Master of Project Management

Scale up

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 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.

  • Australia's #1 University for Entrepreneurship Education^
  • AACSB accredited
  • Accredited Program - PMI Global Accreditation Centre

^Accreditation Council for Entrepreneurial and Engaged Universities, 2017

Entry Requirements

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Domestic applicants

SATAC Code 3CM265
Deferment Yes - 2 year
Intake January and September
Selection Criteria
Graduate entry

Higher Education Study A completed Bachelor's degree or equivalent, or a completed Graduate Certificate in Project Management from the University of Adelaide.

  • Admissions Transparency Data
    Student Profile
    Applicant background Semester one/Full year intake 2023
    Number of students Percentage of all students
    International students 6 75.0%
    All students 8 100.0%

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Fees and Scholarships

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Domestic applicants

Indicative annual tuition fees
Australian Full-fee place: $39,000

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This is an Australian full-fee program. As a domestic student you may be eligible to:

  • receive a zero interest government assistance package to cover your course fees and
  • use over $100,000 in HELP assistance over your lifetime
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Professional Accreditation

Adelaide Business School is AACSB* accredited, and as such our programs have passed rigorous standards of quality. AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and only the best schools in the world earn AACSB accreditation.

* Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Potential careers

Graduates of this program have gone on to roles such as:

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

Degree Structure

Students must complete a combined total of not less than 36 units and have the choice of enrolling in:

24 units of core courses  +  a 12-unit research project
24 units of core courses  +  a 6-unit research project  +  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.

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
Research PROJMGNT 7058: Project Management Research Project (6 units) plus two electives from the list below
PROJMGNT 7009: Research in Project Management (12 units) and no additional electives
Electives Courses to the value of six units from the following (when taking the 6-unit research project):
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 
COMMGMT 7032: Strategic and Sustainable Procurement
COMMNGT 7033: Operations Management

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.

The University of Adelaide is committed to regular reviews of the courses and programs it offers to students. The University of Adelaide therefore reserves the right to discontinue or vary programs and courses without notice. Please read the important information contained in the disclaimer.

Last updated: Wednesday, 10 Apr 2024