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- Graduate Diploma in Project Management
Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.
- 1 year full-time
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
- Curtin Perth, Curtin University Malaysia, Curtin Singapore
Upskill in project management and get an edge in your career.
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.
Many units are delivered through evening classes and online.
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.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
2019 intakes for Curtin Malaysia
- Trimester 1 (Jan)
- Trimester 2 (May)
- Trimester 3 (Aug)
- 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.
Employment industries can include:
- Information technology
- 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
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)|
|Overall band score||6.5|
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:
Tel: 1300 222 888
Fees & charges
Domestic fee paying postgraduate
Fee year: 2020
What is a domestic fee-paying (DFP) place?
A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government.
Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees.
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).
For start dates, please view the academic calendar.
On Campus and Online
Semester 1 and Semester 2
Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3
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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- Curtin course code: GD-PROJM
- CRICOS code: 027213J
- Last updated on: December 12, 2019