Project Management for the Built Environment
Why choose project management?
Project management is the discipline of planning, organizing, and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives. Over the last decade the construction, building, engineering and design industries have embraced modern professional project management as a specialised discipline.
Effective project management will help:
- Meet or exceed client expectations
- Maximize the use of resources (time, people, money, space, etc)
- Bring projects to a successful conclusion, on time and within budget
- Successfully manage project stakeholders and project risks
- Evaluate project outcomes and document learnings future reference
- Build confidence in a team for future projects
Practicing professional project managers have assembled the program, and subjects are logically built around the project life cycle, providing the skills required to deliver a project from "Start-up" to "Wrap-up."
Why study with us?
The program incorporates online learning technologies with a high level of industry involvement. Project management is offered through a blended learning and case based approach, with students able to study online through GradSchool.com. The industry based program draws on the expertise and experience of presenters who are current practitioners, as well as University staff.
What will I study?
Throughout your studies you will develop a range of skills and knowledge through a problem based learning approach, including;
- Developing a projects scope and managing the integration of all project functions
- Developing and managing a projects schedule, establishing and leading resources and stakeholders
- Developing and implementing project communication strategies
- Developing and implementing project procurement, cost, quality and risk management strategies
- Understanding and developing skills in program management
- Developing negotiation and conflict resolution skills
- Developing and implementing project closure processes including handover, evaluation and sustainability
- Using research methodology and analysis to undertake industry-based research
The goal of this program is to have it endorsed by the Australian Institute Project Management (AIPM). AIPM is the largest project management community in Australasia incorporating over 8,400 individual members, corporate members, industry groups and communities of practice.
Once the program is accredited students can become student members of the AIPM. Affiliation with this industry body gives students access to most membership benefits, including invitations to networking events, the bi-monthly magazine âThe Project Managerâ and access to the online Information Resource Centre (IRC), one of the largest repositories of project management research and knowledge. Graduating students will automatically be eligible for professional recognition as an Associate Member of AIPM, which then allows them to use the post-nominal AAIPM.
The professional application of project management skills and techniques as a process for delivering business outcomes is utilised in every employment sector in particular construction, information technology, finance, and management. Students completing the project management program have career opportunities, such as managerial positions, in an extensive range of commercial and public sector organisations.