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Master of Project Management

CQUniversity Australia
Program overview
2-4 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
14,400 AUD
Start dates
14,400 AUD
November 2020

Melbourne (Australia)
14,400 AUD
November 2020

14,400 AUD
November 2020

14,400 AUD
November 2020
CQUniversity Australia

Program description

Master of Project Management

As part of the course, you will undertake a research project that can be based on either your workplace or issues that are important to the general project management profession. Alternatively, you can opt for an internship, and if you are eligible, you will be placed at a host organisation to further develop your skills and competencies, and obtain authentic experience in project management. While undertaking the qualification you will be well prepared to contribute to future growth and change in the projects you are involved in whilst at the same time enhancing your individual career advancement opportunities.

Graduates undertaking the qualification will be well prepared to contribute to future growth and change in the projects they are involved in whilst at the same time enhancing their individual career advancement opportunities. All the unit materials have been aligned to the Project Management Institute (PMI) global standards and core bodies of knowledge.

Mission Statement for CQUniversity’s project management courses

CQUniversity’s School of Engineering and Technology believe project management is a lifestyle and is committed to improving the world for current and future generations through outstanding teaching and learning, scholarship and practice. We carry out this mission through world-class, project management education, based on global standards and cutting-edge research conducted in the discipline, in order to skill and educate the next generation of project managers.

Vision for CQUniversity’s project management courses

Our vision is to be a global leader in project management education, embracing engagement and innovation, with a can-do attitude. As part of this vision, we are transparent in our communication with our stakeholders, we are inclusive, and strive to cultivate our greatness by offering project management courses for everyone. The Project Management Team at CQUniversity strives to be a leader by hiring and promoting people who are leaders, developing them, and developing a culture where leaders influence non-conventional thinking.

AQF Level: Level 9 Masters Degree (Coursework)

Admission requirements

  • IELTS Academic: 6.0 with no individual band score of less than 5.5
  • TOEFL Internet-based: Overall score of 75 with no score less than 17
  • Pearson Test of English Academic: Overall score of 54 with no score less than 46
  • A bachelor degree in any discipline from an Australian university or college, or equivalent, or
  • A CQUniversity Graduate Certificate in Project Management, or equivalent.

Note: Candidates who have completed the CQUniversity Graduate Diploma of Project Management will be granted advanced standing of 6 core units and 2 elective units.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Compulsory units:

Students are required to complete one of the following three streams: Practicum, Internship or Research.

Year 1 - Term 1

  • Project Management Concepts
  • Initiating and Planning Projects
  • Leading Lean Projects
  • Executing and Closing Projects

Year 1 - Term 2

  • Contract and Procurement Management
  • Program and Portfolio Management Information Systems
  • Research in Project Management

Practicum stream students must complete the following compulsory units:

Year 2 - Term 1

  • Think Big

Year 2 - Term 2

  • Project Management Practicum
  • Effective Business Communications
  • Complex Project Management

Research stream students must complete the following compulsory units:

Year 2 - Term 1

  • Complex Project Management
  • Research Project 1

Year 2 - Term 2

  • Research Project 2

Internship Stream students must complete the following compulsory units:

Year 2 - Term 1

  • Complex Project Management
  • Management and Business Context
  • Effective Business Communications

Year 2 - Term 2

  • Project Management Internship


  • Hospital and Health Services Management
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Management
  • Social Innovation
  • Sustainable Tourism Management


  • Effective Business Communications
  • Management and Business Context
  • Business Ethics and Sustainability
  • Critical Thinking and Managerial Decision-Making
  • Project Management for Operators of Large Assets
  • Think Big
  • International Employment Relations
  • International Commercial Law
  • International Financial Management
  • Managerial Finance

Tuition fees

This program costs 14 400 AUD per term.

Scholarships & funding

The university offers a range of scholarships to support international students and encourages you to apply for one that's right for you. For more information about the scholarships, please visit the university website.


Interim awards:

CH80 - Graduate Certificate in Hospital and Health Services Management CH76 - Graduate Certificate in Management CC29 - Graduate Certificate in Information Systems CC33 - Graduate Certificate in Project Management CC28 - Graduate Certificate in Information Technology CH77 - Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Tourism Management CV88 - Graduate Certificate in Social Innovation CV81 - Graduate Diploma of Project Management

Exit awards:

CC33 - Graduate Certificate in Project Management CV81 - Graduate Diploma of Project Management



Core learning outcomes:

  1. Explain the principles of project management and how they are applied throughout the project life cycle
  2. Formulate innovative solutions and processes to project management problems
  3. Develop and update project management documentation tailored to the project and organisational context
  4. Apply appropriate decision-making processes that deal with unfamiliar project contexts to improve outcomes
  5. Apply contemporary project management knowledge and skills to projects with varied complexities
  6. Employ appropriate soft skills in managing activities, engaging stakeholders and leading project teams
  7. Develop proposals that employ research methods and skills in a project context
  8. Manage ethical issues within a project context and evaluate actions and performance to ensure continuous improvement.

Career opportunities

Career opportunities are endless for project management graduates and you could find employment in many industries, such as engineering, business, IT, construction, health, government, mining, transportation and many others. The course will boost your career advancement prospects and provide a competitive advantage for you in the marketplace.

About this institute

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CQUniversity Australia

554-700 Yaamba Road
4701 Norman Gardens QLD

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