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Bachelor of Project Management

Help organisations effect change

Project management skills are highly regarded and sought after because they can be applied to many different situations

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Overview

Unlike any other project management degree in Australia, this course will provide you with the fundamental project management skills, theories and methods required to succeed in today's complex business environment. Subjects include project finance, statistics, analytics, risk management, organisational behaviour and psychology. Gain in depth knowledge in a particular area of study by choosing a specialisation in either civil engineering science, built environment or software.

Project managers help organisations deliver new products, services and infrastructure. They manage and implement new systems and processes and they effect change within organisations. Working within an industry context, this degree covers the fundamentals of project management from basic theory to technical application in real-world environments.

Your lectures and tutorials will be led by expert academics and adopt a complex systems approach - utilising multidisciplinary theories and methods to investigate a particular phenomenon from a holistic viewpoint. The skills you learn will be applicable and valuable across almost any industry.

Graduates are highly sought after and work in professional and management roles in property development, construction, mining, IT, banking and finance, state or federal government or in consultancy roles in the engineering, water, health or energy sector.

Project management skills and methodologies can be applied to a variety of situations, including disease and disaster recovery scenarios where innovative and dynamic approaches are required to marshal resources to achieve an end goal.

Within the Bachelor of Project Management there are three streams available, all of which contain a capstone project where you will work in a team to initiate, plan, execute, control and close an industry-style project:

  • Built Environment – The built environment stream provides a broad foundation in architecture and the built environment, covering aspects such as city form and development, property, construction and sustainable architecture practice.
  • Civil Engineering Science - The civil engineering science stream provides a broad foundation in civil engineering, covering areas such as structural mechanics, transport systems, engineering construction and surveying, while also providing scope for you to specialise in areas of your interest.
  • Software - The software stream provides a broad foundation in the application of learning to the computer and IT industry, covering areas such as data structures, systems analysis and modelling, and e-business analysis and design.

This degree is also an ideal complement to the Bachelor of Engineering and is offered as a combined degree: Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Project Management.

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What you'll study

Study plan

Units of study information for this degree:
Built Environment stream
Civil Engineering Science stream
Software stream

Units of Study

Assumed knowledge

HSC Mathematics Extension 1. If you attempt project management without this prior level of knowledge you may experience difficulty, so you are strongly advised to undertake an appropriate bridging course.

Admission requirement

Admission to this course is on the basis of a secondary school leaving qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents), tertiary study or an approved preparation program. English language requirements must be met where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English.

Course opportunities

Career opportunities are varied as project management skills are transferable across industries. Graduates will be highly sought after and will have a huge 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.
Future study options

The Master of Project Management will provide you with the advanced project management skills you will need for hands-on project management. The Master of Project Leadership will enable you to acquire the skills required to establish and tailor sophisticated interdependent project frameworks.

Graduate opportunities

Career opportunities upon completion of the Bachelor of Project Management are varied as project management skills are transferable across industries. Graduates will be highly sought after and could work in professional and management roles in property development, construction, mining, IT, banking and finance, state or federal government or in consultancy roles in the engineering, water, health or energy sector.

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Domestic students

Indicative Undergraduate 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 in the course, and the specific units of study in which you 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.

Additional incidental costs


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution. 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 Undergraduate Students


The tuition fee for international undergraduate students is an indication 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. For further information about how to calculate your specific total tuition fees, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website

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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