Course Title: Industry Studies

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Industry Studies

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


325H Property, Constr & Proj Mgt


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015

Course Coordinator: Roberta Esbitt

Course Coordinator Phone: 61 3 9925 2230

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator Location: 8.8

Course Coordinator Availability: Email for an appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course is designed to address and discuss the current political, economic, technological and societal events that influence property decisions. Throughout this course we will investigate and discuss trends and critical influences on the property industry. This course draws on the understanding of property implications and its interrelationships with other sectors.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program capabilities:
1.Knowledge: Research information from diverse sources
2.Critical Analysis: Analyses and synthesis of information
3.Problem-solving: Apply knowledge to solve problems
4.Strategic Thinking: Develop broad perspective to enable strategic business practices
5.Communication: communicate effectively in a variety of modes


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

1.Identify, analyse and understand current social, economic, political, technological and other trends, both local and global, and their implications on the property market
2.Obtain and critically evaluate information used for decision-making in property, to formulate a defense for the decision.
3.Research, analyse and synthesise information, to produce a professional-level, properly referenced report.
4.Demonstrate effective and professional communication skills – both oral and written.

Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning in this course will be developed through tutorials/workshops. Learning activities will include group work, group exercises, class discussions and debates.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.
A number of learning resources will be provided to assist your learning including class readings, library resources, case studies and reference lists.

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 written report and an exam.
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