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Master of Project Management (MPPM)

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • Online

  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)
  • Semester 3 (November)

Number of Units
  • 12 units

  • 1.5 year/s or part-time equivalent

  • Springfield

View USQ Handbook
Program Information Set

Master the art of project management

Do you want to deliver innovative solutions using advanced skills in project management? Developed in conjunction with industry, the Australian Institute of Project Management and the Project Management Institute, USQ’s Master of Project Management will provide you with the skills and knowledge to be a leader in the field of project management.

In addition to topics such as team leadership, project delivery, project-based management and risk management, you will be able to personalise your degree by choosing electives from our MBA or Master of Business and Innovation degrees to suit your career.

Your study options

  • Advanced Research
  • Big Data and Visualisation
  • Business Leadership
  • Crisis Management
  • Digital Marketing Analytics
  • Digital Transformation
  • Emergency and Disaster Communication
  • Enterprise Leadership
  • Finance
  • General
  • Global Business Management
  • International Business
  • Project Leadership
  • Professional Communication
  • Property Development and Management (please note that this specialisation will be discontinued at the end of 2020)
  • Research
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Strategic Marketing, or
  • Sustainable Business.

Study project management on-campus or online and take advantage of our intensive workshop mode

You have the option to study Project Management on-campus or online and choose to study via our intensive workshop mode. With this option, comprehensive study materials are sent to you and the program is taught via intensive teaching blocks, where a full semester’s lectures are condensed into two 2-day workshops.

During these workshops, held on-campus at USQ Springfield, you will review materials, examine case studies, and learn from leading industry practitioners. You benefit from peer-to-peer learning, while enjoying the flexibility to balance your study, work and life.

Professional accreditation

USQ is registered with the Project Management Institute (PMI) ® as a Global Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.). A study of project management at USQ earns professional development units towards certification with PMI including towards the Project Management Professional (PMP) ®. PMI, PMP and Project Management Professional (PMP) are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

The Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) offers student membership to enrolled students, and professional certification to graduates, of endorsed programs. Visit the AIPM website to find out what you may be eligible for, as well as conditions and fees set by the AIPM.

If you complete the AIPM certification requirements at Certified Practicing Portfolio Executive (CPPE) level, you will be eligible to gain credit for two unspecified electives, saving you almost $5000 in study costs and a semester of study.

Your studies in project management will enhance your career opportunities as a project manager within industries including business, health, construction, engineering, defence, events management, science, marketing, human resources management and education.
Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 8
plus 4 x electives 4
or 1 x 4- unit named specialisation (coursework or research)
Total 12
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:

Study Mode Cost
Domestic full fee paying AUD 24720

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2020 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

Entry Requirements

  • Completed an AQF level 7 (or higher) qualification (commonly a recognised Australian bachelor degree).
  • Minimum of 2 years’ professional work experience in business.

To show evidence of your professional work experience, you will need to provide a resume or professional LinkedIn profile detailing the following:

  • Organisation name
  • Position title
  • Start and end dates of employment for each position
  • Type of employment (full-time, part-time or casual)
  • Key duties, responsibilities and achievements.
  • Names, position titles and contact details of referees (employers or supervisors) who will be able to verify the nature of your work for the period of 2 years. Referees may be contacted by USQ and should be able to provide details on responsibilities including but not limited to: managing people or client accounts, managerial responsibilities for any major projects and/or financial delegation accountabilities.

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Admission pathways

Students who do not hold a bachelor degree or equivalent are suggested to study the Graduate Certificate of Business (Project Management), provided that you have the minimum 5 years full-time or equivalent work experience.

How to apply

Note: Semester 3 intake is only available online.

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 1, 2020 - applications close Friday 6 March, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 24 February 2020.
  • Semester 2, 2020 - applications close Friday 24 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 13 July 2020.
  • Semester 3, 2020 - applications close Friday 20 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 16 November 2020.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

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