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.
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.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions
information for this program.
I am a:
|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.|
|Enquiries||Future Students team|
2021 Admissions Data for school leavers
(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|
(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|
|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|
|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)
|(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)
|(D) Recent secondary education:|
|Intake||February and July|
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||
|Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements||A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements|
Academic Entry RequirementsMore Information
|Secondary School Qualifications||Selection Rank (International)||70|
|International Baccalaureate (IB)||24|
|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)||65%|
|Alberta High School Diploma (Canada)||74|
|ISC & CBSE [India]||65%|
|SAT (in conjunction with American High School Diploma)||1120|
|AP (in conjunction with American High School Diploma)||6|
|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||59%|
|Monash Foundation Year||64|
|Trinity College Foundation Studies Program||70|
|UNSW Foundation Year||6.4|
|University of Sydney Foundation Studies Program||6.5|
|Western Australian Universities' Foundation Program (WAUFP)||54|
|University of Queensland Foundation Studies Program||4.0|
|Non-Go8 Foundation Score||70|
|SMA3 (in conjunction with National Final Examination Certificate)||80|
|Gao Kao (China National College Entrance Examination)||60%|
|KCSE (Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education)||B+|
|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|
Fees and Scholarships
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
I am a:
|Indicative annual tuition fees||
More information on Student Contribution Amounts.
|Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units)||International student place: $42,000|
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
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.
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- 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:
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|
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