Graduate Diploma in Applied Project Management
Project management is about delivering successful results for business, government and the community. It requires passion, resolve and vision.
This one-year degree will set you up to manage projects at whole new scales and levels of complexity.
What will you do?
Our Graduate Diploma in Applied Project Management places a strong emphasis on holistic and systems-based project management. You will:
- learn scalable project management concepts, methodologies and tools
- build your understandings around world-leading practices (PMBOK® Guide and PRINCE2™)*
- take courses in Enterprise Transformations, and Portfolios and Programs Management
- specialise in either complex project management or project management controls
- confidently apply your learning to meet professional and organisational goals
- develop the leadership skills required for large-scale projects.
Where could it take you?
You could organise major sporting events or coordinate living arts festivals. You might manage megaprojects in healthcare, science, manufacturing, catering, entertainment or the defence sector. Perhaps you’ll head a marketing team in Silicon Valley or oversee the development of a multi-storey tower in Dubai. The graduate diploma can also lead into our Master of Applied Project Management.
*PMI and PMBOK are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
I am a:
SATAC Code 3GD075 Intake January, May and September Enquiries Future Students teamGraduate entry
Graduate Entry A completed Bachelors degree or equivalent or Graduate Certificate in Applied Project Management.SATAC Code: 3GD075
CRICOS 073230D Intake February and July
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.
Fees and Scholarships
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
I am a:
Annual tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $29,500
Annual tuition fees International student place: $40,500
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®) and is approved by PMI® to issue Professional Development Units for its approved training courses. PMI is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
Manager / Business Management, Business Analyst, Business Consultant, Business Data Analyst, Development Officer, Project Officer, Project Manager
Students will commence the program by taking 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.
Students will then progress to courses in Enterprise Transformations, and Portfolios and Programs Management which all extend knowledge gained in the earlier courses.
At this point in the program, students will choose to undertake the course:
- Complex Project Management 1 (for students operating in complex environments such as enterprise focused, software, defence, entrepreneurial and most government-initiated social programs), or
- Project Management Controls (for students that operate in linear projects, such as construction, ship building etc).
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
You can find the academic program rules for this degree under the Faculty of the Professions rules.
Areas of Specialisation
As project management is relevant across a broad range of different industries and occupations, students can use their own chosen field or interest and apply this to their assignments and class discussion.
Students can also select electives in their area of interest.
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 7040: Portfolios and Programs Management (3 Units)
PROJMGNT 7047: Systems Design for Projects (3 Units)
PROJMGNT 7056: Enterprise Transformation and Innovation (3 Units)
COMMERCE 7039: Business Research Methods (3 Units)
PROJMGNT 7024: Complex Project Management (3 Units)
PROJMGNT 7057: Project Controls Method (3 Units)
CURRENT STUDENTS, please visit the below link for your study plan templates:
The availability of all courses is conditional on the availability of staff and facilities.
AssessmentAssessment 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, 14 Feb 2019