Postgraduate program Graduate Certificate in Project Management for the Built Environment
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LocationOnline
Duration0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 3 years maximum.0.5 years full-time.
Mode of deliveryOnline
Start datesTrimester 1 (25 Jan 2021), Trimester 2 (10 May 2021), Trimester 3 (23 Aug 2021),
Program Code12411

Study Project Management for the Built Environment

Do you have qualifications or a career in the built environment and want to advance or side step into project management? The Graduate Certificate in Project Management for the Built Environment at the University of Newcastle could be the postgraduate degree for you.

This industry-focused program will provide you with specialised project management skills designed for the built environment, as well as people management skills opening up opportunities for success. Learning from current industry practitioners as well as University academics we will provide you with a well-rounded theoretical and practical understanding and application of project management.

Why study with us?

  • Flexible study options – at the University of Newcastle, you can choose to study full-time or part-time to suit your professional and personal needs.
  • Upskill for broader career opportunities – gain specialised and instrumental skills that will be highly valued by the property development, construction, mining, utilities and industrial sectors.
  • Future pathways – the Graduate Certificate will provide you with the foundational study to progress into the Master of Project Management for the Built Environment.

Graduate Certificate in Project Management for the Built Environment

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Government subsidised places available

The time is now, study in 2021 and you may be eligible to receive discounts of up to 80% on your course fees.

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What you will study

Studying the University of Newcastle’s Graduate Certificate in Project Management for the Built Environment via our online system, you will learn fundamental project management skills as they are applied to the built environment.

This program will train you to manage project timelines, budgets and risks, as well as manage people and teams. Developed and taught by industry professionals, the program uses a case study approach to provide you with the skills to manage the full project lifecycle.

Subject areas include:

  • project scoping and integration
  • projects scheduling, resource management and leadership
  • project planning and management
  • community development
  • entrepreneurship and innovation
  • human resource management

Entry options and duration

This program recognises prior learning. Admission is available to applicants who can demonstrate a suitable combination of education, professional experience and industry qualifications.

The table below outlines the number of years experience required, depending on your previous educational qualifications.

Educational Qualification Number of years relevant industry experience
Associate Degree or Advance Diploma (in a related field of study) Five
Associate Degree or Advance Diploma (in a non-related field of study) Ten
3 Year Bachelors (in a non-related field of study) Five
3 Year Bachelors (in a related field of study) Zero
Bachelor (Honors) Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma Zero

Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.

These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.

Additional documents

View the full course list

Career

Career opportunities

As a qualified project manager in the built environment you will be sought after. The Graduate Certificate in Project Management for the Built Environment will prepare you for managerial positions in public, private and not-for profit organisations. With a core focus on the built environment, you will have specialised and instrumental skills that will be valued by the property development, construction, mining, utilities and industrial sectors.

Hitting the ground running with competent skills is paramount for a project manager to successfully meet strict deadlines and budgets. This industry-focused program will prepare you for this and much more.

To further enhance your qualification, once you have completed your Graduate Certificate you will be eligible to enrol in the Master of Project Management in the Built Environment.

How to apply

Applying for Graduate Certificate in Project Management for the Built Environment

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Before you get started

To ensure that the process goes smoothly for you, you should complete the following steps before applying:

  1. Review the program that you wish to apply for. Note the admission criteria, admission instructions, requirements & structure and any additional information listed.
  2. Review the program fees and costs.
  3. Check whether your postgraduate program has a Semester or a Trimester closing date. Please view the application closing date.
  4. If you are from a non-English-speaking background, you need to satisfy the University's English language requirements and ensure that you can provide evidence of your English proficiency if required.

You will be considered for entry based on criteria such as your undergraduate studies and/or equivalent prior learning and/or relevant work experience.

Postgraduate application process

Other things to consider

Make sure you double check the special entry requirements, assumed knowledge or recommended studies for the degree:

The following lists the various requirements for entry into the Graduate Certificate in Project Management for the Built Environment:

  • AQF Level 8 Non-Congate Entry - Honours Bachelor Degree, Honours Award, Graduate Diploma
  • AQF Level 7 Cognate Entry - Bachelor DegreeAQF Level 7 Non Cognate Entry - Bachelor Degree with 5 years relevant experience
  • AQF Level 6 Cognate Entry - Associate Degree with 5 years relevant experience, Advanced Diploma with 5 years relevant experience
  • AQF Level 6 Non-Cognate Entry - Associate Degree with 10 years experience, Advanced Diploma with 10 years relevant experience

Cognate areas for the purposes of admission are as follows: 

  • Architecture/ Building/Construction Management
  • Engineering in Civil/Structure/Mechanical/Electrical/Mining

Relevant industry experience will be assessed from the information provided below:

Applicant statement outlining the relevant work experience that applies to the program learning outcomes of the Graduate Certificate in Project Management in the Built Environment. Applicants must demonstrate experience against all learning outcomes.

Evidence of employment and experience including start and end dates from employer(s):

  • Offer of employment letter
  • Certificate of experience/employment
  • Detailed resume/CV setting out work experience
  • Interview (where necessary).

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

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Important: If you are applying for recognition of prior learning for this program, you will need to provide a statement detailing how your professional experience prepares you to undertake postgraduate study.

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Important: If you are applying for recognition of prior learning for this program, you will need to provide a statement detailing how your professional experience prepares you to undertake postgraduate study.

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