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Master of Project Management

Course code L99

Project Management is becoming a core activity in all organisations and increasingly vital to delivery of the corporate strategy.

ECU's Master of Project Management is offered within the School of Business and Law, so the course has a strong business focus. It is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills of project management principles and practice to design, implement and lead a diverse range of projects in almost any industry. The Master of Project Management aims to enable students to critically apply theory and principles to practice by examining real world project management cases and examples in a collaborative environment facilitated by academics and industry practitioners. Students are provided with the opportunity to research contemporary project management issues and approaches in order to solve complex problems and be able to contribute to the advancement of the profession and to the wider community.

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Course overview

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

L99

Fees

Domestic fee paying - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $24,100

See Fees and Scholarships for further information.

Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

Semester 1 Semester 2
Joondalup FT PT FT PT
Mount Lawley
South West
Online FT PT FT PT
FT - Full-time PT - Part-time

Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

L99

CRICOS code

079106D

Fees

International students - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $30,200

See Fees and Scholarships for further information.

Duration

2 years full-time

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

Semester 1 Semester 2
Joondalup FT FT
Mount Lawley
South West
Online
FT - Full-time PT - Part-time

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

  • The following course-specific admission requirements are mandatory and must be satisfied by all applicants. These requirements are in addition to or supersede the minimum requirements outlined within the Academic admission requirements band section below.

    All applicants are required to have a Bachelor degree in a discipline other than Project Management, with equivalents considered. Alternatively applicants can apply with at least five years appropriate professional experience, or have a Graduate Certificate in a relevant discipline.

    Academic admission requirements (Band 6) may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

    • Bachelor degree; or
    • Equivalent prior learning including at least five years relevant professional experience.
  • English competency requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

    • IELTS Academic Overall band minimum score of 6.5 (no individual band less than 6.0);
    • Bachelor degree from a country specified on the English Proficiency Bands page;
    • Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at postgraduate level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
    • Where accepted, equivalent prior learning, including at least five years relevant professional experience; or
    • Other tests, courses or programs defined on the English Proficiency Bands page.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 1: Study part-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 2: Study part-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
FBL5010Managing People and Organisations20
MAN5401Managing Project Scope and Stakeholders20
MAN5402Project Scheduling and Control20
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
FBL5030Fundamentals of Value Creation in Business20
MAN5410Project Integration and Procurement Management20
MAN6302Managing Project Quality20
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MAN6301Project Risk Management20
MAN6304Project Leadership20
MAN5901Information Systems Challenges in Management20
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MAN6305Contemporary Approaches to Project Management20
MAN6303Program Management20
MAN6325Project Management Capstone20

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook

Course notes

Important course notes

  • Students can apply for membership with Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM).

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate mastery of a global body of project management knowledge and practice, including knowledge of research principles and methods.
  2. Apply critical thinking and technical skills to solve authentic business problems in project management.
  3. Demonstrate effective communication and teamwork skills.
  4. Independently initiate, plan and execute a substantial project to meet agreed deliverables in the field of project management.
  5. Justify decisions and judgements that address a complex project management issue considering the ethical and social consequences.

Professional Recognition

Accredited by: Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC)

Endorsed by: Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM)

A student who has completed this course is eligible to apply for certification as a Certified Practicing Project Practitioner (CPPP) under AIPM’s RegPM program. To qualify for CPPP the student must apply for Associate Membership with a copy of their qualification and the course must be listed on our website at the time of application.

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Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $24,100 *

* Domestic fee paying - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the actual amount you'll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $30,200 *

* International students - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, and has been calculated based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for each individual unit you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the actual amount you'll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

The course provides students with the knowledge to manage projects in almost any industry. It provides a pathway into project management through the development of core skills in areas such as scheduling, project costing, risk management, project leadership and procurement. Current project managers can develop new contacts and extend their knowledge by learning and applying new theories and methods, thus enabling them to move ahead in their careers.

Possible future job titles

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

Courses you can consider if you are interested in progressing further in this area.

