Welcome from the head of the school

Ron Wakefield

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the School. We are honoured that you have chosen our school as the place to further your education.

The School was formed in 2003 bringing together staff and programs from Construction, Property and Project Management. These disciplines are complementary and result in the School being able to offer comprehensive programs across the Property, Construction and Project Management disciplines at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

In undergraduate education, the School offers the following programs: Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management), Bachelor of Applied Science (Project Management) and Bachelor of Applied Science (Property and Valuation). The programs have been designed to enable students to experience aspects of each of the disciplines through both common courses and a choice of electives. The common courses are an exciting opportunity for dialogue between the disciplines and will enable students to get a comprehensive understanding of the entire industry that they will be entering.

In keeping with RMIT’s strong tradition of interaction with industry, the undergraduate programs have a significant work experience component within the curriculum. This ensures that our students have an opportunity to apply the material they have learnt in the academic program in industry as they proceed to graduation.

At the postgraduate level we offer both coursework and research programs. The coursework programs are Master of Project Management, Master of Business (Property) and a Graduate Diploma -Valuation. The research degrees we offer are the Master of Applied Science (Building), the Doctor of Philosophy and the Doctor of Project Management. These programs provide excellent opportunities for further education at the postgraduate level and have an excellent national and international reputation.

During your time with us, I hope you will take full advantage of the educational and cultural environment offered by the School and the University. The School has excellent, well qualified staff who are enthusiastic about their work and your educational experience. We also have strong international links that you can take advantage of in terms of study abroad options and international exchanges.

A student lounge is provided as an informal space for students to study and relax within the School. The collaborative classrooms on level 8 building 8 aim to foster a new direction of active learning. The audio and visual technologies in the spaces provide integrated teaching opportunities and enhance your learning experience.

RMIT has a stated aim to equip its graduates with the skills, qualities and attributes to make a valuable contribution to their chosen workplace and to the wider community. I would like to think that our graduates meet this aim with the added attribute that they have the capacity to become leaders in their chosen fields. Using the chance you have to interact with other students in the School and throughout the University is important in furthering these aims.

I am very pleased that you have chosen to join us and I look forward to working with you to make your time with the School a most interesting and rewarding educational experience.

All the best for the coming year,

Professor Ron Wakefield
Head of School