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Overview

  • Gain knowledge and experience in managing projects across a range of industries.
  • Learn to manage constraints in time, cost, quality; as well as and social, political and environmental challenges.
  • Based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge – the international benchmark and framework in the field.
QUT course code PM20
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 1.5 years full-time
Start month 2015 & 2016 February, July
Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
Faculty
  • Science and Engineering Faculty
Course contact Student Business Services (SBS) Admissions:
CRICOS code084927B
Careers
  • Project Manager

Details

This course is designed to provide knowledge and experience in managing projects in professional organisations. It addresses the main concepts and methodologies of project management and provides educational opportunities for advanced study for cognate students from a wide range of industries including engineering and the resources sector. This course will produce project managers capable of managing constraints in time, cost and quality, as well as social, political and environmental challenges. It draws on the Project Management Body of Knowledge which is the international benchmark and framework upon which the practice of project management is based.

Why choose this course?

If you want to develop advanced discipline knowledge and skills to lead and project manage large and complex projects in diverse work settings, then this is the course for you.

Career outcomes

You will have the necessary expertise to take on managerial roles in projects of  your chosen profession. Upon graduating, you will have acquired professional experience which will enable you to manage project goals within constraints, and contribute to strategic decision-making through understanding a range of specialty areas relevant to project management.

Professional recognition

Endorsed by the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM).

Advanced standing

Standard advanced standing rules apply.

Applicants who have completed the QUT Project Management Open CPE Modules may be eligible for Advanced Standing towards the Masters of Project Management.

Applicants who have completed QUT's Graduate Certificate of Project Management would receive 48 credit points of advanced standing, reducing the course duration to 1 year.

Early exit

Early exit with the PM15 Graduate Certificate of Project Management upon completion of the required units.

Research pathways

Graduates may be eligible for discipline relevant Doctoral level studies.

Units

Download course structures and unit outlines for Master of Project Management

Course Design

The MPM is designed around a set of core project management topics that underpin the knowledge required for the more advanced discipline units. The course will provide you with the critical skills to apply advanced knowlege of contemporary project management research and practice and creatively solve complex project management problems.  You will learn to communicate effectively within various social, cultural and professional contexts across and within stakeholder and discipline groups.  You will demonstrate leadership, effective management and co-ordination of project teams and be able to work independently,ethically and collaboratively.

The course structure consists of 144 credit points (12 units) arranged as follows:

1)  48 credit points (4 units) of core project management units:

Two of these units should be completed in this order: PMN501 Project Management Essentials 1, in the first half of the semester, followed by PMN502 Project Management Essentials 2 in the second half of the semester.

2)  96 credit points (8 units) of core advanced discipline units:

Your skills and knowledge are developed though the advanced discipline and 'Project Investigation' units and further honed in PMN608 Managing the Project, the capstone unit. PMN608 should be taken in the last semester of study.

Special Course Requirements

Students wishing to undertake units through online study will require the necessary technology to facilitate this mode of study.

Pathways to Further Study

The QUT Master of Project Management is located at Level 9 of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).  Graduates may be eligible for discipline relevant Doctoral level studies.

 

Entry requirements

  • A completed recognised Bachelor Degree (or higher) in engineering or built environment disciplines; or

A completed recognised Bachelor Degree (or higher) in any discipline plus at least six months (full-time or equivalent) professional project management work experience*; or

Students applying on the basis of work experience must submit a detailed CV including position details and employment statements.

Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. All fees are based on current fixed fee prices. We review fees annually.

2015: $9,400 per Study Period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You'll need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

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  5. Checked if you're eligible for credit for prior learning
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