Warning! This course has undergone a major change. Please refer to the document below for more information.
Master of Project Management (Assets and Facilities)
Become a specialised assets and facilities project manager
Learn broad project management principles alongside the specialisation of asset management systems, facilities performance and service delivery. Complete a master research project to complete this comprehensive qualification.
The University of South Australia, UniSA, is ranked in the top 10 universities nationally and amongst the very best young universities in the world. They offer over 200 world-class degrees that are informed by industry and delivered with a highly practical approach to teaching and learning. In fact, they are South Australia’s number one university for graduate careers. They are a valuable partner with Open Universities Australia.
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
On completion of the project management degrees, 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 subjects in this degree 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
No eligibility requirements
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 subjects where academically defensible, to a maximum of one-third of the total subjects of the degree.
Please note: The Master of Project Management (Assets and Facilities) is no longer available for new students. Existing students have until the end of 2017 to complete the award requirements.
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 degree 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.
Recommended Study Pattern
Students are able to form their own study path, but are requested to enrol in the subject, MPM411 Principles of Project Management at the first opportunity as this is the pre-requisite for other subjects in this degree.
To qualify for the award of the Master of Project Management (Assets and Facilities) qualification, students must complete all 16 subjects.