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Student stories

  • Maharshi Maharjan

    Maharshi Maharjan

    Master of Project Mangement graduate

    "I chose ECU because I liked the units offered and the structure of the course, and the location was amazing, especially coming from a landlocked country!"

    Studying at ECU was full of learning experiences. Adapting to the learning and teaching systems of a different country was a challenge, but the lecturers, tutors and many different academic support networks were extremely helpful and assisted me in achieving academic success.

    The course has helped me greatly with developing time management skills. Coping with living in a new environment and having to work under stress were big challenges at the start of my degree, but dealing with this pressure is now my greatest strength.

    Whilst studying at ECU I had the opportunity to complete an internship at Landgate. This opportunities helped link theory to practice in the contemporary project environment. The skills I have learnt, and the network I have been able to build though out this experience will undoubtedly help me to excel in my professional career.

  • Emma Fletcher

    Master of Project Management graduate

    "Project Management at ECU gets Emma's career on track"

    ECU Master of Project Management graduate Emma Fletcher talks about her work at the Public Transport Authority and how her studies led to this career opportunity.

  • Belinda Jansen Van Vuuren

    Belinda Jansen Van Vuuren

    Master of Project Management

    "The support from ECU's lecturers, learning consultants and dedicated librarians was amazing."

    I chose ECU as they offered a lot of support and this degree has not only been developed in consultation with industry experts, but is also accredited by the Australian Institute of Project Management, and the Project Management Institute.

    The support from ECU’s lecturers, learning consultants and dedicated librarians was amazing. Other than enhancing my project management skills, this degree has taught me valuable time management skills, taught me to think outside the box and seek better solutions, to be proactive and lead a team while having limited authority to do so. My biggest achievement was completing my degree with a high distinction average. Being a mentor to several 1st year students in my final semester was also a very rewarding experience for me.

Quick guide to uni-speak

    • ATAR is the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank, the primary criterion for entry into most undergraduate university courses in Australia. The ATAR is a percentile score which denotes a student's ranking relative to their state-wide peers upon completion of their secondary education.

    • CRICOS is the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students. A CRICOS code is allocated to education institutions (like ECU) who are approved to recruit, enrol and deliver education to overseas students. Courses with a CRICOS code are available to international students who meet the entry requirements.

    • A major, or unit set, is your chosen area of in-depth study in an undergraduate course. It usually involves 8 units of study, or one-third of the units in a 3-year degree. Talk to your Student Information Office if you need help choosing a major subject.

    • Minors include between 4 and 6 study units in a specific discipline. Not all courses require you to complete a minor. Your minor subject doesn't appear on your printed degree (parchment), but is part of your academic transcript.

    • If you're enrolled in 3 or more units in a semester this is considered full-time study. To complete most 3-year degrees studying full-time you'll need to complete 4 units per semester, i.e. 24 units over 3 years.

    • If a course is available to study part-time you can generally expect it to take twice as long to complete as it would in full-time mode. Part-time students are enrolled in 1 or 2 units maximum per semester.

      Note: International students who hold a student visa can only choose the full-time study option for our courses. This is to ensure the course is completed within the duration of the student visa.

    • Most courses start in Semester 1 each year, usually in the last week of February. Some courses can be started in Semester 2 (we call this mid-year). There's a week of Orientation before each semester to help you get used to uni life.

    • A lot of our courses start in Semester 2 each year, usually in the last week of July. We call this mid-year. There's a week of Orientation beforehand to help you get used to uni life.

    • We use a points system to make it easier for you to understand your study progress. Most Bachelors degree study units are allocated 15 credit points. If you're studying a 3-year full-time degree you'll need to successfully complete 360 credit points - that's 24 units x 15 points per unit.

    • These are compulsory units you have to successfully complete as part of your course.

    • An elective is a unit you choose to study that counts towards your course requirements, but isn't compulsory. For some courses we recommend elective units. In some situations, a course coordinator may approve an elective unit as a replacement for a compulsory one.

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