Course Title: Advanced Project Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Advanced Project Management

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


325H Property, Construction & Project Management


Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 1 2022

Course Coordinator: Frank Boukamp

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1987

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 8 Level 8 Room 54

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Enforced Pre-Requisite Courses

Successful completion of BUSM4301 Project Planning and Communications.

Note: it is a condition of enrolment at RMIT that you accept responsibility for ensuring that you have completed the prerequisite/s and agree to concurrently enrol in co-requisite courses before enrolling in a course. 

For your information go to RMIT Course Requisites webpage. 

Course Description

This course will develop your knowledge of project management theory and enhance and further your project management skills. Through your learning in this course you will develop your knowledge of contemporary project management methodologies and apply these to real life projects.  You will examine advanced concepts in managing projects and apply theoretical concepts, models and frameworks to case studies of actual project components. Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to apply advanced project management concepts to enable the effective management of projects in a diverse range of industries.  Further, you will develop your research capability through your  investigation of project management practice.

 You will examine a range of topics including:

  • Project Management Office
  • Agile Project Management
  • Critical chain Project Management

Please note that if you take this course for a bachelor honours program, your overall mark in this course will be one of the course marks that will be used to calculate the weighted average mark (WAM) that will determine your award level. (This applies to students who commence enrolment in a bachelor honours program from 1 January 2016 onwards. See the WAM information web page for more information.)


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

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

  • Determine and apply knowledge of complex project management theory to your professional practice and/or further study
  • Professionally communicate to a range of audiences, demonstrating in depth knowledge of the discipline and of the needs of diverse project management stakeholders
  • Apply logical, critical and creative thinking to analyse, synthesise and apply theoretical knowledge, and technical skills, to formulate evidenced based solutions to industry problems or issues
  • Collaborate effectively with others and demonstrate intellectual independence and autonomy to solve problems and/or address industry issues and imperatives
  • Critically examine and reflect on the profession, in local and/or global contexts, and question accepted interpretations and decision making

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

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

  1. Analyse and apply project management contemporary theories and practices to the management of real life projects
  2. Apply advanced project management concepts to address industry needs in range of industries and contexts
  3. Utilise analytical techniques for contemporary project planning
  4. Professionally communicate and justify project management decision making through the application of theory to practice
  5. Critically evaluate alternative project management methodologies and international standards

Overview of Learning Activities

Learning will occur through the weekly face-to-face workshops that will include lectures, activities and assessment tasks. Readings, discussions and activities will reinforce the materials presented in the lectures and develop students’ skills. Application of the knowledge and skills will occur through assessment tasks.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. Lecture slides will be available on the DLS. The slides are not exhaustive; they provide a simple overview of the material covered in the lecture segment of a seminar. You are expected to engage with the lecture content by adding notes and extra comments to these slides during the lecture. You will then apply, extend or complement the lecture material in the activities during the remainder of the seminar.

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 Task 1 - Individual Assessment (50%):

The objective of this individual assessment is to help you learn about emerging themes in project management through examination of current literature, reflection and analysis. 50% weighting.

The completion of this assessment supports your achievement of the Course Learning Outcomes CLO1, CLO2, CLO4.

Assessment Task 2 – Group assessment (50%):

The objective of this group assessment is to help you practice and reflect on the application of agile project management, examine the recent literature and practical application of advanced PM principles in organizations. Students will be advised on the group formation.

50% weighting.

The completion of this assessment supports your achievement of the Course Learning Outcomes CLO1, CLO2, CLO3, CLO4 and CLO5.

For further details about your assessment in this course, including the assessment criteria, please refer to the assessment briefs available on Canvas.

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.