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    Application Deadline
  • 18 months


The Master of Project Management offered by the Southern Cross University is aligned with the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) benchmarking tool – Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). Choose a range of elective units relevant to healthcare, engineering, IT, accounting and business, and design your own study plan to focus on one particular sector or make your mark in an emerging field (IT management in the healthcare sector, for example). Study is 100% online, meaning you can complete your degree in your own time, where it suits you.

Each unit runs for seven weeks, with six study periods per year. To gain your qualification, you need to study all core units and four electives of your choice. You are also required to complete an industry research project that will consolidate your project management skills in risk, control, planning, implementation, evaluation, collaboration and systems analysis.

You may exit early with a Graduate Diploma or a Graduate Certificate. If you have already completed some postgraduate study, you may be eligible to apply for advanced standing, enabling you to pay less and be qualified even sooner.

Career opportunities

Qualified project managers are in high demand, both across the globe and across multiple industries. The Hays Salary Guide 2017 forecasts project management related roles will see future high levels of growth.

As a graduate, you’ll be perfectly placed to follow a range of career trajectories. You’ll possess a rigorous understanding of project management methodologies, be attuned to what’s required to meet project goals, make complex, strategic decision quickly, and know (with confidence) whether a project is likely to succeed or fail.

Almost one third of employers are increasing permanent staff levels in project management roles across sectors (Hays, 2017). Project management is ranked as the second highest skill in demand and the fourth hottest job in the future (Hudson, 2015). According to Job Outlook, by 2019, more than 50,000 roles for specialist managers will become available. The statistics point to a bright future for graduates of the Master of Project Management at Southern Cross University. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Project Management Principles
  • Project Management: Initiation and Planning
  • Project Management: Quality, Control and Risk
  • Leading and Managing Projects
  • Project Procurement and Contract Management
  • Portfolio and Program Management
  • Accounting 
  • Business Management 
  • Engineering Management 
  • Health Services Management 
  • Information and Knowledge Management 
  • Managing and Leading People 
  • Industry Research Project (double weighted)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 18 months
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

Admission requirements

Applications for admission to candidature in the Master of Project Management may be selected where they can demonstrate academic or professional standing considered by the School Board or Course Coordinator to be equivalent to the requirements of Rule 2, Section 3.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    3050 AUD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3050 AUD per module and a duration of 18 months.
  • National Applies to you

    2520 AUD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2520 AUD per module and a duration of 18 months.
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Southern Cross University offers a range of scholarships for undergraduate (your first degree), postgraduate and Indigenous Australian students, including some scholarships specifically for disadvantaged students. There are also scholarships available to help you study overseas for a short period as an international exchange student.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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