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Master of Project Management

  • Qualification:

    Master's Degree

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  • Payment options:

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  • Duration:

    16 units

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  • Awarded by:

    University of South Australia

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What you'll learn

About this course

Project management knowledge is essential to the successful planning, development and delivery of projects. These project types can vary. They can range from organising an outdoor event to the design and construction of a submarine. Project management provides the knowledge required to plan and organise projects so that they are delivered within time, cost and quality constraints.

The Master of Project Management program caters to the needs of people transitioning from an applied background into a project management role, those already managing projects, or those looking to build careers as project managers. This course is ideal for anyone looking to further their education and training in the project management industry.

Throughout the program you will be provided with several opportunities to integrate and apply the knowledge and skills required for successful project management. The course uses the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) as a framework. This framework provides a generic approach to project management that can be applied across different industries, businesses and government institutions.

Shorter programs

If you choose not to study the entire Master of Project Management program you may be able to complete an alternative program. This is beneficial for students who need to develop a specialisation or prefer not to commit to the whole study period. Depending on the units studied, you can exit with a Graduate Diploma in Project Management or Graduate Certificate in Project Management.


To be eligible for this course you must have a four year degree or Honours degree or Graduate Diploma in Project Management.

Areas of study

The units in this program have been developed to ensure graduates can:

  • Establish a project within its environment.
  • Prepare project plans to meet project objectives and requirements.
  • Develop documentation to achieve project objectives within time, cost and quality.
  • Use appropriate management tools for monitoring and control of projects.
  • Understand the use and application of effective project management techniques throughout the life cycle of a project.
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.

OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.

The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Master of Project Management from University of South Australia.

Graduates of the Master of Project Management program, will be able to:

  • Apply project management methodology to specific professional field(s) of expertise.
  • Be an effective member of interdisciplinary project teams.
  • Assume the role of project manager from inception to commissioning.

Curious about where a career in project management could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

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

Payment options & support

Finance options

FEE-HELP is available.

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, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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