Be an agent for change
The upcoming 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.
Projects are vehicles for change. Organisations are increasingly becoming project-orientated and are seeking creative ‘can-do’ graduates with skills in communication, leadership, team management, change management, and process improvement. Our Bachelor of Project Management provides graduates who can find work in any industry sector, and for the first time in Queensland, provides a direct career path from school to professional certification as a project manager.
The Bachelor of Project Management curriculum is built around three foundational semesters, followed by three practice semesters. In the first year, you’ll focus on business acumen, project framework, process analysis and core skills development. In the second year, the emphasis is on technical, tactical and strategic decision making.
The program introduces students to how to manage project scope, schedules, budgets, resources, risks, procurement, communications, and stakeholders, culminating in a capstone subject on project integration management.
Most project management degrees worldwide are only offered at the postgraduate level. By offering a specialist Project Management undergraduate degree, Bond is the first university in Queensland to create a direct career pathway from school to professional certification as a Project Manager.
The Bachelor of Project Management can be completed in 6 semesters of full-time study. Thanks to Bond University’s accelerated three-semesters-per-year timetable, you can graduate in just 2 years or continue on to postgraduate studies at the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Masters level.
Campus and Bond University Experience
For the past 15 years, Bond University has been ranked #1 in Australia for Student Experience by the Good Universities Guide. This ranking recognises that there is a big difference between learning in large anonymous cohorts and working in small, discussion-based classes where you will be mentored through your studies by world-renowned academics and industry practitioners.
Our Project Management students are exposed to industry from early in the course so that they have a clear, practical context for the concepts they are learning.
In addition to your project management studies, you’ll develop high level interpersonal and employability skills – communication, leadership, ethics – through Bond’s unique core subjects and Beyond Bond program that is part of every undergraduate degree. In the Transformer program - another only-at-Bond experience – you’ll have the chance to work on real-life projects of your own choosing with students from across the University.
When it comes to planning your career path, the team at the Career Development Centre will work with you to find internships and work placements, while our international student exchange partnerships give you the opportunity to study and work overseas for a semester.
As for your social life – Bond is renowned for it, with a huge range of active student clubs, sporting teams, swimming pools, the aquatic centre, student gym, fitness and yoga classes, restaurants, cafes and everyone’s favourite watering hole, Don’s Tavern, all right here on campus.
- First (and only) university in Queensland to create a direct career pathway from high school to professional certification as a Project Manager
- Complete your Bachelor qualification in just 2 years, thanks to Bond’s accelerated trimester schedule
- Built around the PMBOK® Guide – the international standard for the project management discipline
- Learn to be an effective decision-maker, capable of delivering projects on time, within budget, as specified, and with no surprises
- Optionally articulate to our Master of Project Innovation
- Endorsed by the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM); the premier, longest-serving body for project management in Australia
- Learn from internationally recognised academics, researchers and practitioners
About the program
The Bachelor of Project Management concerns projectised decision-making applicable to a wide range of different industry sectors. It builds on three foundation semesters comprising business acumen, project framework, process analysis and core skill development before three further practice semesters comprising technical, tactical and strategic decision-making. Show more
The Bachelor of Project Management concerns projectised decision-making applicable to a wide range of different industry sectors. It builds on three foundation semesters comprising business acumen, project framework, process analysis and core skill development before three further practice semesters comprising technical, tactical and strategic decision-making. The program includes comprehensive coverage of project schedule, cost, resource, scope, quality, procurement, communications, risk and stakeholder management, two elective choices and concludes with a capstone subject on project integration management. There is an organisational change focus in the curriculum’s design. The program’s curriculum is purposely built around the PMBOK® Guide, which is the international standard for the project management discipline. 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.
|Duration||6 semesters (2 years)|
|Program type||Bachelors Degree|
|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]|
This program is sequentially structured to prepare you with the necessary knowledge and expertise to continually develop and apply your skills in a variety of contexts.
Core University Subjects (3)
- Critical Thinking and Communication
- Collaboration, Teams and Leadership
- Responsibility, Integrity and Civic Discourse
Foundation Subjects (19)
- Business Law
- Sustainable Development and Society
- Managing Projects
- Accounting for Decision Making
- Process Reengineering
- Socialising Process Change
- Responsible and Sustainable Business
- Professional Practice and Standards
- Building Digital Literacy and Fluency
- Project Scope Management
- Project Quality Management
- Project Procurement Management
- Project Communications Management
- Project Risk Management
- Project Stakeholder Management
- Project Schedule Management
- Project Cost Management
- Project Resource Management
- Project Integration Management
General Electives (2)
Students must choose two (2) electives from the list of available undergraduate subjects from across the University.
