Master of Project Management for the Built Environment

The University of Newcastle, GradSchool (Online)

Program Description

Master of Project Management for the Built Environment

The University of Newcastle, GradSchool (Online)


Working in the built environment and want to advance or side step into project management? The University of Newcastle’s Master of Project Management in the Built Environment can be the pathway to that managerial position you’ve been striving for.

Providing you with specialised project management skills designed for the built environment and people management skills for senior roles, this industry-focused program will help prepare you for your dream job.

Learning from current industry practitioners as well as University academics you will gain a well-rounded theoretical and practical understanding and application of project management. You will develop specialised and instrumental skills that will be highly valued by the property development, construction, mining, utilities and industrial sectors.

Using a case study approach, you’ll examine the core concepts, principles and techniques underlying project scoping and integration. You’ll learn how to plan, schedule and manage project time frames; develop and lead cohesive and effective project teams; manage stakeholders and risks; and evaluate outcomes.

On completion, you’ll be able to exceed client expectations, maximize the use of resources and bring projects to a successful conclusion - on time and within budget.

Our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. You can achieve your Master of Project Management for the Built Environment at a time that suits you.

Your UON degree will be internationally recognised - our School of Architecture and Built Environment is in the top 40 in the world, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject list (2015).

Is it for you?

Project managers can have diverse career backgrounds and their prior experience and knowledge often help shape the future direction of their careers. You may have a bachelor’s degree in architecture, construction, engineering or industrial design and now want to expand your skills and move into project management. Or you may want to take your project management career to the next level. The University of Newcastle’s Master of Project Management in the Built Environment will provide you with the project management techniques and frameworks enabling you to step directly into senior project management roles in the build environment field.

Career Pathways

The Master of Project Management for the Built Environment will prepare you for managerial positions in public, private and not-for profit organisations. With a core focus on the built environment, you will have specialised and instrumental skills that will be highly valued by the property development, construction, mining, utilities and industrial sectors.

To further enhance your qualification, you can become professionally recognised as an Associate Member of the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) upon graduation.

Your capacity to work internationally will be supported by University’s own reputation in the field. In 2015 the QS World University Subject Rankings ranked the University of Newcastle's (UON) School of Architecture and Built Environment discipline at number 40 in the world.

Specialisations

Studying the University of Newcastle’s Master of Project Management for the Built Environment, you will learn fundamental project management skills as they are applied to the built environment.

You will complete core courses in:

  • Project scoping and integration
  • Project scheduling, resource management and leadership
  • Project communication
  • Project procurement, cost, quality and risk management
  • Program management
  • Project closure
  • Project management research

You will choose additional courses in areas such as property management, business, disaster management, community development and environmental studies.

Admission Requirements

Admission into a Master of Project Management in the Built Environment is possible through multiple pathways.

These are as follows:

AQF Level 8 ‘Cognate’ entry:

  • An Honours Bachelor Degree, Honours Award, Graduate Diploma, or Graduate Certificate

AQF Level 7 ‘Cognate’ entry:

  • Bachelor Degree
  • Bachelor Degree PLUS 5 years’ experience
  • Bachelor Degree PLUS Graduate Certificate in Project Management in the Built Environment

AQF Level 6 ‘Cognate’ Entry:

  • Associate Degree with 5 years relevant experience, Advanced Diploma with 5 years’ relevant experience PLUS Graduate Certificate in Project Management in the Built Environment

‘Cognate’ refers to knowledge obtained in the following areas:

  • Architecture / Building / Construction Management
  • Engineering in Civil / Structure / Mechanical / Electrical/Mining

AQF Level 8 ‘Non-Congate’ entry:

  • An Honours Bachelor Degree, Honours Award, Graduate Diploma, or Graduate Certificate
  • An Honours Bachelor Degree, Honours Award, Graduate Diploma, or Graduate Certificate PLUS 5 years’ experience
  • An Honours Bachelor Degree, Honours Award, Graduate Diploma, or Graduate Certificate PLUS Graduate Certificate in Project Management in the Built Environment

AQF Level 7 ‘Non-Cognate’ entry:

  • Bachelor Degree PLUS 5 years’ experience
  • Bachelor Degree (no experience) PLUS Graduate Certificate in Project Management in the Built Environment

AQF Level 6 ‘Non-Cognate’ entry:

  • Associate Degree with 10 years’ experience, Advanced Diploma with 10 years’ relevant experience PLUS Graduate Certificate in Project Management in the Built Environment

‘Non-Cognate’ refers to knowledge obtained in areas outside those listed under ‘cognate’.

Relevant work experience will be assessed from the information provided below:

  • Applicant statement outlining the relevant work experience that applies to the program learning outcomes of the program. Applicants must demonstrate experience against all learning outcomes.
  • Evidence of employment and experience including start and end dates from employer(s): Offer of employment letter;
  • Certificate of experience/employment
  • Detailed resume/CV setting out work experience
  • Interview (where necessary)

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438

This school offers programs in:
  • English


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