Graduate Certificate in Applied Project Management
Students learn scalable project management concepts, methodologies and tools based on world’s best practice (PMBOK® Guide and PRINCE2™)* and confidently apply their skills and knowledge to meet their professional and organisational goals.
By choosing to study Applied Project Management at the University of Adelaide, students benefit from our international reputation and world-class education.
With a strong emphasis on holistic and systems-based project management methods, combined with the practical application of concepts, techniques and tools, our postgraduate programs are tailored to provide students with the skills required to become innovative leaders.
*PMI and PMBOK are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
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SATAC Code 3GC059 Intake January, May and September Enquiries Future Students teamGraduate entry
Graduate Entry A completed Bachelors degree or equivalent.
Please note: applicants without a Bachelors degree or equivalent will be considered on the basis of a minimum of seven years work experience supported by a portfolio of evidence approved by the Faculty.SATAC Code: 3GC059
CRICOS 089707G Intake January, May and September
English Language Requirements
Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6 TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21 Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50 Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169 Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
Academic Entry Requirements
Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor degree or equivalent or 7 years relevant work experience as approved by the faculty.
Fees and Scholarships
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Tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $14,750 for 6 months
Tuition fees International student place: $20,250 for 6 months
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Graduates acquire the knowledge and practical skills to enable them to move into higher management positions within their chosen fields. Those already in senior management will also greatly enhance their efficiency and output.
The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.
Graduate AttributesThe objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
- Deep discipline knowledge
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Career and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
The University of Adelaide is:
- a Registered Education Provider for the Project Management Institute (PMI®)
- approved by PMI® to issue Professional Development Units for its approved training courses.
PMI is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
Project Manager, Risk Manager, Innovation Manager, Manager / Business Management, Business Analyst, Business Consultant, Business Data Analyst, Development Officer, Project Officer
Students will complete four core courses that provide basic skills in planning linear projects, addressing risks in linear projects, leading projects and an introduction to complex systems generally.
The strategy underpinning the design of the nested Master of Applied Project Management (MAPM) is to provide a set of four courses in the Graduate Certificate section of the program which provide appreciation and basic skills in planning, as follows:
- The basics and core skills of linear project management and planning of projects in 'Applied Project Management 1'
- The risks which projects experience in 'Managing Project and Systemic Risks'
- Leadership of projects in 'Leadership of Organisations'
- Exploration of complex systems in relation to managing complex projects in 'Systems Fundamentals'.
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
Areas of SpecialisationAs Project Management is relevant across a broad range of different industries and occupations, students can use their own chosen field of interest and apply this to their assignments and class discussion.
Example Study Plan
Indicative study plan Core courses PROJMGNT 5004: Risk Assessment and Management (3 Units)
PROJMGNT 5021: Project Management Fundamentals (3 Units)
PROJMGNT 7038: Project Leadership and Communication (3 Units)
PROJMGNT 7047: Systems Design for Projects (3 Units)
CURRENT STUDENTS, please visit the following link to browse a range of study plans or request a personalised study plan: Study Plans.
The availability of all courses is conditional on the availability of staff and facilities.
Assessment consists of a combination of group and individual work. The format varies across courses and may be in the form of oral presentations, written and/or practical assignments, quizzes and class participation.
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Last updated: Thursday, 6 Dec 2018