Project Management

Project managers help organisations deliver new products, services and infrastructure. They manage and implement new systems and processes and they effect change within organisations.

About the major

The Project Management major will provide you with the fundamental project management skills, theories and methods required in complex business environments. Learn to investigate how to approach the management of projects where an innovative and dynamic approach is required. The project management-related technical and behavioural skills you will develop can be applied across any industry and is highly valued in professional, creative and management roles.

Options for studying Project Management

Both the Project Management major and minor are available as Table S (shared pool) options.

Pathways through the major and minor

The requirements for a major/minor in Project Management are spread out over three years of the degree (possibly four years if students are completing a combined Bachelor of Advanced Studies degree).

(i) Project Management Major

To achieve a major in Project Management, students must complete 48 credit points comprising:

  • 12 credit points of 1000-level core units of study;
  • 12 credit points of 2000-level core units of study;
  • 12 credit points of 3000-level major core units of study;
  • 12 credit points of 3000-level selective units of study.

A sample pathway for the Project Management major (over three years of a degree) is listed below.

Sample pathway - Project Management major (48 credit points)

Year Session Units of study
First Semester 2

Core: ENGG1860 Project Initiation

Semester 2
Core: ENGG1865 Project Time, Cost and Resources
Second Semester 1 Core: ENGG2855 Project Acceptance
Semester 2
Core: PMGT2854 Executing Projects
Third Semester 1 Core: PMGT3850 Project Management Capstone Project A Selective: 3000-level selective unit
Semester 2
Core: PMGT3851 Project Management Capstone Project B Selective: 3000-level selective unit

Please Note. This sample progression is meant as an example only. Depending on unit prerequisites, students may be able to complete these units in a different sequence to that displayed in the table above.

For details of the core and selective units of study required for the major or minor please refer to the Project Management section of the unit of study table, Table S, in this handbook.

(ii) Project Management Minor

To achieve a minor in Project Management, students must complete 36 credit points comprising:

  • 12 credit points of 1000-level core units of study;
  • 12 credit points of 2000-level core units of study;
  • 12 credit points of 3000-level selective units of study.

A sample pathway for the Project Management minor (over three years of a degree) is listed below.

Sample pathway - Project Management minor (36 credit points)

Year Session Units of study
First Semester 2

Core: ENGG1860 Project Initiation

Semester 2
Core: ENGG1865 Project Time, Cost and Resources
Second Semester 1 Core: ENGG2855 Project Acceptance
Semester 2
Core: PMGT2854 Executing Projects
Third Semester 1 Selective: 3000-level selective unit
Semester 2
Selective: 3000-level selective unit

Please Note. This sample progression is meant as an example only. Depending on unit prerequisites, students may be able to complete these units in a different sequence to that displayed in the table above.

For details of the core and selective units of study required for the major or minor please refer to the Project Management section of the unit of study table, Table S, in this handbook.

Honours

Honours is not available in Project Management in Table S, but is available through the Bachelor of Project Management.

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