Master of Project Leadership
The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.
The Master of Project Leadership is a professional degree for project managers, executives and senior managers seeking to develop their leadership and strategic thinking capability in order to lead projects at an organisational level.
The MPL looks at the skills required to establish and tailor sophisticated interdependent project frameworks, as well as exploring the cutting-edge concepts of open systems innovation, dynamic social networks and design thinking.
Specifically, the MPL will broaden and strengthen the analytical skills
necessary to articulate change and enable adaptation in today’s
fast-changing global, political, technological and information
You will be introduced to the major streams of leadership theory and how leadership relates to various aspects of organisational effectiveness and efficiency.
The program focuses on the significance of interpersonal skills to
effective leadership, and demonstrates how you can apply the principles of emotional intelligence to influence and manage the delivery of successful project outcomes.
Developed in response to increasing demand from industry, this new degree will help you advance your career through middle to senior management roles.
Units of study
For full information on Units of Study available in this course, please visit the Sydney Courses website
Full units of study list
- CIVL5022 - Capstone Project B Extended
- ENGG5203 - Quality Engineering and Management
- ENGG5205 - Professional Practice in PM
- PLAN9061 - Planning Principles,Systems & Practice
- PLAN9062 - Planning Law
- PLAN9064 - Land Use and Infrastructure Planning
- PMGT5860 - Project Leadership Thesis A
- PMGT5861 - Project Leadership Thesis B
- PMGT5871 - Project Process Planning and Control
- PMGT5872 - People and Leadership
- PMGT5873 - Project Economics and Finance
- PMGT5875 - Project Innovation Management
- PMGT5876 - Strategic Delivery of Change
- PMGT5877 - Management of Project Organisations
- PMGT5879 - Strategic Portfolio & Program Management
- PMGT5886 - System Dynamics Modelling for PM
- PMGT5887 - Computer Applications in PM
- PMGT5888 - Global Project Management
- PMGT5889 - Integrated Cost and Scheduling Control
- PMGT5891 - Project Risk Management
- PMGT5892 - Project Management Industrial Project
- PMGT5893 - Statistical Methods in PM
- PMGT5895 - Contracts Management
- PMGT5896 - Sustainability & Intelligence in P. M.
- PMGT5897 - Disaster Project Management
- PMGT5898 - Complex Project Leadership
- PMGT6867 - Quantitative Methods: Project Management
- PMGT6869 - Advanced Knowledge in Project Management
- WORK6026 - Organisational Change and Development
- WORK6130 - Leadership in Organisations
Further course information
The course comprises a combination of core units and elective units. Core units include: Project Innovation Management; Project Risk Management; Disaster Project Management; Sustainability and Intelligence in Project Management; and a Project Leadership Thesis.
Elective units include: Complex Project Leadership; Leadership in Organisations; Organisational Change and Development; Strategic Delivery of Change. Refer to the unit of study link for a full study plan.
The faculty will monitor students for satisfactory progress towards the completion of their award course. In addition to the common triggers used to identify students not meeting academic progression requirements (as defined by the Progression requirements of the Coursework Rule), students must pass any unit of study identified in the course resolutions as being critical to progression through the course.
Course outcomes and further study
As a graduate of the Master of Project Leadership you will have the knowledge to apply a range of relevant models and theories across projects at an organisational level. The MPL deepens your understanding of the dynamics of delivery, adaptation and change, and of managing the connected complexities of decision making and taking.
The MPL will provide you with innovative ways of treating projects as dynamic and adaptive systems. You will understand how applying the principles of complexity thinking will enable you to manage
large-scale initiatives successfully.
A successful applicant for admission to the Master of Project Leadership will hold a recognised bachelor's degree (in any discipline) with a credit average (or equivalent); or have completed the Graduate Diploma in Project Leadership at the University of Sydney with a credit average. You must also have at least 5 years work experience in a middle to senior management role.
How to apply
How to apply
Applications are made directly to the University and assessed by the Faculty.
How to apply
Overseas applicants may apply (i) directly to the University, or (ii) through a University overseas representative (education agent).
Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount
Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Master of Project Leadership.
Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount
Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Master of Project Leadership.
Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee
This 2013, tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student represents the fee that is payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2012 for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.
Annual review for postgraduate domestic tuition fee
Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.
Additional incidental fees
For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.
Potential for inaccuracy
Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information in this prospectus, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.
The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents
Please note that if you are classified by the University as a Research Training Scheme student in accordance with the Other Grants Guidelines (Research) 2010, you will be exempt from the payment of any SCA or tuition fees for courses undertaken as part of a Research Masters degree and Research Doctoral degree. More information about your eligibility for this Scheme is available here.
International tuition fees for postgraduate students
This 2013, tuition fee for international postgraduate students represents the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2013, for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.
Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.
Additional incidental fees and health insurance
For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the tuition fees. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. The University's Future Students' webpage has further information about these additional incidental fees for postgraduate coursework students and postgraduate research students.
In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.
Potential for inaccuracy
Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.