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Project Management

Masters by Coursework

MC-PROJM2

Course
Master of Project Management
CRICOS
098520K
Duration
2 years full-time
Credit
400
Location
Curtin Perth

Outline

Further your project management skills in areas of education, engineering, health or science.

Broad career options

Options to specialise in a professional stream or a research stream.

Get the Curtin edge

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

Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019).

If you are looking to start a new career in project management, or have recently graduated and not yet gained experience in the field, this two-year course will introduce you to the foundations of the discipline before moving onto more challenging projects later in the course.

The opportunity to study 3-4 elective units will allow you to develop your skills in complementary areas outside of project management (for example: health, science, education or engineering). This is valuable if there is a specific field where you aim to apply your project management skills.

Project management is a distinct professional discipline, having 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 objectives.

The course is applicable to a wide variety of industries such as education, health, commerce, information technology, construction, engineering and research and development. You can select either the Research Stream or the Professional Stream for your final semester.

You will learn the processes and techniques associated with project management, including cost, time, quality, risk, communication, human resources and procurement management. The program will also train you in leadership, team management and motivation. 

If you already have significant professional experience in project management and are looking to progress your career, consider the 1.5-year Master of Science (Project Management) which only includes the more advanced units, shortening the course duration.

If you complete the master degree to a high standard, you may be eligible to proceed onto doctoral-level studies.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

Professional recognition

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

What you'll learn

  • describe and apply the principles, concepts, tools, techniques and processes of project management, and extend the boundaries of knowledge through research
  • 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
  • recognise the value-of an international perspective on 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

Entry requirements

Generic course entry requirements

Applicants for a Master Degree (Coursework) are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au. Subject to the duration of the course applicants usually require a Bachelor Degree or equivalent (and may require relevant work experience), Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met.

Specific course entry requirements

Applicants require a bachelor degree from a recognised tertiary institution or a Graduate Diploma in Project Management. Students entering with a Graduate Diploma in Project Management must have completed PRJM6006 Project Management Research 1 in Semester 2 in order to be eligible for the Research Stream. Students entering with the Graduate Diploma in Project Management who have completed PRJM6008 Project Quality Management are eligible for the Professional Stream.

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.

Essential course prerequisites

Generic course entry requirements

Applicants for a Master Degree (Coursework) are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au. Subject to the duration of the course applicants usually require a Bachelor Degree or equivalent (and may require relevant work experience), Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met.

Specific course entry requirements

Applicants require a bachelor degree from a recognised tertiary institution or a Graduate Diploma in Project Management. Students entering with a Graduate Diploma in Project Management must have completed PRJM6006 Project Management Research 1 in Semester 2 in order to be eligible for the Research Stream. Students entering with the Graduate Diploma in Project Management who have completed PRJM6008 Project Quality Management are eligible for the Professional Stream.

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 at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

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: ci-enquiries@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

International student indicative fees for 2020

Fee year: 2020

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $15,800*
Total indicative course fee $63,300*
Indicative year 1 fee $31,600*

Fee year: 2021

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $15,800*
Total indicative course fee $63,300*
Indicative year 1 fee $31,600*

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).

It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks. For information about fees at other locations please contact the relevant campus or partner institution by visiting Curtin International’s offshore site.

Location

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Semester 1 and Semester 2

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