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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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    Ranked 56th globally for engineering and technology by the 2019 QS University Rankings by Subject

  • 1st for employability

    Our graduates are ranked 1st in Australia and 5th globally for employability by the 2019 QS Graduate Employability Rankings

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. 

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.

You can combine your passion for project managementwith a shared pool of more than 100 cross-disciplinary majors as you cultivate specialist industry knowledge and project management expertise.

Graduates are highly sought after and work in professional and management roles in property development, events, 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.

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.

Subject areas

You are required to choose one major, which may be a Project Management major or may be taken from the shared pool of majors. You also have the option to choose a Project Management minor.

Shared pool

Admission, fees and how to apply

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What you'll study

View detailed course structures for this course: Bachelor of Project Management

A typical unit of study has a value of 6 credit points, with a maximum of 48 credit points during the first year.

Students have the opportunity to undertake an Honours thesis during an additional year of study. See Bachelor of Project Management (Honours).

There are over 20 engineering and 100 shared pool of majors to choose from. The engineering majors that best align with this degree and their detailed course structures are:

Units of Study

Sample study plan

Year Sem  Unit of study 
1 1 Introduction to Project Management Systems Thinking in Projects Project Time, Cost and Resources Major unit
  2 Effective Project Communication Project Initiation & Scope Facilitation & Stakeholder Engagement Major unit
2 1 Project Acceptance Project Analytics Critical Thinking for Projects Major unit
  2 Executing Projects Project Conflict Management Reframing Projects Major unit
3 1 Adapting to Project Context Major unit or elective Major unit Project Management specialist elective
  2 Legal Aspects of Projects Major unit or elective Major unit Project Management specialist elective

More detail is available on the Course and Unit Study Portal.

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 criteria

Admission this course is on the basis of the following criteria:

Admission pathways are open to domestic applicants on the basis of equity or other adjustment factors, including for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. For details, visit admission pathways.

Mathematics (equivalent of band 4 in the NSW HSC subject Mathematics* OR band E3 in Mathematics Extension 1 or 2, if higher level maths has been undertaken)

In 2019, the maths prerequisite will apply to domestic and international students completing a secondary education (year 12) qualification in Australia (including Australian state and territory year 12 qualifications taken outside Australia).

From 2020, the maths prerequisite applies to domestic students undertaking a secondary education qualification in Australia (including Australian state and territory year 12 qualifications taken outside Australia), higher education studies (e.g. bachelor’s degree, diploma) and approved preparation programs.  

From 2020, it will also apply to international students undertaking a secondary education qualification or an approved preparation or foundation program, in Australia (this includes Australian state and territory year 12 qualifications and foundation programs undertaken outside Australia).

For details, including equivalent requirements for other qualifications, visit Mathematics course prerequisites.

*The subject requirement refers to Mathematics (not Mathematics General or Mathematics Standard), or Mathematics Advanced which will be first examined in the NSW HSC in 2020.

Course opportunities

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies offers opportunities for you to participate in international exchange programs, student societies, outreach activities and competitions.

Professional accreditation

The Bachelor of Project Management is accredited by the Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Centre (GAC) for Project Management Education Programs.

Career Pathways

  • state or federal government
  • health or energy sector consultancy
  • construction project controller
  • document controller
  • head of projects
  • program director
  • events director
  • construction 
  • mining
  • humanitarian aid
  • environmental 
  • banking and finance
  • government
  • healthcare
  • business
  • music
  • engineering consultancy
  • water and resource management
Future study options

Our Bachelor of Project Management (Honours) provides you with the opportunity to extend your potential in a research task under the supervision of a member of academic staff.

The honours degree requires an extra year of full-time study and allows you to develop a deeper level of academic thought and research in an area of particular interest, identified during your three years of study in the Bachelor of Project Management.

Find out more about our Bachelor of Project Management (Honours)

The Faculty of Engineering also provides a link between postgraduate students in the different Engineering and Computer Science disciplines. We offer a welcoming and supportive environment in which to undertake challenging coursework programs and research.

Our postgraduate coursework and research is focused on industrial applications supported by strong fundamental research programs run by internationally recognised academics.

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


Please note that for some courses there are additional costs in addition to the student contribution. Some of these additional costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protective clothing, and equipment. Please consult the University's web page for more information: https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html.

Visa/MasterCard/American Express/JCB surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or JCB. 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, protective 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 a government approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government. Further information is available from https://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/living-costs/health-insurance.html.

Visa/MasterCard/American Express/JCB surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or JCB. 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.

To help you understand common terms that we use at the University, we offer an online glossary.