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Overview

Designed for project managers with a minimum of two years’ work experience, this professional degree available online will take you beyond conventional concepts of project management and help you excel in your program management career. This course can be delivered 100% online, 100% face-to-face, or a mixture of both. 

Develop your strategic thinking capability and gain the organisation skills to manage larger projects and program portfolios. You will also focus on interpersonal skills for effective leadership, and learn how to apply the principles of emotional intelligence to influence and achieve successful project and program outcomes.

This master’s degree will allow you to draw on your workplace experience as you learn. You will work closely with a range of industry partners who share their knowledge, experience and opportunities in all aspects of the course – from workshops to assessments – and learn from others who are facing and solving complex project and program challenges.

You can also undertake an international study tour, working with students from other leading international universities.

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Your entry requirements

English language proficiency

Find out if you need to prove English language proficiency (depends on your country of origin and educational background).

For academic requirements check the ‘Admission requirements’ section on this page.

Your fee

How to apply

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Standard closing dates:

Semester 1 - 11 February of the commencing year
Semester 2 - 15 July of the commencing year

We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible, offers are made on a rolling basis and places are limited. Separate scholarship deadlines apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (August)

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Standard closing dates:

Semester 1 - 31 January of the commencing year
Semester 2 - 30 June of the commencing year

We strongly encourage international applicants to apply as early as possible to allow time for visa and travel arrangements. Separate scholarship deadlines may apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (August)

What you'll study

Study plan for this course

Candidates for the Master of Program and Project Management complete 48 credit points (cp). Students will improve both work and study outcomes by integrating new knowledge acquired in critical project and program management units of study and their real-world experiences.

We offer candidates research units for those interested a deeper analysis of a project or program related topic.

To accommodate your professional commitments, our flexible study options include block or intensive mode, weekend and evening classes and online delivery, or you may use a combination of these options.

Units of Study

Capstone (compulsory project)

The project management thesis provides an opportunity for students to undertake a major project in a specialised area. It is aimed at students wanting to advance their theoretical, methodological and practical knowledge in a relevant area of project management.

Admission criteria

To be eligible for admission, an applicant is required to have:

  • two years of relevant work experience and
  • an Australian bachelor’s degree  (AQF7) or equivalent qualification or
  • the embedded Graduate Certificate in Project and Program Management with a credit average (65 percent) or
  • the Graduate Certificate in Project Management with a credit average (65 percent)
  • other students with a high level of relevant achievement may be admitted provided the Dean is satisfied they have achieved learning outcomes equivalent to an Australian bachelor's degree and two years of relevant work experience.

For qualifications awarded outside Australia, equivalencies and entry requirements are determined based on the country, institution and qualification.

 

Career Pathways

Master of Program and Project Management graduates may work in various positions including senior project manager, program director, and chief project officer roles. They may work locally and internationally, in a wide range of areas including events, manufacturing, water, automotive industry, mining, structural industry, IT industry, finance, management and environmental consultancy.

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