Course Title: Construction Specialisation

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Construction Specialisation

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


Voc Training Ctre of Hong Kong


325H Property, Construction & Project Management


Offsh2 15,
Offsh2 16,
Offsh1 17

Course Coordinator: Rebecca Yang

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3289

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course provides you with the opportunity to pursue an area of interest within the field of Construction Management. You will be provided with a choice of workshop themes and will be able to study an area of particular interest under the guidance of a specialist in your chosen field. You will be guided through the most current research and/or practice of your chosen area. The objectives of this course are to develop your skills and knowledge so that you will be able to: critically engage in current issues within the construction industry; undertake independent research within a specialised field in construction management; and contribute to professional discussions in construction management. Topics offered may vary between years, but may typically include:
• Advanced Quantity Surveying Practice
• Advanced Construction Management
• Sustainability in the Built Environment

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 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:
• Critique and apply discipline knowledge to within a specialised area in the field of Construction Management
• Undertake independent research within the field of construction management
• Critically analyse current issues within the construction industry
• Lead and contribute to professional discussions in your area of specialisation.

Overview of Learning Activities

You will be able to engage in a variety of lectures and smaller classes. Learning activities in this course will include class discussions, research, case based analyses.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

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 the completion of assessment tasks with a total word length or equivalent of 4,000 words.
Feedback will be given on 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.
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