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C11245v1 Graduate Certificate in Project Risk Management

Award(s): Graduate Certificate in Project Risk Management (GradCertProjRiskM)
UAC code: 940123(Autumn session, Spring session)
CRICOS code: 084257B
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 24
Course EFTSL: 0.5
Location: City campus

Overview
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Other information

Overview

This course enables project management students and experienced industry professionals to complete a specialist course in project risk management. Project risk specialists have a growing array of career opportunities. Coursework covers commercial project management, managing project complexity and advanced risk management for project managers. Students have the opportunity to choose an elective subject in an area of specialisation. Subjects are offered in block mode, and learning activities emphasise application of concepts to real-world problems, effective professional quality communication, and the role of analysis in identifying and managing project risk.

This program provides practice-based knowledge, skills and tools for the identification and management of risk in projects across several industry sectors, underpinned by theory and research.

Career options

The course was developed in response to industry requests for a specialised course in risk aimed at project managers. It is aimed at practising professionals who wish to develop specialised abilities in this area. It is applicable to professionals in many industries, including banking and finance, construction and engineering, event management, government, health, and IT.

Course intended learning outcomes

A.1 Ability to make ethical judgements in project contexts (Ethical Judgements)
A.2 Ability to manage cultural diversity to meet project objectives (Managing Diversity)
C.1 Ability to effectively use oral communication in project environments (Oral Communication)
C.2 Ability to effectively communicate in writing in project environments (Written Communication)
I.1 Ability to source and apply tools and technologies to meet contextual demands (Technique Application)
I.2 Ability to develop and adapt project management knowledge to meet contextual demands (Knowledge Adaption)
I.3 Ability to think systemically and use systems thinking approaches (Systems Thinking)
P.1 Ability to apply foundational project management knowledge (Foundational Knowledge)
P.2 Ability to apply advanced project management knowledge (Advanced Knowledge)
P.3 Ability to manage project activities from an organisational perspective (Organisational Management)
P.4 Ability to understand Project Management Information System concepts (Information Systems Concepts)
P.5 Ability to reflect on, and improve, practice (Practice Improvement)
P.6 Ability to understand the requirements of team management, teamwork and project leadership (Teams and Leadership)
P.7 Ability to apply advanced project risk management knowledge (Advanced Knowledge)
R.1 Ability to think critically (Critical Engagement)
R.2 Ability to define and conduct research projects (Research)

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

Applicants must have a UTS recognised bachelor's degree with a minimum of six months' relevant work experience (see note below), or an Advanced Diploma in Project Management plus a minimum of two years' relevant work experience (see note below).

Applicants need to provide:

  • a CV clearly articulating project management experience
  • a personal statement (max. 300 words) explaining the reasons for wanting to study project risk management and demonstrating an understanding of basic project management concepts gained from work experience and knowledge of course expectations. If applicable, detail should be provided about general or professional qualifications that demonstrate potential to pursue graduate studies.

Applicants who do not satisfy the academic requirements may be considered on the ability to demonstrate equivalency through a minimum of five years' relevant work experience (see note below).

Applicants need to provide:

  • a CV clearly articulating project management experience
  • a personal statement (max. 300 words) explaining the reasons for wanting to study project management and demonstrating an understanding of basic project management concepts gained from work experience and knowledge of course expectations. If applicable, detail should be provided about general or professional qualifications that demonstrate potential to pursue graduate studies.

Note: Work experience from within the following ANZSCO Occupation descriptors is deemed as relevant: 13. Specialist Managers, 22. Business, 080505 Human Resources and Marketing Professionals, 23. Design, 6 Engineering, 030909 Science and Transport Professions, 26. ICT Professions, 31. Engineering, 0203 Information Systems, 33. Construction Trades Workers, 34. Electrotechnology and Telecommunication Trades Workers and 51. Office Managers and Program Administrators.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Course duration and attendance

The course is offered on a one-session, full-time or one-year, part-time basis. It is delivered in face-to-face mode.

Course structure

Students must complete 24 credit points comprising 18 credit points of core subjects and six credit points of options.

Course completion requirements

STM90958 Core subjects (Graduate Project Risk Management) 18cp
CBK91021 Options (Project Risk Management) 6cp
Total 24cp

Course program

Typical part-time programs are shown below.

Autumn commencing, part time
Year 1
Autumn session
15317 Advanced Project Risk Management   6cp
15327 Managing Project Complexity   6cp
Spring session
15348 Project Finance and Analysis   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91021 Options (Project Risk Management) 6cp  
Spring commencing, part time
Year 1
Spring session
15348 Project Finance and Analysis   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91021 Options (Project Risk Management) 6cp  
Year 2
Autumn session
15317 Advanced Project Risk Management   6cp
15327 Managing Project Complexity   6cp

Other information

Further information is available from the UTS Student Centre on:

telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
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