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Project Management

Graduate Certificate

GC-PROJM

Course
Graduate Certificate in Project Management
Duration
6 months full-time
Credit
100
Location
Curtin Perth, Curtin University Malaysia

Outline

Upskill in project management and get an edge in your career.

Accelerated learning

Many units are delivered through evening classes and online.

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Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

In this course you will examine project management and its processes, including history, definitions, attributes, body of knowledge, objectives and success.

You’ll explore the characteristics and activities of the project life cycle, along with the functions of planning, organisation and control. You’ll consider cost and value management processes within a project environment, including methods and techniques of estimating, budgeting and controlling.

Time management is also a focus of this course, covering programming and scheduling, line of balance, time estimating, constraints, resources, control monitoring, analysis and reporting.

Your studies will be supported by an exploration of organisational development and the design of organisational structures, including perceptions, personality, motivation, leadership, group processes, performance appraisal, conflict and work redesign.

The structure of this course varies depending on which semester you commence your studies in. The course offers flexibility as units are delivered through evening classes and online.

When you successfully complete the course you may transfer to the graduate diploma and then subsequently enrol in the master degree.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

Why study

  • The course is professionally accredited nationally and internationally, enabling you to seek work in Australia and overseas.
  • It takes a multi-disciplinary, holistic approach to projects, reflecting real-world industry practices.
  • You’ll learn best practice principles and skills that are applicable and sought-after in all industries.

How this course will make you industry ready

Curtin's project management courses offer a broad approach to project management, so you can apply your learning to a wide range of industries, including construction, engineering, education, health, commerce, information technology, and research and development.

The teaching staff have an extensive range of professional experience in the field of project management, providing practical relevance to your learning. 

Career information

The future of project management

As methodologies such as Agile and Scrum are incorporated into general management, dictating the way work is managed, project management skills are increasingly sought across all industries.

The accelerating adoption of automation technologies is also creating demand for project managers to manage the outputs of these systems. In fact, the International Project Management Institute reports that by 2027, employers will need more than 87 million additional people in project-management orientated roles.

Employment industries

  • Commerce
  • Construction
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health
  • Information technology
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Mining
  • Oil and gas
  • Public relations
  • Research and development.

What you'll learn

  • describe and apply the principles, concepts, tools, techniques and processes of project management
  • 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
  • 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

Admission criteria

A bachelor degree from a recognised tertiary institution or a minimum of five years' management experience.

Please note: Miri Sarawak available Trimester 1, 2 and 3.

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing6.0
Speaking6.0
Reading6.0
Listening6.0
Overall band score6.5

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Email: crl@curtin.edu.au

Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Fee year: 2021

Student typeCost
Domestic $11,400*

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 100 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2021

Semester 1
  • On Campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On Campus
  • Online

2022

Semester 1
  • On Campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On Campus
  • Online

2023

Semester 1
  • On Campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On Campus
  • Online

2024

Semester 1
  • On Campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On Campus
  • Online
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2021

Trimester 2
  • On Campus
Trimester 3
  • On Campus

2022

Trimester 1
  • On Campus
Trimester 2
  • On Campus
Trimester 3
  • On Campus

2023

Trimester 1
  • On Campus
Trimester 2
  • On Campus

2024

Trimester 1
  • On Campus
Trimester 2
  • On Campus

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

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Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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  • Curtin course code: GC-PROJM
  • CRICOS code: 029361C
  • Last updated on: April 22, 2021