Course Title: Techniques for Project Planning and Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Techniques for Project Planning and Management

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


325H Property, Construction & Project Management


Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Ehsan Gharaie

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1735

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 8.8.79A

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course will provide you with essential techniques for planning and managing projects. Topics covered in this course include:
• project selection measures
• developing a project plan
• specifying project scope
• Time and cost management methods
• Resource planning

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

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

  • Apply selection measures to evaluate projects
  • Select and apply appropriate project management techniques for effective project planning
  • Collaborate in a team to develop a project plan for project stakeholders

Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities in this course will include problem solving and case study exercises, group discussions, and individual and team based activities.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our on line systems. You will be expected to utilise library and electronic recourses (as well as any other appropriate resources) to engage in professional reading of any relevant educational literature related to techniques for project planning and management.

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.You will work both individually and in groups to develop a project plan and justify project selection. Assessment methods may include, but are not limited to, class activities, individual and group assignments, and examinations.

Feedback will be provided on all assessment tasks. Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or on line 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 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:

You should refer to Part B of the course guide for further information on assessment.