University of South Australia

Project Management

Interested in Project Management?

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 specifications.

UniSA project management qualifications are endorsed by the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM). 

If you are a professional looking to move into a project management role, or if you are looking to build a career in project management, this course of study is ideal. It has been designed to align strongly with the current needs of a diverse industry.

Key features

  • Qualifications endorsed by the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM).

  • Program curriculum and learning framework based on the Standard for Project Management and A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) as a learning framework as well as relevant other industry standards in the field.

  • Learn transferable foundational knowledge and project management principles that can be applied across a broad range of industries. 

  • Gain advanced knowledge, methodologies, tools and techniques in project, program and portfolio management to address the growing complexity of projects across various industries.

  • Undertake a practical research project that can focus on an issue within your workplace.

  • First postgraduate project management program offered in Australia (est. 1976).

  • Flexible study options including part-time course load and evening classes availability to working professionals. We welcome applicants from diverse academic and professional backgrounds.

  • UniSA is an unstoppable university for unstoppable people. As one of the World’s Top Young Universities1, we’ll ensure you get the experience your future profession demands so it’ll feel like you’re studying one minute and in a career the next.

1UNSTOPPABLE® is a Kellogg Company trade mark used under licence. Ranked #52, 2023 THE Young University Rankings.

Why UniSA?

Take the next steps in your career and begin a degree that features a curriculum embedded in industry knowledge. Our lecturers and facilitators come from both academia and industry. They are project management experts and practising industry professionals with extensive knowledge and experience.

You’ll have plenty of opportunities to network, exchange ideas and share experiences with practising project managers as well as other professionals.

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.

UniSA offers a number of project management programs, with flexible study options available: the Graduate Certificate in Project Management, the Graduate Diploma in Project Management, the Master of Project Management , the Master of Project and Program Management, the Graduate Diploma in Project Management (Contract Management specialisation) and the Master of Project and Program Management (Contract Management specialisation).

UniSA offers the following Project Management degrees

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World-class partners for a world-class university

We are a globally connected university with over 2,500 industry and professional relationships that support student internships, research and community engagement.

Your career

With qualifications in 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: 

  • information technology
  • construction
  • engineering
  • planning
  • aid
  • health
  • defence
  • finance
  • mining
  • assets and facilities
  • infrastructure
  • biopharmaceuticals
  • resources
  • the arts
  • government
  • community development
Your Career

Global networks

We are a globally connected university; our staff and students come from over 90 countries. We have more than 2,500 industry and professional relationships that support student internships, research and community engagement.

UniSA also has extensive research strengths and partnerships that provide a strong foundation for all our degree programs.

The University of South Australia has more than 200 industry partners. In your courses, you will have opportunities to get real-world experience through projects and placements with our partners.

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What others are saying

Lecturers are really knowledgeable in their areas and I benefited from their industry experience and work on real business projects. The examples and case studies used in lectures were from real life experiences and this made classes more enjoyable and industry-relevant.

Berfu Orhan Bekmez

Graduate Certificate in Project Management

Berfu Orhan Bekmez

Berfu Orhan Bekmez

Graduate Certificate in Project Management

The staff teaching have extensive industry knowledge and the online resources provided the flexibility, which I needed to complete my studies. I work full-time and have a young family, so the ability to study after hours was appealing to me. Studying at such a busy stage in my life was not something that I planned, but I really enjoyed it, and it certainly provided me with extra knowledge that I can apply to my career.

Sarah Kemp

Master of Project Management

Sarah Kemp

Sarah Kemp

Master of Project Management

Why study at UniSA?

As one of the most innovative universities in Australia and Asia, there are many reasons to study with us. Here are just three:


Accessible, helpful and flexible

We have six campuses, a 24/7 online learning environment, and we offer flexible study options like online and evening courses.


Graduate success

UniSA is South Australia's number one university for graduate careers.*
*ComparED (QILT) Graduate Outcomes Survey 2019-21 – Full-time Employment Indicator (Undergraduate). SA public universities.


A five star university

Five stars for research, employability, teaching, facilities, internationalisation, inclusiveness and innovation*
*2022 QS Stars Ratings