Master of Engineering Project Management
This program provides the theoretical and practical principles of project management in preparation for professional roles where advanced project management is required.
This program provides engineers with an advanced understanding of the theoretical and practical principles of project management. Students learn the key competencies required to manage a project from start to finish, including skills in risk management, communication and how to work with a client. This includes understanding the whole process of project procurement, project team leadership skills, establishment of staff employment conditions and development of appropriate mechanisms and styles for project management. The program has been designed in conjunction with industry practitioners and is taught by staff and guest lecturers with extensive experience in industry, offering a unique opportunity to learn from experts in the field. The Master of Project Management is accredited by the Australian Institute of Project Management.
Graduates of the program take on leadership roles in project delivery function and are equipped with professional skills across the full scope of project management, from conception to completion. Project Management is a highly paid career choice and our graduates work for companies such as SKM, KPMG, Grocon, Arup, Worley Parsons, the World Bank and Asia Bank.
- 1 year full-time
- Semester 1, Semester 2
- Local: $26,976 per annum
International: $33,184 per annum
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A four year undergraduate degree in Engineering or an appropriate discipline with an average grade of 65% (or University of Melbourne equivalent).
A three-year undergraduate degree in an appropriate discipline with an average grade of 65% (or University of Melbourne equivalent) with at least two years of full-time, relevant and documented work experience since graduation.
English Language Requirements
All students studying at the University of Melbourne must satisfy the University’s English language entry requirements. For graduate entry, Engineering offers an alternative.
Students will complete a one year (100 point) full-time (or part-time equivalent) program, consisting of eight subjects of 12.5 points each. Students take two core subjects (totaling 25 points), at least two project management electives (totaling 25 points) and a maximum of four other electives (totaling 50 points).
Themes covered include: initiation of projects, methods and techniques to control time, cost and quality, resource management and long-term stewardship of assets.
- Project Management Practices
- Engineering Contracts and Procurement
- Other Master level subjects from within the School of Engineering
- A maximum of 1 elective (12.5 points) may be selected from anywhere in the university, subject to approval.
Project Management electives
- Research Project (25 points)
- Engineering Communication
- Risk and Safety Management
- Sustainable Infrastructure Systems
- Engineering Project Management Implementation
- Finance and Human Resources for Engineers
- Management of Technological Enterprises
- Monitoring Environmental Impacts
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Ming Xu (China)
Ming Xu left his home country of China in 2005, to pursue studies in Project Management with the Melbourne School of Engineering. In that year, he completed the Master of Project Management. It was a difficult year, finding his way around an unfamiliar city and struggling with the language barrier. His hard work paid off and the following year, under the supervision of Associate Professor Colin Duffield, he undertook a PhD, entitled ‘The Value of Critical Project Decisions: Measurement and Modelling’.
Today, Ming works as a Research Fellow in the Engineering Project Management Group of the Department of Infrastructure Engineering at the University of Melbourne. He is currently doing research into procurement, Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) and is a member of the certified gateway review.
Ming worked as a tutor in project management for five years while doing his PhD. Today, he assists in the semesterly review of the Master of Project Management curriculum, helping to ensure that the course is pitched to the needs of the students.
By a process of careful review each semester we tailor the course content to suit students from a wide variety of backgrounds, with varying degrees of technical knowledge.
The Master of Project Management is a well-designed course. Practical field trips to view engineering projects are a particularly useful aspect, ensuring that students have a good grasp of what is happening in industry.
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