Master of Project ManagementMasters by Coursework
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.
The course is aligned with the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) benchmarking tool – Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) and endorsed by the Australian Institute of Project Management. 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.
To gain your qualification, you need to study all core units, four electives of your choice, and complete an industry research project to consolidate your project management skills.
If you already have a postgraduate study qualification, 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.
|Course Learning Outcome|
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
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
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
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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This course is endorsed by the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM). Students who have completed an AIPM-endorsed course are eligible to apply for a certificate as a Certified Practicing Project Practitioner (CPPP) under AIPM's RegPM program. To qualify for CPPP, students must apply for Associate Membership with a copy of their qualification.
We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.
Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.
To be eligible to receive the Master of Project Management students must complete the equivalent of 12 units (144 credit points) comprising:
- 9 core units (108 credit points), and
- 3 equivalent elective units (36 credit points).
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Notes|
|PROJ5002||Project Management Principles|
|PROJ5003||Project Management: Initiation and Planning|
|PROJ6001||Project Management: Quality, Control and Risk|
|PROJ6003||Leading and Managing Projects|
|PROJ6005||Project Procurement and Contract Management|
|PROJ6006||Portfolio and Program Management|
|PROJ5007||Introduction to Agile Project Management|
|BUSN7001||Industry Research Project: Part A|
|BUSN7002||Industry Research Project: Part B|
|ACCT6016||Finance for Managers (Online)|
|ACCT5004||Business Accounting for Managers (Online)|
|LEGL5003||Business and Corporation Law for Managers (Online)|
|BUSN6002||Global Business (Online)|
|BUSN5007||Entrepreneurship and Marketing (Online)|
|MGMT5004||Strategic Health Management|
|HLTH5001||Leading Change in Healthcare|
|PBHL5006||Healthcare Professional Portfolio A|
|HLTH5005||Principles and Practice of Clinical Accountability|
|BUSN6009||Managing Information Systems (Online)|
|COMP6005||Managing Digital Enterprise (Online)|
|BUSN6006||Strategic Knowledge Management (Online)|
|HRMT6002||Human Resource Management (Online)|
|MGMT6004||Organisational Change and Development (Online)|
|ACCT6013||Corporate Governance for Managers (Online)|
|BUSN6008||Strategy and Case Analysis (Online)|
|PROJ5004||Strategic Infrastructure Asset Management|
|ENGN6001||Engineering for a Sustainable Future|
|BUSN5005||Management Communication (Online)|