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Degree structure

Degree details

At the completion of this degree students will be able to:

  1. describe and apply the principles, concepts, tools, techniques and processes of project management, and extend the boundaries of knowledge through research
  2. think critically and reflectively to analyse project management problems and issues and generate practical effective solutions to facilitate project success
  3. source, critically evaluate and synthesise information to support comprehension and decision making in a project environment
  4. communicate effectively graphically, orally, and in writing, with academic, professional and community stakeholders
  5. use appropriate technologies for the facilitation of project management processes
  6. use a range of strategies that will enable continued learning
  7. recognise the value-of an international perspective on project management processes
  8. appreciate the cultural diversity of the wider community and its impacts on project management
  9. conduct themselves in an ethical and professional manner; demonstrate skills in leadership, self-motivation and working in teams.

Opportunities for people with project management qualifications is increasing in fields such as construction, law, education, health, commerce, information technology, marketing, public relations, and research and development.

Professional recognition

The Master of Science (Project Management) is accredited by the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC) and endorsed by the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM).

Higher education

Applicants to the Master of Science (Project Management) degree require a bachelor degree or Graduate Certificate in Project Management or Graduate Diploma in Project Management. Note work experience entry is available via the Graduate Certificate in Project Management.

English Proficiency Requirements

Applicants need to meet Curtin’s English Language requirement as all degrees are taught in English.

If your education degrees were not solely in English, as per the International Handbook of Universities or the World Higher Education database, please attach a scanned original copy of English Proficiency Test results. Admission requires an overall International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) (or equivalent test) score of at least 6.5 and competence in all test components (IELTS score of 6.0).

Please refer to the 'Minimum English Entry Requirements' document at

Applicants for a Graduate Certificate are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://courses.curtin.edu.au/course_overview/admission-requirements/. Applicants generally require a Bachelor Degree or equivalent credit gained for recognised learning.

*** Please Note: If any academic or legal document is not in English, you must provide a colour scan of the non-English documents, including a colour scan of the official English translations of these documents. This is for comparison purposes. ***

Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL) is assessed on individual merit and is awarded for different types of learning, for example, studies you have previously completed or for relevant work experience.

Students must be admitted in an award degree of study before lodging their completed CRL application, along with all required supporting documentation for a formal assessment.

To apply for CRL, please visit the Curtin University website: https://study.curtin.edu.au/credit/

It is important to note accepted documentation includes scans of the original Transcripts and/or Award Certificate; front and back; in colour; and original size. For further information see the scanned documents and certification requirements and guidelines.

More information about the policies and procedures related to CRL assessment and appealing a CRL assessment outcome can be found in the Credit for Recognised Learning manual (PDF).

If you have any questions, please contact opencurtin@curtin.edu.au

Project Management is a distinct professional discipline, having its own body of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques. It involves managing a project from inception to completion and the successful attainment of the project objectives. This degree provides the opportunity to gain the understanding, knowledge and skills necessary for performing the role of project manager. It adopts a generic approach to project management and is applicable to any project in industries such as construction, engineering, education, health, commerce, information technology and research and development. Students have the option to select either the Research Stream or the Professional Stream for their final semester.

Recommended Study Pattern

Generally the degree is fully planned in sequential progression and please find the suggested study plans for both full-time and part-time here:

Master of Science (Project Management) study plan full time Professional Stream (PDF, 126 KB)

Master of Science (Project Management) study plan part time Professional Stream (PDF, 115 KB)

Master of Science (Project Management) study plan full time Research Stream (PDF, 118 KB)

Master of Science (Project Management) study plan part time Research Stream(PDF, 119 KB)

Award Requirements

To qualify for the award of Master of Science (Project Management), students must complete 300 credit points:
Professional stream successful completion of 11 subjects (including a double credit subject).

Research stream successful completion of 11 subjects (including a double credit subject).

Students must complete the award within 7 years.

Exit Points

This degree has exit awards of the Graduate Certificate in Project Management and Graduate Diploma in Project Management.

Choose your subjects


There are two major streams in this degree that students can choose from:

  • Research Stream
  • Professional Stream

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