Master of Project Management (MProjMgt)

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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 program is available in either online or intensive modes.
The Master of Project Management is an AQF Level 9 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 1.5 years.

Program Learning Outcome
1. 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. 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

There shall be a Master of Project Management.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Master of Project Management, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 36 units comprising:

  • Core courses to the value of 24 units
  • Elective courses to the value of 6 units and a Research Project to the value of 6 units,
  • A Research Project to the value of 12 units
Core Courses

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 7038 Project Leadership and Communication 3
PROJMGNT 7040 Portfolios and Programs Management 3
PROJMGNT 7047 Systems Design for Projects 3
PROJMGNT 7056 Enterprise Transformation and Innovation 3
COMMERCE 7039 Business Research Methods (M) 3


Courses to the value of 3 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
PROJMGNT 7024 Complex Project Management 3
PROJMGNT 7057 Project Controls Method 3

Research Project

To satisfy the requirements for Research students may complete either courses to the value of 6 units or 12 units.

Courses to the value of at least 6 units from the following:

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


Courses to the value of 12 units from the following:

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