Careers in Project Management


Careers in Project Management  

There are so many similar definitions or statements of what a project manager does, and one useful website* states that project managers ensure the project is completed on time and within budget, that the project’s objectives are met and that everyone else is doing their job properly. Project managers oversee the project to ensure the desired result is achieved, the most efficient resources are used and the different interests involved are satisfied.

The website goes on to mention the typical industries project managers work or are employed in –

 

  • Construction companies
  • Architects
  • Software producers
  • Commercial retailers
  • Engineering firms
  • Manufacturers
  • Public sector organisations
  • Aviation

 

*Target Jobs UK – Project Management

 

There are several universities in Victoria that offer courses focused on equipping students with a qualification or specialisation in project management, and a some of these courses include –

 

INSTITUTION COURSE VCE PREREQUISITES 2017 ATAR
Charles Sturt University  Management No VCE prerequisites but all applicants must submit the VTAC Personal Statement R.C. (SC)
Deakin University Construction Management Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL. 60.35 (WF)

 

Information Systems Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL. n/a (M)
Management Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL. 60.80 (WF) 65.25 (M)
Federation University Business Information Systems Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of Maths: General Mathematics or Maths: Mathematical Methods or Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics; and a study score of at least 15 in any English. n/a (B)

n/a (G)

n/a (Mt. H)

La Trobe University Information Technology (Professional) Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics. Min of 80 (Be)

Min of 80 (M)

 

RMIT University Aviation Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in any Mathematics. n/a (C)
Engineering Civil & Infrastructure Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods (any) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics. 92.60 (C/B)
Project Management Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of any Mathematics or Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics; and a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL. 75.25 (C)
Software Engineering Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods (any) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics. 90.25 (C)
Swinburne University

 

Aviation Management Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics. n/a (H)
Victoria University

 

Engineering

Civil

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics. n/a (FP)
 

Be – Bendigo, B – Berwick, C – City, C/B – City/Bundoora, FP – Footscray Park, G – Gippsland, H – Hawthorn, Mt. H – Mt. Helen, M – Melbourne, SC – CSU Study Centre Melbourne, WF – Geelong Waterfront

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