Course Title: Advanced Project Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Advanced Project Management

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


325H Property, Construction & Project Management


Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019

Course Coordinator: Dr. Malik Khalfan

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3905

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 8 Level 8

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

From 1 January 2016

Enforced Prerequisites: 045739 Project Management Processes and Project Management Domains 046915

Prior to 2016

You should have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite course BUSM 4168 Project Management Processes before you commence this course. 


Course Description

This course will develop your knowledge of project management theory and enhance and further your project management skills. Through your learning in this course you will develop your knowledge of contemporary project management methodologies and apply these to real life projects.  You will examine advanced concepts in managing projects and apply theoretical concepts, models and frameworks to case studies of actual project components. Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to apply advanced project management concepts to enable the effective management of projects in a diverse range of industries.  Further, you will develop your research capability through your  investigation of project management practice.

 You will examine a range of topics including:

  • Project Management Office
  • Agile Project Management
  • Critical chain Project Management

Please note that if you take this course for a bachelor honours program, your overall mark in this course will be one of the course marks that will be used to calculate the weighted average mark (WAM) that will determine your award level. (This applies to students who commence enrolment in a bachelor honours program from 1 January 2016 onwards. See the WAM information web page for more information.)


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course will develop the following program learning outcomes

  • Determine and apply knowledge of complex project management theory to your professional practice and/or further study
  • Professionally communicate to a range of audiences, demonstrating in depth knowledge of the discipline and of the needs of diverse project management stakeholders
  • Apply logical, critical and creative thinking to analyse, synthesise and apply theoretical knowledge, and technical skills, to formulate evidenced based solutions to industry problems or issues
  • Collaborate effectively with others and demonstrate intellectual independence and autonomy to solve problems and/or address industry issues and imperatives
  • Critically examine and reflect on the profession, in local and/or global contexts, and question accepted interpretations and decision making

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

  • Analyse and apply project management contemporary theories and practices to the management of real life projects
  • Apply advanced project management concepts to address industry needs in range of industries and contexts
  • Utilise analytical techniques for contemporary project planning
  • Professionally communicate and justify project management decision making through the application of theory to practice
  • Crtically evaluate alternative project management methodologies and international standards

Overview of Learning Activities

Learning will occur through the weekly face-to-face workshops that will include lectures, activities and assessment tasks. Readings, discussions and activities will reinforce the materials presented in the lectures and develop students’ skills. Application of the knowledge and skills will occur through assessment tasks.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. Lecture slides will be available on the DLS. The slides are not exhaustive; they provide a simple overview of the material covered in the lecture segment of a seminar. You are expected to engage with the lecture content by adding notes and extra comments to these slides during the lecture. You will then apply, extend or complement the lecture material in the activities during the remainder of the seminar.

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.
Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.Assessment for this course will comprise a combination of individual and group tasks. The tasks are designed to give you feedback about your progress throughout the semester as well as assessing your ability to synthesise the concepts and skills introduced in this course and to apply them in specific contexts at the end of the semester. Assessment may include, but is not limited to, assignments and reports.

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: