RE3PDP-Projects in Development and Planning

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: RE3DAF Development Appraisal and Finance RE3REDP Real Estate Development Practice RE3SUD Sustainability and Urban Design
Modules excluded:
Current from: 2018/9

Module Convenor: Mr Joe Doak


Type of module:

Summary module description:
A multi project based module that introduces new skills whilst drawing together existing knowledge in 'Real world' development and planning scenarios. The module consists of two projects, that cover the different aspects of development and planning. In addition students will be required to undertake group work.


The module aims to equip students with a range of specialist knowledge and skills to enable them to engage effectively in the field of planning and development. It also aims to develop students' transferable skills including communication, team working, problem solving, business awareness, numeracy and the use of IT.

Assessable learning outcomes:

Collect, analyse and evaluate complex, and often conflicting, information relating to property markets, public policies and the urban environment

· Identify and advise on development opportunities

· Set planning considerations in the wider context seen from the perspectives of developers, public authorities and the community

· Recognise the aesthetic, functional, social and environmental dimensions of site planning and urban design

· Analyse the physical constraints and opportunities of a site for development

· Recognise that the development process is affected by broad economic and social trends, and the resultant land requirements

· Assess the capacity of a site for development and prepare a basic master-plan for development

· Understand the procedural 'hurdles' that a property developer has to negotiate to pass through the process.

Additional outcomes:

Students will develop their oral, written and graphic communication, team working, problem solving, business awareness, numeracy, IT and information handling skills.

Outline content:

The module is structured around two discrete projects, taken sequentially, the second project being a group activity. Each project will provide the student with an opportunity to apply theoretical concepts and techniques, technical and/or legal knowledge, and relevant research to the analysis and evaluation of practical problems and situations.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
Individual and team working with associated guidance and supervision from internal and external tutors and 'clients' and other contributors from practice.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 2 2
Seminars 6 6
Project Supervision 5 5
Practicals classes and workshops 8 8
External visits 8 8
Guided independent study 121 121
Total hours by term 150.00 150.00
Total hours for module 300.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Project output other than dissertation 100

Summative assessment- Examinations:

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

Project 1 - 3,500 words 35% (of module) – Submission date – week 11 to 12 of Autumn term

Project 2 - 3,500 words (per team member) or equivalent (inc. design,appraisals etc) 65% (of module),

Project 2 - Consists of a group project that integrates the various different skills and techniques.

Submission – Interim presentation week 4 to 6 of spring term, final report and prestation week 11 of Spring term.

Formative assessment methods:

Project 2 – workshops with module convenor.

Penalties for late submission:

The Module Convener 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. 

Assessment 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):

Printing and binding Approximately £20.00

Last updated: 12 June 2018


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