Master of Applied Project Management Mid-Year Entry

Degree Type Masters by Coursework
Duration 1.5 years full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3CM123
CRICOS 086352J

Scale up

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

This intensive degree will set you up to manage projects at whole new scales and levels of complexity. 

What will you do?

Our Master of Applied Project Management places a strong emphasis on holistic and systems-based project management. You will:

  • learn scalable project management concepts, methodologies and tools
  • build your understandings around world-leading practices (PMBOK® Guide and PRINCE2™)*
  • confidently apply your learning to meet professional and organisational goals
  • develop the leadership skills required for large-scale projects
  • undertake significant research projects.

Where could it take you?

You could organise major sporting events or coordinate living arts festivals. You might manage megaprojects in healthcare, science, manufacturing, catering, entertainment or the defence sector. Perhaps you’ll lead a marketing team in Silicon Valley or oversee the development of a multi-storey tower in Dubai.

*PMI and PMBOK are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

  • Entry Requirements

    For those who are based in Adelaide, we will be offering a blended delivery mode that combines face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible, taking into consideration social distancing and hygiene. All lectures will continue to be delivered online for the remainder of the year, with some exceptions.

    For our students who are studying offshore for the remainder of the 2021 Academic Year, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.

    Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
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    Domestic applicants

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    SATAC Code 3CM123
    Deferment Yes - 2 year
    Intake January, May and September
    Enquiries Future Students team

    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry

    Higher Education Study Applicants must have:

    • an undergraduate degree; or

    • a completed Graduate Certificate in Applied Project Management.
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3CM123

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    CRICOS 086352J
    Intake January, May and September
    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
    Pearson Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    C1 Advanced 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
    More Information
    Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor degree or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4.0.
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Domestic applicants

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    Indicative annual tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $33,000

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units) International student place: $44,500


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

    Find a Scholarship.

  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    Graduates acquire the knowledge and practical skills to enable them to move into higher management positions within their chosen fields. Those already in senior management will also greatly enhance their efficiency and output.

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

    Graduate Attributes

    The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline knowledge
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Professional Accreditation

    The University of Adelaide is a Registered Education Provider for the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and approved by PMI® to issue Professional Development Units for its approved training courses. PMI and PMBOK are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

    Potential careers

    Business Analyst, Business Data Analyst, Project Manager, Development Officer, Project Officer, Business Consultant, Manager / Business Management

  • Degree Structure

    Students must complete a combined total of not less than 36 units and have the choice of enrolling in:

    • 24 units of core courses  +  a 12-unit research project
    • 24 units of core courses  +  a 6-unit research project  +  an additional 6 units of electives.

    It is possible to articulate through all project management programs with full recognition.

    Industry practitioners and experienced academics deliver programs that are academically rigorous and industry relevant. Courses reference industry-specific case studies and allow students to integrate their own workplace projects into assignments.

    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

    As Project Management is relevant across a broad range of different industries and occupations, students can use their own chosen field or interest and apply this to their assignments, class discussions and research project. Students can also select electives in their area of interest.

    Example Study Plan

    Indicative Study Plan
    Core Courses PROJMGNT 5004: Risk Assessment and Management 
    PROJMGNT 5021: Project Management Fundamentals 
    PROJMGNT 7038: Project Leadership and Communication 
    PROJMGNT 7040: Portfolios and Programs Management 
    PROJMGNT 7047: Systems Design for Projects  
    PROJMGNT 7056: Enterprise Transformation and Innovation 
    COMMERCE 7039: Business Research Methods 


    PROJMGNT 7024: Complex Project Management 
    PROJMGNT 7057: Project Controls Method
    Research PROJMGNT 7058: Project Management Research Project (6 units) plus two electives from the list below
    PROJMGNT 7009: Research in Project Management (12 units) and no additional electives
    Electives Courses to the value of six units from the following (when taking the 6-unit research project):
    PROJMGNT 7012: Project Governance and Contracts   
    PROJMGNT 7013: Systems Engineering 
    PROJMGNT 7025: Introduction to Climate Change in Business 
    PROJMGNT 7030: Logistics and Supply Chain Management 
    PROJMGNT 7050: ECIC Study Tour 
    ENTREP 7059: Project and Innovation Finance and Accounting 
    ENTREP 7022: Creativity and Innovation 
    ENTREP 7028: New Venture Strategy and Growth 
    ENTREP 7060: Marketing Technology and Innovation 
    ENTREP 7900: eChallenge 

    CURRENT STUDENTS, please visit the following link to browse a range of study plans or request a personalised study plan:

    The availability of all courses is conditional on the availability of staff and facilities.


    Assessment consists of a combination of group and individual work. The format varies across courses and may be in the form of oral presentations, written and/or practical assignments, quizzes and class participation.

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Last updated: Saturday, 28 Nov 2020