Master of Project Management

The Master of Project Management (MPM) is a professional qualification that provides you with a sound educational platform for a career in project management. It is designed for mid-level executives seeking the skills required to manage large, complex projects at operational level.

New products, services, technology and infrastructure solutions are increasingly delivered using a project management framework. Projects also help organisations manage change - something 'business as usual' cannot do.

The MPM will provide you with the advanced project management skills needed to manage large, complex projects at an operational level. It will equip you with the fundamental methodologies, modelling and analysis skills for the design and implementation of projects across a wide range of industries.

Course structure

You may choose either to specialise in a particular area of practice or to complete a general MPM without specialisation.

Specialisations include:

  • Project Economics and Scheduling Management
  • International Project Management
  • Project Risk Management
  • Strategic Project Management Implementation.

For more information about the MPM, including units of study, visit


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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

Enrolment and Completion Information

128 Students graduated from the Masters of Project Management in 2011.

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