Course Title: Research Project

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Research Project

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


325H Property, Construction & Project Management


Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012


Singapore Inst of Management


325H Property, Construction & Project Management


Offsh 1 09,
Offsh 3 09,
Offsh 3 10,
Offsh 1 11,
Offsh 3 11,
Offsh2 12,
Offsh3 16,
Offsh1 17,
Offsh3 17,
Offsh1 18




325H Property, Construction & Project Management


Offsh2 16

Course Coordinator: Andrew Carre & David Higgins

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2230

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course focuses on the development of your research capability. Working in groups you will undertake a minor research project in an area of interest within the property, project management or construction professions. In doing so, your learning will be supported by an academic supervisor and an industry mentor. The integration of work based learning and academic learning, commonly referred to as Work Integrated learning (WIL) will allow you to solve authentic industry problems or address real issues faced by the project management/construction professions. Your group will propose a question, collect and evaluate secondary data, analyse and report your findings and make recommendations to your industry partner.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

The specific capabilities you will develop and be assessed on in this course are:
GC 1 Problem Diagnosis and Solving
GC 2 Professional Communication
GC 4 Critical Thinking
GC 5 Socially Aware Practice
GC 6 Discipline Knowledge and Technical Expertise


On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

1. Identify a field of research
2. Define a research question
3. Select and apply an appropriate research methodology
4. Collect and evaluate appropriate secondary data
5. Formulate conclusions in response to a research question
6. Collaborate and lead effectively as a member of a team
7. Produce a research report

Overview of Learning Activities

The learning activites consist of lectures and a number of class exercises. Each group will be allocated an academic supervisor and they will be responsible for ensuring that students submit drafts and undertake the relevant changes to their report.

Overview of Learning Activities
Seminars and lectures lead by academic staff. Your participation in seminars is encouraged.
You are expected to undertake independent reading and research of their own.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. The learning resources for this course will be communicated to you during the semester.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment will include the completion of a written report and a poster and you will be assessed on the research process as well as your research output.

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities.

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester, through individual and group feedback and by individual feedback.

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