Examine the processes of design management and documentation, and how these impact on the achievement of overall project objectives. This course will develop your understanding of the various elements that contribute to the project design process. You will build and apply your knowledge of how the project design process impacts on the ability of the project manager to deliver effective project outcomes.

The prime objective of this course is to develop your ability to apply quality assurance and quality control systems to produce a high-level project, while developing your knowledge of quality management and its role in successful project management.


Course coordinator

Mr. Andrew Carre, Lecturer - School of Property, Construction and Project Management

Course objectives

  • Determine and apply knowledge of complex project management theory, principles and best practice to applied projects to contribute to the profession and discipline of project management;
  • Critically analyse, synthesise and reflect on project management theory and developments—both local and international—to extend and challenge knowledge and practice;
  • Professionally communicate and justify project scope, design, implementation, strategy and/or outcomes, engaging effectively with diverse stakeholders across a range of industry sectors; and
  • Apply the specialist knowledge and technical skills required to creatively address the diverse needs of project stakeholders, formulating innovative solutions and demonstrating independent and sound decision-making related to your professional practice and the discipline.

Learning outcomes

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

  • Define and discuss quality objectives in relation to diverse industry projects;
  • Apply project management strategies to address stakeholder requirements;
  • Employ project lifecycle and process management strategies to enhance project quality outcomes; and
  • Apply quality management processes to produce a management plan that is responsive to client needs.


Assessment for this course will occur at various times across the seven-week teaching period. In most cases, assessment should follow a similar structure to the below:

  • A short assessment may occur in the first couple of weeks, driven mostly by peer-assessment or objective feedback as is the case of a survey quiz or contribution to discussion.
  • Assessments that occur mid-study period (approximately week 2 to 5) will have a highly formative purpose, like an extended case study or a scenario role play. These are intended to provide an indication of performance and occur at this time to enable positive changes to future performance.
  • Final assessments are usually summative, and generally draw the course's threshold concepts together. Your previous assessments will have directly prepared you for a summative-style assessment.

Rich, online feedback will be provided to you throughout the teaching period on practical exercises and by individual consultation, ideally within five business days.

Please note, unit structure and content are subject to change. Contact your RMIT Student Enrolment Advisor on 1300 701 171 for more information based on your particular circumstances.