Project Economics and Scheduling Management


Industry surveys suggest that a large number of projects suffer from not being able to achieve time, cost and scope goals. These are referred to as triple constraints in project management practice. The interdependent nature of these triple constraints, suggest that we cannot provide treatment to these competing goals in isolation from each other. A postgraduate specialisation in project economics and scheduling management will provide you with education and professional training to manage these through effective planning, control and monitoring capability. You may engage in areas of study including project economics and finance, quantitative methods and integrated cost and scheduling control.

Study plan

To meet requirements for the project economics and scheduling management specialisation a candidate will complete a minimum 12 credit points of project economics and scheduling management specialisation units, including PMGT5873 Project Economics and Finance or PMGT5889 Integrated Cost and Scheduling Control.

Capstone specialisation

A capstone experience comprises one or more units of study designed by the faculty to provide you with an opportunity to draw together the learning that has taken place during the award, synthesise this with your prior learning and experience, and draw conclusions that will form the basis for further investigation, and intellectual and/or professional growth.

Eligible candidates complete either an indistrial project, or a project management thesis as part of the research pathway.

In the industrial project, students apply all skills acquired in the course of study to successfully initiate, plan, execute, control and close a project. Working as part of a team on a simulated four-month, mid-sized, high-priority project, students are responsible for developing the key project management deliverables.

In the project management thesis, students work in industry for 12 weeks and engage full-time on a project at an industrial site. Students prepare and present a detailed technical report on their work.

Graduate opportunities

Master of Project Management graduates may work in various positions including senior project manager, program director, and chief project officer roles. They may work locally and internationally, in a wide range of areas including mining, manufacturing, water, automotive industry, structural industry, IT industry, finance, management and environmental consultancy.


Darlington Campus

Specialisation study mode

On-campus day; Online

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