Not offered in 2019

Unit description

Introduces students to the key economic theories, processes and techniques relevant to contemporary urban and regional planners. The unit also explores aspects of economics that drive and underpin land development including property valuation, cost benefit analysis, economic assessment, development costs and charges and fundamentals of land tenure and titling in NSW.  The unit also examines how planning controls impact on and influence the economics of development.

Unit content

Topic 1: Economics Fundamentals and Theories

Topic 2: Land Tenure, Titling and Management in NSW

Topic 3: Property Valuation

Topic 4: Economic Assessment

Topic 5: Cost Benefit Analysis

Topic 6: Development Costs and Charges

Topic 7: Planning Influences on Development Economics

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Teaching and assessment


Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2019 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

Fee paying courses
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