Graduate Certificate in Project Management for the Built Environment

The University of Newcastle, GradSchool (Online)

Program Description

Graduate Certificate in Project Management for the Built Environment

The University of Newcastle, GradSchool (Online)


Do you have qualifications or a career in the built environment and want to advance or side step into project management? The University of Newcastle’s Graduate Certificate in Project Management for the Built Environment can be the leg up you need.

This industry-focused program will provide you with specialised project management skills designed for the built environment, as well as people management skills opening up opportunities for success.

Learning from current industry practitioners as well as University academics we will provide you with a well-rounded theoretical and practical understanding and application of project management.

The program will prepare you for managerial positions in public, private and not-for profit organisations. With a core focus on the built environment, you will have specialised and instrumental skills that will be highly valued by the property development, construction, mining, utilities and industrial sectors.

Our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. You can achieve your Graduate Certificate in Project Management for the Built Environment at a time that suits you.

Is it for you?

Project managers can have diverse career backgrounds and it is often that prior experience and knowledge that can help shape the future direction of their careers. You may have qualifications and/or experience in the built environment and are looking to expand your skills and move into project management. Whatever your objective, the University of Newcastle’s Graduate Certificate in Project Management for the Built Environment will provide you with the project management techniques and frameworks enabling you to step directly into project management roles in the built environment.

This program will train you in an all-encompassing manner to effectively prepare you for your dream job. You will learn to manage project timelines, budgets and risks, as well as manage people and teams. Developed and taught by industry professionals, the program uses a case study approach to provide you with the skills to manage the full project lifecycle.

If you are looking to enhance your opportunities as a project manager in the built environment, then this is the program for you.

Career Pathways

As a qualified project manager in the built environment you will be sought after. The Graduate Certificate in Project Management for the Built Environment will prepare you for managerial positions in public, private and not-for profit organisations. With a core focus on the built environment, you will have specialised and instrumental skills that will be valued by the property development, construction, mining, utilities and industrial sectors.

Hitting the ground running with competent skills is paramount for a project manager to successfully meet strict deadlines and budgets. This industry-focused program will prepare you for this and much more.

To further enhance your qualification, once you have completed your Graduate Certificate you will be eligible to enrol in the Master of Project Management in the Built Environment.

Specialisations

Studying the University of Newcastle’s Graduate Certificate in Project Management for the Built Environment via our online system, you will learn fundamental project management skills as they are applied to the built environment.

Learning from current industry practitioners as well as University academics we will provide you with a well-rounded theoretical and practical understanding and application of project management. Using a case study method, you will refine your planning, organising and resource management skills to successfully complete projects, whilst meeting identified goals and objectives. This industry-focussed program, built around the project life cycle, will effectively prepare you for a career in project management in the built environment.

To achieve this qualification you will examine the core concepts, principles and techniques underlying project scoping and integration. You will explore the management of project time, through to planning and scheduling, and examine the process of human resource management including the development and leadership of individuals into a cohesive and effective project team capable of meeting project objectives.

Further to this, you will study project communication and project procurement, cost, quality and risk management.

At the end of this program you will have the knowledge and skills to successfully manage project stakeholders and risks, evaluate project outcomes and document learnings for future reference.

After successful completion of the Graduate Certificate, you will be eligible to enhance your project management skills and knowledge with the Master of Project Management in the Built Environment.

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 DiplomaAQF Level 7 Cognate Entry - Bachelor DegreeAQF Level 7 Non Cognate Entry - Bachelor Degree with 5 years’ relevant experienceAQF Level 6 Cognate Entry - Associate Degree with 5 years relevant experience, Advanced Diploma with 5 years’ relevant experienceAQF Level 6 Non-Cognate - Associate Degree with 10 years’ experience, Advanced Diploma with 10 years’ relevant experienceCognate areas for the purposes of admission are as follows:

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

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):

  • 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

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated April 10, 2016
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