Master of Project Management (8595)
The Master of Project Management (MProjMgt) is designed for postgraduate scholars who wish to develop a higher level understanding of the principles and practices of project management and to strengthen their skills in this area. The MProjMgt provides understanding and advanced analytical skills in the key areas required to manage a project.
The Master of Project Management is accredited by Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) that provides the following benefits to the students:
- The opportunity to become aligned with the premier project management industry body – AIPM
- Can join AIPM as student-level members, allowing them access many membership benefits. They will be eligible to apply for associate membership as soon as they receive a formal qualification.
- Professional development opportunities and certification pathways
- Receive automatic certification at Certified Practising Project Practitioner (CPPP) level if they join AIPM as an Associate or Member. (note the RegPM assessment fee and competency assessment will be waived).
- Confidence in the quality of course content and delivery
- Assurance that the chosen course meets industry standards and reflect current best practice in project management.
Further details for the program are listed below. If you require any more information about this program, or are currently in a Masters program and would like to enquire if you are eligible to transfer into this program, please contact:
Students undertaking the MProjMgt are required to complete 48 Units of Credit (UOC) by completing eight 6-UOC courses from the list in the Handbook entry for the program (see the list in Course Availability below).
In the MProjMgt, students must complete two compulsory courses, two of the remaining three core courses, and four elective courses. Not all elective courses will be available in a particular year.
The courses in the program may be taken in any order but it is recommended that the two compulsory courses are completed first, followed by the remaining core courses, followed by the four elective courses.
With the approval of the Program Coordinator, students may take up to two elective courses (12 UOC) from other coursework programs.
The option of undertaking a research project worth 12 UOC is available to Masters students who obtain a high credit average or better in four courses and is subject to approval by the Program Coordinator.
The research project can be completed within one semester through enrolment in ZEIT8280 Project - Project Management (F/T), or spread across two semester through enrolment in ZEIT8281 Project - Project Management (P/T). Completion of either course results in the achievement of 12 UOC.
The project is recommended for those with a strong interest in pursuing original research in a particular area or intending to undertake a higher research degree qualification. Student undertaking the research project (ZEIT8280 or ZEIT8281) are unable to enrol in elective courses from other coursework programs.
With approval of the Program Coordinator, students with an average mark of 65% or higher in four courses may complete a 12-UOC research project in lieu of two elective courses. The project is recommended for those with a strong interest in pursuing original research in a particular area or intending to undertake a higher-level research qualification.
*Please Note: Program rules are subject to change, students need to follow the program rules set out in the UNSW Handbook of the year they were admitted into the program.
|Compulsory||Semester 1 - 2019||Semester 2 - 2019|
|Project Management Body of Knowledge||
| Distance Mode
|Core (Select 2)||Semester 1 - 2019||Semester 2 - 2019|
|The Business of Managing Projects||Distance Mode||Distance Mode|
|Project Administration||Not Offered||
|Systems Thinking and Modelling||
|Electives||Semester 1 - 2019||Semester 2 - 2019|
|Strategic Management||Distance Mode||Distance Mode|
|Organisational Behaviour||Distance Mode||Distance Mode|
|Strategic Human Resources||Distance Mode||Not Offered|
|Finance and Investment Appraisal||Not Offered||Distance Mode|
|Accounting and Financial Management||Distance Mode||Distance Mode|
|Business Law||Distance Mode||Distance Mode|
|Project Implementation for Business Success||Not Offered||Not Offered|
|Economic World View||Not Offered||Distance Mode|
|Leadership||Distance Mode||Not Offered|
|Change Management||Distance Mode||Not Offered|
|Marketing||Distance Mode||Not Offered|
|Business Ethics||Not Offered||Distance Mode|
|Humanitarian Logistics||Not Offered||Distance Mode|
|Critical Analysis of Business||Distance Mode||Distance Mode|
|Logistics Management||Distance Mode||Not Offered|
|Strategic Procurement and Outsourcing||Distance Mode||Not Offered|
|Business Planning||Not Offered||Not Offered|
|Reliability Engineering Fundamentals||
|Software Project Management||Distance Mode||Not Offered|
|Reliability Program Management||Distance Mode||Not Offered|
|Systems Engineering Practice||Distance Mode||Not Offered|
|Test and Evaluation||Not Offered||Distance Mode|
|System Dynamics Modelling||Not Offered||Intensive Mode|
|Capability Option Analysis||Not Offered||
|Simulation||Distance Mode||Not Offered|
|Simulation Applications||Not Offered||Distance Mode|
There are six pathways for entry to The Master of Project Management (MProjMgt)
Pathway 1. Completion of a Bachelor's degree with Honours with a major in Management.
