In this course you will examine project management and its processes, including history, definitions, attributes, body of knowledge, objectives and success.
You’ll explore the characteristics and activities of the project life cycle, along with the functions of planning, organisation and control. You’ll consider cost and value management processes within a project environment, including methods and techniques of estimating, budgeting and controlling.
Time management is also a focus of this course, covering programming and scheduling, line of balance, time estimating, constraints, resources, control monitoring, analysis and reporting.
Your studies will be supported by an exploration of organisational development and the design of organisational structures, including perceptions, personality, motivation, leadership, group processes, performance appraisal, conflict and work redesign.
The structure of this course varies depending on which semester you commence your studies in. The course offers flexibility as units are delivered through evening classes and online.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
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.
What jobs can the Graduate Certificate in Project Management lead to?
The future of project management
As methodologies such as Agile and Scrum are incorporated into general management, dictating the way work is managed, project management skills are increasingly sought across all industries.
The accelerating adoption of automation technologies is also creating demand for project managers to manage the outputs of these systems. In fact, the International Project Management Institute reports that by 2027, employers will need more than 87 million additional people in project-management orientated roles.
- Information technology
- Oil and gas
- Public relations
- Research and development.
What you'll learn
- describe and apply the principles, concepts, tools, techniques and processes of project management
- 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
- 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