Master of Applied Project Management
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.
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 2020 Academic Year, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely. 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.
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I am a:
SATAC Code 3CM123 Deferment Yes - 2 year Intake January, May and September Enquiries Future Students teamGraduate entry
Higher Education Study Applicants must have:
- an undergraduate degree; or
SATAC Code: 3CM123
- a completed Graduate Certificate in Applied Project Management.
CRICOS 086352J Intake January, May and September
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 RequirementsMore Information
Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor degree or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4.0.
Fees and Scholarships
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I am a:
Indicative annual tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $33,000
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.
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 AttributesThe objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
- Deep discipline knowledge
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Career and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
The University of Adelaide is a Registered Education Provider for the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and approved by PMI® to issue Professional Development Units for its approved training courses. PMI is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
Business Analyst, Business Data Analyst, Project Manager, Development Officer, Project Officer, Business Consultant, Manager / Business Management
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.
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
Electives Courses to the value of six units from the following (when taking the Applied track):
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
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:
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: Tuesday, 8 Sep 2020