Skip to content

Programs : Brochure

This page is the brochure for your selected program. You can view the provided information for this program on this page and click on the available buttons for additional options.
  • Locations: Dubai, United Arab Emirates; London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: GI - Winter, Winter
  • Restrictions: RMIT applicants only
  • Exchange Program (Semester/Year): scroll to the Program Description to apply.

    All Other Programs: once application cycle opens, use the "Apply Now" button that will appear in this section.
Dates / Deadlines:

Exchange Program (Semester/Year) applicants: Scroll down to the Program Description to view exchange application deadlines.

All other programs: There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Key Experience Criteria
Key Experience Criteria
RMIT schools: Property, Construction and Project Management Study level: Undergraduate
Program type: Study Tours (Global Intensives)
About your Experience
Program details
  • Program Leader: Dr Sarah Holdsworth
  • Availability: 25 places
  • Dates: 10 June to 23 June 2018
This study tour will:
  • provide a unique insight into the construction industries of Dubai and London.
  • provide the opportunity to engage in an immersive study experience in an international context.
  • incorporates workshops, presentations and visits with key agencies and construction companies in these countries
Course Information
This is an intensive course which focuses on developing your knowledge of Built Environment issues within a global context. The learning experiences in this course will enable you to contextualise the nature of Australian Built Environment businesses practices within global Built Environment contexts. This includes through your participation in a study tour. Whereby you will visit an international region to provide your first hand insight into global business management practices.

You will gain first-hand experience of a range of built environment practices through visiting different industry organisations operating within a contractual framework. You will critically examine industry projects with a focus on factors influencing time, cost and quality parameters together with approaches adopted to meet the challenges of labor, materials, and machinery, health and safety and management practices.

In this course you will:
  • Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to: 
  • Discuss the complexity of, and interrelationships between professionals engaged within built environment sectors.
  • Evaluate how global built environment practices contribute to the sustainability of project cycles in terms of design, construction, management, handover and disposal.
  • Critically evaluate the range of professional practices offered by global built environment industries and how these practices may influence career development
  • Critically contrast global and AUS built environment practices and discuss the importance of these distinctions
Indicative itinerary
Date Activity
10 June Arrive Dubai and make your way to hotel (leave Melbourne on the 9th of June - First exam week ends on the 8th of June).
11- 12 June Site visits Dubai
13 June Fly from Dubai to London
14 - 21 June Site visits London
22 June Depart London
23 June Arrive Melbourne

Program cost
The cost of this program is approximately AU$1,800.
This cost is covered in the Material fees and includes:
  • Accommodation
Additional costs to consider, but not limited to:
  • Flights
  • Expenses relating to arriving before the program start and departing after program end date
  • Personal expenses (eg, meals)
  • Host country visa (if applicable)
  • Orientation, Welcome, Farewell, Social Events
  • Logistics and Transport
  • RMIT tuition fees
 ** RMIT student travel insurance:
Students are now covered by RMIT’s travel insurance, although you may require additional cover depending on your circumstances. For more info, please refer here.
Students must ensure that they can financially support themselves during the study tour before they consider applying.

  • Undergraduate students (2nd, 3rd and 4th year) students in Property, Construction and Project Management degrees
    • Priority will be given to students enrolled in Construction Management and Project Management followed by Valuation students.
  • Students must have completed a minimum of 96 credit points at the time of application (including credit transfer).
Academic Credit
  • All participants in this program must enrol in this course: BUIL1319 Global Built Environment Study Tour (12 credit points)
Application and Selection Process
STEP 1: Enrol into BUIL1319 in Flexible term 2018
STEP 2: Students must apply through Mobi by selecting the ‘Apply Now’ button above and completing the following questionnaires by 4 April 2018
  • Outbound Student Mobility: General Information
  • Short Term Mobility: General Information (please ensure that you upload a copy of your passport photo ID page )
STEP 3: Successful students will be advised by 14 April 2018         

Pre-departure session
Prior to the departure of each tour, there will be a preparatory meetings and administrative tasks. Your full participation is expected in this activity.
Further details will be provided to successful applicants.  

There may be alternative ways to fund your trip. Please check the Scholarships website and Global Experience website for funding options.

Note that students may also be eligible for the Australian Government OS-HELP Loan Scheme.


Exchange Program (Semester/Year): scroll to the Program Description to apply.

All Other Programs: once application cycle opens, use the "Apply Now" button that will appear in this section.