Master of Project Management
DurationFull-time 2 years, Part-time 4 years
AU$29,760 (2021 annual)
Next intakeFebruary, July
DurationFull-time 2 years
AU$41,280 (2021 annual)
Next intakeFebruary, July, November
Develop your career in project management with a qualification that's in demand across diverse industries.
RMIT’s Master of Project Management will equip you with in-demand management and leadership skills that are essential to companies across all industries.
This program is designed for professionals currently working or looking to work in the field of project management. It is particularly relevant for professionals looking to take the next step in their career.
This program emphasises the practical application of theory to develop your capacity to respond to current and emerging issues and trends. You will critically engage with project management theory and best practice principles, and evaluate and implement project management strategies using real world project based cases and examples.
What you will gain through this program
In today’s working environment the skills of the project manager have never been more in demand.
A masters degree in project management will help you develop skills that are highly sought after globally in a wide variety of sectors, such as construction, architecture, engineering, information technology, government and events management. You will learn how to run complex projects with a range of stakeholders, managing all phases on time and to budget, and contribute to an increase in business effectiveness.
Why study a Master of Project Management at RMIT?
Our expert teachers, passionate researchers, connections to industry and strong practical focus means RMIT postgraduates are among the most employable in Australia.
RMIT’s strong emphasis on leadership and management including project scoping, scheduling, procurement, entrepreneurship, client relationships and more, you will be well placed to meet and exceed the emerging expectations of employers and industry. As part of your course, you'll have the opportunity to specialise in engineering, information technology, post disaster project management, or general project management.
This degree is approved for Centrelink support. A Graduate Diploma exit point is also available.
One of my courses had about eight guest lecturers with various industry experience related to project management, (typically you would have) one or two, but eight guest lectures for a course just indicated the level of importance and the quality of education in the course.
- Srivaths Parayil, Master of Project Management
The learning experiences offered in this program are designed to foster excellence in project management practice and to support continuous improvement in your learning and professional practice.
The course integrates face to face learning environments and e-resources. You will engage in a range of learning activities including individual and small group work, case study discussions and analyses, face to face and online discussions, peer to peer presentations, and work simulated scenarios, including industry and research led projects.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work.
You will have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes case studies, project reports, assignments, presentations, reflective journals and examinations.
Choose a specialisation
Choose between the following four streams, depending on the area you would like to specialise in. Classes for these streams are held at the City Campus.
- Project management generalist stream (MC210PM) builds your ability to manage projects and their design across multiple industries, explores research and team management, and allows for two elective topics to broaden your knowledge.
- Project management engineering stream (MC210EN) is designed to give you a high level of understanding and capability to design and manage projects, risks, and teams with a focus on the engineering industry. You can also choose one elective to expand your knowledge.
- Project management information technology (IT) stream (MC210IT) gives you the specialist knowledge to manage advanced projects and teams, working in agile, digital and strategic roles. You may also choose one elective to enhance your mastery of project management.
- Post disaster project management stream (MC210PDPM) will help you to master the complex fields humanitarian assistance, community development, international project management. You will also choose one elective to complement your studies.
This program is committed to providing work-integrated learning (WIL) such as learning tasks that will expose you to the workplace.
WIL is an integral component in many assessments that call for problem-based learning and critical reflection on practice.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
*If you have a successfully completed undergraduate studies in the discipline of project management you may be eligible for up to 48 credit points exemption from the University for up to 4 courses in the program’s first year.
Most courses are held in the evenings, with some intensive weekend workshops or summer break classes.
This program has a strong emphasis on leadership and management including project scoping, scheduling, procurement, entrepreneurship, client relationships, financial and technology management and research. A blend of lectures and seminars with industry case studies and work relevant projects allows you to combine theory and practice in a real work environment.
You will develop both generic and discipline specific capabilities through the expansion of your knowledge and ideas that align with the current and emerging expectations of employers and industry.
