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Course Outline
ARBE6382
Table of Contents
1 Course Overview………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….1
2 Course Curriculum……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..3
2.1 Course objectives ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 3
2.2 Course Content …………………………………………………………………………………………………. 3
2.3 Teaching and learning resources …………………………………………………………………………. 3
2.3.1 Textbook…………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 3
2.3.2 References ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 3
2.4 Lecture and assessment schedule……………………………………………………………………….. 4
3 Course Assessment……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………5
3.1 Overview of Assessment…………………………………………………………………………………….. 5
3.2 Assignment 1 – Property market analysis proposal ………………………………………………… 5
3.2.1 Assignment objectives………………………………………………………………………………………… 5
3.2.2 Assignment brief………………………………………………………………………………………………… 5
3.2.3 Assessment criteria ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 6
3.2.4 Submission requirements……………………………………………………………………………………. 6
3.2.5 Assignment feedback …………………………………………………………………………………………. 7
3.3 Assignment 2 – Final Property Market Analysis Report…………………………………………. 8
3.3.1 Assignment objectives………………………………………………………………………………………… 8
3.3.2 Assignment brief………………………………………………………………………………………………… 8
3.3.3 Assessment criteria ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 8
3.3.4 Submission requirements……………………………………………………………………………………. 9
3.3.5 Assignment feedback …………………………………………………………………………………………. 9
4 Additional Course Information…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….10
4.1 Continuous Course Evaluation and Improvement…………………………………………………. 10
5 Further Information Relating to Assessment and Enrolment……………………………………………………………………10
5.1 For Students tab………………………………………………………………………………………………. 10
5.2 Academic Integrity Module ………………………………………………………………………………… 11
5.3 Late submissions……………………………………………………………………………………………… 11
5.4 Adverse Circumstances Affecting Major and Minor Assessment Items……………………. 11
5.5 Marks/Grades Released During Term…………………………………………………………………. 12
5.6 Need help? ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 12
5.7 Access to University Facilities ……………………………………………………………………………. 12
5.8 Alteration of this Course Outline…………………………………………………………………………. 12
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6 Course Notes ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………12
7 Modules ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..13
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1 Course Overview
ARBE6382
Course Code: ARBE6382
Course Title: Property Market Analysis
Brief Course Description:
Develop the students understanding of property markets through the completion of an
individual property market research project. The structure and key determinants of
property markets are examined, and property cycles and risks are analysed.
Unit Value: 10 Units
Assumed Knowledge: ARBE6312, ARBE6321, ARBE6331, ARBE6341, ARBE6351
Course Requisites: Not applicable
Offered In: –
Mode of Delivery: Online
Campus(es) of Offer: WebLearn GradSchool.com
Faculty: Engineering and the Built Environment
School: School of Architecture and the Built Environment
School Office: Room A1-02, Architecture Building, Callaghan campus
School Office Phone: (02) 4921 5771
Course Coordinator
Lecturer: Dr Michael Mak
Location: Room A115, School of Architecture and Built Environment
Phone: (02) 4921 7450
Email: Michael.Mak@newcastle.edu.au
Appointments: Appointments with your Course Coordinator must be made by
email. Generally the Course Coordinator will be available on
Monday to Thursday between 9am to 5pm.
Contact Hours
Self Directed Learning, 10 hours per week for full term.
Tutorial, 3 hours per week for full term.
Method of Delivery
Individual Supervision
Self Directed Learning
Tutorial
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Course Workload
Students are required to spend on average 120 – 140 hours of effort or total load (contact
and non-contact) including assessments per 10 unit course.
Attendance and/Other Class Requirements
Not applicable
Compulsory Program Component
This course is a compulsory course component of the Master of Property program.
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2 Course Curriculum
2.1 Course objectives
On completion of this course students should be able to:
(1) Understand the structure and key determinants of property markets;
(2) Analyse the property market including property cycles and associated risk factors.
