The Master of Project Management has been accredited by the Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Centre for Project Management Education Programs (GAC) from the 1st February 2010 until 2017.
"Obtaining PMI GAC accreditation is a rigorous process and the University of Sydney's participation makes a public statement about the deep commitment of the institution and its faculty to ongoing evaluation and continuous quality improvement," said Edwin Andrews, Ph.D., director of academic and educational programs and services at PMI. "GAC accreditation confirms that the scale and quality of an institution's project management degree program conforms to a comprehensive international standard."
Individuals who complete the University of Sydney GAC accredited project management program earn 1,500 hours of project management experience toward the requirements that are needed to sit for PMI's Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential examination. Currently, an applicant with a bachelor degree (or higher) must document 4,500 hours spent leading and directing project tasks. If the applicant documents that he or she graduated from a GAC accredited program, then only 3,000 hours of work experience need to be presented to fulfill this requirement. Additionally, individuals who complete a GAC accredited program earn 1,500 hours of project management experience toward the requirements that are needed to sit for the PMI Program Management Professional (PgMP)® credential examination.
In 2004 the Program received the inaugural awards for PMI Professional Development Product of the Year and PMI Professional Development Provider of the Year.
For more information on what Accreditation means to you have a look at the GAC website