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CV84 - Master of Project Management

Overview

Course Overview

This course provides an opportunity for you to extend your knowledge through coursework and/or research into project management. This course focuses on both the hard technical and soft human aspects of project management. All the course materials have been aligned to the Project Management Institute (PMI) global standards and core bodies of knowledge. In the final term of the course you can choose one of three units; a research project, a practicum or an internship. The research project can be based on either your workplace or issues that are important to the general project management profession. The practicum is student-led and you will develop a project within a simulated company environment. Alternatively, you can opt for an internship, and if you qualify, you will be placed at a host organisation to further develop your skills and competencies, and obtain real world experience. While undertaking the qualification you will be well prepared to contribute to future growth and change in the projects you are involved in whilst at the same time enhancing your individual career advancement opportunities.

Career Information

Career opportunities are endless for Project Management graduates. Employment can be found many industries, such as Engineering, Business, IT, Construction, Health, Government, Mining, Transportation and many others. The course will boost your career advancement prospects and provide a competitive advantage for you over others without this qualification.

Course Details
Duration 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 96
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in postgraduate courses normally consist of 8 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 8, 16, 24).
Expected Hours of Study One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
Course Type Postgraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) MProjMgt
AQF Level Level 9: Masters Degree (Coursework)

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 3 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Perth
Sydney

Term 2 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Perth
Sydney

Term 1 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Perth
Sydney

Term 3 - 2018

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Perth
Sydney

Term 2 - 2018

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Perth
Sydney

Term 1 - 2018

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Perth
Sydney

Term 3 - 2017

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Perth
Sydney

Term 2 - 2017

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Perth
Sydney

Term 1 - 2017

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Perth
Sydney

Term 3 - 2016

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2016

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2016

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Rockhampton
Sydney
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International Availability

Term 3 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Perth
Sydney

Term 2 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Perth
Sydney

Term 1 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Perth
Sydney

Term 3 - 2018

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Perth
Sydney

Term 2 - 2018

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Perth
Sydney

Term 1 - 2018

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Perth
Sydney

Term 3 - 2017

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Perth
Sydney

Term 2 - 2017

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Perth
Sydney

Term 1 - 2017

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Sydney

Term 3 - 2016

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2016

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Sydney

Term 1 - 2016

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Sydney
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For any problems regarding admissions availability for the selected course please contact 13 CQUni (13 27 86) or send us an email at http://contactus.cqu.edu.au/
What do I need to start?
Entry Scores
Entry scores are not available, please contact the Student Advice Team for more information
Entry Requirements
  • A Bachelor degree in any discipline from an Australian university or college; or a CQUniversity Graduate Certificate in Project Management, or equivalent.
  • Candidates who have completed the CQUniversity Graduate Diploma of Project Management, will be granted advanced standing of 7 core units and 1 elective unit.
  • Please see the Graduate Diploma of Project Management handbook entry for more information.
  • International students should Refer to https://www.cqu.edu.au/international-students/entry-requirements/english-requirements for further information including English Language international student page requirements.
Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge

N/A

Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards CV81 - Graduate Diploma of Project Management CC33 - Graduate Certificate in Project Management
Exit Awards CV81 - Graduate Diploma of Project Management CC33 - Graduate Certificate in Project Management
Professional Accreditation Not applicable
Learned Society Accreditation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

PPMP20017 - Students have the option of undertaking an internship instead of the unit PPMP20016 or PPMP20018.

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2019 718
2018 715
2017 467
2016 122
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Review the evolution of modern project, program and portfolio management in organisations and examine its future directions
  • 2. Distinguish between the roles of people and technology in managing project, programs and portfolios in traditional and complex project situations
  • 3. Analyse and model organisational goals and requirements, including the legal, ethical, social and cultural issues that affect the initiation, planning, execution,monitoring and controlling, and closing of projects
  • 4. Identify areas for project, program and portfolio management research that will meet the needs of organisational and/or professional goals
  • 5. Critically evaluate the impact of project, program and portfolio strategies on stakeholder and community outcomes, outputs and processes
  • 6. Apply advanced project management knowledge and skills that reflect current developments with initiative and accountability
  • 7. Manage and evaluate own performance and professional development by working independently and by employing appropriate interpersonal, professional and technical skills
  • 8. Critically analyse novel insights into concepts within the subject areas of project, program, and portfolio management.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
10 APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to plan and execute a substantial research-based project, capstone experience and/or piece of scholarship.
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a body of knowledge that includes the understanding of recent developments in a discipline and/or area of professional practice
2. KNOWLEDGE Have an understanding of research principles and methods applicable to a field of work and/or learning
3. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on theory and professional practice or scholarship
4. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply established theories to different bodies of knowledge or practice
5. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at an abstract level
6. SKILLS Have communication and technical research skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences
7. SKILLS Have technical and communication skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse and theorise about developments that contribute to professional practice or scholarship
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to use creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to use high level personal autonomy and accountability
Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete electives
Number of units: 11 Total credit points: 72

In Year 2, Term 2 of the degree, students must select ONE of the following units:

PPMP20016 Project Management Research - This unit consists of a final year research project for the Master of Project Management. This unit is designed so that you can complete an investigative study through the analysis of, reflection on and critique of, an area of your professional practice that was commenced in the Project Management Project Proposal unit. By completing this project, you will contribute to the body of knowledge for your discipline. You will present your project in a dissertation.

PPMP20017 Project Management Internship – In this unit you will undertake an internship, which will provide you with real project management experience while working with an employer (work-integrated learning). You will integrate knowledge and skills gained while studying your discipline units with their application in the workplace to further develop your project management competencies. You will document and reflect on your learning experiences and on their contribution to your professional development.

To qualify for the internship, you need to undertake and have successfully completed all core and elective stream units prior to the internship term. You must also be in good academic standing, successfully pass the CQUniversity English Language Placement test and complete an interview with the internship host.

PPMP20018 Project Management Practicum – In this unit you will undertake a project and participate in tasks associated with project management within a contemporary work environment. Assessment includes the opportunity to plan and execute a project, analyse your project performance and self-reflect on your experience and lessons learnt.

Further Information

For further information on these units, please contact the Unit Coordinator for each unit. Details of Unit Coordinators can be found on the unit profiles.

Additional information on the Internship is provided during an information session given by Australian Internships. Students who elect to take the internship option should refer to the study schedule posted on the Moodle site: School of Engineering and Technology Internships (SET Internships).

Students studying full time will undertake their first elective unit in Year 1 Term 2.
A second elective is undertaken in Year 2 Term 1.
The remaining two elective units will be undertaken in Year 2 Term 2.

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
PPMP20007 Project Management Concepts
PPMP20008 Initiating and Planning Projects
PPMP20009 Leading Lean Projects
PPMP20010 Executing and Closing Projects
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
PPMP20011 Contract and Procurement Management
PPMP20012 Program and Portfolio Management Information Systems
PPMP20013 Project Management for Operators of Large Assets
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
BUSN20016 Research in Business
PPMP20014 Complex Project Management
PPMP20015 Research in Project Management
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete 1 from the following units:
PPMP20016 Research Project 2
PPMP20017 Project Management Internship
PPMP20018 Project Management Practicum
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete electives
More Details
There is no additional information for this course.