Master of Project Management

  • Effective from: 2021
  • Approved Abbreviation: MProjMgt
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 3752
  • AQF Level: 9

CRICOS Code: 096605K

Program Status: CURRENT
This program applies to students who commenced in 2021 or later. 

Students should follow the program structure for the session start date relevant to the year they commenced.

For commencement year Spring 2020, please refer to: 3752.3 Master of Project Management

For commencement year Spring 2019, please refer to: 3752.2 Master of Project Management

For commencement year 2018, please refer to: 3752.1 Master of Project Management

This program is aimed at preparing students for a future workforce by cultivating their competencies, knowledge and application of key project management concepts and practices in various related professions.

It is expected that graduates from the program will be proficient in customising a domain specific project management life cycle and developing comprehensive project plans involving cost and quality control, managing risks and stakeholders in addition to developing efficient schedules while being able to act as effective communicators within a project team setting. Students have the option to graduate with core project management skills only (Graduate Certificate), to continue to obtain generic or discipline-specific project management skills (Graduate Diploma), or to continue to progress with advanced research skills with a Masters’ degree.

Study Mode

Two years full time or four years part-time.

Program Advice

Assoc Prof Xiaohua (Sean) Jin

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |

Location

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie Street Full Time Internal See above
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie Street Part Time Internal See above

Accreditation 

This program has accreditation with Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM). Accreditation with Project Management Institute (PMI), Australian Institute of Building (AIB), Engineers Australia (EA), Australian Computer Society (ACS), Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) will be sought.

Work Integrated Learning

Western Sydney University seeks to enhance student learning experiences by enabling students to engage in the culture, expectations and practices of their profession or discipline.  This program includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

Admission

Minimum admission requirements to this course are an undergraduate degree or higher in any discipline.

This course has three Pathways (A: Research, B: Coursework, C: Work Placement) with two streams per pathway (generic or specialisation) based on previous study.

Applicants seeking to specialise in the Construction, Engineering or Information Technology Majors must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree or higher degree in the construction, engineering or information technology discipline areas.

Studies in related areas will be considered by the Director of Academic Program.

Additional Information

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas may be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) or directly through the Western Portal. Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

http://www.uac.edu.au/
https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

All other International applicants must apply directly to the University via the International Office.  

International students applying to the University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Program Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 160 credit points.

Students must complete six 10 credit point core subjects (total of 60 credit points)

Subject Title Credit Points
BUSM 7064Managing Project Teams and Stakeholders10
MGMT 7003Financial Management of Projects10
BUSM 7097Time and Quality Management10
BLDG 7009Project Procurement Systems10
BUSM 7082Risk Management and Decision Making10
BUSM 7090Strategic Project Management10

Students must choose one of the following Pathways (40 credit points).  Pathway sequences are provided under the Sequence tab.

Students must also choose between a Testamur major stream or a Generic stream (60 credit points).

For the Testamur major stream students must complete three 10 credit point Management alternate subjects and three 10 credit point major alternate subjects.

For the Generic stream, students must complete three 10 credit point Management alternate subjects and three 10 credit point generic alternate subjects.

Master of Project Management - Pathway A - Research (Testamur major stream)

In addition to the core subjects, students must complete 100 credit points as follows.

Subject Title Credit Points
BLDG 7011Work-Integrated Learning in Project Management A20
BLDG 7012Work-Integrated Learning in Project Management B20
Select three Management alternate subjects30
Select three Testamur major alternate subjects from the enrolled major30
Total Credit Points100

Master of Project Management - Pathway A - Research (Generic stream)

In addition to the core subjects, students must complete 100 credit points as follows.

Subject Title Credit Points
INFO 7010Research Project A20
INFO 7011Research Project B20
Select three Management alternate subjects30
Select three Generic alternate subjects30
Total Credit Points100

Master of Project Management - Pathway B - Coursework (Testamur major stream)

In addition to the core subjects, students must complete 100 credit points as follows.

30 credit points of Management alternate subjects.

30 credit points of Testamur major alternate subjects from their enrolled major.

40 additional credit points of Testamur major alternate units from their enrolled major. This is in addition to the abovementioned 30 credit points of Testamur major alternate subjects.

Master of Project Management - Pathway B - Coursework (Generic stream)

In addition to the core subjects, students must complete 100 credit points as follows.

30 credit points of Management alternate subjects.

