RE2PREP-Projects in Real Estate and Planning (2)

Module Provider: Real Estate and Planning
Number of credits: 30 [15 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring term module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites: LW2APL Applied Property Law RE2MRES Management in the Real Estate Sector RE2PLP Planning Law and Practice RE2VAL Property Valuation RE2REEI Real Estate Economics and Investment
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2016/7

Module Convenor: Prof Kathy Pain


Summary module description:
This module is delivered at University of Reading and University of Reading Malaysia.

The module provides students with an opportunity to apply the subject knowledge developed in the programme during part 2, building on part 1. Furthermore, it enables students to obtain and apply specialist knowledge in the real estate sector, underpinning their choice of pathway in part 3. The module develops research and information gathering skills as well as encouraging independent learning. It also incorporates exercises in career management skills.

Assessable learning outcomes:
At the end of the module the students will be able to:
- conduct a literature review with citations;
- present results, support an argument and formulate defensible conclusions;
- demonstrate knowledge of a specialism within the real estate sector;
- use specialist knowledge in the solution of real estate market problems;
- understand the roles, skills and work available in different areas of the real estate industry.

Additional outcomes:
- Develop IT and software skills relevant to the project work;
- Assist students with their curriculum and career decisions;
- Enable students to reflect on their strengths, skills and development needs.

Outline content:
The module content will typically cover the following areas:
- Research and information gathering, culminating in a research paper;
- Specialist area study;
- Career management skills.

The content will inform the choice of pathway for part 3 that each student makes. The topics covered will reflect the evolution of each subject area.

The career management skills exercises comprise the following: study of different roles in the real estate sector, a self-appraisal, a reflective exercise comparing roles with own skills and the preparation of a covering letter.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
The teaching and learning methods will include:
- Briefing lectures;
- Project workshops;
- Project surgeries;
- Online support and related activities;

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 8 8
Tutorials 4 1
Practicals classes and workshops 8
Guided independent study 138 133
Total hours by term 150.00 150.00
Total hours for module 300.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 100

Other information on summative assessment:
Each project is worth 13.5 credits and is likely to be assessed using the following methods and elements:
1. Individual research report: indicative length 3,000 words (45%);
2. Project or presentation or test, as appropriate to the chosen specialism (45%);
3. Career management skills exercises (10%):

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:
    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:

    Requirements for a pass:
    A mark of at 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.

    Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
    1) Required text books:
    2) Specialist equipment or materials:
    3) Specialist clothing, footwear or headgear:
    4) Printing and binding:
    5) Computers and devices with a particular specification:
    6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence:

    Last updated: 21 December 2016

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