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Master of Project Management

Master of Project Management (MPPM)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • Online
  • Springfield
  • 1.5 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
  • Feb, Jul, Nov
Note: Semester 3 (November) intake is only available online.


  • With USQ’s Master of Project Management you will develop the skills and ability to become an evidence-based project management professional. The Master of Project Management is designed for those who want to build on their existing project management experience, lead emerging project managers or move into project management consulting.
  • Learn how to cultivate your ability to contextualise your project management knowledge, and develop your ability to draw on the latest evidence for solutions to difficult project management problems. 
  • You can study Project Management online, with the flexibility to attend interactive online workshops at USQ’s Springfield Campus, where you will review study materials, examine case studies, enhance your study and research skills, and learn from leading industry practitioners. The USQ Master of Project Management allows you to vary the number of courses you study each semester to accommodate work and home-life demands. Your course materials and assessments are made available from the start, giving you the independence to manage your time. Your assessments are purely assignment-based and completed on an individual basis. By applying the curriculum to your own workplace experiences, you’ll create a competitive edge for yourself in the Project Management workplace. 
  • Personalise your Master’s degree by choosing a named specialisation or customise your own electives from a range of Graduate courses to suit your career.
  • Your named specialisations include: 
    • Advanced Research, leading to Doctoral research 
    • Big Data and Visualisation
    • Business Leadership
    • Crisis Management
    • Digital Marketing Analytics
    • Digital Transformation
    • Emergency and Disaster Communication
    • Enterprise Leadership
    • Finance
    • General, where you select your own 4 electives
    • Global Business Management
    • International Business
    • Project Leadership
    • Professional Communication
    • Strategic Human Resource Management
    • Strategic Marketing, or
    • Sustainable Business.

Professional accreditation

USQ is registered with the Project Management Institute (PMI) ® as a Global Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.).

USQ’s Master of Project Management is endorsed by the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM).

If you have the following industry certification, you may be eligible to gain credit for one or two unspecified electives, thereby saving you almost $5000 in study costs and a semester of part-time study:

  • For AIPM Certified Practicing Portfolio Executive (CPPE), credit may be approved for two unspecified electives.
  • For PMI The Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification, credit may be approved for one unspecified elective.
  • For PRINCE2 Practitioner, credit may be approved for one unspecified elective.
  • Credit may also be approved for some previously completed equivalent postgraduate study.

Career outcomes

  • Your Master’s studies in project management will enhance your career opportunities as a project management professional within industries including business, health, construction, engineering, defence, events management, science, marketing, human resources management, government, and education.

Entry requirements 

  • Completed an AQF level 7 (or higher) qualification (commonly a recognised Australian bachelor degree).
  • Minimum of 2 years’ professional work experience in business.

To show evidence of your professional work experience, you will need to provide a resume or professional LinkedIn profile detailing the following:

  • Organisation name
  • Position title
  • Start and end dates of employment for each position
  • Type of employment (full-time, part-time or casual)
  • Key duties, responsibilities and achievements.
  • Names, position titles and contact details of referees (employers or supervisors) who will be able to verify the nature of your work for the period of 2 years. Referees may be contacted by USQ and should be able to provide details on responsibilities including but not limited to: managing people or client accounts, managerial responsibilities for any major projects and/or financial delegation accountabilities.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.


If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 12 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 8
4 x electives
or 1 x 4-unit named specialisation (coursework or research)
Total 12

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Domestic full fee paying

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 29120

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2022. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level. Find out if you are eligible for FEE-HELP

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.


At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

Note: Semester 3 intake is only available online.

The closing dates for applying directly to USQ are:

  • Semester 2, 2022 - applications close Monday 11 July, with Semester 2 commencing on Monday 11 July, 2022.
  • Semester 3, 2022 - application closing date to be advised. Semester 3 commences on Monday 14 November, 2022.
  • Semester 1, 2023 - application closing date to be advised. Semester 1 commences in February, 2023.

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

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