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Overview

In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely for students commencing their studies in Semester 1, 2021.

This course will be available to study remotely for students commencing in Semester 1, 2021. Please note that some units of study that are not essential to completing the degree may not be available to be studied remotely.

Note: The University intends to offer as many units of study as possible in a remote as well as face-to-face learning method of delivery in Semester 1, 2021 and subject to ongoing border closures and public health orders impacting attendance on campus, in Semester 2, 2021. However, some units of study and courses require students to study in-person at the relevant University of Sydney campus/es and host locations for placements and will not be available remotely. 

About this course

The Graduate Diploma in Project Management will equip you with the skills you need to manage complex projects. It will complement your on-the-job training and provide you with the fundamental methodologies, modelling and analytical skills for the design and implementation of projects across a wide range of fields such as infrastructure, mining, manufacturing, IT, finance, law and various types of consultancy projects.

This a streamlined program based on the Master of Project Management and is an excellent option if you are seeking a shorter period of study than that required for the master's program, but still need a solid grounding in your chosen field. You can study full-time for one year, or the part-time equivalent. If you successfully complete eight units of study with a credit average, you may progress to the Master of Project Management.

Subject areas

This course does not have a specialisation or major.

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Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

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Your entry requirements

English language proficiency

Find out if you need to prove English language proficiency (depends on your country of origin and educational background).

For academic requirements check the ‘Admission requirements’ section on this page.

Your fee

How to apply

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Standard closing dates:

Semester 1 - 11 February of the commencing year
Semester 2 - 15 July of the commencing year

We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible, offers are made on a rolling basis and places are limited. Separate scholarship deadlines apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (August)

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Standard closing dates:

Semester 1 - 31 January of the commencing year
Semester 2 - 30 June of the commencing year

We strongly encourage international applicants to apply as early as possible to allow time for visa and travel arrangements. Separate scholarship deadlines may apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (August)

What you'll study

Study plan for this course

Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Project Management complete 48 credit points (cp) made up of foundational and specialist units of study, subject to meeting prior learning requirements and timetabling.

Candidates may choose to transfer to the Master of Project Management to pursue further study, subject to meeting progression requirements.

Classes are generally held in the evening between 6pm and 9pm to accommodate professionals who are employed during the day with the option to undertake units of study online and block mode.

Units of Study

Admission criteria

To be eligible for admission, an applicant is required to have:

  • an Australian bachelor's degree in any discipline or
  • a University of Sydney Graduate Certificate in Project Management with a grade point average of 60 percent. Units completed in the graduate certificate can be credited to the graduate diploma.

For qualifications awarded outside Australia, equivalencies and entry requirements are determined based on the country, institution and qualification.

Future study options

Successful completion of eight units of study at a credit average will allow you to articulate your studies to the Master of Project Management.

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