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Project Management Major


Project managers are in high demand with a range of public and private projects being funded around Australia.

Projects can range from 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. In this major, you will take part in industry work placements, networking opportunities, and learn from industry-experienced academics. So, you’ll graduate with the skills you need to enter the project management world.

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Unit set overview



Availability & Campus

JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

Professional Recognition



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

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

Student handbook


Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply broad project management knowledge to a range of business situations, incorporating international/global/cultural perspectives.
  2. Access, analyse and critically evaluate relevant information to solve challenging project management problems systematically.
  3. Communicate project management knowledge, concepts and advice persuasively and clearly in both written and oral formats, using relevant technology.
  4. Collaborate effectively in team settings to produce measurable outcomes.
  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 on appreciation of the interrelationship between business ethics and corporate social responsibility.

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities

This major leads to a range of 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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Student stories

Angela Marchese

Angela Marchese

Project Management and Human Resource Management student

"My work placement will count as credit towards my degree"

I graduated from high school as one of the top ten achievers in my year. ECU’s School of Business and Law has an outstanding reputation so I applied for direct entry using my high school results. The facilities at ECU are exceptional and I feel so lucky to have access to them. All students have access to unlimited Wi-Fi, library resources and computer facilities as well as private study rooms and areas. The lecturers are qualified, helpful and friendly, making me comfortable in my studies. These facilities give me the ability to complete every assignment to a desired standard. I also have the opportunity to complete a work placement for a company provided by ECU that will count as credit towards my degree.