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Degree structure

Degree details

At the completion of this degree 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.

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.

Higher education

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.

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/local/docs/policy/Credit_for_Recognised_Learning_Manual.pdf.

Students must be admitted in an award degree 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.

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.

Award Requirements

Successful completion of 11 subjects (including a double credit subject).

Exit Points

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

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

  • Research Stream
  • Professional Stream

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