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Take the next step in your career by studying a Master of Project Management

The Master of Project Management course draws its strength from globally recognised frameworks, such as the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). By integrating benchmarks and standards, the program shapes individuals into decision-makers capable of designing effective project processes, establishing operational structures, and implementing governance mechanisms that steer projects toward success, even in the face of complex and evolving environments.

The Masters of Project Management will unlock opportunities for you to work with a range of industry networks and professionals. Our graduates have forged successful careers in Project Management across Education, Health, Disability and Ageing, Information Technology and Cyber Security, Government and Defence, Finance, Engineering, Mining, and more.

QUT’s standing as a top 250 global university demonstrates the Master of Project Management’s quality and the level of student support available. Each course is deepened through extensive industry networks and participation, which fosters connections among peers both during and beyond the learning journey.

About project management

Project Managers are in high demand across a range of industries, so the hallmark of the Master of Project Management lies in its emphasis on cultivating indispensable professional skills that transcend any one field. Beyond the theories and frameworks explored, you will emerge as a leader in the marketplace, through your interpersonal communication, stakeholder management, strategic thinking, and operational management skills.

If you want to develop your leadership, collaboration and problem-solving skills, study the Master of Project Management with QUT Online and take the next step in your career.
You will develop advanced discipline knowledge and skills to lead and manage large and complex projects in diverse work settings.

The Master of Project Management is accredited through Project Management Institute. PMI. Our online teaching staff are project management professionals who bring a vast range of experience and project management skills in industries such as:

  • Infrastructure
  • Banking
  • IT
  • Education
  • Research and development
  • Financial services
  • Health
  • Cyber security
  • Not-for-profit
  • Sustainability.

In this course, you will learn the main concepts, techniques and methodologies of project management and develop your skills in managing time, cost, quality and risk. You will learn about the technical elements of project and program management, the people management elements, how to align projects to strategic objectives, procure and structure contractual arrangements, and research a project management problem.

Gain a competitive edge in your career with a Master of Project Management. You will become skilled in creative problem-solving, collaborating effectively as well as leadership and management, preparing you to provide project management and leadership in a diverse range of industries.

We work really closely with the industry leaders in the project management sector to ensure that we’re bringing through new generations of project managers that build on the strengths of our past, but position them well to be dealing with the challenges of the future.” ~ Project Management – Karen Vella

The Master of Project Management is a Project Management Institute (PMI) ’s Global Accreditation Center and endorsed by the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM).

This accreditation has improved student outcomes in the job market, attracting more opportunities and income. The PMI provides access to ongoing support and learning materials to support your professional growth beyond completing the course.

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Entry Requirements

You can gain entry into the Master of Project Management with the following:
  • a completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in project management, engineering, built environment or business; or

  • a completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in any discipline, and at least six months full-time (or equivalent) professional project management work experience; or

  • a completed recognised diploma (or higher qualification) in project or program management and two years full-time (or equivalent) relevant professional work experience; or

  • five years full-time (or equivalent) professional project management work experience; or

  • completion of QUT’s Graduate Certificate in Project Management.

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Course Consultants can provide more information about your specific qualifications or experience, or submit an enquiry by visiting the contact us page today.

Looking to upskill your team? Find out how QUT Online can bring top-tier expertise and industry knowledge to your organisation by educating your workforce.

"The subjects that I’ve completed in my masters are already creating many lightbulb moments at work. I speak more holistically about project management, and I have a deeper understanding of the interdependencies at play in the projects I’m tasked to deliver."

Anna Master of Project Management | Environmental management and consultation

Course Units

To finish the course, you must complete all the units.

You can study full-time, part-time or at an accelerated pace and adjust your study load every teaching period, to better suit your needs. Choose up to two units every teaching period, factoring in approximately 12-15 hours of study per week and unit.

When reviewing QUT course documentation, please note that the code PMN refers to the on-campus version of a unit and the code PMQ refers to the online version. Both versions of the unit are similar in structure and content.

The units will provide you with targeted skills and a holistic understanding of frameworks supporting the project management life cycle, by capturing the theoretical knowledge and practical applications for effective project scoping, design, management and alignment to organisational strategy.

By covering a diverse range of topics including project management essentials, managing people, project systems, organisational strategy, academic research, risk management and procurement these units collectively equip students with the tools they need to excel in project leadership roles.

Each unit offers a different focus and outcome, which will build your project management capabilities and knowledge.



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Our dedicated support team are here to help you when you need it. They are available online or over the phone seven days a week to answer all your questions. They are here to help with everything from technical support to academic questions. QUT Online has the tools and people to make your postgraduate study achievable and enjoyable.

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Career opportunities

By 2026 the number of project managers is expected to grow by 11,900 to 139,700 in Australia alone. Worldwide the labour force is predicted to grow by 33%, creating 22 million jobs by 2027. Having a masters in project management can give you a competitive edge when it comes to securing one of those jobs.

There is a wide variety of program management-related roles available, both in Australia and internationally. From a project administrator to more senior roles in business management, they all require specific project management skills that you will learn with our online project management course.

Discover how environmental scientist Anna upskilled with QUT Online's Master of Project Management.

This course offers a wide range of career opportunities and industry pathways. You’ll learn key project management knowledge, decision-making skills and business acumen to take on organisational leadership roles, which bridge the gap between project delivery and strategic decision-making.

Career opportunities include Program and Project Manager, Project Coordinator, Project Management Consultant, Operations Manager, Senior and Executive Leadership roles and more.

Upon completing the Master of Project Management, you can explore various avenues for further studies and specialisation. These opportunities include pursuing a research-based master’s or a PhD, where students can conduct in-depth research in their area of interest.

Project Manager

Initiate, plan, execute, control, and close the work of a team to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria.

Program Manager

As an experienced professional, manage a group of projects that share common resources to achieve organisational objectives.

Portfolio Manager

Centrally manage a portfolio of projects aimed at achieving strategic objectives of the organisation.

Project Director

Lead, coach and direct project managers and project teams with a tactical and strategic organisational focus.

Learning at QUT Online

A unique opportunity

Whether you’re advancing or changing your career, studying online is the flexible way to achieve your goal, allowing you to log on and learn when it suits.

Your network

We are ranked in the top 50 universities in the world for employer-student connections. And when you study with us, our connections become your connections.

Learning that suits you best

Fit study into your life, when it suits you. If you study on your lunch break, or after your kids are in bed, you can access everything you need, wherever you are.

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Is this course accredited?

Yes, the Master of Project Management is a Project Management Institute (PMI) accredited program. It is accredited through PMI’s Global Accreditation Center.

Does this course focus specifically on the construction industry?

No, you will gain advanced discipline knowledge and skills to lead and manage large and complex projects in a diverse range of work settings and industries.

How widely applicable are the skills provided in this course?

Since our Master of Project Management draws on the Project Management Body of Knowledge, the international benchmark and framework in this field, you will gain the fundamental knowledge and skills that are in line with the global standard for effective project management and are applicable in any industry.

Is there any progression available beyond this course?

No, the Master of Project Management is our highest degree relating to project management.