Estimating and Project Costing

CSM80016 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 48 Hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22



Aims and objectives

This unit aims to provide specialised knowledge and skills for estimating and managing costs in engineering projects.
Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
#Unit Learning Outcome Description
ULO1Appreciate accounting principles and economic theories applicable in engineering projects.
ULO2Apply fundamentals of engineering economics for financial decisions in projects
ULO3Estimate and prepare bill of quantities using standard methods of measurement for building and civil engineering works
ULO4Develop and appraise early estimates, cost plans and tenders in construction projects.
ULO5Recommend suitable project financing options for different project delivery systems and commercial arrangements.
ULO6Analyse progress in engineering projects, develop project cost controls and prepare reports
ULO7Apply advanced techniques and tools for managing cost and commercial aspects of project and facility life-cycle.