RE1PREP-Projects in Real Estate and Planning (1)

Module Provider: Real Estate and Planning
Number of credits: 40 [20 ECTS credits]
Level:4
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring term module
Pre-requisites:
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites: IC103 Introductory Economics for Business and Finance LW1A05 General Introduction to Law LW101F Introduction to Property Law RE1IAP Investment Appraisal RE1IPB Introductions to Planning and Building
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2017/8

Module Convenor: Dr Emma Street

Email: e.j.street@reading.ac.uk

Summary module description:
The purpose of this module is twofold. First it aims to develop a range of key skills to help students make the transition from school to university and on to work; in pursuit of this there will be a strong emphasis on independent learning. Second, the module will provide students with the opportunity to apply and develop knowledge gained through the study of the co-requisite modules. It aims to demonstrate the complexity and dynamics of the ‘business’ of real estate in an academic, and relevant, context.

This module is delivered at University of Reading and University of Reading Malaysia.

Aims:
The purpose of this module is twofold. First it aims to develop a range of key skills to help students make the transition from school to university and on to work; in pursuit of this there will be a strong emphasis on independent learning. Second, the module will provide students with the opportunity to apply and develop knowledge gained through the study of the co-requisite modules. It aims to demonstrate the complexity and dynamics of the ‘business’ of real estate in an academic, and relevant, context.

Assessable learning outcomes:

By the end of this module it is expected that students will be able to:



• Locate appropriate information sources and identify, select and assemble relevant information in a variety of contexts



• Collect, record, analyse and present statistical material (data)



• Construct a coherent argument



• Communicate ideas, analyses and conclusions in a variety of forms and to a variety of audiences



• Recognise the process of team work and evaluate the qualities that an individual can bring to a team



• Demonstrate an ability to reflect on skills development.


Additional outcomes:

Apply knowledge gained through the study of other Part 1 modules to a range of contemporary problems and situations.



Students will develop IT skills through, inter alia:



• The required use of word-processing in the submission of essays and reports



• The required use of spreadsheets for charting and statistical analysis



• The required use of Powerpoint presentation software for team presentations



• Internet research and the use of other web-based tools.


Outline content:
The module will comprise a number of elements which are related by a theme, such as a geographical location.
Typically this will be 4 or 5 separately assessed pieces of work which will be a mix of group and individually assessed submissions.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
Each of the elements will be supported by a mixture of project workshops, lectures, and tutorials, online support and related activities and feedback sessions.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 8 5
Seminars 1 2
Tutorials 1
Practicals classes and workshops 2
Fieldwork 2
Guided independent study 189 190
       
Total hours by term 201.00 199.00
       
Total hours for module 400.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 30
Report 45
Oral assessment and presentation 12.5
Class test administered by School 12.5

Other information on summative assessment:

1 individual essay of 3000 words



2 group reports of 5000 words and 2000 words


Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:
The Module Convenor will apply the following penalties for work submitted late, in accordance with the University policy.

  • where the piece of work is submitted up to one calendar week after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for the piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;
  • where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.

  • The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at: http://www.reading.ac.uk/web/FILES/qualitysupport/penaltiesforlatesubmission.pdf
    You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.

    Length of examination:
    None

    Requirements for a pass:
    A mark of least 40% overall.

    Reassessment arrangements:
    Reassessment will be by the same method as for the module’s original assessment requirements, subject to variation by the Examination Board where appropriate.

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