Fundamentals of Project Management

University of Adelaide on edX

In this project management certificate, you’ll develop core knowledge and skills, understand how risk management works, and how to communicate with stakeholders.

About this course

This 3-month course, delivered through edX, is taught by the University of Adelaide and is ideal if you would like to start your career as a project manager and want a certification to give you an advantage in the job market. Upon completion, you will receive a Professional Certificate.

The course is part of AdelaideX online learning and is taught by faculty from the University of Adelaide in Australia, which is consistently ranked in the top 1% of the world’s universities.

The project management program consists of two courses: Introduction to Project Management (an edX Prize 2017 Finalist), and Risk Management for Projects. You’ll learn fundamental principles to manage small, DIY projects to large, corporate- and government-scale programs across a wide range of industries and sectors. You’ll also learn about the application of the principles to carefully considered scenarios with broad-ranging contexts and share your insights and experiences with other learners. A few examples of the topics covered by this course:

  • Core knowledge, applied skills, and essential communication
  • Understanding why today’s projects are more complex
  • Risk management as part of a compliance framework 
  • Strategies for reporting and communicating risks to various stakeholders



Pro. Certificate
Experience Level
3 months

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Is this really 100% online?

This course is completely online, so you can study from anywhere! All you’ll need is a device with an internet connection, such as a computer or a smartphone. If the course has any live, instructor-led sessions, you may need a microphone and possibly a webcam to fully participate. The instructor will make you aware of this beforehand.