Project Risk Management


Risk can be conceptualised as the probability of internal and external events that threaten the effective and efficient delivery of projects. Risk management within the life cycle of project management should be viewed as an integral part of project planning, initiation, execution, control and monitoring so that we can begin to develop realistic budget and time estimates for project completion. A postgraduate specialisation in project risk management will provide you with education and training to prepare you to identify, analyse, mitigate and control potential threats to project objectives. You may engage in areas of study including quality engineering and management, statistical methods in project management, and quantitative methods.

Study plan

To meet requirements for the project risk management specialisation a candidate will complete a minimum 12 credit points of project risk management specialisation units, including PMGT5891 Project Risk Management.

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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