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Master of Project and Program Management

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Overview

Designed for project managers with a minimum of two years’ work experience, this professional degree will take you beyond conventional concepts of project management and help you excel in your program management career.

Develop your strategic thinking capability and gain the organisation skills to manage larger projects and program portfolios. You will also focus on interpersonal skills for effective leadership, and learn how to apply the principles of emotional intelligence to influence and achieve successful project and program outcomes.

This master’s degree will allow you to draw on your workplace experience as you learn. You will work closely with a range of industry partners who share their knowledge, experience and opportunities in all aspects of the course – from workshops to assessments – and learn from others who are facing and solving complex project and program challenges.

You can also undertake an international study tour, working with students from other leading international universities.

 

Subject areas

Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

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The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

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What you'll study

Study plan for this course

Candidates for the Master of Program and Project Management complete 48 credit points (cp). Students will improve both work and study outcomes by integrating new knowledge acquired in critical project and program management units of study and their real-world experiences.

We offer candidates research units for those interested a deeper analysis of a project or program related topic.

To accommodate your professional commitments, our flexible study options include block or intensive mode, weekend and evening classes and online delivery, or you may use a combination of these options.

Units of Study

Capstone (compulsory project)

The project management thesis provides an opportunity for students to undertake a major project in a specialised area. It is aimed at students wanting to advance their theoretical, methodological and practical knowledge in a relevant area of project management.

Admission criteria

To be eligible for admission, an applicant is required to have:

  • two years of relevant work experience and
  • an Australian bachelor’s degree  (AQF7) or equivalent qualification or
  • the embedded Graduate Certificate in Project and Program Management with a credit average (65 percent) or
  • the Graduate Certificate in Project Management with a credit average (65 percent)
  • other students with a high level of relevant achievement may be admitted provided the Dean is satisfied they have achieved learning outcomes equivalent to an Australian bachelor's degree and two years of relevant work experience.

For qualifications awarded outside Australia, equivalencies and entry requirements are determined based on the country, institution and qualification.

 

Graduate opportunities

Master of Program and Project Management graduates may work in various positions including senior project manager, program director, and chief project officer roles. They may work locally and internationally, in a wide range of areas including events, manufacturing, water, automotive industry, mining, structural industry, IT industry, finance, management and environmental consultancy.

Domestic students

Indicative Postgraduate Student Contribution Amount


The student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and the specific units of study in which you ultimately enrol. For further information about how to calculate your specific total student contribution, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.

Indicative Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee


The tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student is an indication only of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increase


Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html.

Visa/MasterCard surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Postgraduate Students


The tuition fee for international postgraduate students is an indication only of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs and health insurance


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html. In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Visa/MasterCard surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

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