Advance your knowledge in project management
The September semester for this program will be delivered in a multi-modal format, with classes designed to support and engage all learners. Whether they’re on campus or abroad, all students will be able to access Bond’s exceptional and personalised learning experience through dynamic and interactive lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops and lab sessions.
The demand for Project Managers continues to rise. The Master of Project Management (Professional) at Bond University equips graduates with knowledge in an array of areas, including sustainable practices, strategy, and market performance.
By studying on the Gold Coast, students learn firsthand the intricacies of the thriving and dynamic project management industry. Graduate sooner with a qualification recognised by some of Australia’s leading professional bodies, with Bond’s accelerated degrees.
Professional Portfolio is a 20 week, 45 credit point subject available to Masters of Project Management (Professional) students in the Faculty of Society & Design. This subject is strongly experientially oriented and encourages students to develop their professional skills in a real world environment. The subject will ensure that students combine self-analysis and reflective learning skills with professional methodologies, so as to expand analytic and strategic thinking capabilities. It will provide practical experience for students to develop their skills in a profession relevant to their Masters specialisation.
All students will complete a 2,000 word scoping document, and either undertake a work placement in Australia for 210 hours (which includes an employer’s report) and reflective journal (up to 5,000 words) OR complete a collaborative research project totalling up to 15,000 words. All students will submit a final professional portfolio collection of documents, highlighting their practical and theoretical expertise in their profession of choice.
Intensive mode delivery
The Master of Project Management (Professional) is delivered in intensive mode. Intensive mode delivery is a compact and time efficient way to complete a postgraduate qualification with minimal impact on professional and personal lifestyles. Subjects are generally delivered over two weekends during the semester with two sets of three-day sessions per subject, usually scheduled Thursday to Saturday (approximately six to eight contact hours per day) with a break of four or five weeks between session one and session two of each subject
Participants will receive 40 hours of combined lectures, discussion groups, case studies and workshops during contact hours. International students are required to be on campus every week.
The Master of Project Management (Professional) is also professionally recognised by some of Australia’s leading professional bodies. This allows graduates to differentiate themselves within the industry.
- Intensive mode delivery
- Gain a qualification professional recognised by some of Australia’s leading industry bodies
- Graduate sooner with Bond’s accelerated degrees
About the program
The Master of Project Management (Professional) program provides a comprehensive business-ready foundation that will equip students from any background with the knowledge required to develop a career and expertise in project management. The Master of Project Management (Professional) features four distinct study themes including strategy, sustainability, managing complex problems and teams, and virtual teams and global working. Show more
The Master of Project Management (Professional) program provides a comprehensive business-ready foundation that will equip students from any background with the knowledge required to develop a career and expertise in project management. The Master of Project Management (Professional) features four distinct study themes including strategy, sustainability, managing complex problems and teams, and virtual teams and global working. The curriculum addresses a range of topics including conflict resolution, effective integrated planning, management, market performance, portfolio management, public and private sector investment and risk identification. External speakers from leading investment banks, credit agencies and portfolio fund managers contribute to case studies and workshops. The Professional Portfolio subject within the program is strongly experientially oriented and encourages students to develop their professional skills in a real world environment. The subject ensures that students combine self-analysis and reflective learning skills with business and professional methodologies, so as to expand analytic and strategic thinking capabilities. It provides practical experience for students to develop their skills in a profession relevant to their Masters specialisation. All students are required to complete a 2,000 word scoping document, and undertake either a work placement in Australia for 210 hours (which includes an employer's report and a reflective journal) or alternative on-campus project (PM-BOT) or research-related fieldwork (which includes evidence collection, critical reflection and implications for industry), plus a final professional portfolio collection of documents highlighting their practical and theoretical experiences in their profession of choice. Additional Professional Portfolio options may be available to eligible students, these options require Faculty approval prior to commencement. The Professional Portfolio is a 20 week 45 credit point subject which cannot be commenced until the student has successfully completed all coursework subjects of the Masters component of the degree. Show less
|Mode||On Campus and Remote|
Due to current travel restrictions, this program will temporarily be delivered using a mixture of on-campus, remote and multi-modal classes to support and engage all students, from all parts of the world.
|Program type||Masters Coursework|
|Study area||Architecture and Built Environment|
|Credit for prior study||For more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]|
Master of Project Management (Professional) comprises of 12 subjects as follows:
- Principles of Project Management
- Project Resource Planning
- Project Finance and Procurement
- Project Portfolio and Program Management
- Risk Management
- Expert Witness and Dispute Resolution
- Research Methods
- Research Project (20cp)
- Elective Subjects (x3)
- Professional Portfolio (45cp) (SDPM73-100)
* Please note that the Professional Portfolio subject can only be commenced once all coursework subjects have been completed.
The below fees are based on an average per semester cost, fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester:
- 2020 fees: $11,800 per semester (based on 3 subjects per semester)
- 2021 fees: $12,309 per semester (based on 3 subjects per semester)
Price may vary depending on elective discipline choice.
When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than if you went to another university.
This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.
Academic entry requirements
Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent at an approved institution.
Please contact the Office of Future Students for further information.
English language proficiency requirements
As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English Language Proficiency Requirements for university study.
Credit for prior study
Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to How to apply for credit for more information
How to apply
Today, project management skills are in high demand in almost every commercial sector. Professionals hold careers at all levels in fields such as construction, finance, health care and related industries, information technology, government and property development.
This degree will provide you with the ability to progress into a wide range of career pathways in project management, in all areas of industry, government and the not-for-profit sector. Opportunities include architecture, construction, facilities management, IT and property, with skills also applicable to related sectors such as civil engineering and mining. You will be equipped with a comprehensive knowledge of sustainable practices, and will be able to seek work anywhere in Australia or around the world.
The Master of Project Management (Professional) is internationally recognised by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Project Management Institute (PMI). The Master of Project Management (Professional) is accredited by the Australian Institute of Project Management.