Master of Applied Project Management

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

Please note: For programs including placements and/or study-related activities in settings where COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory, it is an inherent requirement that all students be fully vaccinated prior to undertaking the placement and/or study-related activity.
For our students who are studying offshore in 2022, 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 further information and a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.

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Domestic applicants

SATAC Code 3CM123
Deferment Yes - 2 year
Intake January, May and September
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

Fees and Scholarships

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Domestic applicants

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


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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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 and intellectual breadth
  2. Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
  3. Teamwork and communication skills
  4. Professionalism and leadership readiness
  5. Intercultural and ethical competency
  6. Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency
  7. Digital capabilities
  8. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

Professional Accreditation

Adelaide Business School is AACSB* accredited, and as such our programs have passed rigorous standards of quality. AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and only the best schools in the world earn AACSB accreditation.

* Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

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: Wednesday, 18 Aug 2021