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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

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. 

This course is ideal for those with significant professional experience in project management, who want to enhance their knowledge, skills, tools and techniques. 

This course incorporate studies in strategic planning, stakeholder management, communication management and project management information systems. You will also prepare and develop an individual research project report under the guidance of one of our experienced staff.

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. 

In the final semester you will undertake either a research unit or a capstone unit and apply all of your learning to one project. The program is applicable to projects in a variety of industries including construction, engineering, education, health, commerce, information technology, research and development.

The course offers flexibility to students as all units are delivered through evening classes and are available fully online.

The master degree comprises three levels of study, where completion of one level gives you credit towards the next. You can choose to exit the degree at the graduate certificate or graduate diploma level. 

If you have little or no experience in project management, consider the two-year Master of Project Management, which places more emphasis on the foundations of the discipline.

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

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 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)

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

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

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

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please visit our credit for recognised learning webpage or contact our CRL Office on crl@curtin.edu.au or 1300 222 888.

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please see our credit for previous study website or contact ci-enquiries@curtin.edu.au.

Fees and charges

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

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

International onshore – fee paying
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $15,200*
Indicative year 1 fee $30,400*
Indicative essential incidental course fee N/A

The fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. The tuition fee is subject to an annual tuition fee increase of up to 5 per cent per annum. For information about fees at other locations please visit Curtin International’s offshore site.

Where you can study

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

Bentley Campus

On Campus and Online
Trimester 1, Curtin Online 1, Curtin Online 2, Curtin Online 3, Curtin Online 4, Semester 1 and Semester 2

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Dubai Campus

On Campus
Trimester 1A

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Malaysia Campus

On Campus
Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3

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Singapore Campus

On Campus
Trimester 1A, Trimester 2A and Trimester 3A

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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.

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  • Curtin course code: MC-PROJM
  • CRICOS code: 027245A
  • This offering was last updated on: December 15, 2018