Warning! This course has undergone a major change. For more information please refer to the document below.

Degree structure

Degree details

Career objectives

On the completion of the Master of Project Management (Defence Industry) degree students will:

  • have gained an advanced and integrated understanding of a discipline-specific body of knowledge
  • demonstrate autonomy and expert judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner

The subjects in this degree have been developed to ensure graduates can:

  • work independently
  • work in teams
  • gain an awareness of ethical and professional standards
  • be problem solvers
  • gain critical analysis and evaluation

No eligibility requirements

Credit will be administered as per University of South Australia policy. A maximum of one third of the degree can be credited based on previous external studies. Students wishing to claim credits should apply prior to enrolling.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) will be considered where an applicant holds a Diploma (AQF Level 5) or higher in a cognate subject. Please contact the University of South Australia for further information on applying for RPL.

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

The aim of this degree is to provide an advanced and integrated understanding of how project management best practice can be applied to the defence industry for the management of complexity and logistics, and to enhance procurement and contact management outcomes.

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

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.

Award Requirements

To qualify for the Master of Project Management (Defence Industry) qualification, students must complete all 12 subjects.