Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
UTS's Project Management program provides an immersive learning environment for both aspiring and experienced project managers. This course equip students with the underlying knowledge and practical experience that drive project delivery across all industry sectors, from construction to information technology. The UTS program was the first Australian program to be accredited by the Project Management Institute's (PMI) Global Accreditation Centre. The foundation subjects are compatible with the structures used by the PMI and Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) to certify practitioners. At a Master's level, students have the opportunity to develop a specialised skillset by choosing a sub-major in business, construction, engineering, IT, local government management, or health, combining project management disciplines with sector-focused knowledge. To cater for busy work schedules, UTS delivers classes in an intensive block mode. This creates an immersive experience where students work with their peers in a team-based, simulated project environment. Students also gain practical experience by working on real-life projects, in the classroom, on site or using computer simulations. For example, students have recently developed project plans for the Jack Thompson Foundation, Complimentary Health Care Council of Australia (CHC), and a number of industry associations. UTS academics are at the forefront of project management research, internationally. This breadth of knowledge ensures that students have access to leading-edge thinking applied in both project-specific and organisational contexts. Teaching staff also includes specialist guest lecturers from within UTS and institutions and organisations in Australia and overseas. Graduates possess a detailed understanding of just how project management directly improves business productivity and profitability. They are able to deliver projects that help organisations achieve their strategic objectives.
Those seeking new or wider horizons of career opportunity
Students choose 72 credit points from a list of compulsory and elective subjects.
- Project communication
- HR and stakeholders
- Project risk, procurement and quality management
- Project time and cost management
- Scope and integration management
Standard entry requirements
- UTS recognised bachelor degree, or equivalent, or UTS Graduate Certificate in Project Management. In addition, applicants need to satisfy the following: a minimum of 6 months' relevant work experience
- A CV clearly articulating project management experience a personal statement (max. 300 words) explaining their reasons for wanting to study project management and demonstrating an understanding of basic project management concepts. The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0
- Or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21
- Or AE5: Pass
- Or PTE: 58-64
- Or CAE: 176-184. Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.
Project Management Institute's (PMI) Global Accreditation Centre; Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Exemptions of up to 24 credit points may be given for equivalent prior learning. Applicants with a four-year degree in a related field of study may be given up to 24 credit points of exemptions.
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The course is highly regarded by industry as providing in-demand, 'professionally excellent' graduates. Its focus on leadership, program management and governance increases the employability of graduates at senior levels in many local and international industries, including banking and finance, construction and engineering, event management, government, health and IT.