(3) Complete a property market analysis report by developing, organizing, analysing and
presenting a coherent and well supported argument based on evidence.
2.2 Course Content
1. Introduction to property market analysis
2. Economy and property markets
3. Structure and key determinants of property markets
4. Research design and planning to identify research objectives and methods
5. Research design and planning to identify variables and data collection
6. Basic analysis techniques – statistical analysis
7. Advanced analysis techniques – regression analysis
8. Risk measurement and forecasting techniques – time series models
9. Cases of property market analysis for residential properties
10. Cases of property market analysis for commercial properties
11. Cases of property market analysis for retail properties
2.3 Teaching and learning resources
2.3.1 Textbook
Brett and Schmitz (2009) Real Estate Market Analysis methods and a case study
approach, 2nd ed., ULI-the Urban Land Institute, Washington, D.C., US.
Cavana, Delahaye and Sekaran (2001) Applied Business Research: Qualitative
and Quantitative Methods, John Wiley and Sons Australia, Ltd, Qld, Australia.
Hair, Money, Page and Samouel (2003) Research Methods for Business, John
Wiley & Sons, Ltd, US.
Brooks and Tsolacos (2010) Real Estate Modelling and Forecasting, Cambridge
University Press, Cambridge, UK.
2.3.2 References
Detail see recommended reading list.
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2.4 Lecture and assessment schedule
For class timetables and locations please refer to the relevant university web site.
Week
commencing Topic Submission
1
2 FEBRUARY
2
9 FEBRUARY
3
16 FEBRUARY
4
23 FEBRUARY
5 Research design and planning to identify
6 Basic analysis techniques – statistical analysis Assignment 1 (30%)
7 Advanced analysis techniques – regression
8 Risk measurement and forecasting techniques –
9 Cases of property market analysis for residential
Introduction to property market analysis
Economy and property markets
Structure and key determinants of property
markets
Research design and planning to identify
research objectives and methods
variables and data collection
analysis
time series models
properties
:
10 Cases of property market analysis for
11 Cases of property market analysis for retail
12 Review Assignment 2 (70%)
commercial properties
properties
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3 Course Assessment
3.1 Overview of Assessment
Assessment Item and
Description
1 Essay/Written Assessment 1
Written report of 3000 words
and a Pecha Kucha
Presentation
2 Essay/Written Assessment 2
Written report of 7000words.
Method of
Submission
Electronically
through
Turnitin
and
Presentation
to Assignment
Box
Electronically
through
Turnitin
3.2 Assignment 1 – Property market analysis proposal
Introduction date: –
Due date: –
Assessment weighting: 30% of Course Mark
3.2.1 Assignment objectives
On completion of this assignment the student should be able to:
Outline a property market analysis proposal of a selected topic in related to the
property industry.
3.2.2 Assignment brief
This assignment examines the student’s ability to prepare a property market analysis
proposal and outline a literature review.
The literature review involves reading and appraising what other people have written
about the selected subject area of your proposal. The literature review should be both
descriptive and analytical. It is descriptive in that it explains the status of work has done
by others to understand the subject area in depth. It is also analytical in that it critically
examines their contribution with a view to identifying similarities, controversies and
areas of theoretical or empirical weaknesses, so that research gaps can be identified
and justified for your property market analysis project.
The maximum number of words is 3000 words (excluding abstract and
bibliography) and the assignment should be properly referenced in the text (APA6
referencing system). There should be an abstract or executive summary and a
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bibliography/list of references.
3.2.3 Assessment criteria
The assessment criteria for this assignment in response to the learning scenario
are as follows:
• Background of a selected topic and target property market
• Aims and objectives
• Brief research methodology
• Outline literature review
• Referencing & Presentation
Assessment criteria are detailed in assignment 1 marking rubrics.
3.2.4 Submission requirements
Submission cover sheet: all assignments are to be accompanied by the relevant
individual or group assignment cover sheet. These can be found at
http://www.newcastle.edu.au/study/forms/index.html.
