Course Title: Communications for Built Environment Professionals

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Communications for Built Environment Professionals

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


325H Property, Construction & Project Management


Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019

Course Coordinator: Dr Judith Callanan

Course Coordinator Phone: 99252644

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 8.8.8

Course Coordinator Availability: please email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course provides a foundation in communication for property, construction and project management professionals in the twenty-first century.

The course examines verbal, written, face to face, and electronic interaction with an emphasis on effective communication in the workplace and the wider context of project management, construction and property. This is supported by a study of contextual issues such as organisational roles and structures, cross-cultural issues for a global workforce, and secure and private communication.

This course provides the basis for further development of your communication skills throughout your studies in the School of Property, Construction and Project Management.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course will develop the following program learning outcomes:

1 Determine and apply knowledge of complex  theory to your professional practice and/or further study
2 Professionally communicate to a range of audiences, demonstrating in depth knowledge of the discipline and of the needs of diverse stakeholders
4 Collaborate effectively with others and demonstrate intellectual independence and autonomy to solve problems and/or address industry issues and imperatives 
5 Critically examine and reflect on the profession, in local and/or global contexts, and question accepted interpretations and decision making

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

  • Demonstrate professional communication skills in verbal and written forms
  • Select and apply appropriate communication channels and media
  • Identify the correct format and tone for diverse communication requirements in your chosen domain (property, construction management or project management)
  • Critically reflect on communication strategies

Overview of Learning Activities

The learning outcomes detailed above will be assessed in this course.
Your ability to select and apply appropriate forms, formats and channels of communication will be developed through a variety of classroom activities that may include role plays, presentations and case analyses of organisational situations that are relevant to communicating in the property, construction and project management domains.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.
A range of learning resources will be available to you to support your learning, which includes a textbook, workshop notes and power point slides.

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 tasks may include, but are not limited to reflective journals, class test, report writing and presentations.
You should refer to Part B of the course guide for further information on assessment.

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.
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