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Master of Applied Project Management

Degree Type Masters by Coursework

Duration 1.5 years full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code 3CM123

CRICOS 086352J

Project management is a cross-disciplinary field that is vital for innovative activity in organisations and industries. Traditionally, it has played an important role in defence, aerospace, construction and engineering; and increasingly it is being applied in areas such as IT, banking and finance, disaster relief recovery, climate change, telecommunications and mining.

Whether students are working on emergent projects, operating in dynamic project environments or collaborating across industry sectors, the Master of Applied Project Management gives students the project-delivery expertise required to manage large, complex projects. Students will learn scalable project management concepts, methodologies and tools based on world’s best practice (PMBOK® Guide and PRINCE2™); and confidently apply their skills and knowledge to meet their professional and organisational goals. 

By choosing to study Applied Project Management at the University of Adelaide, students will benefit from the University's international reputation and world-class education. With a strong emphasis on holistic and systems-based project management methods, combined with the practical application of concepts, techniques and tools, the University's postgraduate programs are tailored to provide students with the skills required to become innovative leaders.

Study is available in two flexible delivery modes designed to meet the needs of busy professionals: internally via face-to-face intensive sessions and online.

Diamond Jubilee Bursary

  • Entry Requirements

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    SATAC Code 3CM123
    Intake January, May and September
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry only

    Graduate Entry Applicants must have:

    • an undergraduate degree; or

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

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    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
    Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge 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
    Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor degree or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4.0 out of 7.
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $28,000

    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $38,500


    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

    Applied Project Management degrees provide the knowledge and advanced practical skills to enable graduates to move into higher management positions within their chosen fields. The University's programs also greatly enhance the efficiency and output of existing management professionals.

    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.

    Courses are registered with the Professional Engineers Board (PEB), Singapore. PEB is a statutory board in the Ministry of National Development.

    Potential careers

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

  • Global Learning

    A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.

    To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.

  • Degree Structure

    This 36-unit program is comprised of:

    • Research track: 24 units of core courses and a 12-unit project, or
    • Applied track: 24 units of core courses, a 6-unit project and 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.

    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 PROJMGMT 5021: Applied Project Management I
    PROJMGMT 5004: Managing Project and Systemic Risks
    PROJMGMT 7047: Systems Fundamentals
    PROJMGMT 7038: Leadership of Organisations
    PROJMGNT 7040: Portfolios and Programs Management
    PROJMGNT 7056: Enterprise Transformations
    COMMERCE 7039: Business Research Methods


    PROJMGNT 7057: Project Management Controls


    PROJMGNT 7024: Complex Project Management 1
    Electives Courses to the value of six units from the following (when taking the Applied track):

    PROJMGNT 7012: Business and Contract Legal Studies
    PROJMGNT 7013: Systems Engineering 1 (previously 5013)
    PROJMGNT 7025: Introduction to Climate Change in Business
    PROJMGNT 7029: Systems Engineering 2
    PROJMGNT 7030: Logistics and Supply Chain Management
    PROJMGNT 7043: Infrastructure 1
    ENTREP 7059: Project and Innovation Finance and Accounting
    ENTREP 7028: Managing Strategy and Growth
    ENTREP 7022: Creativity and Innovation
    ENTREP 7060: Marketing Technology and Innovation
    ENTREP 7046: Managing Innovation
    ENTREP 7900: eChallenge (Entrepreneurs’ Challenge)
    PROJMGNT 7050: ECIC Study Tour (Entrepreneurial Experience)
    Research PROJMGNT 7058: Project Management Research Project (6 units) (Applied track)
    PROJMGNT 7009: Research in Project Management (12 units) (Research track)

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

    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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  • Further Information

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Last updated: Monday, 1 Jan 2018