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Program Code 12412
Graduate Level Postgraduate
Locations
  • Online
UAC Code UAC Website
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Program Award Rules and Schedules
Mode of delivery online

Description

PLEASE NOTE: This new AQF level 9 Masters Coursework 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 learnings 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 Master of 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 Master of Project Management 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

Admission into a Master of Project Management in the Built Environment is possible through multiple pathways. These are as follows:

AQF Level 8 ‘Cognate’ entry:

  • An Honours Bachelor Degree, Honours Award, Graduate Diploma, or Graduate Certificate AQF Level 7 ‘Cognate’ entry:

  • Bachelor Degree

  • Bachelor Degree PLUS 5 years’ experience
  • Bachelor Degree PLUS Graduate Certificate in Project Management in the Built Environment AQF Level 6 ‘Cognate’ Entry:

  • Associate Degree with 5 years relevant experience, Advanced Diploma with 5 years’ relevant experience PLUS Graduate Certificate in Project Management in the Built Environment

‘Cognate’ refers to knowledge obtained in the following areas:

  • Architecture / Building / Construction Management
  • Engineering in Civil / Structure / Mechanical / Electrical/Mining

AQF Level 8 ‘Non-Congate’ entry:

  • An Honours Bachelor Degree, Honours Award, Graduate Diploma, or Graduate Certificate
  • An Honours Bachelor Degree, Honours Award, Graduate Diploma, or Graduate Certificate PLUS 5 years’ experience
  • An Honours Bachelor Degree, Honours Award, Graduate Diploma, or Graduate Certificate PLUS Graduate Certificate in Project Management in the Built Environment AQF Level 7 ‘Non-Cognate’ entry:

  • Bachelor Degree PLUS 5 years’ experience

  • Bachelor Degree (no experience) PLUS Graduate Certificate in Project Management in the Built Environment AQF Level 6 ‘Non-Cognate’ entry:

  • Associate Degree with 10 years’ experience, Advanced Diploma with 10 years’ relevant experience PLUS Graduate Certificate in Project Management in the Built Environment

‘Non-Cognate’ refers to knowledge obtained in areas outside those listed under ‘cognate’.

Selection Criteria

Relevant work 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 program. 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)

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 will seek accreditation with the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) in due course.

International Students

International students must comply with the University of Newcastle’s English language proficiency requirements. All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/students/international/student-support/ to find out more about the support services available to international students.

Special Needs

Students who have impaired function in their hands or arms, or a visual impairment may experience difficulty in pursuing this program. It is highly advisable for any prospective student to contact the Program Convenor to discuss the issue. Students with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester commences. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and Faculty staff will work together to ensure adjustments are provided in a timely manner. NB: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the program and courses they undertake. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.

Requirements and Structure

The entry requirement into the Master of Project Management for the Built Environment is possible through multiple pathways.
However, the requirements and structure of total units needed to be eligible for the award, will differ, based on an individual’s entry qualification and level of experience, and may be a minimum of 80 units to maximum of 120 units.


AQF Level 8 ‘Cognate’ entry:

*  An Honours Bachelor Degree, Honours Award, Graduate Diploma, or Graduate Certificate = Total 80 units: 70 core + 10 directed courses.

AQF Level 7 ‘Cognate’ entry:

*  Bachelor Degree = Total 120 units: 70 core + 50 directed courses.

*  Bachelor Degree PLUS 5 years’ experience = Total 80 units: 70 core + 10 directed courses.

*  Bachelor Degree PLUS Graduate Certificate in Project Management in the Built Environment = Total 80 units: 50 core + 30 directed courses.

AQF Level 6 ‘Cognate’ Entry:

*  Associate Degree with 5 years relevant experience, Advanced Diploma with 5 years’ relevant experience PLUS Graduate Certificate in Project Management in the Built Environment = 80 units: 50 core + 30 directed courses.

‘Cognate’ refers to knowledge obtained in the following areas:

*  Architecture / Building / Construction Management
*  Engineering in Civil / Structure / Mechanical / Electrical/Mining

AQF Level 8 ‘Non-Congate’ entry:

*  An Honours Bachelor Degree, Honours Award, Graduate Diploma, or Graduate Certificate =  Total 120 units: 70 core + 50 directed courses.

*  An Honours Bachelor Degree, Honours Award, Graduate Diploma, or Graduate Certificate PLUS 5 years’ experience = Total 80 units: 70 core + 10 directed courses.

*  An Honours Bachelor Degree, Honours Award, Graduate Diploma, or Graduate Certificate PLUS Graduate Certificate in Project Management in the Built Environment = Total 80 units: 50 core + 30 directed courses.

AQF Level 7 ‘Non-Cognate’ entry:

*  Bachelor Degree PLUS 5 years’ experience - Total 120 units: 70 core + 50 directed courses.

*  Bachelor Degree (no experience) PLUS Graduate Certificate in Project Management in the Built Environment = Total 120 units: 50 core + 70 directed courses.

AQF Level 6 ‘Non-Cognate’ entry:

*  Associate Degree with 10 years’ experience, Advanced Diploma with 10 years’ relevant experience PLUS Graduate Certificate in Project Management in the Built Environment = 80 units: 50 core + 30 directed courses.


‘Non-Cognate’ refers to knowledge obtained in areas outside that listed under ‘cognate’.

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
Choose 70 units from these directed courses. NOTE: Your admission to this program dictates the number of directed courses you need to complete, a minimum of 10 units to a maximum of 70 units. (See program convenor)
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

Entry Level A

Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following Compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.
ARBE6401 Project Scoping and Integration Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6402 Project Scheduling, Resource Management & Leadership Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units

Entry Level B

Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following Compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.
ARBE6403 Project Communication Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6404 Project Procurement, Cost, Quality & Risk Management Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6405 Program Management Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6407 Project Closure Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6408 PM Research Paper Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
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