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 year of the course you can choose one of three streams; a research stream, a practicum stream or an internship stream. If you opt for the research stream your 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 are eligible, you will be placed at a host organisation to further develop your skills and competencies, and obtain authentic experience in project management. 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 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 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
  • MKY - 088198J
  • SYD - 088198J
  • MEL - 088198J
  • BNE - 088198J
  • PER - 088198J
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 Requirements
  • A bachelor degree in any discipline from an Australian university or college, or equivalent;
  • or a CQUniversity Graduate Certificate in Project Management, or equivalent.

International students should refer to https://www.cqu.edu.au/international-students/entryrequirements/english-requirements

for further information including English Language requirements.

 

NOTE:

Candidates who have completed the CQUniversity Graduate Diploma of Project Management, will be

granted advanced standing of 6 core units and 2 elective units.

Security Requirements
N/A
Health Requirements
N/A
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

This is a new course and accreditation with the Project Management Institute (PMI) will be sought. CQUniversity’s postgraduate project management courses have been designed to develop graduates who will be eligible for membership with the Project Management Institute and it is expected that accreditation will be finalised in 2018. More details will be available on the CQUniversity student handbook when finalised. For eligibility concerning membership, please refer to the Project Management Institute official web site: http://www.pmi.org/gac/global-accreditation-center.aspx

Learned Society Accreditiation No course recognition information is available.

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

PPMP20017 - Students have the option of undertaking an internship as part of the internship stream instead of the project management practicum or research units.

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2018 582
2017 467
2016 122
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Explain the principles of project management and how they are applied throughout the project life cycle
  • 2. Formulate innovative solutions and processes to project management problems
  • 3. Develop and update project management documentation tailored to the project and organisational context
  • 4. Apply appropriate decision-making processes that deal with unfamiliar project contexts to improve outcomes
  • 5. Apply contemporary project management knowledge and skills to projects with varied complexities
  • 6. Employ appropriate soft skills in managing activities, engaging stakeholders and leading project teams
  • 7. Develop proposals that employ research methods and skills in a project context
  • 8. Manage ethical issues within a project context and evaluate actions and performance to ensure continuous improvement.
  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 1 minor
  3. Complete electives
Number of units: 12 Total credit points: 72

Some units are offered in Term 3 to help students complete the course earlier, particularly for those students intending to take the internship stream. Students are strongly advised to consult Course Advisers at the beginning of each term regarding the units they intend to take to ensure they can complete the course within the shortest possible time.




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
PPMP20015 Research in Project Management

Students are required to complete one of the following three streams: Internship, Practicum or Research.

Internship Stream Students must complete the following compulsory units:

Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
PPMP20014 Complex Project Management
MGMT20144 Management and Business Context
BUSN20017 Effective Business Communications
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
PPMP20017 Project Management Internship

Practicum Stream Students must complete the following compulsory units:

Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
MGMT20143 Think Big
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
PPMP20018 Project Management Practicum
BUSN20017 Effective Business Communications
PPMP20014 Complex Project Management

Research Stream Students must complete the following compulsory units:

Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
PPMP20014 Complex Project Management
PPMP20019 Research Project 1
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
PPMP20016 Research Project 2
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 minor
  3. Complete electives
Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

If you are on a campus where your choice of electives is not offered, you will need to take some units online.

Students have to complete four elective units from the recommended electives list below. Alternatively, students can complete all units within the listed groups should they opt to have another qualification that is more aligned with their career goals and needs. However, students have the discretion to choose individual units from any course offered within the CQUniversity provided they meet the prerequisite requirements of that units in order to make up the 24 credit points of electives needed to complete the degree.

Available units
Students may choose to do any of the following:
BUSN20017 Effective Business Communications
MGMT20144 Management and Business Context
MGMT20134 Business Ethics and Sustainability
MGMT20135 Critical Thinking and Managerial Decision-Making
PPMP20013 Project Management for Operators of Large Assets
MGMT20143 Think Big
HRMT20029 International Employment Relations
LAWS20062 International Commercial Law
FINC20023 International Financial Management
FINC20018 Managerial Finance

Social Innovation Group: Students can take the entire units listed within this group to be eligible for an additional qualification (CV88 - Graduate Certificate in Social Innovation). Details of this qualification can be found via this link: https://handbook.cqu.edu.au/programs/viewProgram?programCode=CV88 If you select this option you will need to apply for the award at the end of your studies as awards such as these are not automatically granted.

Available units
Students may choose to do any of the following:
MGMT20142 Contemporary Issues in Social Innovation
MGMT20143 Think Big
MGMT20132 Innovation and Sustainable Business Development
MGMT20141 Enterprise Project

Hospital and Health System Management Group: Students can take the entire units listed within this group to be eligible for an additional qualification (CH80 - Graduate Certificate in Hospital and Health Services Management). To be eligible for this qualification, students choosing this group are required to have a bachelor degree or to show substantial equivalent experience as a health leader or manager in a healthcare setting. Details of this qualification can be found via this link: https://handbook.cqu.edu.au/programs/index?programCode=CH80 If you select this option you will need to apply for the award at the end of your studies as awards such as these are not automatically granted.

