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Master of Project Management (ends 2014) (MPRM) - MPM

CRICOS code (International applicants): 055824E

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

 On-campusExternal
Semester intake:No 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 year full-time, up to 4 years part-time 
Program articulation:

From: Postgraduate Certificate of Business

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 logistics management, and integrate logistics management into the overall operation of the organisation

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

    • scheduling and time management

    • cost management

    • quality management

    • human resources management

    • communications management

    • risk management

    • procurement management

    • integration management

    • scope management


  • apply management skills acquired through elective courses in the context of project management.


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Admission requirements

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

  • hold at least a three-year tertiary qualification at bachelor degree or equivalent level from a recognised institution in an appropriate discipline as deemed sufficient and appropriate on application

  • have a minimum of two years' full-time equivalent relevant work experience as deemed sufficient and appropriate on application.


Candidates who do not have a degree will be permitted to enrol in the Postgraduate Certificate of Business (Project Management), provided that they have a minimum of 3 years' full-time equivalent work experience, which includes relevant experience as deemed sufficient and appropriate on application. Upon completion and achievement of a minimum GPA of 4.0, they will be eligible to articulate into the Master of Project Management.

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 has two strands: Project Management and Complex Project Management. Each is comprised of 8 single-unit courses as follows:

Strand 1: Project Management

The Project Management strand consists of:

  • a choice of 4 core from 5 courses

  • 1 specialisation or 4 elective courses.


Course  Semester of offer
Distance/Online 
Semester of offer
Toowoomba campus 
Semester of offer
Springfield campus 
Core courses — choose 4 courses from the following: 
MGT8021 Project Sustainability Management      
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   
plus a 4 course specialisation or 4 elective courses. 

Project Management strand students may study one of the following specialisation areas: Information Systems, Leadership, Property or any specialisation from the Master of Business Administration .

Students completing 4 courses from a single specialisation will be entitled to an appropriate endorsement on their testamur.

Course  Semester of offer
Distance/Online 
Semester of offer
Toowoomba campus 
Semester of offer
Springfield campus 
Information Systems  
CIS8004 Enterprise Planning and Implementation   
CIS8009 Management of Business Telecommunications 
CIS8010 Information Systems Project Management 
CIS8100 Digital Enterprise  1, 3 
Leadership  
MGT8033 Leading Organisational Change  1, 2   
MGT8037 Team Leadership     
MGT8038 Leadership Development     
MGT8039 Strategic Leadership     
Property 
LAW8074    
MGT8028 Project Tendering and Contracting    
MGT8070 Property Development     
MGT8072 Property Ownership Management (Formerly FIN8072).     

Some courses in these specialisations are only available in external mode.

Electives

Students may complete any 4 courses at 5000 or 8000 level from the Business and Commerce coursework Master programs subject to prerequisite requirements. Alternately students may choose 5000 or 8000 coursework courses from any USQ Masters program with the approval of the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts.

Strand 2: Complex Project Management

The Complex Project Management strand consists of 8 specified single-unit courses.

Course  Semester of offer
Distance/Online 
Semester of offer
Toowoomba campus 
Semester of offer
Springfield campus 
Core courses: 
MGT8021 Project Sustainability Management      
MGT8024 Project Quality, Risk and Procurement Management    
MGT8025 Project Scope, Time and Cost Management    
MGT8027 Project Human Resources, Communications & Integration Management  2, 3   
Compulsory courses: 
ENG8111 Project Requirements Management   
LAW8074    
MGT8028 Project Tendering and Contracting    
MGT8033 Leading Organisational Change  1, 2   

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Required time limits

Students have a maximum of 4 years to complete this program.

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IT requirements

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

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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 Master of Business Administration program. The number of courses to be completed to satisfy the requirements to graduate from the Master 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..

It is possible for students who do not meet standard admission requirements to articulate into the Master of Project Management from the Postgraduate Certificate of Business provided they have achieved a GPA of at least 4.0.

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 Postgraduate Certificate of Business may be permitted to exit with that qualification.

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Credit

Candidates for admission to the Master of Project Management may be eligible for up to four units of credit on the basis of either:

  • prior successful completion of relevant, equivalent postgraduate study from a recognised university or institution offering equivalent study; or

  • accreditation from the Australian Institute of Project Management in their RegPM accreditation program, but only if accreditation is achieved at Certified Practising Project Manager (CPPM) level or higher, and only after completion of the 4 core courses for this program. Contact the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts for further information. Credit granted under this provision will be for one unit of credit only and will be included in the maximum credit available for this program as indicated above.


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 USQ.

Note: 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 time will be two years and minimum duration will be one semester.

Recommended enrolment patterns

In this section:

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Project Management recommended enrolment pattern - Toowoomba campus

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.

The recommended enrolment pattern set out in the table below is for a part-time student commencing the program in semester 1. It is strongly recommended that students enrol in MGT8022 Project-Based Management prior to, or at the same time as, enrolling in subsequent project management courses.

Some of the courses in the Master of Project Management are offered in more than one semester. This provides flexibility for students and, consequently, there will be many different enrolment patterns.


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
MGT8025 Project Scope, Time and Cost Management 1111
MGT8024 Project Quality, Risk and Procurement Management 1212
MGT8027 Project Human Resources, Communications & Integration Management1212
Elective or specialisation 12121
Elective or specialisation 22121
Elective or specialisation 32222
Elective or specialisation 42222

Footnotes
*It is strongly recommended that students enrol in MGT8022 prior to, or at the same time as, enrolling in subsequent project management courses.

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Project Management recommended enrolment pattern - Springfield campus (full-time)

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*11
MGT8025 Project Scope, Time and Cost Management 11
Elective or specialisation 111
Elective or specialisation 211
MGT8024 Project Quality, Risk and Procurement Management 12
MGT8027 Project Human Resources, Communications & Integration Management12
Elective or specialisation 312
Elective or specialisation 412

Footnotes
*It is strongly recommended that students enrol in MGT8022 prior to, or at the same time as, enrolling in subsequent project management courses.

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Project Management recommended enrolment pattern - Springfield campus (3-semester part-time)

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*11
MGT8025 Project Scope, Time and Cost Management 11
Elective or specialisation 111
MGT8024 Project Quality, Risk and Procurement Management 12
MGT8027 Project Human Resources, Communications & Integration Management12
Elective or specialisation 212
Elective or specialisation 313
Elective or specialisation 413

Footnotes
*It is strongly recommended that students enrol in MGT8022 prior to, or at the same time as, enrolling in subsequent project management courses.

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Complex Project Management recommended enrolment pattern - Toowoomba campus

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
MGT8021 Project Sustainability Management 1111
MGT8025 Project Scope, Time and Cost Management 1111
MGT8024 Project Quality, Risk and Procurement Management 1212
MGT8027 Project Human Resources, Communications & Integration Management1212
MGT8033 Leading Organisational Change21
MGT8028 Project Tendering and Contracting 2121
LAW8074 2222
ENG8111 Project Requirements Management2222