Master of Project Management

General

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Program Description

Project Management is becoming a core activity in all organisations and increasingly vital to the delivery of the corporate strategy.

ECU's Master of Project Management is offered within the School of Business and Law, so the course has a strong business focus.

It is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills of project management principles and practice to design, implement and lead a diverse range of projects in almost any industry.

The Master of Project Management aims to enable students to critically apply theory and principles to practice by examining real-world project management cases and examples in a collaborative environment facilitated by academics and industry practitioners. Students are provided with the opportunity to research contemporary project management issues and approaches in order to solve complex problems and be able to contribute to the advancement of the profession and to the wider community.

Course Entry

Academic Admission requirements (Band 6)

The following course-specific admission requirements are mandatory and must be satisfied by all applicants. These requirements are in addition to or supersede the minimum requirements outlined within the Academic admission requirements band section below.

All applicants are required to have a Bachelor degree in a discipline other than Project Management, with equivalents considered. Alternatively, applicants can apply with at least five years appropriate professional experience, or have a Graduate Certificate in a relevant discipline.

Academic admission requirements (Band 6) may be satisfied through the completion of one of the following:

  • Bachelor degree; or
  • Equivalent prior learning including at least five years of relevant professional experience.

English Language requirements (Band 4)

English competency requirements may be satisfied through the completion of one of the following:

  • IELTS Academic Overall band minimum score of 6.5 (no individual band less than 6.0);
  • Bachelor degree from a country specified on the English Proficiency Bands page;
  • Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at postgraduate level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
  • Where accepted, equivalent prior learning, including at least five years of relevant professional experience; or
  • Other tests, courses or programmes defined on the English Proficiency Bands page.

Course Details

Semester availability

  • Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup
  • Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
FBL5010 Managing People and Organisations 20
MAN5401 Managing Project Scope and Stakeholders 20
MAN5402 Project Scheduling and Control 20

Year 1 - Semester 2

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
FBL5030 Fundamentals of Value Creation in Business 20
MAN5410 Project Integration and Procurement Management 20
MAN6302 Managing Project Quality 20

Year 2 - Semester 1

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MAN6301 Project Risk Management 20
MAN6304 Project Leadership 20
MAN5901 Information Systems Challenges in Management 20

Year 2 - Semester 2

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MAN6305 Contemporary Approaches to Project Management 20
MAN6303 Programme Management 20
MAN6325 Project Management Capstone 20

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Apply critical thinking and technical skills to solve authentic business problems in project management.
  • Demonstrate effective communication and teamwork skills.
  • Demonstrate mastery of a global body of project management knowledge and practice, including knowledge of research principles and methods.
  • Independently initiate, plan and execute a substantial project to meet agreed deliverables in the field of project management.
  • Justify decisions and judgements that address a complex project management issue considering the ethical and social consequences.

Professional Recognition

Accredited by: Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programmes (GAC)

Endorsed by: Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM)

A student who has completed this course is eligible to apply for certification as a Certified Practicing Project Practitioner (CPPP) under AIPM’s RegPM programme. To qualify for CPPP the student must apply for Associate Membership with a copy of their qualification and the course must be listed on our website at the time of application.

Career Opportunities

The course provides students with the knowledge to manage projects in almost any industry. It provides a pathway into project management through the development of core skills in areas such as scheduling, project costing, risk management, project leadership and procurement. Current project managers can develop new contacts and extend their knowledge by learning and applying new theories and methods, thus enabling them to move ahead in their careers.

Possible future job titles

Project Team Member, Project Officer, Project Manager, Project Scheduler, Project Administrator, Project Support Officer, Programme Manager.

Last updated May 2020

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