This course will equip you with the understanding, knowledge and skills needed to work as a project manager in a variety of industries.
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 attainment of the project’s objectives.
In this course, you will learn the processes and techniques associated with project management, including cost, time, quality, risk, communication, human resources and procurement management.
You’ll explore the application of quality management to projects including planning, assurance, certification, audits, control, training, benchmarking and best practice. You’ll also be trained in leadership, team management and motivation.
The master degree is divided into a professional stream and a research stream. The degree comprises three levels of study, with completion of one level providing credit towards the next. You can choose to exit the degree at the graduate certificate or graduate diploma level.
Students who complete a master degree to a high standard can apply for doctoral-level studies.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
The mission of the Curtin Project Management program is to transform lives and communities through education and research in project management.
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 Master of Science (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 a 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-oriented roles.
- Events planning
- Marketing and public relations
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