Master of Applied Project Management (Project Systems) Mid-Year Entry

Degree Type Masters by Coursework
Duration 2 years full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3CM168
CRICOS 075813J

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Advanced project management is about delivering successful results in complex environments. It requires great vision, strategic thinking and problem-solving skills.

This intensive degree sets you up to manage the entire life cycle of large projects.

What will you do?

In our Master of Applied Project Management (Project Systems) you’ll:

  • gain a firm understanding of complex systems, linear project planning and risk assessment
  • consider how project inputs, transformations, outputs and feedback loops impact on productivity
  • examine the role of stakeholders and external influences
  • undertake a major research project
  • develop the advanced leadership skills needed for large-scale projects.

Where could it take you?

You might coordinate civil engineers and urban planners on major infrastructure projects. You could design explicit climate change strategies with a global team. Perhaps you’ll start a logistics company and help start-ups realise their dreams.

  • 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.

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    Domestic applicants

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    SATAC Code 3CM168
    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: 3CM168

    International applicants

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    CRICOS 075813J
    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

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    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 advanced 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 is approved by PMI® to issue Professional Development Units for its approved training courses. PMI is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

    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

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

  • Degree Structure

    Students must complete a combined total of not less than 48 units and have the choice of enrolling in:

    • 33 units of core courses  +  a 12-unit research project  +  3 units of electives
    • 33 units of core courses  +  a 6-unit research project  +  9 units of electives.

    Students will commence the program by taking four core courses that provide basic skills in planning linear projects, addressing risks in linear projects, leading projects and an introduction to complex systems generally.

    Students will then progress to courses in 'Complex Project Management', 'Enterprise Transformations' and 'Portfolios and Programs Management', which all extend knowledge gained in the earlier courses.

    These eight courses will underpin the research undertaken in the 6 or 12 unit research project that students will undertake in the final part of the degree.

    Students will also have a choice of electives in the areas of Infrastructure, Entrepreneurship, Climate Change and Logistics to name a few; and can also opt to participate in a Study Tour as an elective option.

    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 of 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 7012: Project Governance and Contracts 
    PROJMGNT 7024: Complex Project Management 
    PROJMGNT 7038: Project Leadership and Communication
    PROJMGNT 7047: Systems Design for Projects
    PROJMGNT 7056: Enterprise Transformations and Innovation 
    ENTREP 7059: Project and Innovation Finance and Accounting

    COMMERCE 7039: Business Research Methods 
    PROJMGNT 7040: Portfolios and Programs Management 
    ARCH 7046: Construction Management and Technology 1 
    PROJMGNT 7057: Project Controls Method 
    ARCH 7048: Construction Management 2 
    Research PROJMGNT 7058: Project Management Research Project (6 units) plus three electives from the list below
    PROJMGNT 7009: Research in Project Management (12 units) plus one elective from the list below
    Electives PROJMGNT 7013: Systems Engineering 
    PROJMGNT 7025: Introduction to Climate Change in Business 
    PROJMGNT 7030: Logistics and Supply Chain Management 
    ENTREP 7900: eChallenge 
    ENTREP 5036: Entrepreneurial Concepts and Mindset 
    ENTREP 5038: New Venture Creation 
    ENTREP 7060: Marketing Technology and Innovation 
    ENTREP 7019: Social Entrepreneurship
    ENTREP 7022: Creativity and Innovation 
    ENTREP 7028: New Venture Strategy and Growth 
    ENTREP 7036: Digital Entrepreneurship 
    PROJMGNT 7050: ECIC Study Tour 
    ARCH 7047: Cost Planning and Management 
    PROP 7000: Development and Construction 
    PROP 7002: International Property 
    PROP 7003: Property Asset Management

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


    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: Friday, 9 Oct 2020