Project Management

Location Malaysia
Study Method Full-time / Part-time
Study Mode Hybrid study mode (On-Campus Lecture/Tutorial, Online Class, Practical, Self-learning)
Intake January, May, July
Duration Graduate Certificate in Project Management (1/2 – 1 Year)
Graduate Diploma in Project Management (1 -2 Years)
Master of Science (Project Management) (2 Years)


Graduate Certificate in Project Management
JPT/BPP(R2/345/6/0394) 07/23

Graduate Diploma in Project Management
JPT/BPP(R2/345/6/1071) 07/23

Master of Science (Project Management)
JPT/BPP(R/345/7/0396) 07/23

About Project Management
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 successful attainment of the project’s objectives. The course provides the opportunity to gain the understanding, knowledge and skills necessary for performing the role of project manager. It adopts a generic approach to project management and is applicable to any project in a variety of industries such as construction, engineering, education, health, commerce, information technology, research and development.

Entry Requirements
• Graduate Certificate
Appropriate bachelor’s degree from a recognised tertiary institution and or; a minimum of five years relevant management experience.

• Graduate Diploma / Masters
Appropriate bachelor’s degree from a recognised tertiary institution or Graduate Certificate in Project Management.
Recognition of Prior Learning is considered on an individual basis.

• Master of Science Project Management
Appropriate bachelor’s degree from a recognised tertiary institution or Graduate Diploma in Project Management.

• Graduate Certificate: Four units of study
• Graduate Diploma / Masters: Eight units of study
• Masters: Eighteen months full-time or equivalent part time, 11 units of study

Reason to study Project Management at Curtin:
• Application to any industry
The course offers a generic approach to Project Management, making it applicable to a wide range of industries.

• Ground breaking
The program is the first postgraduate degree of its kind in WA, and is one of the first Project Management university degrees to be generic rather than industry specific.

• Taught by professionals
Staff have an extensive range of professional experiences in Project Management. The course is delivered by people who offer a practical relevancy to student learning.

• Flexibility
All units are conducted during the weekend, Saturday and Sunday.

Careers and Opportunities
The Federal Department of Education, Science and Training predicted that Project Management will be the fastest growing occupation. There is a growing demand for Project Managers in such industries as construction, engineering, law, education, health, commerce, information technology,and development.
All courses are accredited by the International Project Management Institute (PMI). All programs are endorsed by the Australian Institute of Project Management.

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* Graduate Diploma in Project Management is a pre-requisite for enrolment in Exit Graduate Diploma.

Intermediate Award

The Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master programs are offered as flexible exit points.
This means that students have the opportunity to apply for an interim award upon completion of specific required units if, due to exceptional circumstances, they are unable to complete the currently enrolled course. Intermediate Awards are subject to the approval of the Head of Department.


 Trimester 1, 2021
Unit Code Unit Title Total Hours Lecturer
PRJM6003 Project Risk Management 36 Dr. Aja Ogboo Chikere
PRJM6002 Project Time Management 36 Dr. Samuel Folorunso Adeyinka-Ojo
PRJM6008 Project Quality Management 36 Dr. Samuel Folorunso Adeyinka-Ojo
PRJM6001 Project Cost Management 36 Dr Dhanuskodi Rengasamy
PRJM6012 Project Management Research 2 36 Dr Dhanuskodi Rengasamy



Unit Description

PRJM6000 Project Management Overview
An overview of the project management process: definitions, attributes and tasks. An analysis of the activities during each phase of a project including concept, development, implementation and completion. Review of project management processes.

PRJM6010 Project and People
This unit explores organisational development and the design of the organisational structures including: perceptions, personality, motivation, leadership, group processes, performance appraisal, conflict and work redesign. Practical approaches to improving effectiveness and enhancing the quality of life at work are discussed with reference to new issues confronting the way work is organised and managed.

PRJM6001 Project Cost Management
This unit explores cost and value management processes within a project environment, including methods and techniques of estimating, budgeting and controlling. Project financing is discussed with reference to project evaluation and selection methods, including life cycle costing, scoring and cost benefit analysis.

PRJM6002 Project Time Management
This unit explores time management within a project environment including: time programming and scheduling; bar charts; networks; line of balance; time estimating content; control monitoring; constraints; resources; analysis and reporting.

PRJM6008 Project Quality Management
This unit explores the application of quality management to projects including: concepts, systems, planning, assurance, certification, audits, control, training, benchmarking, best practice, ISO 10006 quality and ISO 9000 series, value for money and the behavioural aspects of quality.

PRJM60003 Project Risk Management
This unit explores risk management within a project environment including issues of: management process identification; analysis and response; types of risk; qualitative and quantitative risk analysis techniques e.g. scoring; sensitivity analysis; probability analysis; Monte Carlo and Utility theory.

PRJM6004 Project Procurement Management
The unit explores project procurement, acquisition planning, source selection, procurement documents, tendering and awards and contract administration. It considers the body of law that affects procurement and elaborates on procurement processes identified in PMBOK, for example, outsourcing, SCM and relationship-based procurement models.

PRJM6005 Program and Portfolio Management
This unit explores: strategic planning; stakeholder management ; communication management; and project management information systems.

PRJM6006 Project Management Research 1
Preparation for individual research project to be completed in Project Management Research 2. Introduction to concepts of research and research methods and tools.

PRJM6012 Project Management Research 2
The development and completion of the research report initiated in Project Management Research 1 under the direction of a supervisor. Production of literature, determination of research methodology, collection and analysis of data, production of findings and conclusions.

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Fees and Charges


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Note: Subject to change based on Government order and University announcement.

Trimester Commences: 16th January 2021
Trimester Close: 17th April 2021
Result Sheet to Examination Office: TBA
Board of Examiner Meet: TBA
Result Release: 28th April 2021

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