University of Technology Sydney

C04006v7 Master of Project Management

Award(s): Master of Project Management (MPM)
CRICOS code: 001099J
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 72
Course EFTSL: 1.5
Location: City campus

Notes

There are a limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) within this course. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their full application by the following dates to be considered for a Commonwealth Supported Place.

  • Autumn 2022: Sunday 9 January 2022

Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Recognition of prior learning
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Articulation with UTS courses
Professional recognition
Other information

Overview

The UTS Master of Project Management is designed to enhance the knowledge, experience and careers of both aspiring and experienced project managers. This course equips students with the underlying knowledge and practical experience to drive project delivery across all industry sectors, such as information technology, construction and health.

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.

Course aims

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.

Career options

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.

Course intended learning outcomes

A.1 Ability to make ethical judgments in project contexts (Ethical Judgments)
A.2 Ability to manage cultural diversity to meet project objectives (Managing Diversity)
C.1 Ability to effectively use oral communication in projects at a professional level (Oral Communication)
C.2 Ability to effectively use written communication in projects at a professional level (Written Communication)
I.1 Ability to source and apply tools and techniques to meet contextual demands (Technique Application)
I.2 Ability to develop and adapt project management knowledge to meet contextual demands (Knowledge Adaptation)
I.3 Ability to think systemically and incorporate systems thinking approaches into project management (Systems Thinking)
P.1 Ability to apply foundational project management knowledge in projects (Foundational Knowledge)
P.2 Ability to apply and extend advanced project management knowledge (Advanced Knowledge)
P.3 Ability to manage project activities from an organisational perspective (Organisational Management)
P.4 Ability to apply methods and tools to analyse data and information for managing projects (Information Analysis)
P.5 Ability to actively reflect on, and improve, project practice (Practice Improvement)
P.6 Ability to lead and manage project teams, and work as a project team member at a professional level (Teams and Leadership)
R.1 Ability to think critically and synthesise complex data (Critical Engagement)
R.2 Ability to define, initiate, and conduct research projects (Research)

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

Applicants must have one of the following:

  • a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or equivalent, or higher qualification or
  • a UTS Graduate Certificate in Project Management, or
  • a UTS Graduate Diploma in Project Management, or
  • a UTS Graduate Diploma in Construction Management.

Applications based on a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or equivalent, or higher qualification must also include the following:

  • a minimum of one year full time, or equivalent part time, relevant work experience (see note below), and
  • a CV clearly articulating project management experience, and
  • an employer's letter confirming the dates of employment, and the position held, and
  • a personal statement (max. 300 words) explaining the reasons for wanting to study project management and demonstrating an understanding of basic project management concepts gained from work experience and knowledge of course expectations.

Commonwealth Supported places will be allocated based on an assessment of merit (as demonstrated by educational achievement measures such as GPA, and / or professional achievement as indicated by a resume).

Note: Work experience from within the following ANZSCO Occupation descriptors is deemed as relevant: 13. Specialist Managers, 22. Business, Human Resources and Marketing Professionals, 23. Design, Engineering, Science and Transport Professions, 26. ICT Professions, 31. Engineering, ICT and Science Technicians, 33. Construction Trades Workers, 34. Electrotechnology and Telecommunication Trades Workers and 51. Office Managers and Program Administrators.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Recognition of prior learning

Exemptions of up to 24 credit points may be given for equivalent prior learning. Applicants with a four-year degree in a related field of study may be given up to 24 credit points of exemptions.

Course duration and attendance

The course is offered on a one-and-a-half-year, full-time or three-year, part-time basis. Because the intensive workshops are widely spaced throughout the year, many students choose to accelerate the part-time master's program and complete it within two years.

Course structure

Students choose 72 credit points from a list of compulsory and elective subjects.

Course completion requirements

STM91310 Core subjects (Project Management) 30cp
CBK91785 Project Management (Advanced) 42cp
Total 72cp

Course program

A typical course program is shown below.

Autumn commencing
Year 1
Autumn session
15312 Project Communication, HR and Stakeholders   6cp
15319 Project Risk, Procurement and Quality Management   6cp
15316 Project Scope, Time and Cost Management   6cp
15310 Project Integration Management   6cp
Spring session
15115 Advances in Project Management   6cp
Select 18 credit points from the following:   18cp
CBK91785 Project Management (Advanced) 42cp  
Year 2
Autumn or Spring session
Select 24 credit points from the following:   24cp
CBK91785 Project Management (Advanced) 42cp  
Spring commencing
Year 1
Spring session
15312 Project Communication, HR and Stakeholders   6cp
15319 Project Risk, Procurement and Quality Management   6cp
15316 Project Scope, Time and Cost Management   6cp
15310 Project Integration Management   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
Select 24 credit points from the following:   24cp
CBK91785 Project Management (Advanced) 42cp  
Spring session
15115 Advances in Project Management   6cp
Select 18 credit points from the following:   18cp
CBK91785 Project Management (Advanced) 42cp  

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Project Management (C11005), the Graduate Diploma in Project Management (C07004) and the Master of Project Management. Each stage is self-contained and can be undertaken through part-time or full-time study.

The graduate diploma is offered as an exit point for students who do not wish to go on to complete the master's degree but who otherwise finish with 48 credit points. Direct entry to the graduate diploma is not available.

Articulation from the graduate certificate to the Master of Project Management is allowed with the approval of the course director.

Professional recognition

The UTS Master of Project Management is accredited by the Project Management Institute's (PMI) Global Accreditation Centre for Project Management Education Programs (GAC) and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The Master of Project Management is also endorsed by the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM).

Other information

Further information is available from the UTS Student Centre on:

telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
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