Master of Project Management 2014

Deliver projects on time and on budget and enjoy a career where you are in demand. A Project Management degree from University of South Australia can give you the skills and know-how to establish a top-notch reputation as a project management professional. This online course will train you how to create, plan, document and deliver projects within time, cost and quality constraints. Students will learn to use the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) as a framework. PMBOK will provide students with a generic approach to project management that can be applied in multiple industries.

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Overview

Please note: This course has recently undergone a major change. Please refer to Transition Arrangements for more information.

Level of study: What does Postgraduate mean?

Postgraduate

Number of units: What are units?

12 units

How to enrol

  1. This is a restricted course. Enrolment is only available to students who have been accepted into this course.
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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 courses cater 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. Throughout the course you will be provided with several opportunities to integrate and apply the knowledge and skills required for successful project management.

The courses use the A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) as a framework. This framework provides a generic approach to project management that can be applied across different industries, businesses and government institutions.

The Australian Institute of Project Management endorses all University of South Australia project management courses.

You have a range of options in respect to your study. You can undertake the course at Graduate Certificate (4 units), Graduate Diploma (8 units) or Masters level (12 units).

Course Objectives

On completion of the project management courses, you will be able to:

  • apply project management methodology to specific professional field(s) of expertise
  • be an effective member of interdisciplinary project teams and
  • assume the role of project manager from inception to commissioning

The units in this course 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 parameters
  • 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

Eligibility

Applicants to the Master of Project Management degree are required to have one of the following:

  • An AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree qualification in any discipline area or equivalent work experience, which would qualify students for entry at the start of the program for completion in 1.5 years of full-time study or part-time equivalent

OR

  • An AQF Level 8 Bachelor degree with Honours or Graduate Certificate qualification in Project Management or equivalent, which would qualify students for 0.5 EFTSL advanced standing, enabling them to complete the program in 1.0 years of full-time or equivalent part-time study.

English Language Requirements

For applicants for whom English is a second language, the minimum English language requirements are:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic): with a minimum overall score of 7.0 obtained within the last two years or corresponding results from an equivalent test such as TOEFL; or
  • Successful completion of a tertiary qualification at diploma level or above completed in Australia within the last two years; or
  • Successful completion of two or more years of tertiary study at diploma level or above conducted and completed in English within the last five years in a country in which English is an official language; or English is commonly used, as determined by the university.

How to Apply

This course is restricted. Students are required to apply and be approved by the University of South Australia before they can enrol in units through OUA.

Applications for the Master of Project Management are due by Friday two weeks prior to the close of enrolment.

Please complete the application form below.

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    • Select to apply for one or more courses listed on the application form, taking note of the eligibility criteria for each course. If you want to apply for a (restricted) course with a different university, you'll need to submit a separate application from the relevant course page.

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      Completing this application should take 15 to 20 minutes.

    • Need help completing your application? Contact us:

      If in doubt about any of the information required to support your application, the more information you can provide the better. If you have any academic queries including how to request credit transfer, contact University of South Australia directly. For all other enquiries, contact us.

    • Next steps:

      After submitting your application, you should receive a confirmation email containing a copy of your application for your records.

      Your application will be assessed within 2-4 weeks, and if further information is required, we will contact you. Once your application has been assessed, we will be in touch via email to notify you of the outcome. At the latest this will be one week after the closing date for applications.

      If, after submitting your application, you wish to change your preferences or submit an additional document, please email apply@open.edu.au. Include your full name as it appeared on the application.

  2. Prepare supporting documents

    • Check that you have all the required supporting documentation, according to the individual course eligibility requirements and to your personal circumstances:

      1. Certified copies of academic documentation in support of eligibility requirements, including:
        • Official academic transcripts, showing the units/subjects you have completed and their final grades, including the date the program was completed or the qualification awarded. Include all pages, ensuring page numbers are visible.
        • Academic Testamur or Certificate of Completion.

        Unofficial copies will not be accepted.

        Required for all applications based on academic experience and for all academic experience listed on the application form.

        If your previous course or units were undertaken at the same university you are now applying to, then you don't need to provide academic transcripts in the application. For studies done elsewhere, always include academic transcripts and certificates if you have undertaken studies/qualifications at institutions other than OUA. Please retain the actual certified copy in case the university requests it at a later date.

      2. Certified copies of legal documentation, including:
        • Marriage certificate.
        • Deed poll name change certificate.

        These documents are required to show your legal name or if you have changed your name.

        Please ensure your legal name is on your application form and matches all your supporting documentation.

      3. Certified copies of official translations of supporting documents not in English. Required for:
        • All academic documentation, e.g. transcripts and certificates.
        • All legal documentation, e.g, marriage, deed poll and birth certificates.

        If any academic or legal document is not in English, you must provide certified copies of the non-English documents, including certified copies of the official English translations of these documents. This is for comparison purposes.

      4. Certified copies of English language test results, e.g. IELTS or TOEFL.

        Required if your previous studies were not completed in English.

      5. Your curriculum vitae. Required for:
        • Entry into all postgraduate courses.
        • All applications based on work experience.
      6. A letter of reference or recommendation from your employer. Required for all applications based on work experience.

        This letter must be on company letterhead, documenting length of time working for that company and duties performed.

        If you are providing documentation to support work experience over a period of time and you have worked for multiple employers during that period, please provide a letter of reference for each separate employer.

      * A certified copy is a copy bearing the recognised mark of a Justice of the Peace, Commission of Oaths or declarations, Public Notary or a Solicitor.

    • Requirements of supporting documents:

      • Documents must be scanned at the original size. If the document is larger than A4 then the document should be scanned in A4 sized portions without size reduction.
      • Applicants must ensure no portion of the document is missing (look out for page numbers).
      • If the document has markings or text on both sides (e.g. a registration number) then both sides must be scanned.
      • Scanned documents must be between 125 and 150 dots per inch.
      • File size of any single document should not exceed 3MB.
      • We cannot accept a photograph of a document.

Then submit your application in one of two ways:

Apply online

Alternatively, you can download, print and email/fax your application:

UniSA_Postgraduate_Application_Form (PDF, 140 KB)


Transition Arrangements

This course has undergone a major change. Please refer to the document below for more information.

UNISA_Master_Project_Management_Transition (PDF, 124 KB)

Special Requirements

You are expected to have some familiarity with the use of computers and computer packages including the internet, word processing, presentations and spreadsheets. You require access to the internet.

Study Materials

Units are delivered wholly online. Study materials (other than text books) are provided either on the unit websites or through your own online research. You can access a comprehensive online library service which includes access to online journals.

Award Requirements

To qualify for the award of the Master of Project Management, students must complete all 12 units.

Recognition of Prior Learning / Credit

Credits will be administered as per University of South Australia policy. A maximum of one third of the course can be credited based on previous external studies. Students wishing to claim credits should apply prior to enrolling. Please contact the University of South Australia for further information on applying for RPL.

Recommended Study Pattern

Students are able to form their own study path, but are requested to enrol in the unit, MPM411 Principles of Project Management at the first opportunity as this is the pre-requisite for other units in this course.

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Master of Project Management Total number of units to complete: 12 units
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1 Students are requested to enrol in the Principles of Project Management unit at the first opportunity.

2 Students are advised to leave the Strategy in Project Organisations unit to the latter stage of their studies.

3 The Master Research Project Part A and Part B units should be completed towards the end of the Masters program.

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