The University of Newcastle, Australia
Fast facts
Location

Online

Start dates
  • Trimester 1 - 5 Feb 2018
  • Trimester 2 - 21 May 2018
  • Trimester 3 - 3 Sep 2018
Mode of delivery

Combination of Online and Face to Face, Online

Duration

1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 6 years maximum.

UON program code: 12412

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?

  • Be recognised Internationally - our School of Architecture and Built Environment is in the top 40 in the world, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject list (2015).
  • Flexible study options – At UON, you can choose to study full-time or part-time to suit your professional and personal needs. Our advanced online learning system gives you the flexibility and support to study anytime.
  • Enhance your career opportunities – with a core focus on the built environment, you will have specialised and instrumental skills that will be highly valued in the industry.

Master of Project Management for 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 property management, 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.

View the full course list

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 2015 the QS World University Subject Rankings ranked the University of Newcastle's (UON) School of Architecture and Built Environment discipline at number 40 in the world.