Available units
Students may choose to do any of the following:
HHSM20001 Australian Health Care Structures
HHSM20002 Managing Access and Equity in Health Care Settings
HHSM20003 Using Health Data: Recognising Risk to Initiate Change
HHSM20004 Organisational Culture in Health Care Settings

Information Systems Group: Students can take the entire units listed within this group as a pathway towards an additional qualification (CC29 - Graduate Certificate in Information Systems). Details of this qualification can be found via this link: https://handbook.cqu.edu.au/programs/index?programCode=CC29 If you select this option you will need to select a further unit form the recommended list to complete your four electives. If you select this option you will need to apply for the award at the end of your studies as awards such as these are not automatically granted.

Available units
Students may choose to do any of the following:
COIT20248 Information Systems Analysis and Design
COIT20249 Professional Skills in Information Communication Technology
COIT20245 Introduction to Programming

Information Technology Group: Students can take the entire units listed within this group as a pathway towards an additional qualification (CC28 - Graduate Certificate in Information Technology). Details of this qualification can be found via this link: https://handbook.cqu.edu.au/programs/index?programCode=CC28 If you select this option you will need to select a further unit form the recommended list to complete your four electives. If you select this option you will need to apply for the award at the end of your studies as awards such as these are not automatically granted.

Available units
Students may choose to do any of the following:
COIT20245 Introduction to Programming
COIT20246 ICT Services Management
COIT20248 Information Systems Analysis and Design

Sustainable Tourism Management Group: Students can take the entire units listed within this group as a pathway towards an additional qualification (CH77 - Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Tourism Management). Details of this qualification can be found via this link: https://handbook.cqu.edu.au/programs/index?programCode=CH77 If you select this option you will need to apply for the award at the end of your studies as awards such as these are not automatically granted.

Available units
Students may choose to do any of the following:
TOUR20018 Introduction to Sustainable Tourism
TOUR20020 Managing Tourism in Natural and Protected Areas
TOUR20021 Tourism Impacts on Community, Culture and Heritage
TOUR20023 Tourism as a Strategy for Sustainable Development

Management Group: Students can take the entire units listed within this group to be eligible for an additional qualification (CH76 - Graduate Certificate in Management). Details of this qualification can be found via this link: https://handbook.cqu.edu.au/programs/index?programCode=CH76 If you select this option you will need to apply for the award at the end of your studies as awards such as these are not automatically granted.

Available units
Students may choose to do any of the following:
BUSN20017 Effective Business Communications
HRMT20024 Managing Human Resources
MGMT20144 Management and Business Context
MRKT20052 Marketing Management and Digital Communications
More Details

At the completion of the first year of studies, students must select ONE of the following streams:


Project Management Research Stream

This stream consists of a final year research project for the Master of Project Management. The stream includes two research project units, 12 credit points each. The research project builds upon PPMP20015 in which eligible students completed a comprehensive research proposal for execution. The execution of the research project is undertaken in two stages. the two units are designed so that you can complete an investigative study through the analysis of, reflection on, and critique of, an area of your professional practice. By completing this project, you will contribute to the body of knowledge for your discipline. To qualify and remain eligible to continue with the research stream, you must: 


1. have successfully completed PPMP20015 with a minimum score of 75% or Distinction;

2. have an overall GPA by the end of Year 1 of not less than 5.75;

3. pass the first phase of the research project by successfully completing the Research Project 1 unit.


Students failing to pass this phase will be diverted to the Practicum stream unless they have had compelling circumstances leading to an unsatisfactory result in the first phase.


Project Management Internship Stream

This stream consists of three units. In the Internship unit (12 credit points), 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. Students wishing to take the Internship stream can fast track their studies and complete the course within two years by taking the two prerequisite units within the stream in Term 3, Year 1. Course advisors should be consulted on the possible options of fast tracking. To qualify for the Internship, you need to:


1. undertake and have successfully completed all core, optional stream units and electives prior to the internship term;

2. have a good academic standing which means you should have not failed any unit in CV84;

3. apply for internship by the deadline which is published each term via an email from Student Communication;

4. successfully complete an interview with the internship management organisation and the internship hose.


Project Management Practicum Stream

This stream consists of three units. In the Practicum unit, you will undertake a project and participate in tasks associated with the 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. Students who are ineligible to enrol in the research stream or internship stream will need to complete all units within the practicum stream as an alternative pathway towards the degree. To qualify for the Practicum stream, you need to:


1. undertake and have successfully completed all core units;

2. take the two optional units specified within the stream.


For further information please seek advice from a Course Advisor if necessary.

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).