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In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely for students commencing their studies in Semester 1, 2021.

This course will be available to study remotely for students commencing in Semester 1, 2021. Please note that some units of study that are not essential to completing the degree may not be available to be studied remotely.

Note: The University intends to offer as many units of study as possible in a remote as well as face-to-face learning method of delivery in Semester 1, 2021 and subject to ongoing border closures and public health orders impacting attendance on campus, in Semester 2, 2021. However, some units of study and courses require students to study in-person at the relevant University of Sydney campus/es and host locations for placements and will not be available remotely. 

About this course

Unlike any other project management degree in Australia, this course will provide you with the fundamental project management skills, theories and methods required to succeed in today's complex business environment.

Subjects include project finance, statistics, analytics, risk management, organisational behaviour and psychology. 

Project managers help organisations deliver new products, services and infrastructure. They manage and implement new systems and processes and they effect change within organisations. Working within an industry context, this degree covers the fundamentals of project management from basic theory to technical application in real-world environments.

Your lectures and tutorials will be led by expert academics and adopt a complex systems approach - utilising multidisciplinary theories and methods to investigate a particular phenomenon from a holistic viewpoint. The skills you learn will be applicable and valuable across almost any industry.

You can combine your passion for project managementwith a shared pool of more than 100 cross-disciplinary majors as you cultivate specialist industry knowledge and project management expertise.

Graduates are highly sought after and work in professional and management roles in property development, events, construction, mining, IT, banking and finance, state or federal government or in consultancy roles in the engineering, water, health or energy sector.

Project management skills and methodologies can be applied to a variety of situations, including disease and disaster recovery scenarios where innovative and dynamic approaches are required to marshal resources to achieve an end goal.

This degree is also an ideal complement to the Bachelor of Engineering and is offered as a combined degree: Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Project Management.

Subject areas

You are required to choose one major, which may be a Project Management major or may be taken from the shared pool of majors. You also have the option to choose a Project Management minor.

Shared pool

Admission, fees and how to apply

Depends on your qualification, citizenship status

The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

English language proficiency

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

Your fee

Your funding & scholarships

How to apply

Prospective domestic students apply through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) for a Commonwealth supported place. Refer to the UAC website for key dates. Separate scholarship deadlines apply, visit the scholarships website for details.

For other useful information, visit our How to apply page.

Current University of Sydney students applying to transfer from one bachelor's degree to another apply directly to the University. The exact process will depend on the course you are currently in and the course to which you wish to transfer. For more information visit the Change your course page.

Current students applying to transfer from a diploma to a bachelor's degree must apply through UAC.

Closing dates:

Refer to the UAC website. Separate scholarship deadlines apply - visit the scholarships webpage for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (August)

Visit the How to apply page for detailed information on if you need to apply directly to the University or through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). If you are a direct applicant, when you are ready to apply select the `Apply’ button on this course page.

Current University of Sydney students applying to transfer from one bachelor's degree to another apply directly to the University. The exact process will depend on the course you are currently in and the course to which you wish to transfer. For more information visit the Change your course page.

Standard closing dates:

Direct applicants:

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 apply - visit the scholarships webpage for details.

UAC Applicants: Refer to the UAC website

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (August)

What you'll study

View detailed course structures for this course: Bachelor of Project Management

A typical unit of study has a value of 6 credit points, with a maximum of 48 credit points during the first year.

Students have the opportunity to undertake an Honours thesis during an additional year of study. See Bachelor of Project Management (Honours).

There are over 20 engineering and 100 shared pool of majors to choose from. The engineering majors that best align with this degree and their detailed course structures are:

Units of Study

Sample study plan

Year Sem  Unit of study 
1 1 Introduction to Project Management Systems Thinking in Projects Project Time, Cost and Resources Major unit
  2 Effective Project Communication Project Initiation & Scope Facilitation & Stakeholder Engagement Major unit
2 1 Project Acceptance Project Analytics Critical Thinking for Projects Major unit
  2 Executing Projects Project Conflict Management Reframing Projects Major unit
3 1 Adapting to Project Context Major unit or elective Major unit Project Management specialist elective
  2 Legal Aspects of Projects Major unit or elective Major unit Project Management specialist elective

More detail is available on the Course and Unit Study Portal.

Assumed knowledge

HSC Mathematics Extension 1. If you attempt project management without this prior level of knowledge you may experience difficulty, so you are strongly advised to undertake an appropriate bridging course.

Admission criteria

Admission this course is on the basis of the following criteria:

Admission pathways are open to domestic applicants on the basis of equity or other adjustment factors, including for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. For details, visit admission pathways.

Mathematics (equivalent of band 4 in the NSW HSC subject Mathematics* OR band E3 in Mathematics Extension 1 or 2, if higher level maths has been undertaken)

In 2019, the maths prerequisite will apply to domestic and international students completing a secondary education (year 12) qualification in Australia (including Australian state and territory year 12 qualifications taken outside Australia).

From 2020, the maths prerequisite applies to domestic students undertaking a secondary education qualification in Australia (including Australian state and territory year 12 qualifications taken outside Australia), higher education studies (e.g. bachelor’s degree, diploma) and approved preparation programs.  

From 2020, it will also apply to international students undertaking a secondary education qualification or an approved preparation or foundation program, in Australia (this includes Australian state and territory year 12 qualifications and foundation programs undertaken outside Australia).

For details, including equivalent requirements for other qualifications, visit Mathematics course prerequisites.

*The subject requirement refers to Mathematics (not Mathematics General or Mathematics Standard), or Mathematics Advanced which will be first examined in the NSW HSC in 2020.

Credit for previous study

For more information about the University’s credit policy, please see the Credit for Previous Studies page.

Course opportunities

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies offers opportunities for you to participate in international exchange programs, student societies, outreach activities and competitions.

Professional accreditation

The Bachelor of Project Management is accredited by the Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Centre (GAC) for Project Management Education Programs.

Student profile

Emma Stevens

"Studying chemical engineering and project management online opened my mind to a new way of learning through live lectures, tutorials and additional help sessions, run by the supportive teaching staff. I was able to go at my own pace and enjoyed taking the extra time to look into some current and real world applications of the subject matter."

Emma Stevens
Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Chemical) and Bachelor of Project Management

Career Pathways

  • State or federal government
  • Health or energy sector consultancy
  • Construction project controller
  • Document controller
  • Head of projects
  • Program director
  • Events director
  • Construction 
  • Mining
  • Humanitarian aid
  • Environmental 
  • Banking and finance
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Business
  • Music
  • Engineering consultancy
  • Water and resource management
Future study options

Our Bachelor of Project Management (Honours) provides you with the opportunity to extend your potential in a research task under the supervision of a member of academic staff.

The honours degree requires an extra year of full-time study and allows you to develop a deeper level of academic thought and research in an area of particular interest, identified during your three years of study in the Bachelor of Project Management.

Find out more about our Bachelor of Project Management (Honours)

The Faculty of Engineering also provides a link between postgraduate students in the different Engineering and Computer Science disciplines. We offer a welcoming and supportive environment in which to undertake challenging coursework programs and research.

Our postgraduate coursework and research is focused on industrial applications supported by strong fundamental research programs run by internationally recognised academics.

Domestic students

International students

To help you understand common terms that we use at the University, we offer an online glossary.