GD194 - Graduate Diploma in Project Management

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Plan: GD194 - Graduate Diploma in Project Management
Campus: City Campus

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure
Program transition plan

Approach to learning and assessment

The learning experiences offered in this program are designed to foster excellence in project management practice and to support continuous improvement in your learning and professional practice. This program is designed to be delivered using a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials and workshops in conjunction with project work, team-based activities and work integrated learning. 

The program integrates face to face learning environments and e-resources. You will engage in a range of learning activities including individual and small group work, case study analyses, face to face and online discussions, peer to peer presentations, and work simulated scenarios, including industry and research led projects. 

You will be encouraged to pursue your own research and intellectual interests related to the project management profession and your learning will be informed and enriched by your critical engagement with current and emerging research into the profession of project management.

Assessment is designed to give you opportunities to demonstrate your capabilities. You will find that the forms of assessment used may be different for each course depending on the course objectives and learning outcomes.

Assessment involves ‘learning by doing’ and will include a range of activities such as report writing, written reflection, research projects, portfolios, presentations, peer or industry review. Project proposals and presentations will be directly related to industry specific needs and may involve making contact with industry practitioners regarding contemporary issues.

On-going feedback will be provided by your lecturers and your peers to enhance your learning as you continue to refine your capabilities for your future professional practice and learning after graduation.

Details of assessment for each course are provided in the course guide system. Assessment varies for each course but may include:

  • Case Studies
  • Project reports
  • Assignments 
  • Presentations
  • Reflective Journals
  • Examination

If you have a long-term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

If you have already developed areas of skill and knowledge included in this program (for example, through prior studies or work experience), you can apply for credit once you have enrolled in this program. There is information on the RMIT University website about how to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)


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Work integrated learning

RMIT is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with workplace experience. As a student enrolled in this RMIT University program you will:

  • undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional or vocational practice;
  • interact with industry and community when undertaking these activities;
  • complete these activities in real work contexts or situations; and in addition:
  • these interactions and the work contexts provide distinctive sources of feedback to you to assist your learning.

Any or all of these aspects of a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) experience may be simulated.

The specific WIL course in this program is:

  • BUSM 4409 Information and Technology Management

The integration of work-based learning and academic learning in BUSM 4409 Information and Technology Management will allow you to solve authentic workplace problems or address real issues faced in organisations. You can expect to receive industry feedback on your scholarly investigation for a professional context in the workplace.


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Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following:

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Year One of Program

Complete the following EIGHT (8) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code


Introduction to Project Management 12 BUSM1269 City Campus
Project Management Techniques 12 BUSM1273 City Campus
Project Design for Quality 12 BUSM1272 City Campus
Managing Project Teams 12 BUSM1271 City Campus
Evaluating and Managing Project Risk 12 BUSM1276 City Campus
Project Financial Management and Appraisal 12 BUSM4417 City Campus
Project Initiation Management 12 BUSM4411 City Campus
Information and Technology Management 12 BUSM4409 City Campus

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Program transition plan

If you are a full-time or part time student and do not complete by the end of Semester 2, 2016 a careful review of your progress through the Graduate Diploma of Project Management (GD063) programs will be undertaken containing the information detailed below.  

  •  courses you have already completed in the Graduate Diploma 
  •  courses you are currently enrolled in [results pending] in the Graduate Diploma 
  •  courses, if any, you need to complete in the Graduate Diploma for you to graduate.

Please be assured that if you are undertaking a reduced load, are on Leave of Absence, have deferred your studies or have not satisfactorily completed some courses, you will not be disadvantaged as a result of this transition process. All individual circumstances will be taken into account and an individualised plan of study will be provided to you in line with University policies and procedures.

If you have not successfully completed all the requirements of the Graduate Diploma in Project Management (GD063) by the end of Semester 2, 2016 you will be advised about alternative programs at RMIT.


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