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COURSE

Master of Science (Project Management)

MC-PROJM

TAUGHT BY: School of Design and the Built Environment

DURATION

Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.

If duration is not available (N/A) the offering may be part of a larger course.

1year, 6months

CREDIT

A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.

300

About offering

This course will equip you with the understanding, knowledge and skills needed to work as a project manager in a variety of industries.

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 attainment of the project’s objectives.

In this course, you will learn the processes and techniques associated with project management, including cost, time, quality, risk, communication, human resources and procurement management.

You’ll explore the application of quality management to projects – including planning, assurance, certification, audits, control, training, benchmarking and best practice. You’ll also be trained in leadership, team management and motivation.

The master degree is divided into a professional stream and a research stream. The degree comprises three levels of study, with completion of one level providing credit towards the next. You can choose to exit the degree at the graduate certificate or graduate diploma level.

Students who complete a master degree to a high standard can apply for doctoral-level studies.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

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

Why study Master of Science (Project Management)

  • 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

The Project Management 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).

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 a 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-oriented roles.

Industries

  • Commerce
  • Construction
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Events planning
  • Health
  • IT
  • Law
  • Marketing and public relations
  • Resources

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

 

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.

Applicants require a bachelor degree; or a Graduate Certificate in Project Management 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 as outlined in the IELTS table below. Additional information on how you can meet the English requirement can be found on the English proficiency page.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Essential course prerequisites

A bachelor degree from a recognised tertiary institution or a Graduate Diploma in Project Management.

Other requirements and notes for this course

Some lectures in this course may be attended by both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Advanced standing / credit transfer / recognition of prior learning

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

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

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 and charges

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Fee year: 2019

Student type Cost

Domestic

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.

$22,400*

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.

International student fees for 2019

Fee year: 2019

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $15,200*
Total indicative course fee $45,400*
Indicative year 1 fee $30,400*

Fee year: 2020

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $15,800*
Total indicative course fee $47,200*
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.

Where to get further information

Applicants applying for an undergraduate degree with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

Find information on how you can apply to study at Curtin with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma if you are applying for an undergraduate degree.

Applicants with other international qualifications

Find information on what qualifications you can use to apply for a Curtin course.

  • 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: MC-PROJM
  • CRICOS code: 027245A
  • This offering was last updated on: 18/08/2019