Master of Project Management (Assets and Facilities) - 2016

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

The 2017 course information for this course is now available. View 2017 course details.

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Course summary - 2016

Level: Postgraduate
Qualification: Masters Degree
Number of units: 16 units to complete
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This course has been withdrawn and is no longer available for new applicants. Students who are already working towards this degree can continue to enrol in units.

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Please note: The application for the Master of Project Management (Assets and Facilities) has been removed as this course is no longer on offer for new students. A 2-year Master of Project Management is available for interested applicants.

The Master of Project Management (Assets and Facilities) qualifies individuals who apply an advanced and integrated body of knowledge in a range of project management contexts to undertake professional or highly skilled work in assets and facilities project management environments and as a pathway for further learning.

The Master of Project Management (Assets and Facilities) degree is designed so that graduates will have undertaken a course of structured learning and significant independent research, project work, or practice-related learning.

Qualities developed by the qualification are drawn from contemporary business practice and include ethics, leadership, international focus, ability to think critically, and to work effectively in groups.

Graduates of the Master of Project Management (Assets and Facilities) will apply specialised knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner, learner or researcher in the field of Assets and Facilities Project Management.

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

Advanced and integrated understanding of a complex body of knowledge that includes recent developments in project management as applied in professional practice.

Advanced and integrated knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to the field of project management.

Expert, specialised cognitive skills to demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on theory and professional practice or scholarship in the area of contemporary project management.

Demonstrate the application of theoretical knowledge and skills to plan and execute a substantial research-based project and/or piece of scholarship.

Expert, specialised cognitive and technical skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply established theories to different bodies of project management knowledge or practice.

Demonstrate the application of theoretical project management knowledge and skills to apply creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning in the area of project management.

Expert, specialised cognitive and creative skills to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at an abstract level in the area of project management.

Demonstrate the application of individual and team skills that include working with people in remote or virtual project team situations.

Advanced and integrated knowledge of the moral, ethical and legal considerations which underpin the planning and implementation of project management applications.

Demonstrate the application of theoretical knowledge and skills with a high level of personal autonomy and accountability.

Expert, specialised communication and technical research skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

Expert, specialised technical and communication skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse and theorise about developments that contribute to professional practice or scholarship in the area of project management.

Demonstrate the application of international perspectives, including operating in different geopolitical environments that require different cultural approaches

Applicants into the Master of Project Management (Assets and Facilities) degree are required to have one of the following:

  • A Bachelor degree from a recognised tertiary education institution, OR
  • A Graduate Diploma in Project Management from a recognised tertiary education institution

Applicants who have a Bachelor of Project Management or equivalent will be eligible to enter the program with 0.5 EFTSL advanced standing and complete the program in 1.5 years full time study or equivalent part time study.

Applicants who have a Bachelor of Project Management (Honours) or Graduate Diploma in Project Management or equivalent will be eligible to enter the program with 1 EFTSL advanced standing and complete the program in 1 year full time study 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 6.5 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.

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.

To qualify for the award of the Master of Project Management (Assets and Facilities) qualification, students must complete all 16 units.

Total number of units to complete: 16 units Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Principles of Project Management
MPM4111 UniSA Sess 1 Sess 2 Sess 3
Project Leadership & Teams
MPM417 UniSA Sess 1 Sess 2 Sess 3
Project Risk Management
MPM413 UniSA Sess 1 Sess 2 Sess 3
Project Control Methods
MPM414 UniSA Sess 1 Sess 2 Sess 3
Procurement & Contract Management
MPM412 UniSA Sess 1 Sess 2 -
Economic, Social & Environmental Analysis
MPM416 UniSA Sess 1 Sess 2 -
Project Governance and Ethics
MPM415 UniSA Sess 1 Sess 2 -
Professional Practice Project
MPM9226 UniSA Sess 1 Sess 2 -
Portfolio and Program Management
MPM9104 UniSA Sess 1 Sess 2 -
Asset Management Systems
MPM451 UniSA Sess 1 - -
Facilities and Asset Information
MPM452 UniSA Sess 1 - -
Facilities and Asset Performance
MPM453 UniSA - Sess 2 -
Asset Management Service Delivery
MPM454 UniSA - Sess 2 -
Research Theory and Practice
CPM8501 UniSA Sess 1 Sess 2 Sess 3
Masters Research Project Part A
MPM95012 UniSA Sess 1 Sess 2 Sess 3
Masters Research Project Part B
MPM95022 UniSA Sess 1 Sess 2 Sess 3

1 Students are requested to enrol in the Principles of Project Management unit at the first opportunity.
2 The Masters Research Project Part A and Part B units should be completed towards the end of the Masters program.

Applicants who have an AQF level 7 Bachelor Degree or an AQF level 8 Graduate Certificate in Project Management may be eligible to enter the program with 0.5 EFTSL advanced standing and complete the program in 1.5 years of full time study or equivalent part time study.

Applicants who have an AQF level 8 Bachelor Degree Honours or Graduate Diploma in Project Management may be eligible to enter the program with 1 EFTSL advanced standing and complete the program in 1 year of full time study or equivalent part time study.

Otherwise, applicants will be granted credit for individual units where academically defensible, to a maximum of one-third of the total units of the course.

You can pay fees in one of two main ways:

Eligible OUA students can access the government loan scheme known as FEE-HELP. You pay back the loan through your taxes once your income reaches a minimum threshold.

Who can access it?

  • Australian citizens who will undertake, in Australia, at least one unit of study contributing to their course
    OR
  • Permanent humanitarian visa holders who will be resident in Australia for the duration of their unit
    OR
  • Permanent visa holders who are undertaking bridging study for overseas-trained professionals, and will be resident in Australia for the duration of their study

Find out more about FEE-HELP

You can pay your fees upfront - in full at the beginning of a unit - using:
  • Credit card (Visa and MasterCard)
  • Cheque
  • Money order

You should make cheques and money orders payable to 'Open Universities Australia' and send them to:
Open Universities Australia
GPO Box 5387
Melbourne 3001
Australia

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

Transition_Arrangements_UniSA_MPM_2015.pdf (119 KB)

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