Master of Project Management (Complex Systems) (MProjMgt(ComxSys))

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Project management is a cross-disciplinary field that is vital for innovative activity in organisations and industries. Traditionally project management has played an important role in defence, aerospace, construction and engineering. Increasingly, project management is being applied in areas such as IT, banking and finance, disaster relief recovery, climate change, telecommunications and mining.

The Master of Project Management (Complex Systems) is an AQF Level 9 Masters qualification with a standard full-time duration of 2 years.

Program Learning Outcome
1. Critically discuss the latest developments and best practice management and research of projects in Australia and overseas. Apply deep understanding of the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK), and reflect critically on trends and issues in relation to the management of both complex (including autonomous and independent systems) and complicated (linear) projects, including complex systems paradigms.
2. Generate a substantial piece of research by applying research skills in a capstone research course which integrates elements from a whole program. Investigate theories related to project management methodologies and practice to plan potential and actual project solutions.
3. Effectively communicate theoretical propositions, methodologies, and conclusions and professional decisions to a range of audiences including clients, project funders, community, other stakeholders and professional colleagues.
4. Collaborate with other project stakeholders to generate and deliver innovative, financially, socially and environmentally responsible project solutions.
5. Design and evaluate substantial research on topics of high relevance to project management with high levels of personal autonomy and accountability.
6. Recognise and evaluate effective leadership within a project management context.

Condition of Enrolment
Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Faculty before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Program Maximum Duration: As specified in Table 1 of the Coursework Academic Programs Policy, this program must be completed within a Maximum Duration which includes any periods of non-enrolment, leave of absence or approved study at other institutions for credit towards a Program. 

Academic Program Rules for Master of Project Management (Complex Systems)

There shall be a Master of Project Management (Complex Systems).

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Master of Project Management (Complex Systems), the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 48 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 33 units
  2. Elective courses to the value up to 3 or 9 units depending on the Research Project
  3. Research equivalent courses to the value of 6 or 12 units in the form of a Research Project

Core Courses

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
PROJMGNT 5004 Risk Assessment and Management 3
PROJMGNT 5021 Project Management Fundamentals 3
PROJMGNT 7012 Project Governance and Contracts 3
PROJMGNT 7024 Complex Project Management 3
PROJMGNT 7038 Project Leadership and Communication 3
PROJMGNT 7047 Systems Design for Projects 3
PROJMGNT 7056 Enterprise Transformation and Innovation 3
ENTREP 7001 Navigating Commercialisation Pathways 3
COMMERCE 7039 Business Research Methods (M) 3


Courses to the value of up to 6 units may be taken from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
PROJMGNT 7040 Portfolios and Programs Management 3
PROJMGNT 7057 Project Controls Method 3


Courses to the value of up to 6 units may be taken from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ARCH 7046 Construction Management and Technology I 3
ARCH 7048 Construction Management and Technology II 3


Courses to the value of up to 9 units may be taken from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
PROJMGNT 7013 Systems Engineering 3
PROJMGNT 7030 Logistics & Supply Chain Management 3
PROJMGNT 7050 Project Management Study Tour PG 3
ENTREP 5036 Entrepreneurial Concepts and Mindset 3
ENTREP 5038 New Venture Creation 3
ENTREP 7019 Social Entrepreneurship 3
ENTREP 7022 Creativity and Innovation 3
ENTREP 7028 New Venture Strategy & Growth 3
ENTREP 7036 Digital Entrepreneurship 3
ENTREP 7060 Marketing Technology and Innovation 3
ARCH 7047 Cost Planning and Management 3
PROP 7000 Development and Construction 3
PROP 7002 International Property 3
PROP 7003OL Property Asset Management 3

Research Project

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
PROJMGNT 7058 Project Management Research Project 6


Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
PROJMGNT 7009 Research in Project Management (12 units) 12