Course Title: Post Disaster Project Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Post Disaster Project Management

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


325H Property, Construction & Project Management


Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 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,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 1 2022

Course Coordinator: Tiendung Le

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2675

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Availability: By email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course will focus on post disaster project management. Post-disaster project management is a fast-growing, specialised field which requires high level and sophisticated project management skills and capabilities specific to natural disasters. The objectives of this course are to: introduce you to the specialised field of post disaster management; develop the skills and knowledge required to project manage in a post disaster context, including reconstruction; and apply the tools and techniques specific to post disaster project management.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) 

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

  • Critical analysis, synthesis and research skills.
  • The ability to identify Post Disaster Project Management Plans, and recommend solutions.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) 

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

  1. Critically analyse and synthesise current and emerging research to identify innovative, needs based procurement solutions for post disaster project management
  2. Apply specialised post disaster project management techniques and tools to post disaster management scenarios
  3. Apply critical analysis and independent research skills to identify and recommend a post disaster project management strategy
  4. Collaborate with practitioners and community to formulate post disaster project management plans
  5. Critically analyse theoretical and practical knowledge to inform the development of post disaster project management plans
  6. Communicate and justify post disaster project management planning to practitioners and community
  7. Work effectively within a cross disciplinary and inter professional team to meet project deliverables

Overview of Learning Activities

Learning in this course will comprise face to face lectures and workshops. Learning activities in this course may include site tours, guest speakers, class discussions, group work, team-based activities, and problem-based simulated scenarios.


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 made available to you in this course including library resources, Project Management Institute (PMI) resources, and readings/notes.

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 Assignment: Selecting a post-disaster project of interest and writing a report. 30% weighting. CLO3, CLO6.

Task 2: Group Presentation: Presenting a rapid assessment of the conditions of affected population including those of critical infrastructure systems after a disaster. 30% weighting. CLO1, CLO2, CLO4, CLO6.

Task 3: Group Assignment: Submitting a post-disaster project management plan for a selected project. 40% weighting. CLO2, CLO3, CLO5.

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.