Master of Project Management

SCU Online
SCU Online
  • Awarded by

    Southern Cross University

  • Qualification

    Master's Degree

  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    FEE-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration

    2 years part-time

  • Start Date

    6 start dates each year – enquire now!

  • Career Outcomes

    Project Manager | Management Consultant | Program Administrator | Project Leader | View all

Last modified: 15 Nov 2017

In a Nutshell

The Master of Project Management course is structured around project management methodologies and their effective application in real-world situations. Emphasising critical thinking skills and leadership qualities, this course will ready you for employment as a project manager.

Along with core units covering the fundamentals of project management, this postgraduate course allows you to select an elective area of study, and requires that you undertake an industry research project. This combination of broad-based knowledge and discipline-specific skills will allow you to follow your own personal career trajectory and use the course to your best advantage.

Aligned with the Project Management Institute's (PMI) PMBOK® Guide, completion of this program may allow you to claim Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points with your accrediting body.

Delivered online by SCU Online, this course allows students to enjoy a flexible study schedule that works around your commitments to ensure you get the most out of your degree.

Flexible exit options

If plans change, and you can no longer commit to the full Master of Project Management, you could still be eligible to receive a postgraduate qualification.

Depending on the units you've completed, you may exit with a Graduate Certificate in Project Management (4 units) or a Graduate Diploma of Project Management (8 units).

Find out more about the SCU Online experience

  • What You'll Need to Get In?


    To be eligible for this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

    • Either have completed a suitable academic qualification, or demonstrate significant project management work experience/professional standing; AND
    • Be proficient in English
  • Subject Breakdown

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    In this project management  course, the subjects you may study include:

    Part A: Core units (complete all)

    • 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: Electives


    • Finance for managers
    • Business accounting for managers

    Business management

    • Corporate governance for managers
    • Entrepreneurship and marketing
    • Strategy and case analysis
    • Business and corporation law for managers
    • Global business

    Engineering management:

    • Engineering for a sustainable future
    • Strategic infrastructure asset management

    Health services management:

    • Healthcare professional portfolio A
    • Leading change in healthcare
    • Principles and practice of clinical accountability
    • Strategic health management

    Information and knowledge management:

    • Managing digital enterprise
    • Strategic knowledge management
    • Managing information systems

    Managing and leading people:

    • Organisational change and development
    • Human resource management
    • Leading and managing people
    • Stakeholder engagement

    Part C: Research project (compulsory)

    • Industry research project A
    • Industry research project B
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  • Why SCU Online?

    Established to meet the needs of busy working professionals seeking to advance their careers with a postgraduate qualification, SCU Online puts flexibility and convenience first. All qualifications are accredited through Southern Cross University, so you’ll earn your degree from one of the top 500 universities in the world (2015 Times Higher Education World University Rankings). To cater to a variety of learning styles, SCU Online employs a diverse range of contemporary teaching methods and online content, including educational videos, collaborative discussion boards and interactive tutorials. With experienced teaching staff committed to delivering engaging learning experiences, students are empowered to succeed. SCU Online’s course range extends across industries such as business, accounting, healthcare, engineering and IT management.

    SCU Online is 100% online, so you can easily access your course materials anywhere, anytime. With a strong focus on accessibility and flexibility, SCU Online is one of the few Australian universities with an accelerated learning program made up of six 7-week study periods. This means that you can tailor your study load and timetable according to your personal commitments. All courses feature an extensive repository of resources including, video, academic readings, textbooks, case studies, interactive discussion boards and dynamic tutorials. And, a dedicated Student Success Advisor is on hand to guide you every step of the way, offering valuable advice and tips to help all students achieve their study goals.

Where Will This Course Take You?

Upon  successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Master of Project Management from Southern Cross University.

Career opportunities for graduates from this course are incredibly diverse, with many different industries and types of organisations requiring project managers. Your unique skillset and area of specialisation will help determine the roles you will be eligible for.

Wondering where a career in project management could take you? Potential job outcomes may include; Project Manager, Project Coordinator, Project Administrator, Business Consultant.

  • Project Manager
  • Management Consultant
  • Program Administrator
  • Project Leader
  • Project Team Leader

Let's Talk Price

Eligible students can apply for FEE-HELP to cover the upfront costs of all, or part of your fees.

Alternatively, you can pay-as-you-go for each unit.


You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $55,874 (2017-18 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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