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Postgraduate Project Management

Project Management is a necessary skill no matter what your job role or industry.

With a huge demand for Project Managers and attractive salary packages on offer, adding Project Management to your current subject matter expertise, will allow you to move up into more senior roles or operate your own business more effectively.

Depending upon how far you wish to take your degree, you can start with a 6 month (FTE) Graduate Certificate in Applied Project Management, and either take those skills right back to your career, or continue on to a Graduate Diploma or Masters.

Gareth White

Student profile - Master of Applied Project Management

Obtaining my Masters from the University of Adelaide and learning from professionals with real world experience coupled with working alongside like-minding aspiring professional has developed my skills to apply in professional situations.
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Graduate Certificate in Applied Project Management 6 months (full time)

The Graduate Certificate in Applied Project Management offers 4 courses (with no electives). These courses are:

  • Fundamentals of Project Management: context, rationale, strategy and tactics of project management.
  • Managing Project and Systematic Risk: recognising and analysing risks and methods for identifying, researching, managing and communicating results of project risks.
  • Systems Fundamentals:  provides the methodology for understanding complex systems to enable you to more effectively manage projects with high levels of complexity. 
  • Leadership of Organisations: an interactive course where you consider your own personality style and how this effects how you work with others and teams. It also explores the different models of leadership and how to apply them.

Graduate Diploma in Applied Project Management 12 months (full time)

Studying the Graduate Diploma in Applied Project Management takes you deeper into Project Management. You will study all of the core courses in the Graduate Certificate in Applied Project Management in the addition to 4 core courses, one of which is a choice between Project Management Controls and Complex Project Management I:

  • Portfolios and Programs Management: this course provides you with and understanding of how to balance business as usual whilst innovating in rapidly changing markets.
  • Enterprise Transformation: using case studies to demonstrate how enterprise transformation principals serve as a holistic analysis framework integrating many enterprise managerial concepts, to help assist in transforming business to stay ahead of industry trends.  
  • Business Research Methods: you will identify a business problem and we teach you the necessary skills and knowledge to enable you to determine the information necessary to address the problem to develop an actionable research proposal.
  • Project Management Controls: this course builds on Applied Project Management I and will enable you to understand and use project management control techniques and tools needed to ensure the success of projects.

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  • Complex Project Management I: this course will help you understand the elements of where complexity originates enabling you to set strategies that manage each of these elements.

Master of Applied Project Management 18 months (full time)

The Master of Applied Project Management offers robust experience in Project Management. You will study all of the core courses of the Graduate Diploma of Project Management along with 2 electives and one research project.

If you are looking to either step into Project Management for the first time and have a lot of technical skills, this 18 months (FTE) degree is well suited to you as you dive deep into Project Management. With this on your CV you’re sure to be a stand out candidate when you apply for a promotion or new job.

Master of Applied Project Management (Project Systems) 2 years (full time)

The Master of Applied Project Management (Project Systems) is an extension of the Master of Applied Project Management and is 2 years in length (FTE).

 

You will study the same study plan for the Master of Applied Project Management in addition to either a research project if you endeavour to continue on to do a PhD. (Note: A PhD isn’t guaranteed so be sure to contact one of our program advisors if this is the path you wish to take); or a shorter research project in addition to two project management or innovation and entrepreneurship courses.

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