Bachelor of Project Management

Degree Type Bachelor
Duration 3 years full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 334051
CRICOS 096701K

For variety and challenge

Project management is about delivering successful results for business, government and the community. It requires passion, resolve and vision.

Project managers are expected to take charge of complex tasks and keep things on track. They recruit people, coordinate activities, organise and problem-solve.

What will you do?

Our Bachelor of Project Management gives you the skills and knowledge to excel in the professional realm. You will:  

  • research project management practices and concepts
  • assess and manage risk in a wide variety of project scenarios
  • build the soft skills needed to motivate and lead teams
  • develop specific knowledge in an industry or field of your choice
  • study ways of fostering creativity and innovation.

Where could it take you?

Opportunities for qualified project managers are increasing at pace. You could guide a defence project or manage sporting events. You might work on the global stage guiding community projects in less developed countries. Perhaps you’ll lead an IT team in Silicon Valley or oversee the development of a multi-storey tower in Dubai.

  • Entry Requirements

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    Admissions information

    SATAC Code 334051
    2019 CSP ATAR 68.95
    2019 CSP IB 25
    Guaranteed Entry Score - ATAR 75
    Guaranteed Entry Score - IB 24
    Deferment Yes - 2 year
    Intake February and July.
    Enquiries Future Students team

    2019 Admissions Data for school leavers
    ATAR
    (raw ATAR, excluding any applicable adjustment factors)
    Lowest ATAR to receive an offer 63.1
    Median ATAR to receive an offer 75.95
    Highest ATAR to receive an offer 92.05
    Selection Rank
    (ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
    Lowest Selection Rank to receive an offer 68.95
    Median Selection Rank to receive an offer 79.15
    Highest Selection Rank to receive an offer 94.3
    Minimum eligibility score 65
    Additional criteria considered Selection rank only
    Selection Criteria
    Recent Secondary Education Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is primarily based on the completion of Year 12 within the last two years, however if you completed your secondary education more than two years ago, you may still be able to be considered on the basis of your secondary schooling. You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You compete for a place with your Selection Rank (ATAR plus any applicable adjustment factors). Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
    Higher Education Study You must have completed at least six months full time equivalent higher education study (the number of courses and units will vary depending on your prior institution however at the University of Adelaide, this equates to 4 courses / 12 units). A Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated for each separate program you have undertaken (apart from some double degree programs where the GPA is combined). You compete on the basis of your best GPA. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
    Vocational Education and Training (VET) study You must have completed an AQF Certificate IV or above from a Registered Training Organisation. Your application will be ranked according to the level of the award. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
    Work and life experience To be eligible to sit the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) as as pathway for entry, you must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2020. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2020 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2019 or 2018), you must not have accumulated more than a TOTAL of 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education study (ie. including any study prior to 2018). If you meet this criteria, you will be ranked according to your result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Your STAT result is not weighted between verbal and quantitative components. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
    Other Entry Pathways
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 334051

    Student Profile
    Applicant background Semester one/Full year intake 2019
    Number of students Percentage of all students
    (A) Higher Education study
    (includes a bridging or enabling course)
    <5 N/A
    (B) Vocational education and training (VET) study N/A N/A
    (C) Work and life experience
    (admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
    <5 N/A
    (D) Recent secondary education:
    • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
      (regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors)
    7 50.0%
    • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered
      (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)
    N/A N/A
    • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor
      (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)
    N/A N/A
    International students <5 N/A
    All students 14 100.0%

    International applicants

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    CRICOS 096701K
    Intake February and July
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Academic Entry Requirements
    Secondary School Qualifications Selection Rank (International) 70
    International Baccalaureate (IB) 25
    Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) 17
    United Entrance Certificate (UEC) [Malaysia] 25
    General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level 6
    Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 65
    British Columbia Certificate of Graduation (Canada) 4.6
    Alberta High School Diploma (Canada) 74
    ISC & CBSE [India] 60%
    ISBE [India] 70%
    SAT [US] 1120
    Abitur 3.7
    Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education 2.2
    Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong 7.5
    STPM or Matrikulasi 2.67
    Kuwait General School Secondary Certificate 70
    The University of Adelaide College Foundation Program 70
    Eynesbury Foundation Program 339
    ANU Foundation Studies 64
    Monash Foundation Year 67.5
    Trinity College Foundation Studies Program 70
    UNSW Foundation Year 6.5
    University of Sydney Foundation Studies Program 6.5
    Western Australia University Foundation Studies Program 56
    University of Queensland Foundation Studies Program 4.0
    Non-Go8 Foundation Score 70
    Other Qualifications Students who don't meet the academic requirements or who have other qualifications from the South Pacific Islands, Japan, Korea, Philippines or Taiwan may be eligible to apply for a Pre-University Pathway to prepare for or gain entry into the University's undergraduate academic programs. For additional information see Pathway Programs
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  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Commonwealth-supported place: $11,025

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    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $38,500

    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    Project management graduates can find career opportunities within project management firms, government offices, businesses, public utilities, defence bodies, health institutions and many other organisations.

    The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

    Potential careers

    Project Development Manager, Project Officer, Project Manager, IT Manager

  • Degree Structure

    To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Project Management students must satisfactorily complete a program of study consisting of the following courses with a combined total of not less than 72 units:

    • Core courses to the value of 42 units
    • Elective courses to the value of 24 units (including 9 units of Broadening Electives)
    • Research Project to the value of 6 units.

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    You can find the academic program rules for this degree under the Faculty of the Professions rules.

    Areas of Specialisation

    Project Management is relevant across a broad range of different industries and occupations. Hence, the program is designed so that in the latter half of the program students can choose a field of interest to focus on. Students can also select electives to suit various areas of interest.

    Example Study Plan

    To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Project Management the student must satisfactorily complete a program of study consisting of the following courses with a combined total of not less than 72 units. This includes the courses below as well as other broadening electives:

    Indicative Study Plan
    Core courses

    Students must complete the following:
    PROJMGNT 1001: Foundations of Project Management 
    PROJMGNT 1002: Project Risk Management 
    PROJMGNT 1003: Scheduling and Cost Management 
    COMMGMT 1001: Managing Organisations and People 
    ECON 1012: Principles of Economics 

    PROJMGNT 2001: Project Management Methodologies and Concepts 
    PROJMGNT 2002: Systems Thinking and Projects 
    PROJMGNT 2003: Leadership in Stakeholder Management 
    PROJMGNT 2004: Industry Based Applications 

    ENTREP 3017: Driving Decisions: Legal 
    PROJMGNT 3001: Project Management Professional Practice
    PROJMGNT 3002: Project Management Research Methods 
    PROJMGNT 3003: Project Procurement and Resourcing 
    Electives ENTREP 1020: Design Thinking: Problems to Practice 
    ENTREP 2003: Driving Decisions: Accounting and Finance 
    ENTREP 3000: Innovation and Creativity 
    PROJMGNT 3004: Project Management Strategy and Competency 
    Research project PROJMGNT 3010: Project Management Research Study

    Assessment

    A variety of assessment tasks will allow students to display their ability to apply their knowledge.

    The assessment pieces will generally consist of practical assignments, oral presentations and written examinations.

    Assessments will involve both individual and group work. 
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Last updated: Saturday, 21 Sep 2019