Course Title: Management for Construction

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Management for Construction

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUIL1254

City Campus

Undergraduate

325H Property, Constr & Proj Mgt

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014

BUIL1255

Singapore Inst of Management

Undergraduate

325H Property, Constr & Proj Mgt

Face-to-Face

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

BUIL1285

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

325H Property, Constr & Proj Mgt

Face-to-Face

Offsh1 14,
Offsh1 15

Course Coordinator: Malik Khalfan

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1936

Course Coordinator Email:malik.khalfan@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course will introduce you to key aspects of management in the construction environment. You will develop the skills required to analyse published management theory. The objectives of this course are to build on your understanding of general management theories and organisational contexts that are typical of the construction sector, both public and private. You will also develop your cacpacity to independentaly and collaboratively utlise a range of research techniques to analyse construction management theory.

Topics covered in the course include:

  • An introduction to management theories
  • Organisational decision making
  • The organisational context including structures, culture, politics & power


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

PLO’s 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5


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

  • Apply relevant management concepts and principles to diverse construction scenarios
  • Research and analyse the impacts of organisational structures and cultures across the construction sector
  • Select and apply appropriate professional communication, negotiation and management skills to work-related construction management scenarios
  • Analyse and synthesise relevant published management literature


Overview of Learning Activities

The weekly workshops will include a lecture component
Readings, case analyses, discussions and activities will reinforce the lecture materials.
Application of the knowledge and skills will occur through in-class activities, tests and assignments


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

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities. Assessment may include class activities, class tests, group assignments and case analyses.

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.

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 .