REMF35-Real Estate Opportunities

Module Provider: Real Estate and Planning
Number of credits: 40 [20 ECTS credits]
Level:7
Terms in which taught: Summer term module
Pre-requisites:
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2016/7

Module Convenor: Mr Eamonn D'Arcy

Email: p.e.darcy@henley.reading.ac.uk

Summary module description:

Aims:
The aim of this module is to integrate and apply both core and specialised knowledge obtained in the MSc Real Estate Programme and to demonstrate originality in the understanding and systematic application of this knowledge.

Assessable learning outcomes:
-A systematic understanding of the issues and problems that need to be resolved in order to manage a problem
-Deal with complex ‘real world’ property market issues both systematically and creatively and to make sound judgements in the absence of complete data
-The ability to evaluate and critique competing solutions.
-The ability to formulate testable hypotheses
-A comprehensive understanding of applicable techniques in the context of the problem set
-Implement tasks at a professional level and generate a professional assessment
-Collection and critical evaluation of property market information
-Demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems and act as part of a team in planning and implementing tasks
-Demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems and act autonomously in planning and implementing research tasks at a professional level

Additional outcomes:
-Enhance analytical and research skills
-Case study Skills
-Report writing skills
-Communicate conclusions to specialist and non-specialist audiences
-Enhance the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment, in particular both group and independent learning.

Outline content:
The module has three distinct elements.

-A one week industry challenge where teams of students are assigned a task by an industry partner which they complete by the end of the same week. The assessed output involves both a professional presentation to the industry partner, and report.
-A one week integrated group strategy game
-An individual final project in the students chosen specialism. Case study specialisms offered include Capital Markets; Valuation; Development and International Real Estate

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
Case study based problems supported by appropriate introductory seminars and master classes.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 20
Guided independent study 380
       
Total hours by term 400.00
       
Total hours for module 400.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 50
Practical skills assessment 50

Other information on summative assessment:
The module will include 3 assignments. One minor group assignment involving the development of a short presentation and professional report based on a challenge set by an assigned industry partner and one minor assignment in the form of a group integrated strategy game. A major individual assignment comprising of an applied report within the students chosen programme specialism. Guide length, minor group assignments 7,000 words and major individual assignment 7,000 words.

All word counts are for guidance only. Unless the specific requirement of an individual assignment states that the word limit is strict, then there is some discretion with the guide length.

Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:

Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information: http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/exams/student/exa-guidePG.aspx
Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information: http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/exams/student/exa-guidePG.aspx

Length of examination:
Not applicable.

Requirements for a pass:
The pass-mark for this module is 50%.

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:
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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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