Graduate Diploma in Project Leadership
The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.
The Graduate Diploma in Project Leadership is based on the master’s program but requires less time commitment. It is an excellent option for students who do not want to commit to a full master’s, but still need a solid grounding in developing their project leadership skills.
The Master of Project Leadership (MPL) is a professional degree for experienced project managers and senior executives seeking to develop their critical complex thinking and communication skills required for successful leadership at an organisational level.
If you enrol in the Graduate Diploma in Project Leadership you may apply to upgrade your award to the Master of Project Leadership as long as you maintain a credit average (65%+).
Units of study
For full information on Units of Study available in this course, please visit the Sydney Courses website
Full units of study list
- ENGG5205 - Professional Practice in PM
- ENGG5811 - Critical and Systems Thinking
- ENGG5812 - Critical Thinking and Systems Assessment
- PMGT5871 - Project Process Planning and Control
- PMGT5872 - People and Leadership
- PMGT5873 - Project Economics and Finance
- PMGT5875 - Project Innovation Management
- PMGT5876 - Strategic Delivery of Change
- PMGT5877 - Management of Project Organisations
- PMGT5879 - Strategic Portfolio & Program Management
- PMGT5886 - System Dynamics Modelling for PM
- PMGT5887 - Computer Applications in PM
- PMGT5888 - Global Project Management
- PMGT5889 - Integrated Cost and Scheduling Control
- PMGT5891 - Project Risk Management
- PMGT5892 - Project Management Industrial Project
- PMGT5893 - Statistical Methods in PM
- PMGT5895 - Contracts Management
- PMGT5896 - Sustainability & Intelligence in P. M.
- PMGT5897 - Disaster Project Management
- PMGT5898 - Complex Project Leadership
- PMGT6867 - Quantitative Methods: Project Management
- PMGT6869 - Advanced Knowledge in Project Management
- WORK6026 - Organisational Change and Development
- WORK6130 - Leadership in Organisations
Further course information
Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Project Leadership complete 36 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 Master of Project Leadership 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.
The Graduate Diploma in Project Leadership can offer those without a recognised bachelor degree with a credit average a pathway into the master’s program.
Successful completion of four units of study at a credit average will allow you to articulate your studies to the Master of Project Leadership.
A successful applicant for admission to the Graduate Diploma in Project Leadership will have a minimum of 5 years work experience with a middle to senior project management position or similar and a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification or completion of the embedded Graduate Certificate of Project Leadership with a minimum credit average. Proof of English Language proficiency where English is not your first language is required.
How to apply
How to apply
Applications are made directly to the University and
assessed by the Faculty.
How to apply
Overseas applicants may apply (i) directly to the University, or (ii) through a University overseas representative (education agent).
Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount
Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Graduate Diploma in Project Leadership.
Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount
Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Graduate Diploma in Project Leadership.
Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee
This 2014, tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student represents the fee that is payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2013 for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.
Annual review for postgraduate domestic tuition fee
Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.
Additional incidental fees
For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.
Potential for inaccuracy
Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information in this prospectus, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.
The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents
Please note that if you are classified by the University as a Research Training Scheme student in accordance with the Other Grants Guidelines (Research) 2010, you will be exempt from the payment of any SCA or tuition fees for courses undertaken as part of a Research Masters degree and Research Doctoral degree. More information about your eligibility for this Scheme is available here.
International tuition fees for postgraduate students
This 2014, tuition fee for international postgraduate students represents the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2014, for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.
Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.
Additional incidental fees and health insurance
For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the tuition fees. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. The University's Future Students' webpage has further information about these additional incidental fees for postgraduate coursework students and postgraduate research students.
In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.
Potential for inaccuracy
Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.