow the completion of the work.
1.2 Detailed project information and monetary sums are interpreted and recorded from tender specifications.
1.3 An inspection of the project site is arranged if relevant.
1.4 The project document author is consulted regarding tender specifications.
1.5 All relevant Occupational Health & Safety standards, statutory
requirements, Australian standards, codes of practice, quality assurance requirements, manufacturer’s specifications and enterprise procedures are interpreted.
 

Element:

2. Prepare cost estimates for a project from relevant data.

Performance Criteria:

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.
2.2 All estimated materials and equipment are accurately and concisely recorded on schedules.
2.3 All necessary and appropriate plans, drawings and texts are selected and interpreted to carry out labour estimation.
2.4 Labour hours required for the project are estimated in accordance with enterprise resources and policies.
2.5 All additional plant and/or machinery and skills needed but lacking within the enterprise are estimated as part of the project estimation.
2.6 Estimated material equipment and labour costs are accurately totalled for the project.
2.7 Total material, equipment and labour costs are accurately and concisely recorded on schedules.
2.8 Overhead costs are estimated in accordance with standard procedure and accurately and concisely recorded on schedules.
2.9 The tender/quote price for the project is calculated and checked according to enterprise policy.
2.10 Calculations are accurately and concisely recorded on a price summary sheet.
 


Learning Outcomes


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Details of Learning Activities

You will be involved in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this course and stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates

• Lectures/Tutorials
• Workshops/Discussions
• Projects/Research Work/Team Work
• Self-Directed Learning
• Site Visit/Excursion/Guest Speaker (TBA)


Teaching Schedule

WeekTopics DeliveredElement/Performance Criteria
1Introduction to course, course guide, assessment, topics breakdown, resources, OHS issues. 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10
2 Tendering- Summary 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5
3 Types of Estimates-Summary, Methods of Estimating-Summary 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5
4 Quiz (10 marks) 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5
5 Sources of Estimating Data -Summary 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5
6 Explain Project general requirements 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10
7Explain Project details 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10
8 Project calculations - quantities  2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10
9 Project material costs  2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10
10 Project equipment/labour costs  2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10
11 Workshop - finalise project 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10
12 Project to Hand in (40 marks)1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10
13 Detailed Estimates of Cost 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5
14 Types of Estimates - Additional Details 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5
15 Methods of Estimates - Additional Details 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5
16 Types of Contracts/Site Inspection 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5
17 Test (50 marks) 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10
18 Feedback of Results 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

None


References

Various references including Rawlinsons Cost Guide; refer to Online Course Blackboard for more details.


Other Resources


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


Assessment Tasks

 

  • Quiz, 10%
  • Project, 40%
  • Test, 50%

Questions about specific assessments and marks obtained by students may not be entertained if later than 1 week after results are communicated


Assessment Matrix

Assessment vs EDX030B Elements & Performance Criteria
 

Assessments/Criteria1.11.21.31.41.52.12.22.32.42.52.62.72.82.92.10
Quiz  X  X  X  X  X          
Project  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X
Test  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X X   X  X  X  X  X

Other Information

• Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, project work, individual student-teacher course-related consultation. Students are required to self-study the learning materials and complete the assigned out of class activities for the scheduled non-teaching hours. The estimated time is 20 hours outside the class time.

Study and Learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you. Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are:

- Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
- Maths and science developmental support and advice
- English language development

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and learning Support

Disability Liaison Unit:

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete your studies.

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit

Late Submission:

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.

If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date.

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.


Special Consideration:

Please refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration to find more information about special consideration
Plagiarism:

Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.

Please Refer: www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism.

Email Communication:

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.
 

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