Master of Science (Project Management) - 2017

Course summary

Course summary - 2017

Level: Postgraduate
Qualification: Masters Degree
Number of units: 11 units to complete
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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 provides the opportunity to gain the understanding, knowledge and skills necessary for performing the role of project manager. It adopts a generic approach to project management and is applicable to any project in industries such as construction, engineering, education, health, commerce, information technology and research and development. Students have the option to select either the Research Stream or the Professional Stream for their final semester.

At the completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. describe and apply the principles, concepts, tools, techniques and processes of project management, and extend the boundaries of knowledge through research
  2. think critically and reflectively to analyse project management problems and issues and generate practical effective solutions to facilitate project success
  3. source, critically evaluate and synthesise information to support comprehension and decision making in a project environment
  4. communicate effectively graphically, orally, and in writing, with academic, professional and community stakeholders
  5. use appropriate technologies for the facilitation of project management processes
  6. use a range of strategies that will enable continued learning
  7. recognise the value-of an international perspective on project management processes
  8. appreciate the cultural diversity of the wider community and its impacts on project management
  9. conduct themselves in an ethical and professional manner; demonstrate skills in leadership, self-motivation and working in teams.

Applicants for a Master Degree (Coursework) are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards. Specifically, applicants require a bachelor degree; or Graduate Certificate in Project Management or Graduate Diploma in Project Management. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met.

Students entering with a Graduate Diploma in Project Management must have completed PRM610 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 PRM570 Project Quality Management are eligible for the Professional Stream.

Successful completion of 11 units (including a double credit unit).

This course has exit awards of the Graduate Certificate in Project Management and Graduate Diploma in Project Management.

Majors

There are two major streams in this Course that students can choose from:

  • Research Stream
  • Professional Stream
Total number of units to complete: 11 units Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Project Management Overview
PRM500 CUR - - SP3 -
Project and People
PRM510 CUR - - - SP4
Project Time Management
PRM530 CUR Coming in 2018
Project Cost Management
PRM520 CUR Coming in 2018
Program and Portfolio Management
PRM560 CUR Coming in 2018
Project Procurement Management
PRM540 CUR Coming in 2018
Project Risk Management
PRM550 CUR Coming in 2018
Project Management Research 1
PRM610 CUR Coming in 2018
Project Quality Management
PRM570 CUR Coming in 2018
Project Management Integrated Project
PRM6001 CUR Coming in 2019
Project Management Research 2
PRM620 CUR Coming in 2019

1 Double Unit

Total number of units to complete: 11 units Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Project Management Overview
PRM500 CUR - - SP3 -
Project and People
PRM510 CUR - - - SP4
Project Time Management
PRM530 CUR Coming in 2018
Project Cost Management
PRM520 CUR Coming in 2018
Program and Portfolio Management
PRM560 CUR Coming in 2018
Project Procurement Management
PRM540 CUR Coming in 2018
Project Risk Management
PRM550 CUR Coming in 2018
Project Quality Management
PRM570 CUR Coming in 2018
Project Management Research 1
PRM610 CUR Coming in 2018
Project Management Integrated Project
PRM6001 CUR Coming in 2019

1 Double Unit

To complete the Professional Major, select 1 Elective Unit from the lists below.

  Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Governance for Planning
URP505 CUR SP1 - SP3 -
Regional Planning
URP510 CUR SP1 - SP3 -
Development Processes
URP520 CUR - SP2 - SP4
Introduction to Planning
URP540 CUR - SP2 - SP4
Local Planning
URP550 CUR SP1 - SP3 -
Planning for Sustainability
URP590 CUR SP1 - SP3 -
Transport Planning
URP600 CUR - SP2 - -
Planning for Housing
URP620 CUR - - - SP4
Landscape Planning and Heritage
URP630 CUR - - SP3 -
Participatory Planning
URP640 CUR SP1 - - -
  Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Human Geography
GPH510 CUR SP1 - SP3 -

Applications for Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL) are assessed on a case to case basis according to Curtin University policies which is available at http://policies.curtin.edu.au/findapolicy/docs/Credit_for_Recognised_Learning_Manual.pdf.

Students must be admitted in an award course of study before lodging their completed CRL application, along with all necessary documentation for a formal assessment.

To officially apply for CRL, students need to submit the CRL application form available from http://students.curtin.edu.au/administration/documents/Application_for_CRL.pdf to opencurtin@curtin.edu.au along with supporting documents. Accepted documentation includes scans of the original Transcripts and/or Award Certificate; front and black; in colour; and original size. For detailed scanned documents requirements and guidelines, please visit http://courses.curtin.edu.au/course_overview/admission-requirements/scanned-documents.cfm.

For further information, please contact opencurtin.edu.au.

You can pay fees in one of two main ways:

Eligible OUA students can access the government loan scheme known as FEE-HELP. You pay back the loan through your taxes once your income reaches a minimum threshold.

Who can access it?

  • Australian citizens who will undertake, in Australia, at least one unit of study contributing to their course
    OR
  • Permanent humanitarian visa holders who will be resident in Australia for the duration of their unit
    OR
  • Permanent visa holders who are undertaking bridging study for overseas-trained professionals, and will be resident in Australia for the duration of their study

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You should make cheques and money orders payable to 'Open Universities Australia' and send them to:
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