University of Technology Sydney

11502 Practice: Finance and Project Management

6cp; 3hpw (2hr lecture,1hr tutorial)
Requisite(s): (( 144 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10413 Bachelor of Design Architecture Master of Architecture ) OR 132 credit points of completed study in spk(s): STM91202 168cp Core subjects (Landscape UG) BLArch(Hons) )
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.


This subject introduces students to financial, legal and project management issues and processes arising out of architectural and landscape architectural practice. The course outlines the professional skills, responsibilities and practice of the Architect and Landscape architect, with particular focus on National Standard of Competency for Architects and Landscape Architects and pathways to professional registration.

Through a series of weekly lectures and tutorial discussion this subject address the regulatory and technical aspects of professional practice as well as the social and ethical context of the profession. Topics include the design, documentation, project delivery and practice management aspects of the profession, addressing areas such as financial management of projects, fee proposals, documentation standards, building contracts, construction administration, the legal context of practice, insurances, time management, site supervisory roles, project staging, budgetary controls and so on. New forms of procurement and contracting methods are considered, alongside developing an appreciation of role of clients, contractors, consultants, trades, and other professions in the delivery of architecture and landscape architecture projects.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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