Graduate Diploma in Project Management

  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 3786
  • AQF Level: 8

CRICOS Code: 105591K

Program Status: Current

This program applies to students who commenced in 2021 or later.

This program is aimed at preparing students for a future workforce by cultivating their competencies, knowledge and application of key project management concepts and practices in various related professions. It is expected that graduates from the program will be skilful in customising a domain specific project management life cycle and developing comprehensive project plans involving cost and quality control, managing risks and stakeholders in addition to developing efficient schedules while being able to act as effective communicators within a project team setting. Students have the option to graduate with core project management skills only (Graduate Certificate) or to continue to progress with a Masters degree.

Study Mode

Full-time - 1.5 years, Part- time - 3 years

Program Advice

Associate Professor Xiaohua (Sean) Jin

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |

Location

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie Street Full Time Internal See above
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie Street Part Time Internal See above

Accreditation

This program has accreditation with Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM). Accreditation with Project Management Institute (PMI), Australian Institute of Building (AIB), Engineers Australia (EA), Australian Computer Society (ACS), Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) will be sought.

Minimum admission requirements to this course are

An undergraduate degree or higher in any discipline

Or

A Diploma or higher, in any discipline, plus at least three years’ full-time equivalent work experience in project management.

This course has two streams (generic or specialisation) based on previous study.

Applicants seeking to specialise in the Construction, Engineering or Information Technology majors must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree, or higher, in the specialisation area they wish to study, i.e. construction, engineering or information technology discipline areas.

Studies in related areas will be considered by the Director of Academic Program.

Additional information

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas may be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) or directly through the Western Portal. Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

http://www.uac.edu.au/
https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

All other International applicants must apply directly to the University via the International Office.  

International students applying to the University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Students must complete six 10 credit point core subjects (total of 60 credit points)

Subject Title Credit Points
MGMT 7003Financial Management of Projects10
BUSM 7064Managing Project Teams and Stakeholders10
BLDG 7009Project Procurement Systems10
BUSM 7082Risk Management and Decision Making10
BUSM 7090Strategic Project Management10
BUSM 7097Time and Quality Management10

Students must have enrolled and completed one Major (total of 60 credit points)

Recommended Sequence

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 120 credit points as per the recommended sequence.

Start year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
BUSM 7064 Managing Project Teams and Stakeholders 10
MGMT 7003 Financial Management of Projects 10
BUSM 7097 Time and Quality Management 10
One Specialisation subject (from your Construction, Information Technology, Engineering Major) or Generic subject  
 Credit Points30
Spring session
BUSM 7082 Risk Management and Decision Making 10
BUSM 7090 Strategic Project Management 10
BLDG 7009 Project Procurement Systems 10
One Specialisation subject (from your Construction, Information Technology, Engineering Major) or Generic subject  
 Credit Points30
Year 2
Autumn session
Four Specialisation subjects (from your Construction, Information Technology, Engineering Major) or Generic subjects  
 Credit Points0
 Total Credit Points60

Students must have enrolled in and completed one Major (total of 60 credit points)

Mid-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Spring sessionCredit Points
BUSM 7082 Risk Management and Decision Making 10
BUSM 7090 Strategic Project Management 10
BLDG 7009 Project Procurement Systems 10
One Specialisation subject (from your Construction, Information Technology, Engineering Major) or Generic subject  
 Credit Points30
Autumn session
BUSM 7064 Managing Project Teams and Stakeholders 10
MGMT 7003 Financial Management of Projects 10
BUSM 7097 Time and Quality Management 10
One Specialisation subject (from your Construction, Information Technology, Engineering Major) or Generic subject  
 Credit Points30
Year 2
Spring session
Four Specialisation subjects (from your Construction, Information Technology, Engineering Major) or Generic subjects  
 Credit Points0
 Total Credit Points60

Students must have enrolled in and completed one Major (total of 60 credit points)