Course Title: Contemporary Property Investment Planning

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Contemporary Property Investment Planning

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


325H Property, Construction & Project Management


Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019

Course Coordinator: Dr Peng Wong

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1441

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 8.8.

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You should have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite course(s) MKTG1140 Investment Evaluation techniques, or a relevant Property undergraduate degree before you commence this course.
Alternatively you may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course. Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. Further information:;ID=x94or0ccuu7k
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Course Description

As a result of the rapid growth in superannuation and managed funds, property investment planning has become increasingly important within the Australian and international markets. Studies on investment risk, return and planning are increasingly relevant in the current market place dominated by economic structural changes and the information technology revolution. In this course you will examine the principles and practice of property investment planning, with a focus on the relation between sound property decision making and the underlying principles of investment. You will explore theoretical constructs, such as market efficiency and asset allocation strategies, in addition to the application of personal financial planning to property asset sectors.
The course will encompass risk analysis applicable to property investment planning, including unique property characteristics, offshore investment, asset protection and the impact of leverage property investment performance.
You will critically analyse the range of factors, which contribute to the performance of the property investment market in relation to the current economic environmental and regulatory landscape. You will develop your capacity for independent and evidenced based decision making by critically examining the complex challenges inherent in contemporary property planning within the sophisticated financial marketplace.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes
In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:
• Determine and apply knowledge of complex property theory to inform decision making in the local and global professional arena, demonstrating expert judgement and ethical decision making in your professional practice and discipline
• Critically analyse, integrate and apply the specialist knowledge and technical skills required to address industry problems and/or business opportunities in property
• Research and analyse theoretical knowledge and published data to address the diverse requirements of property stakeholders, formulating strategic business solutions for complex property projects

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
• Analyse and apply economic, and financial frameworks to determine property investment strategies
• Research, analyse and formulate comprehensive property investment plans, addressing the financial and regulatory needs of diverse property clients
• Critically evaluate the investment strategies, which operate within the capital markets.
• Identify, manage and mitigate property investment risk components

Overview of Learning Activities

This course will engage you in a range of learning activities including lectures, workshops, software demonstrations, analysis of readings and problem solving. These techniques will enhance you learning and understanding of property investment.

Overview of Learning Resources

You will be expected to utilise library and electronic resources (as well as other appropriate resources) to engage in professional reading of relevant literature in Investment and Funds management. Learning resources used in this course may include: lecture overheads, workshop activity sheets, recommended texts, revision notes for each topic. RMIT will provide you with the resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.
This course prescribes a text book which will be reviewed and discussed during the first week of the course.

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 in this course may include, but is not limited to, individual as well as group assignments, report writing, and case study analysis.
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.
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