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Master of Project Management

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Overview

 

The Master of Project Management will provide you with the advanced project management skills you will need for hands-on project management. This course is an ideal complement to your on-the-job experience and will equip you with the fundamental methodologies, modelling and analytical techniques for the design and implementation of projects across a wide range of industries.

You will have the opportunity to work in small groups, sharing your industry knowledge and expertise with fellow professionals. 

Commonwealth Supported Places

The Master of Project Management degree has a limited amount of Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) available to domestic students in 2018.  No additional application is necessary, all domestic applicants for this degree will be considered for CSP.

Specialisations

Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

Depends on your qualification, citizenship status

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

Your fee

How to apply

What you'll study

Study plan for this degree

Candidates for the Master of Project Management complete 72 credit points (cp). Students will study core units at a foundation level before progressing to competency level core units, electives and research/capstone units. The foundation level units provide the underlying knowledge and skills that students require before progressing to the higher level units. All students will complete one of the research/capstone project options. Working professionals in the project management domain whose preferred orientation of study is toward their professional practice will have the opportunity to undertake a methodology/capstone project suite of units which comprises of: ENGG5812 Critical Thinking and Systems Assessment (6 cp) which develops skills in critically evaluating different project management methods and tools in relation to the complex systems environments that they are required to manage and PMGT5850 Project Management Capstone (6 cp) which will incorporate teaching in research methods, plus a major case study based research project.

Students with an individual research interest may elect to complete a 12 credit point thesis. Those students planning to proceed to higher research degrees will have the option subject to approval and academic performance, to undertake a 24 credit point dissertation instead of 12 credit points of electives.

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.

Applying for honours

Admission requirement

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

  • an Australian bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. Commerce, Engineering, Social Sciences, Health, etc.) with a credit average (65 percent) or equivalent qualification or
  • an Australian bachelor's degree (with honours) in an unrelated discipline, or equivalent qualification or
  • an Australian bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification and relevant industry experience and certifications or
  • a University of Sydney Graduate Diploma/Graduate Certificate in Project Management with a credit average (65 percent). Units completed in the graduate diploma/graduate certificate can be credited to the master’s degree.

Applicants with three years relevant, professional work experience are encouraged to provide their CV in order to gain admission into advanced units of study in this course.

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

Reduced Volume Learning (RVL) Students who have relevant prior learning or professional experience of at least three years may also be considered to receive a reduction in the volume of their learning (RVL) not exceeding 4 units in the volume of learning required to complete the MPM. If you would like to be considered for this you must indicate in your application that you would like to apply for RVL (Which is also sometimes called 'credit'). You will then receive an email including instructions about how to submit your application for credit.

Professional accreditation

The Master of Project Management is accredited by the Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Centre (GAC) for Project Management Education Programs.
Career pathways & prospects

Graduate opportunities

Master of 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 mining, manufacturing, water, automotive industry, structural industry, IT industry, finance, management and environmental consultancy.

Career information for UAC

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.

Credit card surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. 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.

Credit card surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. 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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