Master of Applied Project Management
You’re considered an International student if you are a citizen of a country other than Australia or New Zealand.
Project management is recognised as a highly valued discipline in its own right. Organisations have come to rely on specialist project managers, with excellent practical skills and theoretical knowledge, to plan and deliver projects on time, within budget and to specifications.
According to the Project Management Institute (PMI), 15.7 million new project management jobs will be available by 2020 in project-intensive industries, including manufacturing, business services, finance and insurance, oil and gas, information services, construction, and utilities.
This degree uses A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK® Guide) as a framework. It is the international industry-standard approach to project management that can be applied across different industries, businesses and government institutions.
You will graduate with the skills and knowledge to apply project management methodology to specific professional field(s) of expertise; work in interdisciplinary project teams; and assume the role of project manager from inception to commissioning.
You’ll also have plenty of opportunities to network, exchange ideas and share experiences with practicing project managers as well as other professionals.
This postgraduate degree is offered as part of a suite of four programs (graduate certificate, graduate diploma, a 1 ½ year and 2 year master). Each qualification extends to the next, so you can easily transition to a master level qualification. At master level, you may choose to complete an additional six months of study to expand your academic knowledge and explore an area of interest within the project management field.
If you decide to exit this degree having completed the first eight courses, you will receive the Graduate Diploma in Project Management.
This is Australia’s original postgraduate project management degree, established in 1976. Our lecturers and tutors come from both academia and industry. They are successful project management experts, with mature knowledge and skills. Their lectures and your study activities will incorporate practical scenarios. So you’ll be able to immediately apply your learning to the workplace.
This degree is an ideal choice for professionals looking to move into a project management role, or for those looking to build a career in project management. It has been designed to align strongly with the current needs of industry.
You will learn the fundamentals of project management and take advanced courses such as International Project Practices, Economic, Social and Environmental Analysis, and Portfolio and Program Management.
UniSA’s project management qualifications are endorsed by the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM), the longest-serving body for project management in Australia. With over 10,000 members they are recognised by Australian business, industry and government as the key promoter, developer and leader in project management professionalism.
Many of our lecturers are industry practitioners who apply professional practice, highly relevant industrial experiences and practical case studies to their teaching. You may also discover that most of your peers are mature professionals with considerable and continuing practical experience and insights to share.
With a Master of Project Management, you’ll be well qualified to apply for roles such as Project Manager, Project Officer or Project Consultant. These professionals are employed in diverse areas such as:
Over the course of this degree you will learn the fundamentals of project management, including:
Your studies will also include courses such as:
For each course you study, you will need to allocate time for various classes such as lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars and practicals. Plus you will need additional hours to study in your own time to complete assignments, readings and projects and contribute to online discussion forums. So as a general rule, if you are studying full-time you would need to allocate 12 – 26 hours of study when at university and 14 – 28 hours of independent study per week.
Your studies at UniSA will incorporate both practical, professionally-focused and research-based learning, so assessment types will vary. You can expect them to include:
· essays, assignments and reports
· group presentations and reports
Enrich your studies and your life – make overseas study part of your qualification. Australian and international students may have the option to do an exchange, short-term program or study tour overseas. We have links with universities worldwide. You can choose short-term or semester-long study from a range of universities and countries depending on your area of study and cultural interests.
Take a look at the global opportunities available.
Our researchers work in partnership with industry; local council; government; charitable, not-for-profit and social organisations; media; communities; and other research organisations to address the knowledge gaps and problems of our natural and built environments. The aim is to develop equitable and just, healthy, safe, thriving and sustainable communities. Research includes:
· digital technologies and smart buildings
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· planning, safety and modelling
· project and risk management
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|Course name||Area and cat no.||Units||Reference|
|First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)|
|Principles of Project Management||BUSS 5142||4.5||Note(s): 1|
|Project Risk Management||BUSS 5070||4.5||Note(s): 1|
|Procurement and Contract Management||BUSS 5143||4.5|
|Project Governance and Ethics||BUSS 5387||4.5|
|Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)|
|Project Control Methods||BUSS 5163||4.5||Note(s): 1|
|Project Leadership and Teams||BUSS 5102||4.5||Note(s): 1|
|Economic, Social and Environmental Analysis||BUSS 5328||4.5|
|Masters Research Theory and Practice||ENGG 5020||4.5|
|First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)|
|NBE Masters Research Project||CIVE 5092||9||Note(s): 2|
|Strategy in Project Organisations||BUSS 5146||4.5|
|Portfolio and Program Management||BUSS 5405||4.5|
As a student at the University of South Australia you will have unique access to work placement opportunities, overseas study tours and exchanges, networking events, internships, guest speakers and more.
Our campuses are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, workshops, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments. These are all supported by the latest technologies and a 24/7 online learning platform. We have health services on campus, gymnasiums, technology zones and great student lounges. There are campus sport activities to keep you active, and if you are keen to explore the social side of university life, there are movies, cooking demonstrations, parties and lots more.
Adelaide has a variety of accommodation options to suit different requirements and budgets. Options include dedicated student accommodation or private rentals. See our long-term accommodation pages for plenty of options. If you need somewhere to live, our new student accommodation by urbanest is on Bank Street in Adelaide’s lively cultural precinct, a perfect location for students. It is within easy reach of UniSA’s city and metropolitan campuses, Rundle Mall shopping, the Central Market, Chinatown, and the West End’s vibrant nightlife. It is also across the road from the Adelaide train station, and on bus and tram routes.
International Student Services will make your life at university easier. We want you to be successful, and if you need help we will be there to assist.
We also offer study support from our Learning Advisers. You can work with them face-to-face or online. They are here to help you develop academically and professionally during your studies. They also offer help with the English language. When you become a UniSA student you can contact Campus Central for help with anything related to your degree. They will help you with your enrolment, ID cards, fees, timetables and any other questions you might have.
Our learnonline facilities include a personal learning environment with virtual classrooms, lecture recordings, emails, learning support, administration, library access and results. The environment is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can tailor your learning to your life. We are continually investing in innovative digital technologies for a high-quality student learning experience.
How to apply for international students will give you helpful information about the application process at the University of South Australia. When you are ready, apply through our International Application System. If you would like to talk to someone near you about studying at the University of South Australia, we have agents all over the world who can assist you. Find an Education Agent in your country.