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Project Management

Graduate Diploma

GD-PROJM

Course
Graduate Diploma in Project Management
Duration
1 year full-time
Credit
200
Location
Curtin Perth, Curtin University Malaysia, Curtin Singapore

Outline

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

Four students sitting at Westfarmers Court talking

Jared Fitzclarence

The most important benefit was that it [the course] gave me confidence to take on bigger challenges knowing that what I was doing aligned with industry standard practice that would remain robust on a world stage.

Accelerated learning

Many units are delivered through evening classes and online.

Professional recognition

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

Get the Curtin edge

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

This course builds on the curriculum of the graduate certificate to include topics in project quality, risk and procurement management and managerial effectiveness. You’ll explore the application of quality management to projects, including planning, assurance, certification, audits, control, training, benchmarking and best practice. You will identify types of risks and learn risk analysis techniques. The function of contracting and procurement, and the acquisition process and contract administration are also examined.

You will also develop the skills effective managers use in order to carry out the people oriented tasks of management.

Upon successful completion of the graduate certificate, you may transfer to this graduate diploma and then subsequently enrol in the master degree

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

2019 intakes for Curtin Malaysia 

  • Trimester 1 (Jan)
  • Trimester 2 (May)
  • Trimester 3 (Aug)

Why study

  • The Australian Government expects the need for project managers to grow very strongly over the next five years, matching the rise in demand over the past decade. Opportunities for people with project management qualifications is increasing in fields such as construction, law, education, health, commerce, information technology, marketing, public relations, and research and development. (Source: joboutlook.gov.au, March 2013)
  • Curtin's project management courses offer a broad approach to project management, making them applicable to a wide range of industries.
  • Curtin's teaching staff have an extensive range of professional experience in the project management field. The course is delivered by people who can offer practical relevance to student learning.

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.

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the International Project Management Institute (PMI) and endorsed by the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM).

Career information

Employment industries can include:

  • 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
  • use a range of strategies that will enable continued learning
  • 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 Graduate Certificate in Project Management.

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)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

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: 2020

Student type Cost
Domestic $22,800*

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 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.

On Campus and Online

Semester 1 and Semester 2

On Campus

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3

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

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice

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

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  • The offering information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information. View courses information disclaimer.

  • Curtin course code: GD-PROJM
  • CRICOS code: 027213J
  • Last updated on: December 12, 2019