Course Title: Production Planning and Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Production Planning and Management

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


325H Property, Construction & Project Management


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. Frank Boukamp

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1987

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 8.8.56

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You should have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite courses BUIL1226 Introduction to Buildings before you commence this course.

Course Description

The course will focus on the planning and design of construction processes. The major emphasis of this course is on production and productivity. You will develop your knowledge of production problems that typically occur in construction systems. Topics covered include:

  • Production systems and sub-systems
  • Construction systems and workers
  • System design – product and service design; capacity planning; process selection and layout; design of work systems; location planning and analysis
  • Inventory management and scheduling
  • Scheduling, production curves, line-of-balance

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
  • 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

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:
• Investigate and analyse the effectiveness of building production systems
• Plan and design building production systems
• Design systems to optimise production and reduce waste

Overview of Learning Activities

The course will be delivered using a mix of formal instruction (face to face and pre recorded) and practical activities undertaken in class .

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. All learning material, such as lecture material, workshop exercises, assignments and tests, will be made available to students via the courses Blackboard site and WebLearn site

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 individual assignment, group assignment and/or Exam.
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.
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