This course builds on the curriculum of the graduate certificate to include topics in project quality, risk and procurement management and managerial effectiveness.
You’ll explore the application of quality management to projects, including planning, assurance, certification, audits, control, training, benchmarking and best practice. You will identify types of risks and learn risk analysis techniques. The function of contracting and procurement, and the acquisition process and contract administration are also examined.
You will also develop the skills effective managers use in order to carry out the people oriented tasks of management.
Upon successful completion of the graduate certificate, you may transfer to this graduate diploma and then subsequently enrol in the master degree.
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 Diploma 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.
Employment industries can include:
- 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
- use a range of strategies that will enable continued learning
- 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