Project Costing

CSM80001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Off-Campus Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 48 hours

2020 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

3 Aug 20 - 1 Nov 20

8 Dec 20

Last self enrolment:
16 Aug 20

31 Aug 20

Last withdraw without fail:
18 Sep 20


Assumed knowledge:
Competence in use of Microsoft Word and Excel 

Aims and objectives

The study modules for this course introduce students to the key indicators for a general understanding of project costing and project controls for civil engineering projects. It presents an overview of the main challenges and opportunities associated with project execution, risk, economics, estimating, tendering, planning and scheduling for project success. Factors that need to be familiar to and understood by project cost engineers are also outlined.

Unit Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Describe various steps in the Life Cycle of a Project (K1, K5, S2, S4, A3, A4, A7)
2. Recognise delivery systems used for project execution (K3, S4, A3)
3. Describe and apply basic aspects of engineering economics (K3, K5, K6, S1)
4. Measure quantities to AS 1181 - 1982 for a Bill of Quantity (K2, A4, A7)
5. Recognise project applicable direct and indirect costs (K2, K3, S2, S4, A4, A7)
6. Recognise key commercial terms of contract (AS4000) (S2, S4, A3)