Available in 2021
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


Architectural Management deals with the project management context within which architecture is practiced. Students will consider the development of professional expertise, and be introduced to the methods used to generate work and charge fees. The course will also address the project briefing and contract administration phases of an architectural project, including the development of a design brief and project feasibility analysis, development and contract law, project management frameworks, consultancy agreements, and the administration of a building contract.

Availability2021 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2021


  • Semester 1 - 2021

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Apply the fundamentals of architectural project management to a project

2. Research, synthesise and apply technical knowledge within the professional framework of architectural practice and management of projects

3. Complete the project initiation and project planning phases for an architectural project

4. Present written, verbal and visual concepts and ideas to a professional standard

5. Work autonomously and engage in collaborative discussion in order to complete architectural projects


  • Introduction to Architectural Management
  • The statutory environment
  • The social, ethical and cultural values relevant to the practice of architecture
  • Feasibility and project initiation
  • Clients, users and agreements
  • Project management and contracts
  • Documentation and contract administration
  • Cost planning and BIM
  • Procurement and construction contracts
  • Stakeholder management

Assessment items

Report: Project 1: Report

Report: Project 2: Design project framework

Quiz: Online Quizzes

Contact hours

Callaghan and Online


Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks

Distance Education students will complete all components online

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