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Master of Applied Project Management (Project Systems)

Degree Type Masters by Coursework

Duration 2 years full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code 3CM168

CRICOS 075813J

The Master of Applied Project Management (Project Systems) will provide students with the project delivery skills, systems methodologies and expertise required to manage large projects in complex environments.

Project Systems will provide skills, tools and concepts to develop an understanding of the interdependent structures of dynamic systems, systems with various key stakeholders and interactions.

Students will learn to manage all the components, including, the project inputs, transformations, outputs, feedback loops, goals, stakeholders and external influences that operate together to make an organisation effective, efficient and productive.

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  • Entry Requirements

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    SATAC Code 3CM168
    Mid-year entry Subject to availability
    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: 3CM168

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    CRICOS 075813J
    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.
    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 programs provide the knowledge and advanced practical skills to enable graduates to move into higher management positions within their chosen fields. Our 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.

    Potential careers

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

  • 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

    Students will commence the program by taking four core courses that provide basic skills in planning linear projects, addressing risks in linear projects, leading projects and an introduction to complex systems generally.

    Students will then progress to courses in 'Complex Project Management', 'Enterprise Transformations' and 'Portfolios and Programs Management', which all extend knowledge gained in the earlier courses.

    These eight courses will underpin the research undertaken in the 6 or 12 unit research project that students will undertake in the final part of the degree.

    Students will also have a choice of electives in the areas of Infrastructure, Entrepreneurship, Climate Change and Logistics to name a few; and can also opt to participate in a Study Tour as an elective option.

    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 PROJMGNT 5004: Managing Project and Systemic Risks
    PROJMGNT 5021: Applied Project Management 1
    PROJMGNT 7012: Business and Contract Legal Studies
    PROJMGNT 7024: Complex Project Management 1
    PROJMGNT 7038: Leadership of Organisations
    PROJMGNT 7047: Systems Fundamentals
    PROJMGNT 7056: Enterprise Transformations
    ENTREP 7059: Project and Innovation Finance and Accounting

    COMMERCE 7039: Business Research Methods 
    PROJMGNT 7040: Portfolios and Programs Management
    ARCH 7046: Construction Management and Technology 1
    PROJMGNT 7057: Project Management Controls
    ARCH 7048 Construction Management 2
    Electives Courses to the value of three units from the following:

    PROJMGNT 7013: Systems Engineering 1 (previously 5013)
    PROJMGNT 7025: Introduction to Climate Change in Business
    PROJMGNT 7030: Logistics and Supply Chain Management
    PROJMGNT 7043: Infrastructure 1
    ENTREP 7900: eChallenge (Entrepreneurs’ Challenge)
    ENTREP 5016: Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    ENTREP 5018: Opportunity Assessment
    ENTREP 7060: Marketing Technology and Innovation
    ENTREP 7019: Social Entrepreneurship
    ENTREP 7022: Creativity and Innovation
    ENTREP 7028: Managing Strategy and Growth
    ENTREP 7036: Digital Media Entrepreneurship
    ENTREP 7026: Innovation and Corporate Venturing
    PROJMGNT 7050: ECIC Study Tour - The Entrepreneurial Experience
    ENTREP 7046: Managing Innovation
    ARCH 7047: Cost Planning and Management 
    PROP 7000: Development and Construction
    PROP 7002: International Property
    PROP 7003: Property Assessment Management
    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.


    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: Thursday, 16 Nov 2017