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Duration1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 5 years maximum.1.5 years full-time.
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Start datesTrimester 1 (25 Jan 2021), Trimester 2 (10 May 2021), Trimester 3 (23 Aug 2021),
Program Code12412

Study Project Management for the Built Environment

The Master of Project Management for the Built Environment at the University of Newcastle provides you with specialised project management skills that will be highly valued by the property development, construction, mining, utilities and industrial sectors.

Project managers can have diverse career backgrounds and their prior experience and knowledge often help shape the future direction of their careers. You may have a bachelor’s degree in architecture, construction, engineering or industrial design and now want to expand your skills and move into project management. Or you may want to take your project management career to the next level.

Why study with us?

  • Flexible study options – at the University of Newcastle, you can choose to study full-time or part-time to suit your professional and personal needs.
  • Advance your career in project management – with a core focus on the built environment, you will have specialised and instrumental skills that will be highly valued in the industry.
  • Further enhance your qualification - after completion of this degree, you can become professionally recognised as an Associate Member of the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM).

Master of Project Management for the Built Environment

96.2% Employed ? within four months of graduation
No.1 in Australia ? for highest median starting salary
World Top 150 ? for Architecture and the Built Environment

What you will study

Learning from current industry practitioners as well as University academics you will gain a well-rounded theoretical and practical understanding and application of project management.

Using a case study approach, you’ll examine the core concepts, principles and techniques underlying project scoping and integration. You’ll learn how to plan, schedule and manage project time frames; develop and lead cohesive and effective project teams; manage stakeholders and risks; and evaluate outcomes.

You will complete core courses in:

  • project scoping and integration
  • project scheduling, resource management and leadership
  • project communication
  • project procurement, cost, quality and risk management
  • program management
  • project closure
  • project management research

You will choose additional courses in areas such as business, disaster management, community development and environmental studies.

Entry options and duration

This program recognises prior learning. Admission is available to applicants who can demonstrate a suitable combination of education, professional experience and industry qualifications.

The table below outlines the number of years experience required, depending on your previous educational qualifications.

Educational Qualification Number of years relevant industry experience Units required to complete Masters (10 units = 1 course)
Masters, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Bachelor (Hons) (in a related field of study) Zero 80
Masters, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Bachelor (Hons) (in a non-related field of study) Five 80
3 Year Bachelor (in a related field of study) Five 80
Masters, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Bachelor (Hons) (in a non-related field of study) Zero 120
3 Year Bachelor (in a related field of study) Zero 120
3 Year Bachelor (in a non-related field of study Five 120

Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.

These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.

Additional documents

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Career

Career opportunities

The Master of Project Management for the Built Environment will prepare you for managerial positions in public, private and not-for profit organisations. With a core focus on the built environment, you will have specialised and instrumental skills that will be highly valued by the property development, construction, mining, utilities and industrial sectors.

To further enhance your qualification, you can become professionally recognised as an Associate Member of the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) upon graduation.

Your capacity to work internationally will be supported by University’s own reputation in the field. In 2018 the QS World University Subject Rankings ranked the University of Newcastle's (UON) School of Architecture and Built Environment discipline in the top 100 in the world.

How to apply

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Before you get started

To ensure that the process goes smoothly for you, you should complete the following steps before applying:

  1. Review the program that you wish to apply for. Note the admission criteria, admission instructions, requirements & structure and any additional information listed.
  2. Review the program fees and costs.
  3. Check whether your postgraduate program has a Semester or a Trimester closing date. Please view the application closing date.
  4. If you are from a non-English-speaking background, you need to satisfy the University's English language requirements and ensure that you can provide evidence of your English proficiency if required.

You will be considered for entry based on criteria such as your undergraduate studies and/or equivalent prior learning and/or relevant work experience.

Postgraduate application process

Other things to consider

Make sure you double check the special entry requirements, assumed knowledge or recommended studies for the degree:

Admission into a Master of Project Management in the Built Environment is possible through multiple pathways.

These are as follows:

AQF Level 8 'Cognate' entry:

  • An Honours Bachelor Degree, Honours Award, Graduate Diploma, or Graduate Certificate

AQF Level 7 'Cognate' entry:

  • Bachelor Degree
  • Bachelor Degree PLUS 5 years' experience
  • Bachelor Degree PLUS Graduate Certificate in Project Management in the Built Environment

AQF Level 6 'Cognate' Entry:

  • Associate Degree with 5 years relevant experience, Advanced Diploma with 5 years' relevant experience PLUS Graduate Certificate in Project Management in the Built Environment

'Cognate' refers to knowledge obtained in the following areas:

  • Architecture / Building / Construction Management
  • Engineering in Civil / Structure / Mechanical / Electrical/Mining

AQF Level 8 'Non-Congate' entry:

  • An Honours Bachelor Degree, Honours Award, Graduate Diploma, or Graduate Certificate
  • An Honours Bachelor Degree, Honours Award, Graduate Diploma, or Graduate Certificate PLUS 5 years' experience
  • An Honours Bachelor Degree, Honours Award, Graduate Diploma, or Graduate Certificate PLUS Graduate Certificate in Project Management in the Built Environment

AQF Level 7 'Non-Cognate' entry:

  • Bachelor Degree PLUS 5 years' experience
  • Bachelor Degree (no experience) PLUS Graduate Certificate in Project Management in the Built Environment

AQF Level 6 'Non-Cognate' entry: 

  • Associate Degree with 10 years' experience, Advanced Diploma with 10 years' relevant experience PLUS Graduate Certificate in Project Management in the Built Environment

'Non-Cognate' refers to knowledge obtained in areas outside those listed under 'cognate'.

Relevant work experience will be assessed from the information provided below:

  • Applicant statement outlining the relevant work experience that applies to the program learning outcomes of the program. Applicants must demonstrate experience against all learning outcomes.
  • Evidence of employment and experience including start and end dates from employer(s): Offer of employment letter;
  • Certificate of experience/employment
  • Detailed resume/CV setting out work experience
  • Interview (where necessary)

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

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Important: If you are applying for recognition of prior learning for this program, you will need to provide a statement detailing how your professional experience prepares you to undertake postgraduate study.

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