Graduate Certificate in Project Management for the Built Environment
Add project management skills to your toolkit
Manage people and projects in the property development, construction, and industrial sectors. Learn to scope and schedule. Meet deadlines and budgets with confidence. Prepare for a managerial position under the guidance of industry professionals.
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On successful completion of the program students will have the ability to:
- Develop a project's scope and manage the integration of all project functions at a highly skilled level
- Develop and manage a project's schedule
- Establish and lead teams and stakeholders at a highly skilled level
- Develop and implement quality management strategies at a professional level
As a qualified project manager in the built environment you will be sought after. The Graduate Certificate in Project Management for the Built Environment will prepare you for managerial positions in public, private and not-for profit organisations. With a core focus on the built environment, you will have specialised and instrumental skills that will be valued by the property development, construction, mining, utilities and industrial sectors.
Hitting the ground running with competent skills is paramount for a project manager to successfully meet strict deadlines and budgets. This industry-focused program will prepare you for this and much more.
To further enhance your qualification, once you have completed your Graduate Certificate you will be eligible to enrol in the Master of Project Management in the Built Environment.
To further enhance your qualification, you can become professionally recognised as an Associate Member of the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) upon graduation.
The following lists the various requirements for entry into the Graduate Certificate in Project Management for the Built Environment:
- AQF Level 8 Non-Congate Entry - Honours Bachelor Degree, Honours Award, Graduate Diploma
- AQF Level 7 Cognate Entry - Bachelor DegreeAQF Level 7 Non Cognate Entry - Bachelor Degree with 5 years relevant experience
- AQF Level 6 Cognate Entry - Associate Degree with 5 years relevant experience, Advanced Diploma with 5 years relevant experience
- AQF Level 6 Non-Cognate Entry - Associate Degree with 10 years experience, Advanced Diploma with 10 years relevant experience
Cognate areas for the purposes of admission are as follows:
- Architecture/ Building/Construction Management
- Engineering in Civil/Structure/Mechanical/Electrical/Mining
Relevant industry experience will be assessed from the information provided below:
Applicant statement outlining the relevant work experience that applies to the program learning outcomes of the Graduate Certificate in Project Management in the Built Environment. Applicants must demonstrate experience against all learning outcomes.
Evidence of employment and experience including start and end dates from employer(s):
- Offer of employment letter
- Certificate of experience/employment
- Detailed resume/CV setting out work experience
- Interview (where necessary).
If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website for more information on applying for credit.
Do you have qualifications or a career in the built environment and want to advance or side step into project management? The Graduate Certificate in Project Management for the Built Environment at the University of Newcastle could be the postgraduate degree for you.
This industry-focused program will provide you with specialised project management skills designed for the built environment, as well as people management skills opening up opportunities for success. Learning from current industry practitioners as well as University academics we will provide you with a well-rounded theoretical and practical understanding and application of project management.
Recommended Study Pattern
The Graduate Certificate in Project Management for the Built Environment is a 40 unit program of study. The program is made up of 20 units of core courses and 20 units of directed courses. Upon successful completion of this program, students who may wish to continue their studies will be eligible to enrol in the Master of Project Management in the Built Environment.
- Project Scoping and Integration
- Project Scheduling
- Community Development
- Project Communication
- Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
- Theory and Practice of Disaster Risk Reduction
- Policy and Social Considerations in Disaster Risk Reduction
- Disaster Resilience Economics
- Professional Practice in Disaster Risk Management
- Managing Under Uncertainty
- Managing Human Resources in International Organisations
- Entrepreneurship and Innovation
- Human Resource Management
- Human Resource and Organisational Development
- Project Planning and Management
- Gender and Social Change
- Project Design and Evaluation
- Environmental Justice