Courses & Details

Program Code 12411
Graduate Level Postgraduate
Locations
  • Online
UAC Code UAC Website
Contributing Schools and Faculties
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Program Award Rules and Schedules
Mode of delivery online

Description

PLEASE NOTE: This new AQF level 8 Graduate Certificate program commences in 2015.

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”.

Why study with us?

The Graduate Certificate in Project Management for the Built Environment, will be offered online through GradSchool. The program will involve presenters who are current practitioners in the industry as well as presenters from the University of Newcastle. The program will provide a case based approach to the study of Project Management for the Built Environment. The focus of the program is industry based drawing on the expertise and experiences of current practitioners. Newcastle offers a unique approach of online technologies with industry involvement.

Career Opportunities

The professional application of project management skills and techniques as a process for delivering business outcomes is utilised in every employment sector in particular Construction, Information Technology, Finance and Management. Students completing the Graduate Certificate in Project Management in the Built Environment program have career opportunities such as Managerial positions in an extensive range of commercial and public sector organisations.

Study a Language

All domestic students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.

International students cannot enrol concurrently in the Diploma in Languages alongside their primary program unless they can complete both programs within the duration of their primary program CoE. For more information please contact the ESOS Student Compliance Unit ESOS@newcastle.edu.au.

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 Degree AQF 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 * 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

Selection Criteria

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): o Offer of employment letter o Certificate of experience/employment

  • Detailed resume/CV setting out work experience
  • Interview (where necessary).

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 a new program go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on How to apply for credit.

Professional Accreditation

The Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment shall seek accreditation with the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) in due course.

International Students

International students will be supported by current University and Faculty support mechanisms. There will be a requirement for a minimum 6.5 IELTS result (equivalent), given the need for students to work at a high level in the language of instruction. Students studying online will be supported by BlackBoard and will also be able to contact staff by email.

Special Needs

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.

Requirements and Structure

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.

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 “Further Information” section (located towards the top of this Handbook page), in the first instance. Any further questions should be directed to the Program Convenor or Student Hub.

Course Information

Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
ARBE6401 Project Scoping and Integration Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6402 Project Scheduling, Resource Management & Leadership Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
Directed Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Choose 20 units from these directed courses.
ABOR6004 Community Development Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6312 Sustainable Development Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6331 Property and Facilities Management Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6351 Property Investment and Evaluation Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6406 Negotiation & Conflict Resolution Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6601 Theory and Practice of Disaster Management Trimester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
ARBE6602 Post-disaster Project Management Trimester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
ARBE6603 Disaster Mitigation and Sustainable Re-development Trimester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
ARBE6604 Professional Practice in the Post Disaster Management Trimester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
ARBE6605 Policy and Social Considerations in Disaster Management Trimester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
ARBE6606 Economics of and for Disaster Recovery Trimester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6001 Managing Under Uncertainty Trimester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6007 Managing Human Resources in International Organisations Trimester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
10 units
GSBS6012 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6040 Human Resource Management Trimester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6190 Human Resource Development Trimester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (City Precinct)
10 units
INFT6304 Project Planning and Management Trimester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
SOCA6190 Gender and Social Change Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
SOCA6240 Project Design and Evaluation Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
SOCA6590 Environmental Issues and their Social Context Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
SWRK6008 Capacity Building in the Human Services Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
SWRK6200 Transformative Leadership in Human Services Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
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