Course Title: Production Planning and Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Production Planning and Management

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


325H Property, Construction & Project Management


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

Course Coordinator: Vijayalaxmi Rangrej

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2230

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 8 Level 8 Room 27

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You should have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite courses

BUIL1226 Introduction to Buildings

before you commence this course.


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

The course will focus on the planning and design of construction processes. The major emphasis of this course is on production and productivity. You will develop your knowledge of production problems that typically occur in construction systems. Topics covered include:

  • Production systems and sub-systems
  • Construction systems and workers
  • System design – product and service design; capacity planning; process selection and layout; design of work systems; location planning and analysis
  • Inventory management and scheduling
  • Scheduling, production curves, line-of-balance

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) 

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

  • PLO1: Determine and apply knowledge of complex construction management theory to your professional practice and/or further study
  • PLO3: 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
  • PLO4: Utilise appropriate methods and techniques to design and /or execute research based or professionally focused construction management projects, demonstrating capacity for independent and collaborative learning, addressing real world industry issues
  • PLO5: Collaborate effectively with others and demonstrate intellectual independence and autonomy to solve problems and/or address industry issues and imperatives

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) 

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

  1. CLO1: Investigate and analyse the effectiveness of building production systems
  2. CLO2: Plan and design building production systems
  3. CLO3: Design systems to optimise production and reduce waste

Overview of Learning Activities

The course will be delivered using a mix of formal instruction (face-to-face and pre-recorded) and practical activities undertaken in class.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

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: Students will be expected to complete individual assignment involving solving problems by applying the concepts learned in class. Total 30% Weighting CLO1, CLO2, CLO3

Task 2: Individual Test: Students will be expected to complete a 2-hour test (closed-book)

Total 30% Weighting CLO1, CLO2, CLO3

Task 3: Final Exam: Students will be expected to complete a 2.5-hour exam (closed-book) at the end of the semester. 40% weighting. CLO1, CLO2, CLO3

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.