30 credit points of Generic alternate subjects

40 additional credit points of any alternate subjects (Management, Generic or Testamur major). This is in addition to the abovementioned 30 credit points of Management alternate subjects and 30 credit points of Generic alternate subjects.

Master of Project Management - Pathway C - Work Placement (Testamur major stream)

In addition to the core subjects, students must complete 100 credit points as follows.

Subject Title Credit Points
BLDG 7011Work-Integrated Learning in Project Management A20
BLDG 7012Work-Integrated Learning in Project Management B20
Select three Management alternate subjects30
Select three Testamur major alternate subjects from the enrolled major30
Total Credit Points100

Master of Project Management - Pathway C - Work Placement (Generic stream)

In addition to the core subjects, students must complete 100 credit points as follows.

Subject Title Credit Points
BLDG 7011Work-Integrated Learning in Project Management A20
BLDG 7012Work-Integrated Learning in Project Management B20
Select three Management alternate subjects30
Select three Generic alternate subjects30
Total Credit Points100

Testamur Majors and Generic Stream

Exit Awards

Students may exit with  3786 - Graduate Diploma in Project Management (120 credit points) or 3787 - Graduate Certificate in Project Management (60 credit points) on completion of the relevant subjects as specified in the program structure. Please refer to the links below for details.

Graduate Diploma in Project Management

Graduate Certificate in Project Management

Recommended Sequence

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 160 credit points.

Students must complete six 10 credit point core subjects (total of 60 credit points) as follows.

Subject Title Credit Points
BUSM 7064Managing Project Teams and Stakeholders10
MGMT 7003Financial Management of Projects10
BUSM 7097Time and Quality Management10
BLDG 7009Project Procurement Systems10
BUSM 7082Risk Management and Decision Making10
BUSM 7090Strategic Project Management10

Students must choose one of the following Pathways.  The Structure tab includes information regarding the requirements of the Research and Generic streams for each Pathway.

Master of Project Management - Pathway A - Research, full-time start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
BUSM 7064 Managing Project Teams and Stakeholders 10
MGMT 7003 Financial Management of Projects 10
BUSM 7097 Time and Quality Management 10
Select one of the following: 10
Major subject (from your Construction, Information Technology or Engineering major) or Generic subject
 
Management subject (from your major and offered in Quarter 1 or Quarter 2)
 
 Credit Points40
Spring session
BUSM 7082 Risk Management and Decision Making 10
BUSM 7090 Strategic Project Management 10
BLDG 7009 Project Procurement Systems 10
Select one of the following: 10
Major subject (from your Construction, Information Technology or Engineering major) or Generic subject
 
Management subject (from your major and offered in Quarter 3 or Quarter 4)
 
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
INFO 7010 Research Project A 20
Select two of the following: 20
Major subject (from your Construction, Information Technology or Engineering major) or Generic subject
 
Management subject (from your major and offered in Quarter 1 or Quarter 2)
 
 Credit Points40
Spring session
INFO 7011 Research Project B 20
Select two of the following: 20
Major subject (from your Construction, Information Technology or Engineering major) or Generic subject
 
Management subject (from your major and offered in Quarter 1 or Quarter 2)
 
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points160

Master of Project Management - Pathway A - Research, full-time mid-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Spring sessionCredit Points
BUSM 7082 Risk Management and Decision Making 10
BUSM 7090 Strategic Project Management 10
BLDG 7009 Project Procurement Systems 10
Select one of the following: 10
Major subject (from your Construction, Information Technology or Engineering major) or Generic subject
 
Management subject (from your major and offered in Quarter 1 or Quarter 2)
 
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
BUSM 7064 Managing Project Teams and Stakeholders 10
MGMT 7003 Financial Management of Projects 10
BUSM 7097 Time and Quality Management 10
Select one of the following: 10
Major subject (from your Construction, Information Technology or Engineering major) or Generic subject
 
Management subject (from your major and offered in Quarter 1 or Quarter 2)
 
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Spring session
INFO 7011 Research Project B 20
Select two of the following: 20
Major subject (from your Construction, Information Technology or Engineering major) or Generic subject
 
Management subject (from your major and offered in Quarter 1 or Quarter 2)
 
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
INFO 7010 Research Project A 20
Select two of the following: 20
Major subject (from your Construction, Information Technology or Engineering major) or Generic subject
 
Management subject (from your major and offered in Quarter 1 or Quarter 2)
 
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points160

Master of Project Management - Pathway B - Coursework, full-time start-year intake 