Submission referencing: use a report format with a numerical hierarchy of
headings and sub-headings. All sources must be referenced appropriately, and all
figures and tables must be numbered, titled and integrated into the body of the
report.
Submission format: use an A4 written format. The submission will be in the form
of an electronic PDF file submitted to Turnitin.
Documents will be formatted as follows:
• 1.5 line spacing and 12 point Times font;
• no indentation,
• paragraphs separated by two returns;
• illustrations within body of text.
You should adhere to the following file naming convention:
Assignment 1: FAMILYNAME_INITIAL_6382_Assgn1
e.g. (John Smith): SMITH_J_6382_Assgn1
A voice recorded PowerPoint presentation for the Property Market Analysis
Proposal:
Pecha Kucha presentation with 20 slides x 20 seconds each, i.e. total time 6
minutes 40 seconds.
The POWERPOINT file of the presentation must be submitted to Assignment
Box.
You should adhere to the following file naming convention in Microsoft PowerPoint
format:
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PowerPoint FAMILYNAME_INITIAL_6382_Assgn1_Powerpoint.pptx
e.g. (John Smith): SMITH_J_6382_Assgn1_Powerpoint.pptx
3.2.5 Assignment feedback
Feedback on the assessment item will be provided to each student typically within
three weeks of submission. No assessment item will be returned to students.
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3.3 Assignment 2 – Final Property Market Analysis Report
Introduction date: –
Due date: –
Assessment weighting: 70% of Course Mark
3.3.1 Assignment objectives
On completion of this assignment the student should be able to:
• Understand the structure and key determinants of property markets;
• Analyse the property market including property cycles and associated risk
factors
• Complete a property market analysis report by developing, organizing,
analysing and presenting a coherent and well supported argument based on
evidence.
3.3.2 Assignment brief
This assignment examines the student’s ability to prepare a property market
analysis report of a selected topic in related to the property industry. Elements of
analysis includes background and problems of a selected topic, aims and
objectives, literature review, research methodology, data collection and analysis,
results and discussion, conclusion, reference and presentation.
The maximum number of words is 7000 words (excluding abstract and
bibliography) and the assignment should be properly referenced in the text (APA6
referencing system). There should be an abstract or executive summary and a
bibliography/list of references.
3.3.3 Assessment criteria
The assessment criteria for this assignment in response to the learning scenario
are as follows:
• background and problems of a selected topic, aims and objectives,
• literature review
• research methodology
• data collection and data analysis
• results and discussion
• conclusions
• referencing & Presentation
Assessment criteria are detailed in assignment 2 marking rubrics.
benefits & limits
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3.3.4 Submission requirements
Submission cover sheet: all assignments are to be accompanied by the relevant
individual or group assignment cover sheet. These can be found at
http://www.newcastle.edu.au/study/forms/index.html.
Submission referencing: use a report format with a numerical hierarchy of
headings and sub-headings. All sources must be referenced appropriately, and all
figures and tables must be numbered, titled and integrated into the body of the
report.
Submission format: use an A4 written format. The submission will be in the form
of an electronic PDF file submitted to Turnitin.
Documents will be formatted as follows:
• 1.5 line spacing and 12 point Times font;
• no indentation,
• paragraphs separated by two returns;
• illustrations within body of text.
You should adhere to the following file naming convention:
Assignment 2: FAMILYNAME_INITIAL_6382_Assgn2
e.g. (John Smith): SMITH_J_6382_Assgn2
3.3.5 Assignment feedback
Feedback on the assessment item will be provided to each student typically within
three weeks of submission. No assessment item will be returned to students.
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4 Additional Course Information
4.1 Continuous Course Evaluation and Improvement
Each year feedback is sought from students and other stakeholders about the courses
offered in the University for the purposes of identifying areas of excellence and potential
improvement. Information on previous course offerings is available at
http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/university-surveys/
The key themes of previous feedback, and any major changes that were made as a
consequence of this are outlined below.
