Graduate Diploma in Project Management

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 Management is a streamlined program based on the Master of Project Management and can be undertaken full time in one year, or the part time equivalent.

It will complement your on-the-job training, and provide you with the skills you need to manage complex projects. The Graduate Diploma in Project Management will also equip you with the fundamental methodologies, modelling and analysis 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.

The Graduate Diploma in Project Management is an excellent option for students seeking a shorter period of study than that required for the Master’s program, but still need a solid grounding in their chosen field.

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

Course outline

Units of study information for Graduate Diploma in Project Management

Study plan

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.

Further course information

Graduate opportunities

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

Admission

Admission requirements

A successful applicant for admission to the Graduate Diploma in Project Management will hold a recognised bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) or equivalent in any discipline or have completed the Graduate Certificate in Project Management at the University of Sydney with a credit average.

Applicants with at least three years project management, or other relevant professional experience, are encouraged to submit a CV outlining the length and duties of any relevant professional experience. This will be used to assess suitability for advanced units of study. Applicants may also need to meet English language proficiency requirements.

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.

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Applications are made directly to the University via the University’s online application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply Now’ button on the right hand side of this course page. For more information you can visit our How to Apply page.

International students

How to apply

Applications are made directly to the University via the University’s online application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply Now’ button on the right hand side of this course page. For more information you can visit our How to Apply page.

Important Fee Information

Domestic students

Indicative Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee

The tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student is an indication only of the 2017 fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increases

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs

For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from your faculty.

Credit card surcharge

Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

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 so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Postgraduate Students

The tuition fee for international postgraduate students is an indication only of the 2017 fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increases

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will 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 costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from your faculty.

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.

Credit card surcharge

Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

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 so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.