Course Title: Project Management Research

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Project Management Research

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


325H Property, Constr & Proj Mgt


Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015

Course Coordinator: Guinevere Gilbert

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3452

Course Coordinator

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

BUSM 4331 Research Methods for Project Management

Course Description

This course will develop your understanding of your chosen research area in project management and the industry context, and develop the skills and knowledge required to conduct independent and collaborative research.

This course builds on your learning from Research Methods for Project Management. You will further develop and apply your understanding of the research process, and expand your knowledge of your research topic and its relation to industry and the theory which underpins the discipline of project management. Under the guidance of your lecturer, and an academic supervisor from within the School, and supported by feedback from an industry mentor, you will apply your research knowledge and skills to refine your research proposal and complete a research report. Your research report will include a research proposal, methodology, literature review, findings and conclusions.

This course includes a work integrated learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/ or community is integral to your experience. Feedback from industry via face to face and/or on line meetings will inform the development and refinement of your research proposal and research report

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

 GC 1 Problem Diagnosis & Solving

 GC 2 Professional Communication

 GC 4 Critical Thinking

 GC 5 Socially Aware Practice

 GC 6 Discipline Knowledge & Technical Expertise


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

  • Undertake a research inquiry and source and collect data relevant to your research
  • Collaborate with your peers, supervisor and industry to undertake industry connected research
  • Analyse research data and synthesize relevant findings/ results
  • Write a well constructed research report that situates your research topic in the literature and incorporates industry feedback
  • Produce a research poster

Overview of Learning Activities

You will engage in a range of learning activities to support your learning including class discussions, meetings with your supervisor and industry mentors to gain feedback, exercises in data analysis and the application of theory to a real world research project.

You will be assigned an industry mentor who will provide feedback to you about your research proposal. Feedback will be provided through face to face meetings and on line, and will support and enhance the development of your research topic and research report.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. A range of resources will be made available to support your learning including on line resources, journal papers and research report exemplars.

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, but is not limited to, a poster presentation to industry and a research report.

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises 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 ( ) 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:;ID=ln1kd66y87rc .