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0.5 year/s

This short course should be completed over 4 weeks self-paced study.


On campus - No
Online - Semester 1



Course code



This course provides an introduction to project management and its key elements. Students will learn to identify skills required to manage projects effectively and learn to develop a Technical Business Case.

This is an online course available to international and domestic postgraduate applicants applying for engineering or information technology postgraduate courses at CDU.

Students will be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge of the role of a project manager and best practices associated with working as part of a project team.
  • identify components of a Technical Business Case and subsequently capable to develop a Technical Business Case.
  • conduct a SWOT analysis for a project
  • perform Quantitative Analysis (NPV, ROI, Payback and Weighted Score) methods in selecting a project.

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Skill recognition

Skills recognition is not applicable to this course. CDU's short courses are highly targeted courses designed to help you improve a specific skill. They will help you improve your career prospects, maintain currency in your field, or allow you to try out something completely new.


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There are no fees associated with this course.

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Why study at CDU?

Whether you learn on campus or online, you will be studying with a proud multi-sector university that’s a leader in research and flexible study delivery. CDU is innovative, industry-relevant and student-centred. Our students are at the heart of all that we do.

  • Benefit from smaller class sizes for more personalised attention
  • Online learners receive the same support as their on-campus peers
  • Enjoy inclusive, welcoming learning environments
  • Utilise our deep connections with industry, businesses and communities in the Northern Territory, across Australia, and beyond

What will I study?

To complete the Project Management (Non-Award) short course students are required to complete the following unit online.

Course structure

Upon successful completion a Certificate of Achievement will be issued.

CodeUnit TitleValue
ZSCENG001Project Management: Developing a Technical Business Case40
 Total 40


Entry requirements

Admission criteria

Applicants must have completed a bachelor degree and must have applied for an engineering or IT postgraduate course for commencement in the semester following this short course through CDU's International Office or one of the TACs.

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Course details


This is a non-award course and a Statement of Participation will be issued for units completed.

Location and study mode

Locations: Online

Additional information

Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
Occupation types
General Education - Not Occupationally Specific
Area of study

Contact details Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call).

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How to apply

How to apply direct to CDU

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.


You will need a valid email address to create your online account.


Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.


There is no application fee when you apply online.

Find a CDU agent partner to help you apply

Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from theAustralian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.


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