Faculty of Engineering

Project Management

Master of Project Management (2018)


Note: This course version applies only to students first enrolling in 2018.
WARNING: This course version is currently under review and is subject to change.


1. Overview

Course: Master of Project Management (2018)
CP Required: 72
Min FT Duration: 1.50 Years
Min PT Duration: N/A
Faculty/School: Project Management
Years Offered: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

2. Requirements

To qualify for the award of the Master of Project Management, a candidate must complete 72 credit points, including:

(a) 24 credit points of core Project Management foundation units of study;

(b) 24 credit points of core Project Management competency units of study;

(c) 12 credit points of research / capstone units of study; and

(d) 12 credit points of elective units of study.

(e) If a reduction in the volume of learning of 24 credit points is given, the candidate must complete a minimum of 24 credit points of core Project Management competency units of study, 12 credit points of research / capstone units of study, and 12 credit points of elective units of study.

(f) If a candidate has completed the embedded Graduate Certificate and was permitted to substitute advanced core competency units, they must complete additional electives to complete the 72 credit point requirement for the Master of Project Management.

(g) A candidate who transfers from the embedded Graduate Certificate to the Master of Project Management may be eligible to apply for RVL as per Section 8. Reduced Volume of Learning in the course resolutions.

(h) Candidates may complete a major in one of the areas listed below.

Completion of a major is not a requirement of the Master of Project Management. A major requires the completion of 12 credit points from units of study listed in the table for that major. The majors available are:

(a) Portfolio and Program

(b) Global

(c) Strategic Change Implementation

(d) Organisational Project Management

(e) Risk and Control

(f) Sustainability

This course is administered under course resolutions published in the Faculty Handbook at http://sydney.edu.au/handbooks/

3. Semesters

Year 1 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 ENGG5205: Professional Practice in Project Management
Core
6 ENGG5811: Critical & Systems Thinking
Core
6 ENGG5820: Applied Project Management
Core
6 PMGT6867: Quantitative Methods: Project Management

Note: These compulsory units are offered in both semesters

Year 1 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
6 Select from ENGG5812: Project Delivery Approaches
or other units.

Note: If undertaking the Capstone Project pathway, please ensure you complete ENGG5812 before PMGT5850
18 Select from Unit Block:
Project Management Core Competency Units

Year 2 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
12 Select from Unit Block:
Project Management Electives
6 Select from Unit Block:
Project Management Core Competency Units
6 Select from Unit Block:
Project Management Research/Capstone Part B

4. Pathways

Global

Type CP CP From
Core
6 PMGT5888: Global Project Management
6 Select from PMGT5876: Strategic Delivery of Change
PMGT5877: Management of Project Organisations
PMGT5879: Strategic Portfolio & Program Management
PMGT5898: Complex Project Leadership

Note: To be eligible for the Global major a student must complete the core major unit and one additional elective from the list.

Organisational Project Management

Type CP CP From
Core
6 PMGT5877: Management of Project Organisations
6 Select from PMGT5875: Project Innovation Management
PMGT5876: Strategic Delivery of Change
PMGT5879: Strategic Portfolio & Program Management
PMGT5898: Complex Project Leadership

Note: To be eligible for the Organisational Project Management major a student must complete the core major unit and one additional elective from the list.

Portfolio and Program

Type CP CP From
Core
6 PMGT5879: Strategic Portfolio & Program Management
6 Select from PMGT5875: Project Innovation Management
PMGT5876: Strategic Delivery of Change
PMGT5877: Management of Project Organisations
PMGT5898: Complex Project Leadership

Note: To be eligible for the Portfolio and Program major a student must complete the core major unit and one additional elective from the list.

Risk and Control

Type CP CP From
Core
6 PMGT5889: Integrated Cost and Scheduling Control
6 Select from PMGT5886: System Dynamics Modelling for PM
PMGT5887: Computer Applications in PM
PMGT5895: Contracts Management
PMGT5897: Disaster Project Management

Note: To be eligible for the Risk and Control major a student must complete the core major unit and one additional elective from the list.

Strategic Change Implementation

Type CP CP From
Core
6 PMGT5876: Strategic Delivery of Change
6 Select from PMGT5875: Project Innovation Management
PMGT5877: Management of Project Organisations
PMGT5879: Strategic Portfolio & Program Management
PMGT5898: Complex Project Leadership

Note: To be eligible for the Strategic Change Implementation major a student must complete the core major unit and one additional elective from the list.

Sustainability

Type CP CP From
Core
6 PMGT5896: Sustainability & Intelligence in PM
6 Select from PMGT5875: Project Innovation Management
PMGT5876: Strategic Delivery of Change
PMGT5877: Management of Project Organisations
PMGT5879: Strategic Portfolio & Program Management

Note: To be eligible for the Sustainability major a student must complete the core major unit and one additional elective from the list.

