Course Title: Construction and Business Enterprise

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Construction and Business Enterprise

Credit Points: 12

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUIL1249

City Campus

Undergraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 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,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020

BUIL1289

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

Offsh1 15,
Offsh1 16,
Offsh1 17

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUIL1289

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

OFFSe12018 (SE2)

BUIL1289

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

OFFJan2019 (SE3)

Course Coordinator: Wadu Mesthrige Jayantha

Course Coordinator Phone: (03) 9925 1504

Course Coordinator Email: wadu.jayantha@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 08.08.51

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment via email


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course will introduce you to construction, development and consulting industries at an organisational level. How to establish a successful business and give the business the best possible chance of survival. Topics will include marketing; social media; accounting; financial systems; business financing.


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
  • PLO2: Professionally communicate to a range of audiences, demonstrating in depth knowledge of the discipline and of the needs of diverse construction management stakeholders
  • 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
  • PLO6: 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. CLO1: Identify the financial and business principles and practice required to manage a successful construction business
  2. CLO2: Analyse financial accounts and reports to determine the financial status of an organisation
  3. CLO3: Apply best practice management principles to organisational and project decision making
  4. CLO4: Communicate business solutions for construction industry stakeholders


Overview of Learning Activities

The learning activities for this course may include a combination of face to face lectures, tutorials and workshops.


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

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

Assessment 1: Individual (preparation of a financial report). 30% weighting.  CLOs 2 & 4.

Assessment 2: Individual or pair (preparation of a business plan). 40% weighting.  CLOs 1 & 3.

Assessment 3: Individual (scenario responses).  30% weighting. CLOs 1 & 3.

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: https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/student-support/equitable-learning-services. You can also contact the course coordinator or the program coordinator if you would like to find out more.

An assessment charter (http://mams.rmit.edu.au/kh6a3ly2wi2h1.pdf) 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: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ln1kd66y87rc.