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Graduate Diploma in Project Management

Approved Abbreviation: GDProjMgt


Western Sydney University Course Code: 3786.1

AQF Level: 8

CRICOS Code: 105591K


Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.


This program is aimed at preparing students for a future workforce by cultivating their competencies, knowledge and application of key project management concepts and practices in various related professions. It is expected that graduates from the program will be skilful in customising a domain specific project management life cycle and developing comprehensive project plans involving cost and quality control, managing risks and stakeholders in addition to developing efficient schedules while being able to act as effective communicators within a project team setting. Students have the option to graduate with core project management skills only (Graduate Certificate) or to continue to progress with a Masters’ degree.

Study Mode
Full-time - 1.5 years, Part- time - 3 years

Course Advice

NameEmail
A/Prof Xiaohua (Sean) JinXiaohua.Jin@westernsydney.edu.au
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie StreetFull TimeInternal See above
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie StreetPart TimeInternal See above

Accreditation
This program has accreditation with Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM). Accreditation with Project Management Institute (PMI), Australian Institute of Building (AIB), Engineers Australia (EA), Australian Computer Society (ACS), Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) will be sought.

Admission

Minimum admission requirements to this course are

An undergraduate degree or higher in any discipline

Or

A Diploma or higher, in any discipline, plus at least three years’ full-time equivalent work experience in project management.

This course has two streams (generic or specialisation) based on previous study.

Applicants seeking to specialise in the Construction, Engineering or Information Technology specialisations must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree, or higher, in the specialisation area they wish to study, i.e. construction, engineering or information technology discipline areas. Studies in related areas will be considered by the Director of Academic Program.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas may be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) or directly through the Western Portal. Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

International students currently completing an Australian Year 12 in or outside Australia, an International Baccalaureate in Australia or a New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) level 3 must apply via UAC International.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

All other International applicants must apply directly to the University via the International Office.

International students applying to the University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 120 credit points as per the recommended sequence.

Students must complete six 10 credit point core units (total of 60cps)

301187Managing Project Teams and Stakeholders
301194Financial Management of Projects
301195Time and Quality Management
301191Project Procurement Systems
301192Risk Management and Decision Making
301193Strategic Project Management

Students must have enrolled and completed one Specialisation in

ST3067Construction
ST3059Information Technology
ST3060Engineering
SP3007Project Management (Generic Program)

Recommended Sequence

Start year intake

Year 1

Autumn

301187Managing Project Teams and Stakeholders
301194Financial Management of Projects
301195Time and Quality Management

One Specialisation Unit (from your Construction, Information Technology, Engineering specialisation) or Generic unit

Spring

301192Risk Management and Decision Making
301193Strategic Project Management
301191Project Procurement Systems

One Specialisation Unit (from your Construction, Information Technology, Engineering specialisation) or Generic unit

Year 2

Autumn

Four Specialisation Units (from your Construction, Information Technology, Engineering specialisation) or Generic units

Mid-year intake

Year 1

Spring

301192Risk Management and Decision Making
301193Strategic Project Management
301191Project Procurement Systems

One Specialisation Unit (from your Construction, Information Technology, Engineering specialisation) or Generic unit

Autumn

301187Managing Project Teams and Stakeholders
301194Financial Management of Projects
301195Time and Quality Management

One Specialisation Unit (from your Construction, Information Technology, Engineering specialisation) or Generic unit

Year 2

Spring

Four Specialisation Units (from your Construction, Information Technology, Engineering specialisation) or Generic units



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