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Master of Science (Project Management)

Course Description

This course builds on the curriculum of the graduate diploma to 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.

Project management is a distinct professional discipline, with 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's objectives.

The course provides the opportunity to gain the understanding, knowledge and skills necessary for performing the role of project manager in any field and any sector. It is suitable for people from a variety of employment backgrounds who want to gain the understanding, knowledge and skills to work as a project manager.

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.

Upon successful completion of the graduate certificate, you may transfer to the graduate diploma and then subsequently enrol in this master degree.

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 opportunities

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)

Credit for previous study

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is considered on an individual basis.

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.

2016 Curtin International Scholarships: Merit Scholarship

Curtin University is an inspiring, vibrant, international organisation, committed to making tomorrow better. It is a beacon for innovation, driving advances in technology through high-impact research and offering more than 100 practical, industry-aligned courses connecting to workplaces of tomorrow.

Ranked in the top two per cent of universities worldwide in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015, the University is also ranked 25th in the world for universities under the age of 50 in the QS World University Rankings 2015 Curtin also received an overall five-star excellence rating in the QS stars rating.

Curtin University strives to give high achieving international students the opportunity to gain an internationally recognised education through offering the Merit Scholarship. The Merit Scholarship will give you up to 25 per cent of your first year tuition fees and if you enrol in an ELB program at Curtin English before studying at Curtin, you will also receive a 10 per cent discount on your Curtin English fees.

For full details and terms and conditions of this scholarship, please visit: curtin.edu/int-scholarships and click on Merit.

Visit the Master of Science (Project Management) page on the Curtin University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A bachelor degree from a recognised tertiary institution or a Graduate Diploma in Project Management. Minimum English language entry requirements: IELTS Writing- 6.0, Speaking- 6.0, Reading- 6.0, Listening- 6.0, Overall band score- 6.5.

Course Fees

Australian/New Zealand: $22,500, International: $43,300

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