Future Undergraduate FAQs

How do I apply?
Applications for the Bachelor of Project Management (BPM) and the combined Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Project Management (BE/BPM) should be made through UAC.

What are the entry requirements?
See our Admission Requirements page

How much does it cost?
See our Application page.

Is Government assistance available?
Domestic students are eligible for HECS-HELP for the BPM and BE/BPM. For more information please see studyassist.gov.au (opens in new window)

How long will it take to finish the degree?
Bachelor of Project Management – 3 years full-time
Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Project Management – 5 years full-time

What is the difference between the BPM and the BE/BPM or BPM/BA?
The BPM is the world’s first specialised undergraduate project management degree. Core subjects include project management, project finance, complex project coordination, analytics, statistics, risk management, organisational behaviour and psychology. These subjects integrate with units of study from your chosen stream of Civil Engineering Science, Built Environment or Software from the start of your studies.
In the combined BE/BPM, you will have completed both the BPM and a Bachelor of Engineering – the B.E. is the degree required to become a qualified engineer. You can choose any of the branches of engineering offered by the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies at the University of Sydney.
In the combined BPM/BA, you will have completed both the BPM and a Bachelor of Arts. You can choose from over 40 specialisations from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney.

How are the BPM and combined degrees delivered?
The degrees are offered on campus at the University of Sydney in face-to-face mode. Most classes will take place during working hours on weekdays.
If you are a working professional, you may want to consider the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Master of Project Management degrees, which are offered online and in evening and block classes. Check the Future Postgraduate pages for more information.

What are my employment prospects with these degrees?
Career opportunities are varied as project management skills are transferable across industries. As businesses increasingly focus on more efficient delivery of infrastructure, technology, products and services, the demand for project managers is booming.
Graduates will be highly sought after and will have a wide choice of career opportunities in areas such as property development, construction, mining, engineering, water, health, energy, IT, banking and finance or the government or not-for-profit sector.

Will I do a work placement as part of the degree?
Yes. All BPM students will do a capstone project including work placement in their final year.
For combined BE/BPM students, a work placement is required as part of the Bachelor of Engineering component.

Can I do Honours?
Yes. For BPM an additional Honours year is available to eligible students.
For combined BE/BPM, eligible students can include Honours in their final year.

Can I go on to do a PhD after the BPM?
Please see the Research Admissions page.