Take the next step in your career by studying a Master of Project Management
If you’re looking to develop your leadership, collaboration and problem-solving skills, consider taking the next step in your career by studying a Master of Project Management with QUT Online.
Our Master of Project Management will provide you with advanced discipline knowledge and skills to lead and manage large and complex projects in diverse work settings. All members of our online teaching staff are working or retired project management professionals with a vast range of experience at managing projects in industries such as:
Research and development
In this course, you will learn the main concepts, techniques and methodologies of project management and develop your skills in the management of 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, how to procure and structure contractual arrangements, and conduct research into a project management problem.
Get the competitive edge in your career with a Master of Project Management. You will learn creative problem solving, how to collaborate effectively, leadership and management skills, in order to fully prepare you to provide project management and leadership in a diverse range of industries.
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"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
What you will learn
Develop your critical thinking to analyse complex problems and determine creative solutions.
Understand the needs of your client and work with them to develop the best outcomes.
Build your confidence and initiative to lead projects and people.
Work on your personal organisation and management of different resources including people, money and time.
Learn the fundamental techniques that project and program managers use to manage time, cost, resources and risk.
Learn the fundamentals of research and research design to prepare you for higher study and the potential publication of your work.
You can study full time, part time or at an accelerated pace and adjust your study load every teaching period, depending on what is happening in your life at the time. 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.
This unit focuses on the aspects of project planning and project development. Building an appreciation of the nature and role of project management as a professional discipline, the unit will describe, clarify, and formalise project management of the front end of projects. This will prepare you for further study or bring new knowledge and skills to your professional work.
This unit focuses on the final two phases of project management; project delivery and handover. You will develop your appreciation of the nature and role of project management as a professional discipline.
The successful management and delivery of projects requires a firm understanding of project management systems – not only in isolation, but also the interactions between systems. Students will engage with this unit using a systems thinking and integration approach, learning to assess projects in regards to scope, schedule, quality and risk management.
You will learn conceptually about project management techniques such as the interface between organisational systems and innovation. In addition these systems are studied in the context of specific environments such as in health, safety and environmental management.
This unit will provide you with the fundamental skills and knowledge to manage internal and external stakeholders, and to appreciate the role and contribution of the project manager in facilitating outcomes critical for the success of a project. The unit will specifically focus on the competencies required to effectively lead, motivate and manage individuals within the project team. The unit provides an understanding of how to undertake negotiation and conflict resolution, recognise individual and cultural differences and different communication styles, and appreciate ethical issues appearing in projects.
The management of human resources issues required to achieve outcomes is critical for the success of a project. In this unit you will study aspects of effectively managing human resources at an organisational level, including project organisational structures, human resource planning, stakeholder management, high performance teams and organisational development.
Projects and programs grow out of the business lifecycle and also feed into that lifecycle. In this unit, you will learn how the project or program adds value to both the client and provider organisations and how that value can be sustained for a long periods if managed appropriately. You will also study contemporary program and portfolio management approaches and how to practically relate them to organisation dynamics and project benefits realisation.
Identifying and evaluating the procurement options for your client and project is critical to the success of projects and programs. This unit looks at contemporary market options and the preparations both client and tenderers must make to effectively manage the engagement and contract phases of procurement strategy.
In this unit you will learn how to identify, evaluate, both qualitatively and quantitatively, the risk and opportunities for your project or program. Risks are then allocated and effectively managed. You will also study contemporary risk treatments available for both client and tenderers/contractors to effectively manage their project or program.
Examining the specific methods and tools that can improve key performance targets, this unit focuses on the context and principles of performance management issues in projects. You will develop your ability to gather information, apply the most appropriate methods, and make holistic and integrated decisions.
This unit allows you to solve discipline specific real world problems and effectively communicate processes and solutions within the context of your professional practice. You will be equipped with applied research knowledge and skills. As a contemporary Project Manager, this unit will guide you to gather the best available evidence to make informed decisions, solve problems, establish best practice as well as innovate and develop within your project.
In this unit you will explore project problems which can be ill-defined or complex. You will apply skills previously gained in your degree to an advanced project management problem domain. This will allow you to determine specific project outcomes and precisely define the elements of your project.
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.
Initiate, plan, execute, control, and close the work of a team to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria.
As an experienced professional, manage a group of projects that share common resources to achieve organisational objectives.
Centrally manage a portfolio of projects aimed at achieving strategic objectives of the organisation.
Lead, coach and direct project managers and project teams with a tactical and strategic organisational focus.
Learning at QUT Online
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