The University of Newcastle, Australia
Fast facts
Location

Online

Start dates
  • Trimester 1 - 28 Jan 2020
  • Trimester 2 - 11 May 2020
  • Trimester 3 - 24 Aug 2020
Mode of delivery

Online

Duration

1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 5 years maximum.

Program code: 12412

Program handbook

Description

Project management is the discipline of planning, organising, and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives. Over the last decade, the Construction/Building/Engineering/Design Industries have embraced modern professional project management as a specialised discipline.

Effective project management will help:

  • Meet or exceed client expectations;
  • Maximize the use of resources (time, people, money, space, etc);
  • Bring projects to a successful conclusion on time and within budget;
  • Successfully manage project stakeholders and project risks;
  • Evaluate project outcomes and document learnings future reference; and
  • Build confidence in a team for future projects.

This program has been assembled by practicing professional project managers, with courses logically built around the project life cycle providing the skills required to deliver a project from "Start-up" to "Wrap-up".


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Developing a project's scope and managing the integration of all project functions at an advanced level.
  • Developing and managing project's schedule.
  • Developing and managing. Establishing and leading teams and stakeholders at an advanced level.
  • Developing and implementing project communication
  • Developing and implementing performance management strategies at a specialised level.
  • Developing and implementing project procurement, cost, quality and risk management strategies at a specialised level.
  • Understanding and developing skills in program management at a specialised level.
  • Developing and implementing project closure processes including handover, evaluation and sustainability at an advanced level.
  • Using research methodology and analysis to undertake industry based research at a specialised level.

Details

Information correct as at14 Aug 2020 9:29 am
Program code12412
AQF level

Level 9 Masters Degree (Coursework)

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Online
Duration
  • Australian students - 1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
Term typeTrimesters
Fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Contributing schools
  1. Newcastle Business School
  2. Wollotuka School of Aboriginal Studies
  3. School of Humanities and Social Science
  4. School of Architecture and Built Environment
  5. School of Electrical Engineering and Computing
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Admission information

Admission requirements

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)

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

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.


Credit transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website for more information on applying for credit.


Professional recognition

Australian Institute of Project Management

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


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

120 units

Program duration

1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 5 years maximum.

Program requirements

The entry requirement into the Master of Project Management for the Built Environment is possible through multiple pathways.

However, the requirements and structure of total units needed to be eligible for the award, will differ, based on an individual's entry qualification and level of experience, and may be a minimum of 80 units to  maximum of 120 units.

AQF Level 8 'Cognate' entry:

  • An Honours Bachelor Degree, Honours Award, Graduate Diploma, or Graduate Certificate = Total 80 units: 70 core + 10 directed courses.

AQF Level 7 'Cognate' entry:

  • Bachelor Degree = Total 120 units: 70 core + 50 directed courses.
  • Bachelor Degree PLUS 5 years' experience = Total 80 units: 70 core + 10 directed courses.
  • Bachelor Degree PLUS Graduate Certificate in Project Management in the Built Environment = Total 80 units: 50 core + 30 directed courses.

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 = 80 units: 50 core + 30 directed courses.

'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 =  Total 120 units: 70 core + 50 directed courses.
  • An Honours Bachelor Degree, Honours Award, Graduate Diploma, or Graduate Certificate PLUS 5 years' experience = Total 80 units: 70 core + 10 directed courses.
  • An Honours Bachelor Degree, Honours Award, Graduate Diploma, or Graduate Certificate PLUS Graduate Certificate in Project Management in the Built Environment = Total 80 units: 50 core + 30 directed courses.

AQF Level 7 'Non-Cognate' entry:

  • Bachelor Degree PLUS 5 years' experience - Total 120 units: 70 core + 50 directed courses.
  • Bachelor Degree (no experience) PLUS Graduate Certificate in Project Management in the Built Environment = Total 80 units: 50 core + 30 directed courses.

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 = 80 units: 50 core + 30 directed courses.

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


Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.

Additional documents


Transition arrangements

As programs are regularly reviewed and updated, some students may experience changes to their program of study during the course of their enrolment, which may require transition arrangements.

Students affected by changes to their program are advised to review any documentation contained in the "Additional documents" section (located towards the top of this page), in the first instance. Any further questions should be directed to the Program Convenor or Student Hub.


Program structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ARBE6401Project Scoping and Integration
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
ARBE6402Project Scheduling, Resource Management and Leadership
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
ARBE6403Project Communication
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
ARBE6404Project Procurement, Cost, Quality and Risk Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
ARBE6405Program Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
ARBE6407Project Closure
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
ARBE6408Professional Practice Research Project
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units

Directed Courses

Your admission to this program dictates the number of directed courses you need to complete: a minimum of 10 units to a maximum of 50 units. (See Program Convenor or refer to the Requirements and Structure section of the handbook).

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ABOR6004Community Development
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
ARBE6406Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
ARBE6601Theory and Practice of Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
ARBE6605Policy and Social Considerations in Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
ARBE6606Disaster Resilience Economics
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
ARBE6614Professional Practice in Disaster Risk Management
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
GSBS6001Managing Under Uncertainty
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6007Managing Human Resources in International Organisations
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6012Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
GSBS6040Human Resource Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
GSBS6190Human Resource and Organisational Development
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
INFT6304Project Planning and Management
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
SOCA6190Gender and Social ChangeNot currently offered10 units
SOCA6240Project Design and Evaluation
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
SOCA6590Environmental Justice
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
SWRK6008Capacity Building in Human ServiceNot currently offered10 units
SWRK6200Transformative Leadership in Human ServicesNot currently offered10 units

Additional information

All students can access free academic skills and support provided by Academic Learning Support through the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.


International students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Additional support

Students who have impaired function in their hands or arms, or a visual impairment may experience difficulty in pursuing this program. It is highly advisable for any prospective student to contact the Program Convenor to discuss the issue. Students with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester commences. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and Faculty staff will work together to ensure adjustments are provided in a timely manner. NB: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the program and courses they undertake. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/  for more information.