Bachelor of Applied Science (Project Management) (Honours)
DurationFull-time 4 years
Gain the project management skills to initiate, plan, control and execute complex projects across a wide range of industries.
RMIT’s Bachelor of Applied Science (Project Management) (Honours) will give you the theoretical knowledge and practical know-how to take projects from inception to completion. It will arm you with the tools to manage projects across a range of sizes and complexities, and develop your skills for working on projects in various industries.
This program was developed in response to the growing industry demand for project management skills. It is grounded in residential, commercial and industrial construction for civil, environmental and government projects.
During your first year of study you will focus on project management in the built environment, then explore other domains including event management, design and IT.
What you will gain through this program
Project management is a high profile occupation that demands superior multi-tasking, analytical thinking, excellent communication and superior organisational skills. Graduates of this program will have developed these essential skills to be able to successfully manage projects across all industries.
Why study a Bachelor of Applied Science (Project Management) (Honours) at RMIT?
Our expert teachers, passionate researchers, connections to industry and strong practical focus means RMIT graduates are among the most employable in Australia.
You will attend lectures, tutorials, workshops and site visits. The program structure is reasonably flexible. After first year you can discuss part-time study options with your program director.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work.
All programs are delivered in English. You will have access to online and digital resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes essays, reports, presentations, group projects, research projects, examinations and practical assignments.
This degree is part of the Employer of Choice Program, which provides direct connections to more than 250 industry partners and employers.
Regular activities are conducted with industry throughout the academic year, such as guest speakers from industry, or professional networking opportunities.
Industry professionals and experts also regularly teach and provide feedback on your work under the University's work integrated learning policy.
The degree provides work-related learning to students and produces industry-ready graduates.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
Students have the option to study overseas for a semester as an exchange or Study Abroad student. Past students have studied in America and Europe.
RMIT’s Global Experience Office supports students to undertake an exchange or short term mobility activity with over 165 partner universities worldwide.
This program, in partnership with industry members, is committed to providing work-related learning to students and producing industry-ready graduates through the School of Property, Construction and Project Management's Employer of Choice program.
The Employer of Choice program offers you the opportunity to gain structured employment experiences within industry to enhance your academic learning. It also offers employers preferential access to RMIT students as well as greater knowledge of our students' capabilities.
You will be introduced to project management in the construction and property industries, providing the context for the following 3 years. You will learn basic project management skills and gain an understanding of the different types of buildings and assets, how they are created and how they are acquired.
You will study project management processes and techniques in greater depth, learning how to plan, cost and schedule projects. Building broader skills in areas like law, economics and leadership will equip you to become an industry leader.
Year 3 broadens your focus and looks at project management in other industries, building core project management knowledge and skills. You will gain a deeper understanding of how to manage complex projects and undertake a research methods course which will build the foundation for your research project in year 4.
The theme of your final year is ’moving to practice', preparing you to be industry-ready. You will gain advanced skills and insights into the latest trends in industry. A feature of year 4 is a capstone project where the skills and knowledge developed in the degree are applied to a realistic simulated project. You will also conduct a research project, including writing a thesis and creating a poster to present your research to industry representatives.
Choose a program structure
|Bachelor of Applied Science (Project Management) (Honours)||City Campus||
4 years full time
4 years full time
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Program code: BH112
Roles descriptions available to graduates may include:
- costing and scheduling projects in industries such as engineering, architecture, manufacturing, education, health, real estate, finance, government and IT
- project managing a major event
- developing and releasing a new product
- implementing new standards or practices into organisations
- developing new technologies
- change management.
- project manager
- project scheduler
- assistant project scheduler
- project administrator
- assistant project administrator
- contract administrator
- project estimator
You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school) qualification.
RMIT is committed to admissions transparency. View the 2018 ATAR distribution information for our degrees and information about how admissions work at RMIT:
You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) with a minimum 65% average (check calculator below).
Equivalent qualifications may also include completion of the RMIT Foundation Studies program or a recognised post-secondary diploma in the relevant discipline with the required grades.
Meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee entry. Your application will still need to be assessed and accepted.
If you were not studying year 12 in 2017 you must submit a personal statement outlining:
- your reasons for wanting to study the program
- your intended career path
- your personal strengths and attributes relevant to the program
- details of any related work or voluntary experience
If you do not submit a personal statement you will be considered on the basis of academic achievement only, e.g. ATAR.
VCE Units 1 and 2 in two units (any study combination) of Mathematics (any) or VCE Units 3 and 4 in Mathematics (any).
Statement: If you are a non-year 12 applicant, you must submit a statement as part of your application explaining your reasons for wanting to study the course and include details of any relevant work or other 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 (Paper Based Test): minimum score of 580 (TWE 4.5)
- TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 92 (with minimum of 20 in all sections)
- 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 Advanced Plus Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.
All undergraduate and honours degrees have Commonwealth supported places (CSP) available.
In a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), your tuition fees are subsidised by the Australian Government. Your share of the fee (student contribution) is set each year by the government and is determined by the discipline areas (bands) of your individual enrolled courses, not the overall program.
As a CSP student, you may be eligible to apply for a HECS-HELP loan, which allows you to defer payment of up to 100% of your student contribution.
Learn more about fees for undergraduate study.
How much can I expect to pay for my Commonwealth supported place?
Courses (subjects) fall into one of three bands. The band determines the student contribution amount for the course.
Amounts listed in the table below are based on a standard, full-time study load (96 credit points per year) with all courses in the same band. A proportionate fee applies for more or less than the full-time study load or for enrolment in courses (subjects) from a combination of bands.
You can learn how to calculate your exact tuition fees for units from different bands at Fees for Commonwealth supported students.
Maximum student contribution amount for Commonwealth supported places in 2018
|Student contribution band by course (subject)||Maximum annual student contribution amount in 2018|
|Band 1: humanities, behavioural science, social studies, clinical psychology, foreign languages, visual and performing arts, education, nursing||$6,444 per standard year
$805 per standard (12 credit point) course
|Band 2: mathematics, statistics, computing, built environment, other health, allied health, science, engineering, surveying, agriculture||$9,185 per standard year
$1,148 per standard (12 credit point) course
Band 3: law, accounting, administration, economics, commerce, dentistry, medicine, veterinary science
|$10,754 per standard year
$1,344 per standard (12 credit point) course
The Australian Government provides financial assistance via the HECS-HELP loan scheme, which allows eligible students (such as Australian citizens or holders of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa) to defer payment of up to 100% of their student contribution.
How does a HELP loan work?
If your HECS-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 will 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.
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 2018 is $298.
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.