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Master of Project Management (ends 2015) (MPJM) - MProMgt

CRICOS code (International applicants): 085606M

This program is offered only to continuing students. No new admissions will be accepted. Students who are interested in this study area should consider the Master of Project Management .

 On-campusExternalOnline
Semester intake:No new admissionsNo new admissionsNo new admissions
Campus:Springfield --
Fees:Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Standard duration:1.5 years full-time, up to 6 years part-time 
Program articulation:

From: Graduate Certificate of Business

To: Doctor of Business Administration

Notes

Where credit is granted, maximum and minimum duration will be adjusted in the same proportion as credit, for example, where four units of credit is granted, maximum duration will be two years and minimum duration will be one semester.

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Professional accreditation

USQ is registered with the Project Management Institute (PMI)® as a Global Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.). A study of project management at USQ earns professional development units towards certification with PMI including towards the Project Management Professional (PMP)®.

PMI, PMP and Project Management Professional (PMP) are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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Program aims

The Master of Project Management aims to produce graduates who have appropriate skills and knowledge to be capable of managing small, medium and large-sized projects as a senior team leader, a project manager or project director.

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Program objectives

Upon completion of the Master of Project Management students will be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge of the theoretical structure of project management as defined by the Project Management Body of Knowledge

  • demonstrate essential skills in relation to identification and analysis of sustainability management for projects, and integrate sustainability management across the lifecycle of the project

  • apply the theoretical principles of project management to a project environment in relation to a range of project types:

    • scope and requirements management

    • scheduling and time management

    • cost management

    • quality management

    • human resources management

    • communications management

    • risk management

    • procurement management

    • integration management

    • stakeholder management


  • demonstrate a comprehension of complex ethical dilemmas for various stakeholders within a project management environment.


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Admission requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

Entry into the Master of Project Management requires a tertiary qualification at bachelor degree or equivalent (AQF level 7) in a project management related discipline from a recognised institution, and two years’ full-time relevant professional work experience in business.

For candidates who meet the program work experience requirements but do not hold a bachelor degree or equivalent (AQF level 7) in a project management related discipline, USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Business provides an articulation pathway into the Master of Project Management. Upon completion and achievement of a minimum GPA of 4.0, they will be eligible for entry into the Master of Project Management.

Candidates with a graduate certificate (AQF level 8) or higher qualification in any discipline, with two years' full-time relevant professional work experience in project management may apply for entry into the Master of Project Management. Eligibility for entry will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

All students are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements.

If students do not meet the English language requirements they may apply to study a University-approved English language program. On successful completion of the English language program, students may be admitted to an award program.

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Program fees

Domestic full fee paying place

Domestic full fee paying places are funded entirely through the full fees paid by the student. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

Domestic full fee paying students may be eligible to defer their fees through a Government loan called FEE-HELP provided they meet the residency and citizenship requirements.

Australian citizens, Permanent Humanitarian Visa holders, Permanent Resident visa holders and New Zealand citizens who will be resident outside Australia for the duration of their program pay full tuition fees and are not eligible for FEE-Help.

International full fee paying place

International students pay full fees. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken and whether they are studied on-campus, via distance education/online. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

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Program structure

The Master of Project Management consists of 12 courses, each of one unit, and has the following structure:

  • core (8 courses) – 4 foundation core and 4 non-foundation core courses

  • any 4 elective courses selected from the Master of Business Administration (subject to enrolment requirements) or any 4 courses from across the University with the permission of the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts.


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Core courses

The following core courses are required:

Course  Semester of offer
Distance/Online 
Semester of offer
Toowoomba campus 
Semester of offer
Springfield campus 
Foundation core courses: 
MGT8022 Project-Based Management  1, 2, 3   
MGT8024 Project Quality, Risk and Procurement Management    
MGT8025 Project Scope, Time and Cost Management    
MGT8027 Project Human Resources, Communications & Integration Management  2, 3   
Non-foundation core courses: 
LAW8074    
MBA8000 Applied Business Research and Ethics  1, 2 
MGT8021 Project Sustainability Management      
MGT8028 Project Tendering and Contracting    

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IT requirements

For information technology requirements please refer to the minimum computing standards.

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Other program requirements

Students must maintain good standing in this program. Please refer to the Academic Standing, Progression and Exclusion Procedure.

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Articulation

On completion of the Master of Project Management, students may apply for entry into the Doctor of Business Administration. The number of courses to be completed to satisfy the requirements to graduate from the Doctor of Business Administration will depend on the courses completed in the Master of Project Management. Students wishing to consider this option should contact the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts.

Students who wish to articulate to the higher award must lodge an application for entry to the relevant program.

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Exit points

Students who do not complete the Master of Project Management, but who satisfy all the requirements of the Graduate Certificate of Business or the Graduate Diploma of Business may be permitted to exit with that qualification.

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Credit

Credit may be granted on the basis of completed equivalent postgraduate study from a recognised university. In order for credit to be granted, the claim must meet the following specific requirements:

  • the course was passed within 5 years prior to the application (courses up to 10 years old may be considered if evidence is provided that the applicant has been employed in that field)

  • the course passed is sufficiently equivalent in objectives, content and weightings to a course prescribed in the Master of Project Management, or alternatively, the course is suitable as an elective

  • the maximum credit granted is no greater than 6 courses for the Master of Project Management.


Claims for credit should be submitted prior to or at the time of enrolment in a course. Each claim will be assessed on individual merit in line with USQ policy. Credit approved in this program will not automatically apply to other programs offered by the USQ. Please contact the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts for further information.

Recommended enrolment pattern

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Recommended enrolment pattern

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
MGT8022 Project-Based Management*1111
MBA8000 Applied Business Research and Ethics1111
MGT8025 Project Scope, Time and Cost Management *1111
MGT8021 Project Sustainability Management 1111
MGT8024 Project Quality, Risk and Procurement Management *1212
Elective course1212
Elective course1212
LAW8074 *1212
MGT8027 Project Human Resources, Communications & Integration Management1313
Elective course2121
Elective course2121
MGT8028 Project Tendering and Contracting *2121

Footnotes
*This course is not offered at Toowoomba campus.
This course is offered distance/online only.
This course is offered in semester 3 distance/online only. It is also offered in semester 2 at Springfield campus and distance/online.