Course Title: Property in a Global Context

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Property in a Global Context

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


325H Property, Constr & Proj Mgt


Sem 2 2015

Course Coordinator: Callum Logan

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2801

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator Location: 8.8.11

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

Property ownership, development, investment and management functions are no longer contained in local markets with property companies increasingly operating in a global environment. This course, which includes a study tour, will explore the application of local property practices within the context of property as a global asset, including property impacted upon by natural disasters. In doing so you will develop your knowledge of best practice.
You will investigate and reflect on the complexities and issues associated with working as a property professional in the global market as well as foster your knowledge about land economics, property asset management, and development.
You will also examine local practices and consider how these practices are shaped by the degree to which markets are fully established.
The study tour component may take the form of onsite activities, presentations from local professionals, and site visits and will provide you with opportunities to create and expand your global network to further enhance your career options. All participants in the study tour must enrol in this course. Please note that course enrolment fees do not include tour costs. Refer to the Course Coordinator and Part B course guide for the itinerary; travel and accommodation costs; tour costs and deadlines.

Prior to the departure of each tour there will be a series of preparatory information meetings..

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:
•Describe activities associated with specific aspects of the property market in a global context.
•Analyse the differences between local and international practice.
•Develop and apply understanding of the best practice for maintaining and developing property assets.
•Critically evaluate local practices and how these can differ across social context
•Apply knowledge in relation to managing and developing property assets that have been impacted by a natural disaster

Overview of Learning Activities

This course will develop and broaden your capacity to apply your knowledge and technical skills to an international practice
The study tour is conducted as an intensive study period in an international environment. You will be guided in your learning through a combination of readings, site visits, and industry presentations and your own exploration of particular technical and economic aspects of the cities/regions you visit.
You will attend workshops prior to the study tour to gain preliminary knowledge about property as a global asset and to gain further knowledge about the places you will visit.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.
A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.
While on tour you can expect to access lectures at public/industry sites, tours of sites and presentations from industry representatives.
The University Library has extensive resources for construction management students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies [insert url for specific subject guides].
The Library provides guides on academic referencing: and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes.
Assessment may include:
Task 1: Pre tour. Background briefing on identified topic. refer to Part B for weighting and due date
Task 2: Final report on the  chosen topic. refer to Part B for weighting and due date
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.
Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: