Master of Project Management

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Master of Project Management

To qualify for the award of the Master of Project Management a candidate must complete 72 credit points including:
(a) 24 credit points of Project Management Core Foundation units of study;
(b) 24 credit points of Project Management Core Competency units of study;
(c) 12 credit points of Research/Capstone units of study; and
(d) 12 credit points of Elective units of study.
(e) Candidates may complete a major in one of the areas listed below.
Completion of a major is not a requirement of the Master of Project Management, it is optional. A major requires the completion of 12 credit points made up of the core unit for that major and one other from the major electives list. The majors available are:
(a) Global
(b) Strategic Change Implementation
(c) Organisational Project Management
(d) Risk and Control
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Project Management a candidate must complete 48 credit points, including:
(a) the 24 credit points of Project Management Core Foundation units of study;
(b) PMGT5871 and PMGT5872;
(c) and 12 credit points of Project Management Core Competency or Elective units of study.
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Project Management a candidate must complete 24 credit points:
(a) A candidate will normally complete the 24 credit points of Project Management Foundation units of study.

Project Management Core Foundation units

ENGG5205
Professional Practice in Project Management
6   

This is a core unit for all Master of Professional Engineering students as well as all students pursuing Project Management studies (including Master of Project Management, Graduate Certificate in Project Management and Graduate Diploma in Project Management). No prerequisite or assumed knowledge.
Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGG5811
Critical and Systems Thinking
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGG5820
Applied Project Management
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
PMGT6867
Quantitative Methods: Project Management
6      Semester 1
Semester 2

Project Management Core Competency units

PMGT5871
Project Process Planning and Control
6    N PMGT6871
Intensive January
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2
PMGT5872
People and Leadership
6    N PMGT6872
Intensive February
Semester 1
Semester 2
PMGT5873
Project Economics and Finance
6    N PMGT6873
Semester 1
Semester 2
PMGT5891
Project Risk Management
6    N PMGT6891
Semester 1
Semester 2

Project Management Electives

PMGT5875
Project Innovation Management
6      Semester 1
PMGT5876
Strategic Delivery of Change
6    N WORK6026
Semester 2
PMGT5877
Management of Project Organisations
6      Semester 1
PMGT5886
System Dynamics Modelling for PM
6      Semester 2
PMGT5887
Computer Applications in PM
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
PMGT5888
Global Project Management
6      Semester 2
PMGT5889
Integrated Cost and Scheduling Control
6      Semester 2
PMGT5895
Contracts Management
6      Semester 1
PMGT6885
Project Placement Special Topic
6    A [Permission by the Director, PM Program]

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive January
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2
Electives may be taken in Semester 1 or Semester 2.

Research and Capstone units

All Master of Project Management candidates must complete a Capstone (12 credit points), Thesis (12 credit points), or Dissertation option (24 credit points), comprising those units listed under the relevant heading below.

Capstone units

ENGG5812
Project Delivery Approaches
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
PMGT5850
Project Management Capstone Project
6    P ENGG5205 AND ENGG5811 AND PMGT6867 AND ENGG5820 AND (PMGT5871 OR PMGT6871) AND (PMGT5872 OR PMGT6872) AND (ENGG5812 OR PMGT6812)
Semester 1
Semester 2

Thesis units

PMGT5883
Project Management Thesis A
6    N PMGT5892

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
It is expected that the project will be conducted over two consecutive semesters although the two 6 credit point units PMGT5883 and PMGT5884 may be undertaken concurrently. Students must have a 75% average WAM and approval from the Program Director to be eligible to enrol in this unit. Students considering this option should discuss it with the Thesis coordinator at least one semester before they intend to start.
Semester 1
Semester 2
PMGT5884
Project Management Thesis B
6    N PMGT5892

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
It is expected that the project will be conducted over two consecutive semesters although the two 6 credit point units PMGT5883 and PMGT5884 may be undertaken concurrently. Students must have a 75% average WAM and approval from the Program Director to be eligible to enrol in this unit. Students considering this option should discuss it with the Thesis coordinator at least one semester before they intend to start.
Semester 1
Semester 2

Dissertation units

Enrolment in the Dissertation option is with permission only. If undertaking this option, replace 12 credit points of Elective units with Dissertation units.
PMGT5851
Project Management Dissertation A
12    P (ENGG5205 AND ENGG5811 AND PMGT6867 AND ENGG5820)
N PMGT5883 OR PMGT5884 OR PMGT5850

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
All students wishing to enrol in Dissertation A and B must submit a research proposal and obtain the approval of the Program Director in order to enrol in these units. Under normal circumstances students will be expected to have a 75% average WAM. Where a student has been granted 24 cp credit on entry and wishes to start the dissertation in their first semester, permission to enrol will be based on the research proposal.
Semester 1
Semester 2
PMGT5852
Project Management Dissertation B
12    P ENGG5205 AND ENGG5811 AND PMGT6867 AND ENGG5820 AND PMGT5851
N PMGT5883 OR PMGT5884 OR PMGT5850

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
All students wishing to enrol in Dissertation A and B must submit a research proposal and obtain the approval of the Program Director in order to enrol in these units. Under normal circumstances students will be expected to have a 75% average WAM. Where a student has been granted 24 cp credit on entry and wishes to start the dissertation in their first semester, permission to enrol will be based on the research proposal.
Semester 1
Semester 2

Master of Project Management majors

Select 12 credit points of Electives units listed in the table for the relevant major.
To be eligible for a major, the Major Core unit of that major must be completed.

Global

Major Core unit
PMGT5888
Global Project Management
6      Semester 2
Major Elective units
PMGT5876
Strategic Delivery of Change
6    N WORK6026
Semester 2
PMGT5877
Management of Project Organisations
6      Semester 1

Strategic Change Implementation

Major Core unit
PMGT5876
Strategic Delivery of Change
6    N WORK6026
Semester 2
Major Elective units
PMGT5875
Project Innovation Management
6      Semester 1
PMGT5877
Management of Project Organisations
6      Semester 1

Organisational Project Management

Major Core unit
PMGT5877
Management of Project Organisations
6      Semester 1
Major Elective units
PMGT5875
Project Innovation Management
6      Semester 1
PMGT5876
Strategic Delivery of Change
6    N WORK6026
Semester 2

Risk and Control

Major Core unit
PMGT5889
Integrated Cost and Scheduling Control
6      Semester 2
Major Elective units
PMGT5886
System Dynamics Modelling for PM
6      Semester 2
PMGT5887
Computer Applications in PM
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
PMGT5895
Contracts Management
6      Semester 1

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