Course Title: Managing for Sustainability

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Managing for Sustainability

Credit Points: 12


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUIL1229

City Campus

Undergraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017

BUIL1235

Singapore Inst of Management

Undergraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

Offsh3 13,
Offsh1 14,
Offsh3 14,
Offsh1 15,
Offsh3 15,
Offsh3 16,
Offsh3 17

BUIL1274

Voc Training Ctre of Hong Kong

Undergraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

Offsh3 13,
Offsh3 14,
Offsh3 15,
Offsh3 16

Course Coordinator: Sarah Holdsworth

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9929

Course Coordinator Email: sarah.holdsworth@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

Sustainability involves using resources to meet human needs in ways that minimise environmental harm so that our needs can be met in the future. The notion of sustainability is the subject of intense debate. In this course you will be exposed to different views on the sustainability debate in relation to:
• the environment
• industry
• economic issues and triple bottom line
• sustainable management


Managing for sustainability includes examination of ethics and ethical behaviour, managing staff for longevity within the organisation and sustainability in professional activity.
 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course will develop the following program learning outcomes

  • Determine and apply knowledge of complex construction 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 construction 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
  •  Utilise appropriate methods and techniques to design and /or execute research based or professionally focused construction management projects, demonstrating capacity for independent and collaborative learning, addressing real world industry 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:

• Critically evaluate and communicate different views on sustainable management practice

• Identify, discuss and critically reflect on professional practice strategies that support sustainable development

• Critique and apply concepts of sustainable management practices to your chosen profession (Construction and Project Management, Property and Valuation)

Analyse and synthesise theoretical concepts and apply these to address professional practice scenarios


 


Overview of Learning Activities

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. Your learning in this course will be developed through a variety of classroom activities that will include face to face lectures and workshops.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. The learning resources for this course will be communicated to you during the semester.


Overview of Assessment

The learning outcomes detailed above will be assessed in this course. You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.
Your engagement with the sustainability debate will be demonstrated through participation in classroom activities, discussions, lectures and media sources and through your critical evaluation of different viewpoints and values.
Your understanding of managing for sustainability will be developed through activities/assignments that require you to demonstrate practices that minimise harm to the environment/industry/profession.
Assessment tasks may include, but are not limited to, case studies, individual and group assignments, individual or group reports and examinations.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks .Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback and by individual consultation

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 http://www.rmit.edu.au/about/studentcharter 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: http://www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academic#assessment
 

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.

An assessment charter (http://mams.rmit.edu.au/kh6a3ly2wi2h1.pdf ) summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ln1kd66y87rc .’