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Master of Project Management

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Course snapshot

Domestic snapshot

  • Course abbreviation

    MProjMgt

  • Course code

    1208400

  • Credit points

    144

  • Equivalent units

    12

  • Indicative Fee


Overview

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. 

AIPM Endorsed course

Course Learning Outcome

GA1: Intellectual rigour

Demonstrate expert, cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, critically analyse and synthesise complex information, to solve problems, and to apply established theories to different bodies of knowledge or practice in project management through adaptable and responsible practise.

GA2: Creativity

Creatively and expertly tailor and innovate through the application of expert project management knowledge and skills in response to new challenges or in new situations.

GA3: Ethical practice

Demonstrate highly advanced 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

GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Demonstrate a highly advanced, integrated understanding of project management theories, concepts, principles and methods, with the ability to conceptualise, customise and apply these principles and methods in professional contexts.

GA5: Lifelong learning

Reflect on, assess and regulate learning, research and performance pertaining to project management, with autonomy and personal responsibility.

Locate, evaluate, manage and utilise information in order to create and communicate new knowledge and specialised methods in the field of project management.

GA6: Communication and social skills

Communicate arguments, theory, complex knowledge and ideas in relation to the field of project management to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.

Work collaboratively with all relevant stakeholders to achieve project outcomes.

GA7: Cultural competence

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:

  • Accounting
  • 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.

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
SCU Online Summer Term , Term 1 , Term 2 , Term 3 , Term 4 , Term 5 N/A N/A

Career Outcomes

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 Practising Project Practitioner (CPPP) under AIPM's RegPM program.

For more information, visit the AIPM website.

Requirements

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.

Course requirements

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).

Exit Awards

Students may be eligible to exit with the Graduate Diploma of Project Management after completing the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points), comprising 7 core units and 1 elective unit.
 
Students may be eligible to exit with the Graduate Certificate of Project Management after completing the equivalent of 4 units (48 credit points), comprising 4 core units.

Course structure

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment.

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Notes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

First Year

PROJ5002 Project Management Principles
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Anti-requisites PROJ5001 - Project Management
PROJ5003 Project Management: Initiation and Planning
Summer Term
Term2,4
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Pre-requisites PROJ5002 - Project Management Principles
PROJ5007 Introduction to Agile Project Management
Term1,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Pre-requisites PROJ5002 - Project Management Principles
PROJ6001 Project Management: Quality, Control and Risk
Term1,4
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term1,4
Term1,4
Pre-requisites PROJ5002 - Project Management Principles
PROJ6003 Leading and Managing Projects
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term2
Term2
Pre-requisites PROJ5002 - Project Management Principles
Option Unit
PROJ6005 Project Procurement and Contract Management
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term3
Term3
Pre-requisites PROJ5002 - Project Management Principles
PROJ6006 Portfolio and Program Management
Term5
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term5
Term5
Enrolment information This is an advanced-level unit. We advise that students have either completed at least 4 other Master of Project Management core units. Alternatively, ensure you have sufficient project or mid to senior-level business exposure.

Second Year

BUSN7001 Industry Research Project: Part A
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Pre-requisites 72 credit points from masters level (AQF 9) units.
Anti-requisites BUSN7003 - Industry Research Project
Enrolment information Noting the focus on advanced, independent learning required by this unit, students are advised to enrol in the subject towards the final stage of their course.
Option Unit
BUSN7002 Industry Research Project: Part B
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Pre-requisites BUSN7001 - Industry Research Project: Part A
Anti-requisites BUSN7003 - Industry Research Project
Option Unit

Unit Code Unit Title Notes

Core Units

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

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
ACCT5004 Business Accounting for Managers (Online)
ACCT6013 Corporate Governance for Managers (Online)
BUSN5005 Management Communication (Online)
BUSN6002 Global Business (Online)
BUSN6006 Strategic Knowledge Management (Online)
BUSN6008 Strategy and Case Analysis (Online)
BUSN6009 Managing Information Systems (Online)
COMP6005 Managing Digital Enterprise (Online)
ENGN6001 Engineering for a Sustainable Future
LEGL5003 Business and Corporation Law for Managers (Online)
MGMT6004 Organisational Change and Development (Online)
PROJ5004 Strategic Infrastructure Asset Management
PROJ6007 Stakeholder Engagement
PBHL5016 Leading Change in Health Care
PBHL5017 Governance and Accountability in Health Care
PBHL5014 Strategic Planning and Management in Health Care