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Master of Science (Project Management)
Qualify to become an advanced project manager
An in-depth exploration of project management that you can apply to any industry. Examine procurement, time management, risk, quality and portfolio management. Conduct research and write a dissertation, or work on your advanced professional skills.
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At the completion of this degree students will be able to:
- 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.
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.
This degree is accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI) Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC) and endorsed by the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM).
Specifically, applicants require a bachelor degree; or Graduate Certificate in Project Management or Graduate Diploma in Project Management or Bachelor Degree. Students entering with a Graduate Diploma in Project Management must have completed DBE600 Design and Built Environment Research Methods in order to be eligible for the Research Stream. Students entering with the Graduate Diploma in Project Management who have completed PRM630 Agile Management are eligible for the Professional Stream.
English Proficiency Requirements
Applicants need to meet Curtin’s English Language requirement as all degrees are taught in English.
If your education degrees were not solely in English, as per the International Handbook of Universities or the World Higher Education database please attach a scanned original copy of English Proficiency Test results. Admission requires an overall International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) (or equivalent test) score of at least 6.5 and competence in all test components (IELTS score of 6.0).
Please refer to the 'Minimum English Entry Requirements' document at https://study.curtin.edu.au/applying/english-language-requirements/.
Applicants are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at: https://study.curtin.edu.au/applying/english-language-requirements/accepted-english-proficiency-tests/
*** Please Note: If any academic or legal document is not in English, you must provide a colour scan of the non-English documents, including a colour scan of the official English translations of these documents. This is for comparison purposes. ***
Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL) is assessed on individual merit and is awarded for different types of learning, for example, studies you have previously completed or for relevant work experience.
Students must be admitted in an award degree of study before lodging their completed CRL application, along with all required supporting documentation for a formal assessment.
To apply for CRL, please visit the Curtin University website: https://study.curtin.edu.au/credit/
It is important to note accepted documentation includes scans of the original Transcripts and/or Award Certificate; front and back; in colour; and original size. For further information see the scanned documents and certification requirements and guidelines.
More information about the policies and procedures related to CRL assessment and appealing a CRL assessment outcome can be found in the Credit for Recognised Learning Policy (PDF).
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 degree 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.
Recommended Study Pattern
The Master of Science (Project Management), has two streams:
- The Professional stream requires successful completion of 11 subjects (including a double credit subject and an elective).
- The Research stream requires successful completion of 11 subjects (including a double credit subject).
Generally the degree is fully planned in sequential progression and please find the suggested study plans for both full-time and part-time here:
Master of Science (Project Management) study plan full time Professional Stream
Master of Science (Project Management) study plan part time Professional Stream
Master of Science (Project Management) study plan full time Research Stream
Master of Science (Project Management) study plan part time Research Stream
To qualify for the award of Master of Science (Project Management), students must complete 300 credit points:
Professional stream successful completion of 11 subjects (including a double credit subject and an elective).
Research stream successful completion of 11 subjects (including a double credit subject).
Students must complete the award within 7 years.
This degree has exit awards of the Graduate Certificate in Project Management and Graduate Diploma in Project Management.
Choose your subjects
There are two major streams in this degree that students can choose from:
- Research Stream
- Professional Stream
This degree has undergone a major degree review. As a result of this review subjects have been added and removed from the degree. Details are:
- Added two new core subjects - DBE600 Design and Built Environment Research Methods and PRM630 Agile Management
- Removed two core subjects - PRM570 Project Quality Management and PRM610 Project Management Research 1
- Removed the list of recommended 'Elective' subject from the Professional major stream. Students can pick any elective subject of their choice.
PRM570 Project Quality Management will run an additional 1.5 years past the course change to allow students to complete as part of the teach out plan and then will be replaced by PRM630 Agile Management.
PRM610 Project Management Research 1 can be directly replaced by DBE600 Research Methods.
Should students have any other questions, please feel free to contact Curtin Connect at Ask Connect | Curtin University
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