What will I learn?

Project management is about delivering successful results for business, government and the community. It requires passion, resolve and vision.

This one-year degree will set you up to manage projects at whole new scales and levels of complexity.

What will you do?

Our Graduate Diploma in Applied Project Management places a strong emphasis on holistic and systems-based project management. You will:

learn scalable project management concepts, methodologies and tools
build your understandings around world-leading practices (PMBOK® Guide and PRINCE2™)*
take courses in Enterprise Transformations, and Portfolios and Programs Management
specialise in either complex project management or project management controls
confidently apply your learning to meet professional and organisational goals
develop the leadership skills required for large-scale projects.

Where could it take you?

You could organise major sporting events or coordinate living arts festivals. You might manage megaprojects in healthcare, science, manufacturing, catering, entertainment or the defence sector. Perhaps you’ll head a marketing team in Silicon Valley or oversee the development of a multi-storey tower in Dubai. The graduate diploma can also lead into our Master of Applied Project Management.

Career Readiness

Graduates acquire the knowledge and practical skills to enable them to move into higher management positions within their chosen fields. Those already in senior management will also greatly enhance their efficiency and output.

Potential careers

Manager / Business Management, Business Analyst, Business Consultant, Business Data Analyst, Development Officer, Project Officer, Project Manager

Degree Structure

Students will commence the program by taking four core courses that provide basic skills in planning linear projects, addressing risks in linear projects, leading projects, and an introduction to complex systems generally.

Students will then progress to courses in Enterprise Transformations, and Portfolios and Programs Management which all extend knowledge gained in the earlier courses.

At this point in the program, students will choose to undertake the course:

Complex Project Management 1 (for students operating in complex environments such as enterprise focused, software, defence, entrepreneurial and most government-initiated social programs), or
Project Management Controls (for students that operate in linear projects, such as construction, ship building etc).

Areas of Specialisation

As project management is relevant across a broad range of different industries and occupations, students can use their own chosen field or interest and apply this to their assignments and class discussion.

Students can also select electives in their area of interest.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of the Professions

CRICOS

073230D

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$40,500.00 (US$ 27,836) per year

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

Start date

2 March 2020

Venue

The University of Adelaide

North Terrace Campus,

UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE,

South Australia,

5005, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Entry to postgraduate coursework programs as a minimum requires a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification from an approved institution as a qualification for entry. Some of the graduate certificates and graduate diplomas that are offered may be accepted as qualifying work for entry to a Master’s program, or as professional qualifications in their own right. English language requirements: IELTS (Academic) Minimum Scores - Overall band score of 6.5 and Band score of 6 in all bands; TOEFL Minimum Scores - Paper-based: total score of 577 with a minimum of 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE) or Internet-based: total score of 79 with a minimum of 21 in Writing, 18 in Speaking and 13 in Reading and Listening; Pearson Test of English (Academic) Minimum Scores - Overall score of 58 and Skills profile of no less than 50 in all skills, Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - Overall score of 176 and Individual score of 169 in all skills.

For international students

Students are required to complete Bachelor degree or equivalent.

IELTS: Overall band score of 6.5 and Band score of 6 in all bands; TOEFL Paper-based: total score of 577 with a minimum of 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE) or Internet-based: total score of 79 with a minimum of 21 in Writing, 18 in Speaking and 13 in Reading and Listening; Pearson Test of English (Academic) overall score of 58 and Skills profile of no less than 50 in all skills; and Cambridge English-Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 176 and Individual score of 169 in all skills.

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