Master of Project Management
Blended learning – on-campus and digital learning
This Master of Project Management is designed to provide you with the expertise required to manage complex, high-value projects across a range of industries, in any country.
You’ll also graduate with internationally recognised industry certification, including Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.
You’ll develop the knowledge, skills and conceptual understanding needed to apply project management principles, as well as address resource management, risk management, business analysis and strategy.
Through Swinburne’s strong links with industry, you’ll gain insights directly from project management professionals and learn from their experiences and case studies about current and emerging practices, methodologies and tools.
Your experiential learning will be enhanced through role plays, simulations, case histories and applied research. In addition, you’ll work through the full project management cycle of a large project in the enterprise unit.
Enrich your studies by choosing from 11 cross-disciplinary specialisations or a wide range of postgraduate business electives that cover topics, such as blockchain and artificial intelligence, and study tour options.
Depending on your prior learning and experience, you may complete the Master in two years, 18 months, or a year.
Every international student application is considered for a scholarship
Whether you’re living in Australia or overseas, you’re automatically considered for a scholarship of up to 30% off your course fees. Please check our updated entry requirements.
Hawthorn (Semester 1, Semester 2) - View application and start dates
A$40200 (annual for 2023)*
The indicative course fees shown in Course Search apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.
Professionally accredited by
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt partner
Swinburne was my personal choice since it is internationally recognised and has strong links with many industries. Swinburne offered me quality education with face-to-face tips and guidance from industry CEO’s and practitioners. I had the best time learning with my professors and classmates who were project managers and businesspeople themselves. Studying at Swinburne pushed me to the limits and facilitated meeting and collaborating with people from different walks of life.
Master of Project Management
Course information in detail
- Course detail, course structure and units of study.
Graduate Diploma of Project Management (GD-PM) ^
Master of Project Management (MA-PM1)
International students in Australia who hold student visas are required to study full-time and on campus. Courses that are taught entirely online are only available to international students studying outside Australia or those in Australia who are not on a student visa. Online courses are not available to international students in Australia who hold a student visa.
To qualify for the award of Master of Project Management students must complete 16 (or equivalent) units of study (200 credit points) comprising:
- 4 foundation units (50 credit points)
- 8 core units (100 credit points)
- 4 units comprising one specialisation or four electives (50 credit points)
Students with a previous relevant qualification from a recognised institution and/or relevant work experience may be eligible for exemptions from the foundation units or core units. If found eligible, students may be able to complete a total of 100cps (8 units) or 150cps (12 units). Please refer to the course entry requirements for more information. Exemptions for the core units will only be evaluated and awarded at the discretion of the Course Director and Post Graduate Director.
The maximum level of credit that can be granted for the Master of Project Management is 100 credit points (normally 8 units). The exception to this rule is for students entering with a Graduate Diploma of Project Management who may be granted up to 125 credit points of advanced standing (normally ten units).
Units of study
Students must complete ACC60008 as core and select any three from the remaining list of units.
Students to complete ENT60009 as core and select any three from the remaining list of units.
Students must complete FIN60006 as core and select any three from the remaining list of units.
FIN60006 Frontiers in FinTech
Students must select up to four units from the list below. NOTE: some units are equal to 25cps.
Students must complete any four units from the list below.
Careers and graduate outcomes
- Course aims and objectives and professional recognition.
Aims and objectives
- demonstrate coherent and advanced knowledge of key project management principles, standards and practice
- critically evaluate project management theories, methodologies and frameworks in a range of business, management, entrepreneurial and industry contexts
- critically analyse problems from interdisciplinary perspectives and multiple points of view to establish innovative solutions
- communicate in a proficient and professional manner and operate as an effective leader or member of a team
- critically evaluate, justify and articulate appropriate responses to ethical issues and dilemmas in project management environments.
- apply critical thinking to promote new and innovative approaches to project management in various business and entrepreneurial contexts
- develop a critical understanding of the fundamental principles and methods of applied research in project management practice
- apply knowledge of research principles and methods to plan and execute a piece of independent research in project management practice.
The following core units of this course are endorsed by the Australian Institute of Project Management as the Master of Project Management Discipline Core Units: INF70005 Strategic Project Management, PRM60002 Project Management for Business Development, PRM70002 Leading Complex Projects, and PRM80002 Project Governance and Resource Management. The outcomes of these units align to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) and the Business Services Training Package competency standards.
Pathways and scholarships
- Pathways and scholarships.
Swinburne business degrees are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. The alumni of AACSB accredited business schools are among the world’s most influential leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs impacting business, government, and non-profit sectors. Only five per cent of business schools worldwide are AACSB accredited.
Course fees and requirements
- Fees, entry requirements and English language requirements.
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- completed a bachelor degree (or higher award) in any discipline from a recognised higher education institution or equivalent OR
- completed the Postgraduate Qualifying Program (available to International applicants only)
- the Graduate Certificate of Project Management; or
- an honours bachelor degree in a related discipline
- a bachelor degree in a related discipline; or
- a graduate certificate in a related discipline; or
- a bachelor degree (or higher award) in any discipline and have two years relevant work experience* or
- the Postgraduate Qualifying Program (available to International applicants only) PLUS either previous related discipline Higher Education Study, OR a minimum of two years relevant work experience*
English language requirements
Satisfactory completion of one of the following:
- IELTS overall band of 6.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0
- Swinburne’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 70%, all skills 65%
- Or equivalent measures available at English language requirements.
How to apply
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Tel: +61 3 9214 8444 (outside Australia)