This internet browser is outdated and does not support all features of this site. Please switch or upgrade to a different browser to display this site properly.
A boardroom of students in a lecture
MC-PROJM2

Project Management

Master by coursework

Further your project management skills in areas of education, engineering, health or science.

See full course structure
  • Qualification
    Master of Project Management
  • Duration
    2 years full-time
  • Credit
    400
  • CRICOS
    098520K
  • Location
    Curtin Perth
See full course structure

Deadlines for applying direct to Curtin

Select your preferred campus:

Intake Application open Application close

Semester 1, 2023

Applications now open!

12 February 2023

Semester 2, 2023

10 April 2023

6 July 2023

Semester 1, 2024

14 August 2023

8 February 2024

Semester 2, 2024

8 April 2024

4 July 2024

See full course structure

Why study Project Management at Curtin?

Broad career options

Options to specialise in a professional stream or a research stream.

Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2022.

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Project Management

Outline

Outline

If you are looking to start a new career in project management, or have recently graduated and not yet gained experience in the field, this two-year course will introduce you to the foundations of the discipline before moving onto more challenging projects later in the course.

The opportunity to study 3-4 elective units will allow you to develop your skills in complementary areas outside of project management (for example: health, science, education or engineering). This is valuable if there is a specific field where you aim to apply your project management skills.

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.

The course is applicable to a wide variety of industries such as education, health, commerce, information technology, construction, engineering and research and development. You can select either the Research Stream or the Professional Stream for your final semester.

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. 

If you already have significant professional experience in project management and are looking to progress your career, consider the 1.5-year Master of Science (Project Management) which only includes the more advanced units, shortening the course duration.

If you complete the master degree to a high standard, you may be eligible to proceed onto doctoral-level studies.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Curtin Project Management program is to transform lives and communities through education and research in project management.

What you'll learn

  • describe and apply the principles, concepts, tools, techniques and processes of project management, and extend the boundaries of knowledge through research
  • 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
  • recognise the value-of an international perspective on 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

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC), and is endorsed by the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM).

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

Generic course entry requirements

Applicants for a Master Degree (Coursework) are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au. Subject to the duration of the course applicants usually require a Bachelor Degree or equivalent (and may require relevant work experience), Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met.

Specific course entry requirements

Applicants require a bachelor degree; or a Graduate Certificate in Project Management or a Graduate Diploma in Project Management

Students entering with a Graduate Diploma in Project Management must have completed PRJM6006 Project Management Research 1 in Semester 2 in order to be eligible for the Research Stream. Students entering with the Graduate Diploma in Project Management who have completed PRJM6008 Project Quality Management are eligible for the Professional Stream.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6.0

Speaking

6.0

Reading

6.0

Listening

6.0

Overall band score

6.5

Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees & charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Fee year: 2023

Student type Cost
Domestic $24,600*

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

Curtin Perth flag

2023

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus
  • Online

2024

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus
  • Online

2025

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus
  • Online

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice

Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

Apply now