1. The course has been updated to include the latest developments in the course
contents.
2. Questions posted on blackboard are addressed.
5 Further Information Relating to Assessment and Enrolment
5.1 For Students tab
Information relating to enrolment, assessment and student support is now available via
the ‘For Students’ tab within every Blackboard account. You are advised to read the
content of these modules.
The modules within this tab include:
• Academic and Student Expectations
• Assessment and Exam Information
• Student Services (Student Support, Enrolment Information, Disability Support,
Student Hubs)
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• Rules Governing Awards and Programs
• Complaints
5.2 Academic Integrity Module
An Academic Integrity Module has been designed to ensure students understand how to
avoid plagiarism and academic fraud. The module is compulsory and is accessed
through UoNline (Blackboard).
? All new students are required to complete an Academic Integrity Module in the
first enrolment period (semester/trimester).
? All continuing students who have not successfully completed the Academic
Integrity Module previously are required to complete the module in the first
semester /trimester of their re-enrolment.
To successfully complete the Academic Integrity Module, you must correctly answer all
questions in each of the four sections.
Please note: Students who fail to complete the Academic Integrity Module within the
timeframe will be unable to re-enrol in courses, view exam results, grades and transcripts,
or graduate. Completion of the Academic Integrity Module is recorded on your Academic
Transcript.
5.3 Late submissions
The standard University late penalty applies for all assignment items unless the
assessment is by a critique panel. Where a submission is assessed by a critique panel,
the penalty applied is 10% per day up to the time of the start of the first critique session.
Once the critique panel has begun assessment, no further submissions will be accepted
and the work will not be assessed.
5.4 Adverse Circumstances Affecting Major and Minor Assessment Items
Students must submit assessment items by the due date, unless the Course Coordinator
approves an extension of time for the assessment item. Unapproved late submissions
will be penalised in line with University policy.
Note: When applying for adverse circumstances, different processes may apply and your
Course Co-ordinator will define the process for Major and Minor Assessment Items.
Ensure you read these instructions carefully.
Minor assessment items (ie, items weighted less than 20%): You must make
application directly to the Course Co-ordinator via email. In accordance with the Adverse
Circumstance procedure, applications must be received by 11.00pm of the due date and
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comply with the “allowable adverse circumstances”. Your message should contain your
name, student number, a brief explanation for the request, and a proposed submission
date. Applications should demonstrate that the request meets one or more of the
allowable adverse circumstances in accordance with the Adverse Circumstances
Affecting Assessment Items Procedure.
Major assessment items (ie, items weighted greater than or equal to 20%): You must
submit applications via the Online Adverse Circumstances Application, along with
supporting documentation which must be submitted to a Student Hub within 3 calendar
days of making application.
5.5 Marks/Grades Released During Term
Marks/grades should be available typically within three weeks of submission. All
marks/grades for an individual assessment item will be displayed in Blackboard and are
indicative only of a student’s progress. Students who have missing or irregular results
should contact the Course Coordinator within two weeks of the results being posted on
Blackboard.
5.6 Need help?
The Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment web site has helpful links.
http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/faculties-and-schools/faculty-of-engineering-and-built-environment
A link to the Faculty Student Ombudsman is also available via the School Portal –
Architecture and Built where there is an explanation of the role.
5.7 Access to University Facilities
Access to various rooms, laboratories and workshops is governed by different protocols
according to the venue. Access to facilities in the Architecture precinct is detailed in the
School Guide. You should familiarise yourself with those requirements before accessing.
5.8 Alteration of this Course Outline
This course outline will not be altered after the end of the second week of the term except
in extenuating circumstances with Head of School approval. Students will be notified in
advance of any approved changes to this outline.
6 Course Notes
All course notes will be available on Blackboard.
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7 Modules
Not applicable to this course.
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