REMF48-Final Project in Real Estate

Module Provider: Real Estate and Planning
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Level:7
Terms in which taught: Summer term module
Pre-requisites:
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Current from: 2022/3

Module Convenor: Dr Yi Wu
Email: y.wu9@henley.reading.ac.uk

Type of module:

Summary module description:

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.  


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:

Upon completion of the module, students should be able to: 





  • demonstrate 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; 




  • formulate testable hypotheses; 




  • demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of applicable techniques in the context of the problem set; 







  • collect and critically evaluate property market information; 




  • demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems and in planning and implementing research tasks.





 


Additional outcomes:



  • Enhance analytical and research skills 




  • Develop case study skills 




  • Develop report writing skills 




  • Enhance the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment, in particular through independent learning.  




Outline content:

An individual final project in the students’ chosen specialism. Case study specialisms offered may include: Valuation and Investment Appraisal, Development, Asset Management, Real Estate Markets, Fund Management, Housing, Sustainability. 


Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

Case study based problems supported by appropriate introductory seminars.


Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 10
Guided independent study:      
    Wider reading (independent) 45
    Wider reading (directed) 45
    Essay preparation 100
       
Total hours by term 0 0 200
       
Total hours for module 200

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 100

Summative assessment- Examinations:

Not Applicable  


Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

The module assessment consists of a major individual assignment comprising an applied report within the students’ chosen programme specialism. Guide length: 5,000 words. Submission date - first week of September. 



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:

The below information applies to students on taught programmes except those on Postgraduate Flexible programmes. Penalties for late submission, and the associated procedures, which apply to Postgraduate Flexible programmes are specified in the policy “Penalties for late submission for Postgraduate Flexible programmes”, which can be found here: https://www.reading.ac.uk/cqsd/-/media/project/functions/cqsd/documents/cqsd-old-site-documents/penaltiesforlatesubmissionpgflexible.pdf
The Support Centres will apply the following penalties for work submitted late:

  • where the piece of work is submitted after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for that 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: https://www.reading.ac.uk/cqsd/-/media/project/functions/cqsd/documents/cqsd-old-site-documents/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.

Assessment 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):

Last updated: 5 October 2022

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS MODULE DESCRIPTION DOES NOT FORM ANY PART OF A STUDENT'S CONTRACT.

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