The below fees are based on the total estimated program fee divided by the number of standard full-time semesters required to complete the program. Fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester.
Semester program fee:
- Students commencing study in 2021: $15,560* per semester average
Total program fee:
- Students commencing study in 2021: $93,360
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 most other universities.
This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.
* The fees listed are average costs displayed to provide an indicative program cost only, they may differ to the indicative fee included in the Bond University offer letter due to differences in individual and exact study schedules.
Tuition fees are subject to change on an annual basis and will be charged at the appropriate fee for the year of enrolment.
Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)
Entry score for 2021 entry
|Min ATAR||Min OP||Min IB|
Visit our student profile if you are interested in the profile of all students who commenced undergraduate study at the Faculty in the January semester 2020.
Applicants must meet the University's general minimum admission criteria.
2021 Year 12 Entry
To ensure students are not disadvantaged by the COVID-19 pandemic, current Year 12 students can be assessed now for a guaranteed offer for 2021 entry conditional on the completion of Year 12. Applications will be assessed based on their first semester Year 12 results and meeting any subject prerequisite requirements for their program. Find out more.
International Secondary School students
For more information for International Students, including the International Baccalaureate, please go to the International Secondary School equivalency page.
Alternative entry pathways
For those applicants who do not currently have the required academic qualifications, there are a number of alternative entry pathways:
- Bond University Tertiary Preparation programs
- Bond University Diploma programs
- Other institutional Tertiary Preparation Programs
- Vocational education and training qualifications (Certificate IV and above)
- Prior higher education experience (at this university or another)
- Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
- Professional or para-professional qualifications/experience
- Employment experience verified by a statement of service from the employer stating the position title and length of service and a very brief statement on the tasks undertaken.
For more information on what is required please visit our how to apply page.
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
Project Management is a global profession, leading to high level career opportunities in every aspect of business.
With specialist skills in problem-solving, team leadership, change management, stakeholder communication and risk management, you could find work in the government, community or private sectors in industries such as:
- Property Development
- Information Technology
- Product Development
- Disaster Management
- Climate and Environment
- Civil Infrastructure
- Fine Arts
and much more
Project management is a global profession, with over one million certified practitioners in PMI alone. More than ever project managers are necessary in almost every sector of business. Upon completion of the Bachelor of Project Management you will have the skills most needed to keep up with trends, lead a team and problem solve in today’s digital era.
As at 13 January 2021 (10:00am AEST), a search of available full-time jobs for ‘project manager’ in Australia via seek.com.au retrieved 27,641 results, with 62.2% paying salaries in excess of A$100,000. Run your own test and see the diverse range of career opportunities that await you. Popular start-up roles for Bond graduates are junior/assistant project manager, trainee program manager, project coordinator, and project administrator. Career progression includes project manager, project innovator, program manager, business analyst, design thinker, change-agent, entrepreneur, Agile coach, and product manager.
A foundation in Project Management gives you a strong skillset which can be combined with postgraduate studies in a broad range of disciplines. The course is particularly tailored to our new Master of Project Innovation degree (recommended option). Bond’s Faculty of Society and Design offers an articulated postgraduate pathway of Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and/or Masters programs in the following allied disciplines:
- Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Integrated Project Delivery
- City Planning
- Construction Practice
- Valuation and Property Development
Bond University’s Bachelor of Project Management is fully accredited by the Australian Institute of Project Management.
According to the annual Employer Satisfaction Survey published by the Australian Government Department of Education, employer satisfaction with Bond graduates has been rated highest in Australia for three years in a row.
We believe this is due to Bond’s uniquely personalised approach to teaching, combined with the application of case-based learning that encourages the development of increased analytical reasoning, critical thinking and a range of broader employability skills.
Our Project Management program’s clear focus on practical skills and the extensive industry connections, combined with Bond’s employability initiatives such as the Career Development Centre, means that you will enter the workforce with the skills, experience and confidence to stand out.
Why the world needs more project managers
By 2027, the world will need 88.7 million project managers. PMI projects a potential loss of 27.9 billion US dollars across 11 countries if more skilled project managers do not join the workforce.
Professor Patching explains, the skills of project managers have changed in previous years and Bond’s undergraduate and postgraduate project management degrees are designed to equip graduates with the skills they need for the future role of the project manager.
Read more here.