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Program Code 12412
Graduate Level Postgraduate Coursework
Locations
  • Online
Contributing Schools and Faculties
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Program Award Rules and Schedules
Mode of delivery Combination of Online and Face to Face + Online
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Description

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.

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’.

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)

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438

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 the new program, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on ‘How to Apply for Credit’.

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.

Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-staff/teaching-and-research/teaching-resources/supporting-students

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.

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

Course Information

Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.

Code Name Availability Units
ARBE6401 Project Scoping and Integration Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6402 Project Scheduling, Resource Management & Leadership Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6403 Project Communication Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6404 Project Procurement, Cost, Quality and 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

Directed Courses

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)..

Code Name Availability Units
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 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6007 Managing Human Resources in International Organisations Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6012 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6040 Human Resource Management Trimester 2 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
10 units
GSBS6190 Human Resource and Organisational Development Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (City Precinct)
10 units
INFT6304 Project Planning and Management Trimester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
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 Human Service Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
SWRK6200 Transformative Leadership in Human Services Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
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