Course Title: Property Spatial Analysis

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Property Spatial Analysis

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


325H Property, Construction & Project Management


Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019

Course Coordinator: Callum Logan

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2300

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 8.8.11

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course introduces you to GIS (Geographic Spatial Systems) and will focus on the use of these systems in the valuation, management and development of property. The objectives of this course are to equip you with the skills and knowledge you require to utilise GIS (Geographic Information Systems) to: display property data, undertake demographic analyses, map themes and market trends, and undertake a site and surface analysis.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

1 Determine and apply knowledge of complex property and valuation 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 property and valuation stakeholders
3 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
5 Collaborate effectively with others and demonstrate intellectual independence and autonomy to solve problems and/or address industry issues and imperatives

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:
• Integrate property data into mapping software
• Utilise mapping software to display a range of property information data
• Produce accurate, comprehensive spatial maps for developers, investors and valuers
• Interpret and analyse visual demographic data
• Utilise mapping software to present demographic data in visual form, and determine and predict market trends

Overview of Learning Activities

This course will be delivered through a combination of lectures and workshops, and learning activities will include case study exercises.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.
Supplementary readings will also support your learning.

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 may include, but is not limited to,  class based exercises, tests and assignments.
Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.
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 .