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
BUSM 7064 Managing Project Teams and Stakeholders 10
MGMT 7003 Financial Management of Projects 10
BUSM 7097 Time and Quality Management 10
Select one of the following: 10
Major subject (from your Construction, Information Technology or Engineering major) or Generic subject
 
Management subject (from your major and offered in Quarter 1 or Quarter 2)
 
 Credit Points40
Spring session
BUSM 7082 Risk Management and Decision Making 10
BUSM 7090 Strategic Project Management 10
BLDG 7009 Project Procurement Systems 10
Select one of the following: 10
Major subject (from your Construction, Information Technology or Engineering major) or Generic subject
 
Management subject (from your major and offered in Quarter 1 or Quarter 2)
 
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
Select one of the following: 40
40 credit points of alternate subjects as required for your Testamur major
 
40 credit points of alternate subjects as required for the Generic stream
 
 Credit Points40
Spring session
Select one of the following: 40
40 credit points of alternate subjects as required for your Testamur major
 
40 credit points of alternate subjects as required for the Generic stream
 
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points160

Master of Project Management - Pathway B - Coursework, full-time mid-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Spring sessionCredit Points
BUSM 7082 Risk Management and Decision Making 10
BUSM 7090 Strategic Project Management 10
BLDG 7009 Project Procurement Systems 10
Select one of the following: 10
Major subject (from your Construction, Information Technology or Engineering major) or Generic subject
 
Management subject (from your major and offered in Quarter 3 or Quarter 4)
 
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
BUSM 7064 Managing Project Teams and Stakeholders 10
MGMT 7003 Financial Management of Projects 10
BUSM 7097 Time and Quality Management 10
Select one of the following: 10
Major subject (from your Construction, Information Technology or Engineering major) or Generic subject
 
Management subject (from your major and offered in Quarter 1 or Quarter 2)
 
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Spring session
Select one of the following: 40
40 credit points of alternate subjects as required for your Testamur major
 
40 credit points of alternate subjects as required for the Generic stream
 
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
Select one of the following: 40
40 credit points of alternate subjects as required for your Testamur major
 
40 credit points of alternate subjects as required for the Generic stream
 
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points160

Master of Project Management - Pathway C - Work Placement, full-time start-year intake 

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
BUSM 7064 Managing Project Teams and Stakeholders 10
MGMT 7003 Financial Management of Projects 10
BUSM 7097 Time and Quality Management 10
Select one of the following: 10
Major subject (from your Construction, Information Technology or Engineering major) or Generic subject
 
Management subject (from your major and offered in Quarter 1 or Quarter 2)
 
 Credit Points40
Spring session
BUSM 7082 Risk Management and Decision Making 10
BUSM 7090 Strategic Project Management 10
BLDG 7009 Project Procurement Systems 10
Select one of the following: 10
Major subject (from your Construction, Information Technology or Engineering major) or Generic subject
 
Management subject (from your major and offered in Quarter 3 or Quarter 4)
 
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
BLDG 7011 Work-Integrated Learning in Project Management A 20
20 credit points of alternate subjects as required for the enrolled stream (Testamur major or Generic stream) 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
BLDG 7012 Work-Integrated Learning in Project Management B 20
20 credit points of alternate subjects as required for the enrolled stream (Testamur major or Generic stream) 20
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points160

 Master of Project Management - Pathway C - Work Placement, full-time mid-year intake 

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Spring sessionCredit Points
BUSM 7082 Risk Management and Decision Making 10
BUSM 7090 Strategic Project Management 10
BLDG 7009 Project Procurement Systems 10
Select one of the following: 10
Major subject (from your Construction, Information Technology or Engineering major) or Generic subject
 
Management subject (from your major and offered in Quarter 3 or Quarter 4)
 
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
BUSM 7064 Managing Project Teams and Stakeholders 10
MGMT 7003 Financial Management of Projects 10
BUSM 7097 Time and Quality Management 10
Select one of the following: 10
Major subject (from your Construction, Information Technology or Engineering major) or Generic subject
 
Management subject (from your major and offered in Quarter 1 or Quarter 2)
 
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Spring session
BLDG 7011 Work-Integrated Learning in Project Management A 20
20 credit points of alternate subjects as required for the enrolled stream (Testamur major or Generic stream) 20
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
BLDG 7012 Work-Integrated Learning in Project Management B 20
20 credit points of alternate subjects as required for the enrolled stream (Testamur major or Generic stream) 20
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points160

Testamur Majors and Generic Stream