Upon graduation, you will be able to:
- Determine and apply knowledge of complex project management theory, principles and best practice to applied projects to contribute to the profession and discipline of project management
- Critically analyse synthesise and reflect on project management theory and developments, both local and international, to extend and challenge knowledge and practice
- Professionally communicate and justify project scope, design, implementation, strategy, and/or outcomes, engaging effectively with diverse stakeholders across a range of industry sectors
- Apply specialist knowledge and technical skills required to creatively address the diverse needs of project stakeholders, formulating innovative solutions and demonstrating independent and sound decision making related to your professional practice and discipline
- Integrate and apply appropriate technical skills, research projects, evaluate the outcomes and theorise about the contribution of your learning to the profession and knowledge arena
- Provide strategic project management advice and utilise leadership skills and teamwork skills to plan and guide the implementation of projects across diverse project management contexts, contributing to the discipline and professional arena
- Utilise specific research and technical skills to strategically develop and implement project management strategies and solutions that are responsive to complex sustainable and economic theories and enhance project value, delivery and governance.
You can enhance your knowledge of general project management concepts and your particular area of interest by studying a range of electives that are on offer.
You can choose to study a general or specialised Master of Project Management from the four streams:
- information technology
- post disaster project management.
Choose a program structure
Choose a program structure
Program code: MC210
Discover how you can answer a growing demand for project managers in the workforce through RMIT's Master of Project Management and Graduate Diploma of Project Management.
You must have:
- Successfully completed an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification
- A minimum of 8 years professional work experience in a related industry. Applicants with professional experience at a senior level that is less than 8 years may also be considered.
To have your professional experience considered you must submit with your application a CV and a personal statement detailing your experience.
You must have successfully completed an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) in any discipline.
You may also be considered if you do not have an undergraduate degree but have a minimum of 8 years professional work experience in a related industry or professional experience at a senior level that is less than 8 years.
To have your professional experience considered, you must include in your application:
- a CV
- a statement that details your experience.
To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:
- IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
- TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
- Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
- Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.
For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements and equivalency information.
Don't meet the English language test scores? Complete an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Advanced Plus Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.
If you have undertaken a Bachelor Honours degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma you may be able to apply for credit which will be assessed on an individual case basis dependent on the qualification, program undertaken and GPA.
Information is available on the RMIT University website about how to apply for Credit Transfer or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
2021 indicative fees
Full-fee places: AU$29,760.
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$313 maximum fee for 2021.
- Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.
Annual fee adjustment
Amounts quoted are indicative fees per annum, and are based on a standard year of full-time study (96 credit points). A proportionate fee applies for more or less than the full-time study load.
Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.
Defer your payment
This program is offered on a full-fee paying basis only. If you are offered a place, you will need to pay the full tuition costs of your program. However, eligible students (such as Australian citizens or holders of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa) may apply to defer payment of some or all of their tuition fees via the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme.
Learn more about fees for postgraduate study.
Payments and refunds
For information on how to pay your fees or how to apply for a refund, please see Paying your fees and applying for refunds.
Eligible students (such as Australian citizens or holders of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa) may apply to defer payment of some or all of their tuition fees via the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme.
How does a HELP loan work?
If your FEE-HELP and/or SA-HELP loan application is successful, the Australian Government will pay RMIT, on your behalf, up to 100% of your fees. This amount will become part of your accumulated HELP debt.
You only start repaying your accumulated HELP debt to the Australian Government once you earn above the minimum income threshold for repayment, which is set each year by the Australian Government (this also applies if you are still studying). The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will calculate your compulsory repayment for the year and include this on your income tax notice.
This program is approved for income support.
You may be eligible for student income support payments from the Commonwealth Government if you are undertaking a graduate certificate, graduate diploma or an approved professionally oriented masters by coursework program. For more information see Income support for Masters students.
If you are enrolled in an eligible program you will also need to satisfy all other student payment eligibility requirements. You can contact Centrelink or Services Australia for further information about student income support entitlements, your eligibility and how to apply.
In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student. The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2021 is $313.
For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.
You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.
In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) in each calendar year.
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) - Student visa holders must have cover for the total duration of their visa.
- Some programs incur additional expenses.
You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.
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