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Curtin University

Master of Science (Project Management)

Graduate Certificate in Project Management
Curtin Course Code: 129411 v.3
Course CRICOS Code: 029361C

Graduate Diploma in Project Management
Curtin Course Code: 157706 v.3
Course CRICOS Code: 027213J

Master of Science (Project Management)
Curtin Course Code: 195404 v.3
Course CRICOS Code: 027245A

Project management is a distinct professional discipline, with 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's objectives. The course provides the opportunity to gain the understanding, knowledge and skills necessary for performing the role of project manager. It adopts a generic approach to project management and is applicable to any project in a variety of industries such as construction, engineering, education, health, commerce, information technology, research and development.

Entry Requirements
• Graduate Certificate
Appropriate bachelor’s degree from a recognised tertiary institution and or; a minimum of five years relevant management experience.

• Graduate Diploma / Masters
Appropriate bachelor’s degree from a recognised tertiary institution or Graduate Certificate in Project Management.
Recognition of Prior Learning is considered on an individual basis.

• Graduate Certificate: Four units of study
• Graduate Diploma / Masters: Eight units of study
• Masters: Eighteen months full-time or equivalent part time, 11 units of study

January, May, & September Miri Campus

Key Course Facts
At the Graduate Certificate level, the units are;
• Project Management Overview
• Project and People
• Project Cost Management
• Project Time Management

The Graduate Diploma level consists of the Graduate Certificate unit plus;
• Project Procurement Management
• Project Quality Management
• Project Risk Management
• Program and Portfolio Management

The Masters level consists of the Graduate Diploma units plus;
• Contemporary Issues in International Human Resource Management
• Project Management Capstone
• Project Management Research 1
• Project Management Research 2

Reason to study Project Management at Curtin:
• Application to any industry
The course offers a generic approach to Project Management, making it applicable to a wide range of industries.

• Ground breaking
The program is the first postgraduate degree of its kind in WA, and is one of the first Project Management university degrees to be generic rather than industry specific.

• Taught by professionals
Staff have an extensive range of professional experiences in Project Management. The course is delivered by people who offer a practical relevancy to student learning.

• Flexibility
All units are conducted during the weekend, Saturday and Sunday.

Careers and Opportunities
The Federal Department of Education, Science and Training predicted that Project Management will be the fastest growing occupation by 2010. There is a growing demand for Project Managers in such industries as construction, engineering, law, education, health, commerce, information technology,and development.
All courses are accredited by the International Project Management Institute (PMI). All programs are endorsed by the Australian Institute of Project Management.