The University of Newcastle, Australia
Fast facts
Location

Online

Start dates
  • Trimester 1 - 28 Jan 2020
  • Trimester 2 - 11 May 2020
  • Trimester 3 - 24 Aug 2020
Mode of delivery

Online

Duration

0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 3 years maximum.

Program code: 12411

Program handbook

Description

Project management is the discipline of planning, organising, and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives. Over the last decade, the Construction/Building/Engineering/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 learning for future reference; and
  • Build confidence in a team for future projects.

This program has been assembled by practicing professional project managers, with courses logically built around the project life cycle providing the skills required to deliver a project from "Start-up" to "Wrap-up".


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Developing a project's scope and managing the integration of all project functions at a highly skilled level
  • Developing and managing a project's schedule
  • Establishing and leading teams and stakeholders at a highly skilled level
  • Developing and implementing quality management strategies at a professional level

Details

Information correct as at29 Oct 2020 3:19 pm
Program code12411
AQF level

Level 8 Graduate Certificate

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Online
Duration
  • Australian students - 0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
Term typeTrimesters
Fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Contributing schools
  1. Newcastle Business School
  2. Wollotuka School of Aboriginal Studies
  3. School of Humanities and Social Science
  4. School of Architecture and Built Environment
  5. School of Electrical Engineering and Computing
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Admission information

Admission requirements

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).

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

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.


Credit transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website for more information on applying for credit.


Professional recognition

Australian Institute of Project Management

To further enhance your qualification, you can become professionally recognised as an Associate Member of the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) upon graduation.


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

40 units

Program duration

0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 3 years maximum.

Program requirements

The Graduate Certificate in Project Management for the Built Environment is a 40 unit program of study. The program is made up of 20 units of core courses and 20 units of directed courses. Upon successful completion of this program, students who may wish to continue their studies, will be eligible to enrol in the Master of Project Management in the Built Environment.


Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.


Transition arrangements

As programs are regularly reviewed and updated, some students may experience changes to their program of study during the course of their enrolment, which may require transition arrangements.

Students affected by changes to their program are advised to review any documentation contained in the "Additional documents" section (located towards the top of this page), in the first instance. Any further questions should be directed to the Program Convenor or Student Hub.


Program structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ARBE6401Project Scoping and Integration
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
ARBE6402Project Scheduling, Resource Management and Leadership
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units

Directed Courses

Choose 20 units from the following directed courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ABOR6004Community Development
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
ARBE6403Project Communication
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
ARBE6406Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
ARBE6601Theory and Practice of Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
ARBE6605Policy and Social Considerations in Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
ARBE6606Disaster Resilience Economics
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
ARBE6614Professional Practice in Disaster Risk Management
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
GSBS6001Managing Under Uncertainty
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6007Managing Human Resources in International Organisations
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6012Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
GSBS6040Human Resource Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
GSBS6190Human Resource and Organisational Development
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
INFT6304Project Planning and Management
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
SOCA6190Gender and Social ChangeNot currently offered10 units
SOCA6240Project Design and Evaluation
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
SOCA6590Environmental Justice
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
SWRK6008Capacity Building in Human ServiceNot currently offered10 units
SWRK6200Transformative Leadership in Human ServicesNot currently offered10 units

Additional information

Additional Information (Prospective Students)

All students can access free academic skills and support provided by Academic Learning Support through the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.


Additional support

All reasonable steps will be taken to meet the University of Newcastle's policies for Students with Special Needs. The Faculty accepts responsibility, in liaison with the student Support Unit, for providing reasonable accommodations to allow students with disabilities to complete the program.