Ensure complex projects are completed on time and within budget
If you’re looking to develop your leadership, collaboration and problem solving skills, consider taking the next step in your career with a role in project management.
Our Master of Project Management will provide you with advanced discipline knowledge and skills to lead and project manage large and complex projects in diverse work settings. Address main concepts and methodologies of project management and gain skills in the management of constraints of time, cost and quality.
Get the competitive edge in your career as a Project management graduate. With the learning outcomes of creative problem solving, effective collaboration and leadership and management skills, you will be fully prepared to provide project management and leadership in a diverse range of industries.
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.
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. Continuing from PMQ501, 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.
Successfully completing any professional project requires the engagement of individual employee. Project managers at all levels require an appreciation of human resources. Leadership skills are essential to ensure employees in an organisation are well-organised and driven to deliver project-related outcomes on time and within budget.
In this unit you will study the theory behind managing individuals within project teams, learning best-practice strategies to lead and motivate teams comprised of people with individual and cultural differences.
There is an emphasis on equipping students with practical skills in mediation and conflict resolution, communication and negotiation, accompanied by a specific focus on human resources legislation and ethics.
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.
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