Course Title: Property Industry Project

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Property Industry Project

Credit Points: 24.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


325H Property, Construction & Project Management


Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 1 2022,
Sem 2 2022

Course Coordinator: Andrea Sharam

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1439

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 8.8.9

Course Coordinator Availability: by email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

From 1 January 2016

Enforced Prerequisite: 049313 Research Design Methods

Prior to 2016

Students must have completed BUSM4420 Research Design Methods as a pre-requisite

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

Course Description

This course integrates work-based and academic learning. You will apply your specilaised property skills and knowledge to the performance of organisations, extending your analytical and strategic thinking and consolidating your high level professional oral and written communication skills.
The course involves a negotiated professional practice project. It is designed as a capstone experience to enable you to synthesize, integrate and apply the knowledge and skills you have developed in this program to a workplace context. Your research investigation may be based on a project or issue relating to your professional context or you may select a workplace scenario. Your research will respond to real world industry issues and/or address issues faced by organisations from within the property sector. In doing so, you will consider a range of factors including the social, environmental and legislative environment, along with ethical considerations as a property professional.
This course will develop your high level research, critical thinking and analytical skills, enhancing your capacity for independent and collaborative research and team work.
Your project research activities will be supervised by a lecturer, who will advise on academic issues associated with topic selection, project design and report preparation, as well as related industry engagement requirements if applicable. You will also engage in practical workshops in which you will critically engage with your peers and your lecturer, to support you to theorise and reflect on your research.
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.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  1. Determine and apply knowledge of complex property theory to inform decision making in the professional arena, demonstrating expert judgement and ethical decision making in your professional practice and discipline
  2. Critically analyse, integrate and apply the specialist knowledge and technical skills required to address industry problems and/or business opportunities in property
  3. Research and analyse theoretical knowledge and published data to address the diverse requirements of property stakeholders, formulating strategic business solutions for complex property projects
  4. Professionally communicate property and/or valuation strategy, processes, propositions and/or decision making across the property and related sectors, negotiating with diverse stakeholders in an appropriate manner
    6. Use appropriate research methodologies and methods to design and execute a substantial research based or professionally focused project, evaluate the outcomes and contribute to the property profession and the field of knowledge in the discipline

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

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

  1. Critically analyse and synthesise relevant literature, published data and significant works both local and international related to an industry issue in property
  2. Propose and present a professionally focused project and justify how this work informs your critical understandings of professional practice and contributes to the professional and knowledge arena
  3. Critically reflect your personal / professional learning and analyse your contribution to the professional setting
  4. Apply appropriate research methodologies and methods to design, develop and evaluate a professionally focused project
  5. Analyse research findings and formulate recommendations that respond to an industry issue or imperative

Overview of Learning Activities

You will undertake a project where you will research, critique, question and compare industry practices. You will also receive industry feedback and guided supervision from your lecturer.
Seminars/workshops will also be delivered through the semester. As well as individual research, you will be actively engaged in learning that involves online class discussion and peer critique

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, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your research.

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. Assessment consists of: 

Task 1: Individual work: Annotated bibliography. 20% weighting. CLO2, CLO3, CLO5.

Task 2: Individual work: Research report.  80% weighting. CLO1, CLO2, CLO3, CLO4, CLO5.

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: You can also contact the course coordinator or the program coordinator if you would like to find out more.

An assessment charter ( 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:;ID=ln1kd66y87rc.