Course Title: Construction, Planning and Design 3

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Construction, Planning and Design 3

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,
Offsh3 16,
Offsh1 17,
Offsh3 17,
Offsh1 18


Voc Training Ctre of Hong Kong


325H Property, Construction & Project Management


Offsh2 15,
Offsh2 16,
Offsh2 17

Course Coordinator: Guillermo Aranda-Mena

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99252230

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

From 1 January 2016

Enforced Prerequisite: 046923 Construction Planning and Design 2

Prior to 2016

You should have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite course Construction Planning and Design 2 before you commence this course.


Course Description

This capstone course consolidates and builds on the key skills and knowledge you have developed throughout the Construction Management program.  You will engage in industry based problems and explore construction planning and design principles and practices within the global context. The objectives of this course are to develop the knowledge and skills required to produce detailed and accurate industry documentation, including tender submissions for large urban projects. In doing so, you will systematically analyse the construction industry across the following areas:
- Technology
- Management/Leadership
- Negotiation/Administration/ IR
- Investment/Economics/Development
- Quantitative Surveying
- Sustainability
- Law/Regulation
- Risk
- OH&S.

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

Learning outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:
1. Integrate and apply specialised construction management skills to a current construction project
2. Develop solutions to identified problems using conflict resolution skills, relevant policy and regulatory frameworks including OH&S;
3. Apply theoretical specialised knowledge to address problem based case studies in construction management
4. Undertake independent research and apply analytical skills to produce tender submissions
5. Lead and contribute to professional discussions.

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, problem based learning activities, case study analysis. This course forms part of WIL in its assessment.

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

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