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Key details

Duration

2 year/s full-time
4 year/s part-time
2 year/s full-time

Intake

Semester 1, Semester 2
On campus - Semester 1, Semester 2
Online - No

Locations

CDU Sydney

Credit points required

160

Course code

SPRJM1
SATAC/UAC codes

Overview

The Master of Project Management focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to manage complicated projects in the modern world. The course consists of a combination of carefully selected core units, a placement, and elective units. It stresses the importance of theoretical knowledge and the application of theory in practice through, for instance, learning to manage projects and undertaking practical exercises. The core units of this course will teach the students project management concepts and skills needed to deal with the challenges of identifying, prioritizing, and implementing projects successfully. In the second year of study, the students will be required to complete the placement unit that prepares them for professional practice. Completion of the Professional Experience unit requires an equivalent number of hours (300 hours) of professional practice-related activity, which may include virtual or online activity.

Professional recognition

The Master of Project Management is designed to meet the accreditation requirements of the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) and Project Management Institute (PMI).

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Pathways


Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

Fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements:

(a) be an Australian citizen, who will complete some of your course of study while resident in Australia; or

(b) a New Zealand citizen; or an Australian permanent visa holder; or an eligible former permanent humanitarian visa holder; who studies the entire course while living in Australia.

Further information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

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International students Adele and Zarah

Why study business at CDU?

Learn from internationally recognised academics when you study Business at CDU. Future-proof your career with accredited courses built on sustainable business practices and innovation. You'll graduate ready to make an impact on the global market.

  • #2 Australian university for postgraduate employment outcomes (GUG 2023)
  • Industry experts with experience in Australia, the Asia Pacific and beyond

What will I study?

The course consists of core units, placement and elective units. The core units of this course will teach you project management concepts and skills. In the second year of study, the students will have a placement unit to prepare them for professional practice.

Course structure

The course stresses the importance of theory and the application of theory in practice through projects and practical exercises.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 160 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless otherwise indicated.

Unit type

Credit Points

Specific requirements
Core Units
(12 units)

140cp

Compulsory Core units totalling 140 credit points as detailed below.

Engineering Units
PMO201 Project Management
PRT551 Project Management, Risk and Reliability
PRT591 Project Resource Planning (available from 2024)
PRT592 Project Portfolio and Program Management
PRT593 Risk Management
PRT594 Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (available from 2024)

Management Units
ACT501 Accounting Principles
BUS504 Sustainable Enterprise
BUS505 Design Thinking for Sustainable Innovation
BUS610 Sustainable Enterprise consulting Project (20cp)
MAN514 Management for the Executive

Placement Unit
PRT604 Professional Experience (20cp) (repeatable) (available from 2024)

Elective Units
(0-2 units)
0-20cpElective units totalling 0-20 credit points selected from postgraduate units offered by the University.
 

160

Total Credit Points

Course Rules (unless otherwise indicated in the above course structure)

 

Study plan

Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard load.

Legend:CO = Core UnitSE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
ACT501 Accounting PrinciplesCOPMO201 Project ManagementCO
MAN514 Management for the ExecutiveCOPRT592 Project Portfolio and Program ManagementCO
PRT551 Project Management, Risk and ReliabilityCOPRT593 Risk ManagementCO
PRT591 Project Resource PlanningCOBUS504 Sustainable EnterpriseCO
Year 2
BUS505 Design Thinking for Sustainable InnovationCOBUS610 Sustainable Enterprise Consulting Project (20cp)CO
PRT594 Negotiation and Dispute ResolutionCOPRT604 Professional Experience (20cp) 
ElectiveCO  
ElectiveCO  

 

Students commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard load.

Legend:CO = Core UnitSE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
  PMO201 Project ManagementCO
  PRT592 Project Portfolio and Program ManagementCO
  PRT593 Risk ManagementCO
  BUS504 Sustainable EnterpriseCO
Year 2
ACT501 Accounting PrinciplesCOBUS610 Sustainable Enterprise Consulting Project (20cp)CO
MAN514 Management for the ExecutiveCOPRT604 Professional Experience (20cp)CO
PRT551 Project Management, Risk and ReliabilityCO  
PRT591 Project Resource PlanningCO  
Year 3
BUS505 Design Thinking for Sustainable InnovationCO  
PRT594 Negotiation and Dispute ResolutionCO  
ElectiveCO  
ElectiveCO  

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

Successful completion of a recognised bachelor degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, master's degree, or equivalent international qualification.

International entry pathway

Applicants who have completed the CDU International Masters Qualifying Program (ZMQP01), the Accelerated International Masters Qualifying Program (ZAMQP1) or the ZMPP01 International Masters Preparation Program are eligible for entry.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education in an English-speaking country or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

IELTS Academic ModuleA minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)A minimum overall score of 176, with no skill below 169.
Common European Framework Certificate of English ProficiencyA minimum overall grade of C1, valid for three years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU.
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic moduleA minimum overall score of 58 with no score lower than 50.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT)A minimum overall score of 79 with a minimum writing score of 21.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.

 

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Course details

Inherent Requirements

There are inherent requirements for this course. Students must read and understand the requirements for this course.

Australian qualification framework

This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.

Additional information

Can offers be deferred?
Yes
Award
Master of Project Management
Faculty/College
Faculty of Science and Technology
Sector
HE
Area of study
Business

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email:Student.Central@cdu.edu.auPhone:1800 061 963 (free call)

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How to apply

There are many ways to apply to CDU. The method you use depends on your course type, where you live and whether you are a new or returning student to CDU.

Remember to apply early for your best chance at securing an offer to study with us.

SATAC

SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, VIC or TAS.

UAC

UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW.

International applications

Applications must be submitted online through our application portal, Studylink. You'll need a valid email address to create your online account. Once you have started your application, you will be able to save it and resume it later. There is no application fee when you apply online.

You may be able to lodge a direct application; however, there may be restrictions on your geographic location. If you cannot submit a direct application via the application portal, please apply through one of our registered agents.

Apply through StudyLink or through an Agent.

SATAC/UAC codes

Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
CDU Sydney (FF)
1CM655
873053
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee

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