Pathway 2. Completion of a Graduate Diploma in Management.
Pathway 3. Completion of a 3 or 4-year Bachelor degree, which includes a major in Management, and have completed at least 3-years full-time professional experience in Management*.
Pathway 4. Completion of a Bachelor degree in any discipline, and have completed at least 4-years full-time professional experience in Management*.
Pathway 5. Evidence of other academic qualifications and professional experience submitted to the Program Authority to be acceptable grounds for admission into the degree. For Australian military personnel this equates to the following:
- ADF Officers with 4 years of experience at O3 level (or higher); or
- ADF Senior Non-Commissioned Officers with 4 years of experience at E8 level (or higher. Note: This pathway is only available to those programs with a cognate discipline of Management.)
If successful, Pathway 5 applicants will be required to undertake the course ZBUS8210 Critical Analysis in Business as a pre-condition of entry to the program. On successful completion of this course, it will be credited to the program for advanced standing.
Pathway 6. No tertiary qualifications but evidence of professional experience submitted to the relevant Program Authority to be acceptable grounds for admission into the degree*.
If successful, Pathway 6 applicants will be required to undertake the course ZBUS8210 Critical Analysis in Business as a pre-condition of entry to the program. On successful completion of this course, it will be credited to the program for advanced standing.
*Pathway 3, 4, 5 and 6 - Evidence for professional experience:
The evidence required for validation of professional experience will include a statement of service from the employer verifying the position, role and responsibilities, and duration of employment.
Program Credit (Advanced Standing)
If you have previously completed postgraduate courses at UNSW or another recognised University, as part of either a completed or partially completed postgraduate award, you can apply for credit (advanced standing) towards your next postgraduate qualification.
The maximum amount of credit allowable is 50% of the requirements of the program—that is, no more than 24 UOC can be credited.
Credit can be either ‘specified’, meaning it can be used against a nominated core or elective course, or ‘unspecified’ where it can be used against electives only.
A course cannot be used for credit if it is greater than 10 years old.
A course cannot be used for credit if it was not completed at a recognised University, at the postgraduate level.
Recognition for Prior Learning - Professional Development
UNSW Canberra allows students who have successfully completed a minimum of 12 days of approved Professional Education courses to use those courses as partial credit for one course in the program, which has two main components:
• Prior successful completion of 12 days of approved Professional Education courses.
• A 3500 word essay exploring issues related the professional practice of a relevant discipline
To obtain credit for Professional Education courses, students apply to the Program Coordinator for permission (through an enrolment variation application) to enrol in the course. The application must include proof of successful completion of 12 days of approved Professional Education courses. On enrolment into the course, students engage with the Program Coordinator to choose an appropriate topic for the 3,500-word essay which will be submitted in the last week of the relevant session. A mark of satisfactory/unsatisfactory will be recorded for the course.
What is an approved Professional Education course?
An approved Professional Education course is one that:
• contains at least one day (at least six hours) of course work;
• is delivered by a presenter, or presenters, that would be eligible for appointment at an Australian university;
• is assessed by at least one hour of examination for every three days of course work; and
• is able to be verified by inspection of course and assessment materials.
Which UNSW Canberra Professional Education courses are approved?
To obtain credit for the short course, a student must complete the associated examination and receive a “Successfully Completed” certificate. OUr Professional Education Accreditation page lists those approved courses.
Are approved Professional Education courses offered by any other service provider?
A Professional Education/short course offered by a provider other than UNSW Canberra may be considered for inclusion in the list of approved Professional Education courses providing it meets the criteria listed above. If the course in question is not already listed on the list of approved Professional Education courses application may be made to the Program Coordinator. An application for approval must contain at least the following:
• evidence of the number of hours of course work;
• evidence that the presenter(s) would be eligible for appointment at an Australian university (a brief CV of each presenter is required, providing qualifications, background, and experience);
• evidence of the assessment for the course (must be at least one hour of examination for three days of course work), including copies of previous tests and marking criteria; and
• a copy of the course materials (course notes, and text).