Course Title: Project Procurement Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Project Procurement Management

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


325H Property, Construction & Project Management


Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 2 2022

Course Coordinator: Dr Koorosh Gharehbaghi

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5019

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 08.08.13

Course Coordinator Availability: Thursday 9.00am - 11.00am or by appointment via email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You should have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite courses:

  • BUSM4168 Project Management Processes

before you commence this course.

Course Description

This course will introduce you to the different procurement methods used within the Australian construction industry and internationally. The objectives of this course are to develop the foundational knowledge you will require to undertake construction procurement related activities within the construction industry. Specifically, the course will focus on:
• Traditional Procurement
• Relational strategies (e.g. Design and Build Contrast, PFI, etc.)
• Trust and Partnering
• Emerging concepts such as Sustainable Procurement and Strategic Procurement
• Supply Chain Management and Integration
• E-business / E-commerce

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 project 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 project 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
  • 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: Analyse the short and long term benefits of adopting different contractual conditions relating to a range of projects
  2. CLO2: Provide advice on developing partnering contracts among supply chain participants, particularly between client and the main contractor
  3. CLO3: Critically evaluate client objectives and determine the appropriate selection of procurement systems for design and production services.
  4. CLO4: Critically evaluate supply chain relationships and partnering schemes to determine level of efficiency and effectiveness
  5. CLO5: Develop procurement strategies for various stakeholders across a range of projects

Overview of Learning Activities

Learning in this course will involve a combination of Lectures and Tutorials/Workshops. The lectures will develop your theoretical background knowledge of multiple procurement strategies. Tutorials will provide you with learning experiences in which you will be able to apply theory and concepts to a range of authentic, case studies. Extensive use will be made of examples and case study analysis of procurement strategies

Overview of Learning Resources

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

In addition, you will be provided with research and professional articles, industry based case studies, and will also be introduced to the guest speakers from the industry.

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.

Task 1: Assignment, 45%, Group, CLOs covered by this assessment: CLO1, CLO2, CLO3, CLO4, CLO5

Task 2:  Test, 20%, Individual, CLOs covered by this assessment: CLO , CLO2

Task 3:  Test, 35%, Individual, CLOs covered by this assessment:  CLO1, CLO2, CLO3