Master of Project Management

RMIT University

Program Description

Master of Project Management

RMIT University

Master of Project Management

In a world that is fast paced and constantly evolving, effective project management and leadership are becoming more important than ever both to companies and prospective employers.

This program is designed for professionals currently working or looking to work in the field of project management, and is particularly relevant for professionals who need to be able to run complex projects with a range of stakeholders, managing all phases on time and to budget, with the goal of contributing to an increase in business effectiveness.

In today’s busy environment the skills of the project manager have never been more in demand. Organisations, businesses and governments are becoming increasingly aware of the strategic importance of effective project management for gaining a competitive advantage.

A master degree in the rapidly growing area of project management will help you develop skills that are highly sought after globally in a wide variety of sectors, such as construction, architecture, engineering, information technology, government and events management.

This program emphasises the application of theory into practice and will develop your capacity to respond to current and emerging issues and trends. You will critically engage with project management theory and best practice principles, and evaluate and implement project management strategies using real world project based examples.

With a strong emphasis on leadership and management including project scoping, scheduling, procurement, entrepreneurship, client relationships and more, you will be well placed to meet and exceed the emerging expectations of employers and industry.

You will also look at different project environments, good people management and successful team structure, which will provide you with the necessary skills to deliver projects across multiple and varied disciplines.

A Graduate Diploma exit point is available.

Program structure

This program has a strong emphasis on leadership and management including project scoping, scheduling, procurement, entrepreneurship, client relationships, financial and technology management and research. A blend of lectures and seminars with industry case studies and work relevant projects allows you to combine theory and practice in a real work environment.

You will develop both generic and discipline specific capabilities through the expansion of your knowledge and ideas that align with the current and emerging expectations of employers and industry.

Upon graduation, you will be able to:

  • Determine and apply knowledge of complex project management theory, principles and best practice to applied projects to contribute to the profession and discipline of project management
  • Critically analyse synthesise and reflect on project management theory and developments, both local and international, to extend and challenge knowledge and practice
  • Professionally communicate and justify project scope, design, implementation, strategy, and/or outcomes, engaging effectively with diverse stakeholders across a range of industry sectors
  • Apply specialist knowledge and technical skills required to creatively address the diverse needs of project stakeholders, formulating innovative solutions and demonstrating independent and sound decision making related to your professional practice and discipline
  • Integrate and apply appropriate technical skills, research projects, evaluate the outcomes and theorise about the contribution of your learning to the profession and knowledge arena
  • Provide strategic project management advice and utilise leadership skills and teamwork skills to plan and guide the implementation of projects across diverse project management contexts, contributing to the discipline and professional arena
  • Utilise specific research and technical skills to strategically develop and implement project management strategies and solutions that are responsive to complex sustainable and economic theories and enhance project value, delivery and governance.

You can enhance your knowledge of general project management concepts and your particular area of interest by studying a range of electives that are on offer.

Program entry requirements

Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree or equivalent in any discipline. Applicants with significant work experience or professional practice may be considered.

English language requirements:

To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

  • Academic IELTS (minimum scores) overall band of 6.5 with no individual band below 6.0
  • TOEFL (Paper-based): minimum score of 580 (with a Test of Written English (TWE) score of 4.5)
  • TOEFL (Internet-based): minimum score of 92 with a minimum of 20 in each section
  • Cambridge English (Advanced CAE): CAE Grade B
  • Pearson: Minimum score of 58 (no band less than 50).
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated January 6, 2016
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This course is Campus based
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Jan. 2017
2 semesters
Full time
Start date Jan. 2017
Australia Melbourne, Victoria
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