What will I learn?

If you are looking to start a new career in project management, or have recently graduated and not yet gained experience in the field, this two-year course will introduce you to the foundations of the discipline before moving onto more challenging projects later in the course.

The opportunity to study 3-4 elective units will allow you to develop your skills in complementary areas outside of project management (for example: health, science, education or engineering). This is valuable if there is a specific field where you aim to apply your project management skills.

Project management is a distinct professional discipline, having its own body of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques. It involves managing a project from inception to completion and the successful attainment of the project objectives.

The course is applicable to a wide variety of industries such as education, health, commerce, information technology, construction, engineering and research and development. You can select either the Research Stream or the Professional Stream for your final semester.

You will learn the processes and techniques associated with project management, including cost, time, quality, risk, communication, human resources and procurement management. The program will also train you in leadership, team management and motivation.

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC), and is endorsed by the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM).

What you'll learn

Describe and apply the principles, concepts, tools, techniques and processes of project management, and extend the boundaries of knowledge through research
Think critically and reflectively to analyse project management problems and issues and generate practical effective solutions to facilitate project success
Source, critically evaluate and synthesise information to support comprehension and decision making in a project environment
Communicate effectively graphically, orally, and in writing, with academic, professional and community stakeholders
Use appropriate technologies for the facilitation of project management processes
Use a range of strategies that will enable continued learning
Recognise the value-of an international perspective on project management processes
Appreciate the cultural diversity of the wider community and its impacts on project management
Conduct themselves in an ethical and professional manner; demonstrate skills in leadership, self-motivation and working in teams.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Humanities

CRICOS

098520K

Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,000.00 (16,59,529) per year
Total indicative course fee: AUD $62,000; Eligible applicants for the Access Support Scholarship will receive AUD $1500 one-off fee remission against their Semester 1 2021 tuition fees for programs at Curtin’s Western Australian campuses.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected March, July 2022

Venue

Curtin University

Bentley Campus,

Kent Street,

BENTLEY,

Western Australia,

6102, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A bachelor degree from a recognised Australian tertiary institution or equivalent, and at least three years relevant work experience. English Language Requirements: Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): Grade C; and Pearson Test of English Academic: 60. IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System): Writing, Speaking, Reading, and Listening: 6.0; Overall band score: 6.5; TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): 79 Overall; Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21.

For international students

Applicants for a Master Degree (Coursework) are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; Subject to the duration of the course applicants usually require a Bachelor Degree or equivalent (and may require relevant work experience), Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met.

Applicants require a bachelor degree from a recognised tertiary institution or a Graduate Diploma in Project Management. Students entering with a Graduate Diploma in Project Management must have completed PRJM6006 Project Management Research 1 in Semester 2 in order to be eligible for the Research Stream. Students entering with the Graduate Diploma in Project Management who have completed PRJM6008 Project Quality Management are eligible for the Professional Stream.

Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): Grade C; and Pearson Test of English Academic: 60. IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking - 6.0; Overall band score 6.5; TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) 79 (overall) Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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