5. Unit Blocks

Block 1 - Project Management Core Foundation Units (Min CP 24) (Max CP: 24)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
ENGG5205 Professional Practice in Project Management 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1 Online
Semester 2 Online
Summer Main
Int January
ENGG5811 Critical & Systems Thinking 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1 Online
Semester 2 Online
ENGG5820 Applied Project Management 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1 Online
Semester 2 Online
PMGT6867 Quantitative Methods: Project Management 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1 Online
Semester 2 Online

Note: Candidates for the Master of Project Management must complete all 4 Core Foundation units. Units may be taken in Semester 1 or Semester 2.

Block 2 - Project Management Core Competency Units (Min CP: 24,Max CP: 24)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
PMGT5871 Project Process Planning and Control 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1 Online
Semester 2 Online
Winter Main
Summer Main
Int January
Int July
PMGT5872 People and Leadership 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1 Online
Semester 2 Online
Summer Main
Int February
Int December
PMGT5873 Project Economics and Finance 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1 Online
Semester 2 Online
PMGT5891 Project Risk Management 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1 Online
Semester 2 Online
PMGT6871 Project Planning and Governance 6 Semester 1 Online
Semester 2 Online
Semester 1 Block Mode
Semester 2 Block Mode
PMGT6872 Project Leadership and Communications 6 Semester 1 Online
Semester 2 Online
Semester 1 Block Mode
Semester 2 Block Mode
PMGT6873 Project Economics and Investment 6 Semester 1 Online
Semester 2 Online
Semester 1 Block Mode
Semester 2 Block Mode
PMGT6891 Risk Dynamics and Resilience 6 Semester 1 Online
Semester 2 Online
Semester 1 Block Mode
Semester 2 Block Mode

Note: Units may be taken in Semester 1 or Semester 2. Students with 3 or more years of relevant industry experience may choose the 6000 level units.

Block 3 - Project Management Electives (Min CP: 12,Max CP: 12)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
PMGT5875 Project Innovation Management 6 Semester 1 Online
Semester 1 Block Mode
PMGT5876 Strategic Delivery of Change 6 Semester 2
Semester 2 Online
Semester 2 Block Mode
PMGT5877 Management of Project Organisations 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1 Online
PMGT5879 Strategic Portfolio & Program Management 6 Semester 1 Online
Semester 2 Online
Semester 1 Block Mode
Semester 2 Block Mode
PMGT5886 System Dynamics Modelling for PM 6 Semester 2
Semester 2 Online
PMGT5887 Computer Applications in PM 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1 Online
PMGT5888 Global Project Management 6 Semester 2 Online
Semester 2 Block Mode
PMGT5889 Integrated Cost and Scheduling Control 6 Semester 2
Semester 2 Online
PMGT5895 Contracts Management 6 Semester 1
Semester 2 Online
PMGT5896 Sustainability & Intelligence in PM 6 Semester 2 Online
Semester 2 Block Mode
PMGT5897 Disaster Project Management 6 Semester 2 Online
Int July
PMGT5898 Complex Project Leadership 6 Semester 1 Online
Semester 1 Block Mode
PMGT6885 Project Management Special Topic 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
Int January
Int July
PMGT6888 International Project Study Tour 6 Semester 1 Block Mode
Semester 2 Block Mode
Int February
Int July

Note: Electives may be taken in Semester 1 or 2.

Permission is required to enrol in PMGT5896, PMGT5897, PMGT5898 or PMGT6888. Students must have a minimum of 3 years relevant industry experience to enrol.

Block 4 - Project Management Research/Capstone Part A (Min CP: 6,Max CP: 12)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
ENGG5812 Project Delivery Approaches 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1 Online
Semester 2 Online
PMGT5851 Project Management Dissertation A 12 Semester 1
Semester 2
PMGT5883 Project Management Thesis A 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
PMGT6812 Integrated Project Delivery Approaches 6 Semester 1 Online
Semester 2 Online
Semester 1 Block Mode
Semester 2 Block Mode

Note: All candidates must complete Research/Capstone units comprising either ENGG5812 & Capstone Project (12cps), Thesis A & B (12cps) or Dissertation A & B (24cps). Students with 3 or more years of relevant experience may take PMGT6812 as an alternative to ENGG5812.

Enrolment in the dissertation option is with permission only. Students undertaking the Dissertation option will replace the 12 cp of elective units with Dissertation units.

Block 5 - Project Management Research/Capstone Part B (Min CP: 6,Max CP: 12)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
PMGT5850 Project Management Capstone Project 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1 Online
Semester 2 Online
Semester 1 Block Mode
Semester 2 Block Mode
PMGT5852 Project Management Dissertation B 12 Semester 1
Semester 2
PMGT5884 Project Management Thesis B 6 Semester 1
Semester 2

Note: All candidates must complete Research/Capstone units comprising either ENGG5812 & Capstone Project (12cps), Thesis A & B (12cps) or Dissertation A & B (24cps).

Enrolment in the dissertation option is with permission only. Students undertaking the Dissertation option will replace the 12 cp of elective units with Dissertation units.