Course Title: Management and Leadership in Construction

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Management and Leadership in Construction

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUIL1308

City Campus

Undergraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2021

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUIL1313

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

OFFSe12018 (SE3)

BUIL1313

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

OFFJan2019 (SE3)

BUIL1313

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

OFFJan2020 (All)

BUIL1313

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

OFFJan2021 (All)

Course Coordinator: Matthew Francis

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3907

Course Coordinator Email: matthew.francis@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 08.08.24

Course Coordinator Availability: Tuesday 2.00pm - 4.00pm


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course will introduce you to key aspects of management and leadership in a construction environment. The objectives of this course are to develop your understanding of general management theories and their application in the construction industry. You will also develop your knowledge of organisational structure, leadership approaches and team dynamics and supply chain management.

Topics covered in the course include:
• An introduction to management theories
• The Australian Construction Context
• Organizational Structure and the contemporary workplace
• Contemporary issues: ethical behaviour and social responsibility; organisational environment and diversity
• Leading and managing change
• Procurement and project teams
• Communication and interpersonal skills


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)


In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes

  • PLO1: Determine and apply complex knowledge of construction management theory to your professional practice and/or further study
  • PLO2: Professionally communicate to a range of audiences utilising diverse formats and strategies, demonstrating in depth knowledge of the discipline and responsiveness to the needs of diverse construction management stakeholders
  • PLO3: 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
  • PLO5: Collaborate effectively with others and demonstrate intellectual independence and autonomy to solve problems and/or address industry issues and imperatives


Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

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

  1. CLO1: Analyse management concepts and theories to determine the effectiveness of management of construction projects
  2. CLO2: Determine how management leadership strategies enable organisational change
  3. CLO3: Critically examine and assess how project team work and supply chain integration contribute to successful project delivery
  4. CLO4: Critically reflect on the ethical and social implications of leadership strategy and decision making
  5. CLO5: Formulate and apply appropriate management solutions to address leadership and management scenarios and issues


Overview of Learning Activities

This course will be delivered through lectorials. You will engage in a range of interactive learning activities which include discussions, debates, case study analysis, quizzes, and problem solving exercises.


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 learning outcomes.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

Equitable Learning Services

Equitable Learning Services (ELS) provide support and equal opportunities for students with a disability, long-term illness and/or mental health condition and primary carers of individuals with a disability. You can contact the ELS if you would like to find out more: https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/student-support/equitable-learning-services. You can also contact the course coordinator or the program coordinator 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 teaching staff. 

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