By undertaking an online Master of Project Management with Southern Cross University, you'll develop the practical skills and knowledge you need to become a capable leader in an area of tremendous job growth (Hudson, 2015).
The degree is aligned with the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) benchmarking tool – Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). Choose a range of elective units relevant to healthcare, engineering, IT, accounting and business, and design your own study plan to focus on one particular sector or make your mark in an emerging field (IT management in the healthcare sector, for example). Study is 100% online, meaning you can complete your degree in your own time, where it suits you.
Each unit runs for seven weeks, with six study periods per year. To gain your qualification, you need to study all core units and four electives of your choice. You are also required to complete an industry research project that will consolidate your project management skills in risk, control, planning, implementation, evaluation, collaboration and systems analysis.
You may exit early with a Graduate Diploma or a Graduate Certificate. If you have already completed some postgraduate study, you may be eligible to apply for advanced standing, enabling you to pay less and be qualified even sooner.
Learn more about the online course offering.
Our Master of Project Management consists of compulsory units and elective units. Elect specialisations based on your interests, anchor yourself in one area or craft your own niche to suit emerging industries. You can select from:
- Engineering Management
- Health Services Management
- Information and Knowledge Management
- Managing and Leading People.
Our course structure enables you to understand research methods, and activate knowledge with hands-on experience while you study.
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Demonstrate cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories from different bodies of knowledge or practice as it applied to the discipline of project management
Apply knowledge and skills pertaining to project management with initiative and creativity with new challenges or in new situations
Demonstrate highly developed judgement and use of ethical framework(s) when planning, managing and undertaking projects in scholarly, research, social and professional forums
Apply sustainability principles to project management research and professional situations
|Knowledge of a discipline|
Demonstrate an advanced, integrated understanding of project management principles and methods, with the ability to conceptualize and apply these principles and methods in professional contexts
Reflect on, assess and regulate learning, research and performance pertaining to project management, with personal autonomy and accountability
Locate, evaluate, manage and use information in order to create new knowledge and advance methods in the field of project management
|Communication and social skills|
Communicate arguments, theory, complex knowledge and ideas in relation to the field of project management within an investigation of originality to specialist and non-specialist audiences
Work collaboratively with individuals and teams to achieve research outcomes that pertain to the management of projects
Demonstrate an understanding of Indigenous Australian contemporary realities and protocols, specifically as they apply to project management in practice (such as in the mining, health, construction and social services sectors).
Demonstrate cultural competence in local, Australia-wide and global settings, specifically as they apply to project management in practice
2 years part-time
1.5 years full-time
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See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.
To be eligible for the Master of Project Management a candidate shall successfully complete 12 units (144 credit points) comprising:
- all units listed in Part A and Part C; and
- any four (4) elective units from Part B
- A candidate in the Master of Project Management who has completed the requirements for the Graduate Diploma of Project Management may elect to be awarded the Graduate Diploma following withdrawal from candidature for the Masters award.
- A candidate in the Master of Project Management who has completed the requirements for the Graduate Certificate of Project Management may elect to be awarded the Graduate Certificate following withdrawal from candidature for the Masters award.