Bachelor of Project Management

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

For our students who are studying offshore in 2021 and 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 a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.

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Admissions information

SATAC Code 334051
2021 CSP ATAR 65.65
2021 CSP IB 24
Guaranteed Entry Score - ATAR 75
Guaranteed Entry Score - IB 26
Deferment Yes - 2 year
Intake February and July.
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2021 Admissions Data for school leavers
ATAR
(raw ATAR, excluding any applicable adjustment factors)
Lowest ATAR to receive an offer 60.75
Median ATAR to receive an offer 68.4
Highest ATAR to receive an offer 95.45
Selection Rank
(ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
Lowest Selection Rank to receive an offer 65.65
Median Selection Rank to receive an offer 71.6
Highest Selection Rank to receive an offer 98.4
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 Pathway. 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 Pathway. 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 Pathway. 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 2022. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2022 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2021 or 2020), 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 2020). 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 Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
Other Entry Pathways
How to Apply
SATAC Code: 334051

Student Profile
Applicant background Semester one/Full year intake 2021
Number of students Percentage of all students
(A) Higher Education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
6 19.4%
(B) Vocational education and training (VET) study <5 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)
11 35.5%
  • 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)
<5 N/A
International students 9 29.0%
All students 31 100.0%

Fees and Scholarships

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Scholarships

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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: Tuesday, 14 Sep 2021