Students in the Master of Project Management complete foundation subjects and then select from a range of advanced project management electives. Students may focus all electives on extending their project management expertise, or may elect to complete a specialist sub-major in one of seven disciplines: Business Construction Engineering Information Technology Local government management Property Development Health UTS’s Master of Project Management is accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI), the Royal Society of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and is endorsed by the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM). It is the first Australian program to be accredited by PMI’s 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 delivers most of the postgraduate project management subjects in intensive block workshops. These workshops offer an immersive experience where students work with their peers in a team-based, simulated project environment. 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. Teaching staff and specialist guest lecturers have extensive industry experience and knowledge of current trends in project management practice. Graduates of the UTS Master of Project Management possess a detailed understanding of the role of project management in delivering organisational strategy and improving business productivity and profitability.
The UTS Master of Project Management aims to equip graduates with the skills and attributes required for professional project management practice and leadership. The foundation of the course provides project management knowledge that students build upon to customise their learning to suit their background and career goals. The course aims to develop students as reflective project management practitioners with the ability to adapt and improve practice. The communication, leadership and interpersonal abilities that are crucial for managing projects successfully are emphasised throughout the course. In addition, the course aims to develop skills in academic literacy and enquiry, critical analysis, and systems thinking to develop graduates who are lifelong learners and responsible practitioners.
Graduates of the UTS Master of Project Management gain high rates of employment and top salaries. They are in strong demand by industry due to their professional preparation and ability to merge theory with practice to improve project performance. The Master of Project Management’s focus on leadership, program management and governance enhances the employability of graduates at senior levels in local and international industries, including banking and finance, construction and engineering, event management, government, health and IT.