Master of Project Management


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Program Description

  • 100% online learning, flexible and convenient
  • Lead projects with confidence and effectiveness
  • Gain a Masters degree in 2 years, part-time
  • Endorsed by the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM)

Basic Information

  • Duration: 2 years, part-time
  • Advanced standing: Call us to see if you qualify
  • Study periods: January, March, April, July, September, November
  • Fees: $2590 per unit
  • Units: 12 (7 weeks each)
  • Endorsement: Endorsed by the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM)

Stake your claim as a leader in Project Management

Set yourself apart from your peers with a project management masters degree that demonstrates your depth of understanding, critical and analytical skills, and serious commitment to your profession.

Endorsed by the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM), through Southern Cross University’s Master of Project Management online course, you’ll learn core competencies associated with risk, control, planning, implementation, evaluation, collaboration and systems analysis, all adaptable to your chosen industry. More than anything, our Master's degree is about giving you options. You can study broadly, focus your degree towards one or more areas of specialisation, or tailor your study to an emerging field.

Fast Facts:

  • Graduate in just two years part-time.
  • Start studying in any one of our six intakes.
  • Study on a leading-edge learning environment.
  • 100% online study, with no on-campus commitments.
  • Gain a qualification from a globally ranked university.
  • Access a dedicated Student Support Advisor, five days a week.
  • Exit early and still gain a qualification.
  • Equivalent to an on-campus qualification.

Entry requirements:

To qualify for entry into the Master of Project Management online, you must:

  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a minimum of two years’ work experience in a professional environment; or
  • Have over five years’ work experience/professional standing that is regarded by the Academic Board as equivalent to an undergraduate degree.
  • Be proficient in English.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available to those who have undertaken relevant education and/or significant workforce experience.

Why study a Masters in Project Management?

MPM course coordinator, David Noble explains how a Masters degree in project management will enable you to progress further in your career.

What you can study

Not all project management courses offer the breadth of business insights that are required for a well-rounded professional career in project management roles. Southern Cross University’s Master of Project Management delivers a choice of electives that cover six core business functions.

Part A: Core units

  • Project Management Principles
  • Project Management: Initiation and Planning
  • Project Management: Quality, Control and Risk
  • Leading and Managing Projects
  • Project Procurement and Contract Management
  • Portfolio and Program Management

Part B: Elective units*

  • Accounting (2 units available)
  • Business Management (5 units available)
  • Engineering Management (2 units available)
  • Health Services Management (4 units available)
  • Information and Knowledge Management (3 units available)
  • Managing and Leading People (4 units available)
  • Part C: Research project (compulsory)

Industry Research Project (double-weighted)

  • Industry Research Project A
  • Industry Research Project B

*The elective units running will depend on what intake you begin your studies.

Early exit options

We know plans change. That’s why we’ve built a flexible completion option into the Master of Project Management. If you need to exit early for whatever reason, you could still receive a postgraduate qualification based on the units you’ve completed.

Exit with a Graduate Certificate

  • By completing four units – Project Management Principles, and two units from Part A and one unit from Part A or B.

Exit with a Graduate Diploma

  • By completing eight units – all Part A and two Part B units.
Last updated Jan 2020

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