Course Title: Facilities Management & Development

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Facilities Management & Development

Credit Points: 12.00


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RMIT University Vietnam


830H School of Business and Management


Viet1 2018,
Viet3 2018,
Viet1 2019,
Viet2 2019,
Viet1 2020,
Viet3 2020,
Viet2 2021,
Viet1 2022


RMIT Vietnam Hanoi Campus


830H School of Business and Management


Viet1 2020,
Viet3 2020,
Viet2 2021,
Viet1 2022

Course Coordinator: Earney Lasten

Course Coordinator Phone: (84-8) 3776 1300 (ext: 1355)

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Saigon South

Course Coordinator Availability: Monday-Friday 9-5:30 pm

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisites

Course Description

This course will incorporate a WIL experience in which knowledge and skills is applied to a real or simulated work based environment. This course will include an introduction to the issues and opportunities inherent to the development and planning of tourism and hospitality facilities.  The second part of the course will cover the project development sequence; space planning for facilities Mgt and development.  The course will also cover topics related to setting appropriate facilities requirements, understanding industry practice and making properties decisions with respect to a balanced design, operational plan, and financial framework.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


On completion of this course you should be able to:

  • CLO1 – Critically evaluate the roles played by tourism and hospitality facilities managers and assess the two primary categories of facility operating costs, the components of each category, and various factors that affect those costs;
  • CLO2 - Outline water usage levels and patterns in the lodging industry and describe the basic structure of water and wastewater systems;
  • CLO3 - Explain various aspects and components of electrical systems, cite important considerations regarding system design and operating standards, as well as evaluate elements of an effective electrical system and equipment maintenance program;
  • CLO4 - Define basic lighting terms, explain how natural light can be used to meet a building’s lighting needs, and propose common artificial light sources;
  • CLO5 - Summarise changes taking place in hotel telephone services, describe types of telephone calls, and distinguish types of hotel telephone equipment; and
  • CLO6 – Evaluate the life cycle of a hotel, compare typical reasons for renovating a hotel, and describe types of renovation.

Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities will include lectures and class discussions, case studies, group projects, and student presentations. You will have the opportunity to participate in work integrated learning assessments and site visits aiming at enhancing your learning experiences associated with the course.

Overview of Learning Resources

As an enrolled student of RMIT University you will be provided with access via the internet to the RMIT Library databases and online facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities the first person to contact is the Business Liaison Librarian for this school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT library website.

Additional industry-based resources may be available to you depending on the nature of your placement.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment Tasks


Assessment Tasks


Linked Learning Outcomes

Assessment Task 1



Assessment Task 2


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Assessment Task 3


1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6