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Project Management Major


For students looking to pursue a career in managing projects.

Whether that be a building project, development of a brand new phone app, launch of a new product, organisational change projects or those in IT services and infrastructure, the project management major gives graduates the skills to succeed. In this major, students will graduate with the essential skills to be able to effectively manage the planning and execution of any industry project. Students acquire and practice both technical and soft skills through activities and assessments especially designed to ensure they are career-ready when they graduate.





Mount Lawley

South West (Bunbury)



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Major details

Learning Outcomes

  1. Access, analyse and critically evaluate relevant information to solve challenging business problems systematically.
  2. Apply broad discipline knowledge to a range of business situations, incorporating international/global/cultural perspectives
  3. Collaborate effectively in team settings to produce measurable outcomes, including the ability to be able to evaluate team processes.
  4. Communicate business knowledge, concepts and advice persuasively and clearly in both written and oral formats, using relevant technology and transliteracy proficiency.
  5. Generate creative ideas for business innovations that respond to opportunities and constant change.
  6. Reflect on feedback and critique one's own performance in order to identify and plan opportunities for development.
  7. Value professional behaviours and/or personal citizenship that reflect an appreciation of the interrelationship between business ethics and corporate social responsibility.

Professional recognition

Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) have Endorsed this Major.

The major is only endorsed when taken in the Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Commerce Professional, Bachelor of Business or any associated double degree.

This professional recognition only applies when you study this Major in one of the following courses:



Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MAN2170Starting up a Project15
MAN2172Planning the Project15
MAN3712Monitoring and Controlling a Project15
MAN3714Managing Project Quality and Risk15
MAN3716Contemporary Issues in Project Management15
MAN3115Applied Project Management15
MAN3121Leadership 15
MAN3810Business Ethics15

Employment Opportunities

This major leads to varied career opportunities as project management skills are transferable across industries. Graduates could work in a variety of managerial and professional roles, including mining, oil and gas, health, property development, IT, banking, finance, engineering, not-for-profit organisations and local, state and federal government.

Possible future job titles

Project Team Member, Project Officer, Project Manager, Project Scheduler, Project Administrator, Project Support Officer

This Major can be studied in the following courses


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