Course Title: Construct Planning & Design 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Construct Planning & Design 2

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


325H Property, Construction & Project Management


Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017


Singapore Inst of Management


325H Property, Construction & Project Management


Offsh3 13,
Offsh1 14,
Offsh3 14,
Offsh1 15,
Offsh3 15,
Offsh1 16,
Offsh3 16,
Offsh3 17,
Offsh1 18


Voc Training Ctre of Hong Kong


325H Property, Construction & Project Management


Offsh2 14,
Offsh2 15,
Offsh2 16,
Offsh3 16,
Offsh2 17

Course Coordinator: James Wong

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9701

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

From 1 January

Enforced Prerequisite: 045736 Construction Planning and Design 1

Prior to 2016

You should have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite courses Cost Planning and Tendering Building Services before you commence this course. 
You should undertake the course Structures and Materials 2 at the same time as this course as it contains areas of knowledge and skills which are implemented together in practice. These are co-requisite courses.

Course Description

This course prepares you apply construction theory in professional practice scenarios. The objectives of this course are to: develop your understanding of how construction techniques, measurement and estimating, and process planning are applied to a medium density building; integrate and apply skills and knowledge developed so far in the Construction Management program to solve problem based industry scenarios; address issues faced by the industry in areas of construction risk with a focus on building services, environmental management and compliance.


Note: 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 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
  • Collaborate effectively with others and demonstrate intellectual independence and autonomy to solve problems and/or address industry issues or imperatives

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

  1. Interpret and apply principles of construction management to industry specific problem based scenarios
  2. Analyse and discuss how construction techniques, measurement and estimating and process planning apply to a medium density building
  3. Analyse theoretical knowledge and reflect on professional practice to develop solutions to construction planning and design problems
  4. Apply analytical and problem solving skills  to contribute to industry based discussions and scholarly debates
  5. Integrate and apply theoretical and practical knowledge to address issues of risk

Overview of Learning Activities

You will be able to engage in a variety of workshops. Learning activities in this course include class discussions and problem based exercises.

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 learning outcomes. Assessment may include class activities, tests, exams, case analysis, essays or reports.

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 ( summaries 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:;ID=ln1kd66yS7rc