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Master of Project Management

 

location
City campus

Min. duration
1.5 years full time or
3 years part time*

course codes
UTS: C04006v6
CRICOS: 001099J
UAC: 940103

UTS's Project Management program provides an immersive learning environment for both aspiring and experienced project managers. This course equip students with the underlying knowledge and practical experience that drive project delivery across all industry sectors, from construction to information technology.

The UTS program was the first Australian program to be accredited by the Project Management Institute's (PMI) Global Accreditation Centre. The foundation subjects are compatible with the structures used by the PMI and Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) to certify practitioners.

UTS's Project Management program provides an immersive learning environment for both aspiring and experienced project managers. This course equip students with the underlying knowledge and practical experience that drive project delivery across all industry sectors, from construction to information technology.

The UTS program was the first Australian program to be accredited by the Project Management Institute's (PMI) Global Accreditation Centre. The foundation subjects are compatible with the structures used by the PMI and Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) to certify practitioners.

At a Master's level, students have the opportunity to develop a specialised skillset by choosing a sub-major in business, construction, engineering, IT, local government management, or health, combining project management disciplines with sector-focused knowledge.

To cater for busy work schedules, UTS delivers classes in an intensive block mode. This creates an immersive experience where students work with their peers in a team-based, simulated project environment.

Students also gain practical experience by working on real-life projects, in the classroom, on site or using computer simulations. For example, students have recently developed project plans for the Jack Thompson Foundation, Complimentary Health Care Council of Australia (CHC), and a number of industry associations.

UTS academics are at the forefront of project management research, internationally. This breadth of knowledge ensures that students have access to leading-edge thinking applied in both project-specific and organisational contexts. Our teaching staff also includes specialist guest lecturers from within UTS and institutions and organisations in Australia and overseas.

Graduates possess a detailed understanding of just how project management directly improves business productivity and profitability. They are able to deliver projects that help organisations achieve their strategic objectives.

Course aims

Successful graduates of the course can:

  • select and critically apply relevant theory to practice
  • develop and apply appropriate project management methodologies to suit different project and organisational contexts
  • demonstrate application of reflective practice
  • communicate in a variety of forms across culturally diverse project and organisational contexts
  • demonstrate the capacity to take a leadership role in project, program and portfolio management
  • demonstrate advanced-level skills in managing relationships between key stakeholders in a variety of contexts both in Australia and internationally
  • exhibit an understanding of the application of ethical practice to project governance in a variety of settings both in Australia and internationally
  • select and apply creative problem-solving skills to all phases of the project life cycle
  • apply critical thinking, analytical and research skills to a range of project and program management contexts
  • understand, select from and apply a range of systems thinking approaches to a variety of project and organisational contexts.

UTS has all the elements and facilities for students to enable effective learning.

Typical study program

A typical course program is shown below.

First year

Autumn sessionCredit pointsSubject code
15312 Project Communication, HR and Stakeholders615312
15319 Project Risk, Procurement and Quality Management615319
15316 Project Time and Cost Management615316
15310 Scope and Integration Management615310
Spring sessionCredit pointsSubject code
Select 24 credit points from the following:24
15338 Strategic Procurement and Contract Management615338
15335 Project Appraisal and Finance615335
15325 Negotiation and Conflict Management615325
15326 Project Management Practicum615326
15327 Managing Project Complexity615327
15336 Systems Thinking for Managers615336
15346 Governance and Leadership of Project Management615346
15347 The Project Organisation: A New Organisational Model615347
15356 Project Performance Improvement615356
15462 Research Critique and Literature Review615462
15463 Research Methodology and Process615463
15348 Project Finance and Analysis615348
15350 Professional Project Practice615350

Course fees

For relevant fee information, are you a Local student or International student

In most cases, UTS offers domestic students entry to postgraduate courses on a fee paying basis.

Tuition fees are charged:

  • based on the particular course in which you are enrolled
  • based on the number of credit points in which you are enrolled
  • at the rates set for the current year and revised annually

Fees for future year(s) published in the online calculator, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only.  UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.

Tuition fees can be found in the online calculator.

A small number of postgraduate courses offer government subsidised Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP). Find out whether there are CSPs available in this course by visiting our postgraduate fees page.

In addition to tuition fees, students are required to pay a Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). The purchase of textbooks and other course materials may also result in additional costs.

Tuition fees for international students vary between courses and range from A$19,840 to A$34,080 per year.

Tuition fees for international postgraduate coursework students can be found using fees search.

Tuition fees must be paid in advance each session and are subject to annual increase. Fees for future year(s) published in fees search, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only. UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.

 

For this course, the cost per credit point for 2016 is $524. The total credit points are 72.

All international students should familiarise themselves with the following documents:

In addition to tuition fees, students may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). Textbooks and other course materials will also result in additional costs.

For further information on costs related to your study at UTS, visit the international students' fees information page.

Careers

The course is highly regarded by industry as providing in-demand, 'professionally excellent' graduates. Its focus on leadership, program management and governance increases the employability of graduates at senior levels in many local and international industries, including banking and finance, construction and engineering, event management, government, health and IT.

Course structure

Course completion requirements

RequirementCredit points
CBK90603 PM Foundation24
CBK90860 Project Management (Advanced)48
Total72

Course structure explained

Students choose 72 credit points from a list of compulsory and elective subjects.

Additional information

Course duration

The course is offered on a one-and-a-half-year, full-time or three-year, part-time basis. Because the intensive workshops are widely spaced throughout the year, many students choose to accelerate the part-time master's program and complete it within two years.

Full time, on campus
Part time, on campus

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree and a minimum of six months' relevant work experience, or a completed UTS Graduate Certificate in Project Management and a minimum of six months' relevant work experience.

All applicants must provide a:

  • CV clearly articulating their project management experience
  • personal statement (maximum 300 words) explaining their reasons for wanting to study project management and demonstrating an understanding of basic project management concepts gained from work experience and knowledge of course expectations.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Check to see if there are additional admission requirements for this course.

If you don't meet the admission requirements for this course, there may be alternative pathways to help you gain admission.

Credit recognition

Exemptions of up to 24 credit points may be given for equivalent prior learning. Applicants with a four-year degree in a related field of study may be given up to 24 credit points of exemptions.

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Project Management (C11005), the Graduate Diploma in Project Management (C07004) and the Master of Project Management. Each stage is self-contained and can be undertaken through part-time or full-time study.

The graduate diploma is offered as an exit point for students who do not wish to go on to complete the master's degree but who otherwise finish with 48 credit points. Direct entry to the graduate diploma is not available.

Articulation from the graduate certificate to the Master of Project Management is allowed with the approval of the course director.

Scholarships, prizes and awards

Scholarships

Prizes and awards

Professional recognition

This program is accredited by the Project Management Institute's (PMI) Global Accreditation Centre for Project Management Education Programs (GAC) and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

UTS: Handbook

See the Master of Project Management in the UTS: Handbook for comprehensive course details.
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