Master of Applied Project Management
Campus North Terrace Campus
Degree Type Masters by Coursework
Duration 1.5 years full-time or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3CM123
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.
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SATAC Code 3CM123 Intake January, May and September Enquiries Ask AdelaideGraduate entry only
Graduate Entry 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 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.
Fees and Scholarships
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Annual tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $28,000
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.
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 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 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.
Business Analyst, Business Data Analyst, Consultant, Project Manager, Development Officer, Project Officer, Business Consultant, Manager / Business Management
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.
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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Last updated: Monday, 1 Jan 2018