Course Title: Infrastructure and Property

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Infrastructure and Property

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


330H Social Science & Planning


Sem 1 2006


City Campus


365H Global, Urban and Social Studies


Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016


RMIT University Vietnam


365H Global, Urban and Social Studies


Viet2 2014


Melbourne transfer to Vietnam


365H Global, Urban and Social Studies


Sem 2 2014

Course Coordinator: Andrew Butt

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3351

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 8.11

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course, you will explore how and why governments intervene in the provision of urban infrastructure and the associated potential implications for property markets, and key agents, including developers, planners and households. You will also investigate a number of different models of infrastructure provision, implementation and evaluation. A range of case studies will be used to illustrate this topic area from developed and developing countries including Australia.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon the successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • interpret the role that infrastructure development plays in urban systems, and its connection to property;
  • evaluate the philosophies and management models that shape infrastructure and property planning;
  • critique urban management approaches needed to deliver large infrastructure projects in both developed and developing countries;
  • demonstrate how urban planning and infrastructure strategies can produce benefits for property owners and the broader community;
  • critically appraise the principles and procedures underlying successful public and private sector relationships in the management of large scale infrastructure projects.

Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities have been designed to enable you to develop your understanding of the key concepts of infrastructure delivery and its relationship to urban property. You will consolidate this knowledge through case studies which are designed to establish the theoretical concepts of urban infrastructure, and explore these in relation to practical management situations.

This course comprises lectures and readings in which case studies will be used to examine issues associated with the values and processes inherent with urban infrastructure management. It is important that you are well prepared for the discussions associated with the classes.

These interactions are intended to guide you through the theory and policy, and provide exposure to examples of a range of management aspects. You will then demonstrate your overall learning through a range of assessments tasks. 

Learning activities may include participation classroom-based lectures and workshops, off-campus site visits, group and independent study.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online Canvas system. A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Assessment may include reports, projects and presentations, individually and in groups. Assessment will cover both the theoretical and practical aspects of your learning. You will also be able to develop your work in relation to your own specific areas of interest. Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

  • If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
  • A student charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
  • Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: