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MMS774 - Facility and Event Management


2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2, 2020 will be online.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Scott Field
Incompatible with: Nil
Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 1.5 hour class, 1 x 1.5 hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Online independent and collaborative learning including

1 x 1.5 hour online class, 1 x 1.5 hour online seminar per week

Each week classes and the Cloud seminars will be recorded to enable students who cannot attend online classes and seminars to access this information.


This unit examines the operational management techniques applicable to the management of major sport facilities and events. The unit enables students to apply fundamental knowledge drawn from marketing, human resource management, financial management and general management as it applies to facility and event management. The unit places equal emphasis on the management of events and facilities.


These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit
At the completion of this Unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Describe the scope of facility and event management and identify essential skills, including design, programming, staffing, and marketing necessary for facility and event management.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities


Examine operations management techniques relevant to the planning and control of specific events and sport facilities and develop logical systematic planning skills in the preparation of event or facility operations.

GLO4: Critical thinking


Communicate orally and in written form, across a range of contexts while working with others towards achieving given objectives, carrying out tasks to meet your responsibilities.

GLO7: Teamwork

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week 
Written assignment 1 4000 words 50% Week 4 and week 5
Written assignment 2  (Group/3-5 students) equivalent to 3000-4000 words per student 50% Week 11

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: MMS774 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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