Master of Project Management
Obtain a Master of Project Management and become an internationally recognised as knowledgeable in sustainable practices, strategy, managing complex problems and teams, and virtual teams and global working.
Intensive mode delivery
Intensive Mode Delivery is a compact and time efficient way to complete a postgraduate qualification with minimal impact on professional and personal lifestyles. Each subject is delivered over two weekends during the semester. There are two sets of three-day sessions per subject, 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 can be combined with the below degrees. All Project Management combined degrees are accredited by Project Management Institute (PMI), Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) and RICS on the basis of satisfying Master of Project Management core subjects.
- Master of Architecture
- Master of Business Administration
- Master of Communication
- Master of Construction Practice
- Master of Criminology
- Master of International Relations
- Master of Sports Management
- Master of Sustainable Environments and Planning
- Master of Valuation and Property Development
About the program
The Master of Project Management 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 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.
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 is internationally recognised by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Project Management Institute (PMI). The Master of Project Management is accredited by the Australian Institute of Project Management.
The structure of the Master of Project Management is based on theoretical and practical subjects. This program is designed in close consultation with prominent industry professional boards to ensure the integrity and contemporary relevance of the degree.
This program enables graduates to exit after four subjects with a graduate certificate, after eight subjects with a graduate diploma or complete all subjects for a master’s degree.
Graduate Certificate in Project Management (4)
- Principles of Project Management
- Project Finance and Procurement
- Project Resource Planning
- Risk Management
Graduate Diploma in Project Management (8)
- Principles of Project Management
- Project Finance and Procurement
- Project Resource Planning
- Risk Management
- Project Portfolio and Program Management
- Expert Witness and Dispute Resolution
- Elective Subjects (x2)
Master of Project Management (11 subjects)
To complete a Master of Project Management, you must complete all of the following subjects:
Academic entry requirements
Completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework Level 7 Bachelor degree at an approved institution.
Students should be aware that articulation from the Graduate Certificate in Project Management and Graduate Diploma in Project Management into the Master of Project Management requires attainment of a minimum cumulative percentage average of 65% at each articulation point.
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
Highlights from the Project Management Study Tour: Japan 2017
When seven students enrolled in the Bond University masters level International Project Management (IPM) study tour to Japan, they were entering into a different learning experience from the usual – yet one becoming increasingly more important in today’s project environment, according to our study leader, Professor Alan Patching.
The study tour moved the balance of learning away from the more technical aspects of project management to assist students in gaining a deeper insight into social, environmental and cultural considerations of project management.
Four days in Tokyo exposed our group to the technical complexities of modern projects being delivered in a city of limited space, large population and transport systems operating at capacity. On the other hand, the Japanese culture of quiet demeanour and respect for others had an impact on all our travellers. The environmental, social, cultural and even spiritual impact on Tokyo’s residents, of green spaces such as Hibiya Park and the Meiji was quite impressive.
A technical highlight of our Tokyo visit was a meeting with asset management company directors, Aki Tanaka and Hiroyuki Oki. These men were colleagues of Professor Patching working on a multi-billion-dollar portfolio of Japanese funded projects in Australia during the late 1980s. Their advice to us, from decades of project management experience across several industries and in several countries, will be invaluable as our team progresses beyond Bond and into our careers.
From Tokyo, it was Shinkansen (or Bullet Train) to Hiroshima to get some comprehension of the damage caused by the World War II bombing, and Hiroshima recovered to be such a pleasant and livable city. The team completed a reverse engineering exercise to gain understanding into what aspects of the recovery programme would today be delivered by traditional project management and what work would better be addressed by agile project management principles.
Kyoto was our next stop and here we spent a day reviewing what we had learned with a view to bringing it into our project management work in the future; and also immersing ourselves in the social, cultural and environmental dimensions of this fascinating city. We then went on and travelled to Narita for our last night in Japan.
Immersion learning makes for an extraordinary education experience. While one is consciously evaluating the things that take one’s attention, one’s subconscious is learning so much more than is realised simply by being involved/immersed in that different environment and culture.
However, for the value of the journey to be fully appreciated at conscious level, we needed to wrap up our trip in the most productive way possible from the perspective of the learning and teaching principles for which Bond Uni is well known. We achieved this by spending our last day in an airport hotel reviewing the main principles from the Project Management Body of Knowledge and discussing how we might approach and apply them differently as a result of our experience in Japan, and it’s industrious, generous and ever-helpful people.
It did not come as any surprise that the values most emphasised for future careers were diversified in all aspects of projects, and moving beyond scope-time-cost dictates for success to include achievements in cultural, social and environmental dimensions.
We really had a wonderful time in Japan. it was an eye-opening trip where we had a diverse group travelling to a country with a diverse culture. The best part of this trip is that it taught us all how to get along with completely new group members, like in project management, we are required to work with members from different countries, cultures and working processes. We are required to adapt, organise, and find the strengths and weaknesses of team members to delegate and complete tasks . Apart from all this, I am really glad that I got a chance to travel with Professor Alan Patching, he was like a candle to all of us, giving and sharing his light of experience and enlighting us. We learned a lot just by observing him and listening to his experience. Alan also organised a meeting with board members of a very high profile funds and asset management organization. That meeting gave us a practical insight of what we have learned in the Portfolio Management subject.
After returning from the study tour, I can now see myself being able to reflect on the new perspectives I have gained. Educational outcomes from the study tour have exposed me to new cultures, technologies, techniques and management styles. As me previous degree was in Architecture, I was also able to observe and learn about many different types of construction and development in respect to Japan's rich culture. This made me realise the importance of infrastructure and the consideration of social, cultural, and environmental responsibilities of Architects and Project Managers in the field of construction and property development.
Highlights from the Project Management Study Tour: Dubai 2016
Does a trip like this help cement what you’ve learnt in Project Management? How so?
I am convinced that the Dubai Study Tour helped me gain a better understanding of the various aspects of project management. Talking to people who have been managing projects for years and being able to learn from their experience is an infinitely valuable experience that no textbook in the world can offer.
It was an incredible experience to walk through Dubai with a critical eye and question why projects were being managed the way they were and discover what I could learn from these approaches. I thought about what I might have done differently and discussed these opinions with our hosts, professor, and other participants. This was one of the best ways to broaden my perspective on project management. Also, it was absorbing to see how the tools and techniques we learn during our lectures find application in the reality.
What was the defining moment of the trip?
Our visit on Day 1 to the Executive Council of Dubai Government was for me the most defining moment of the trip in many ways.
First, we were finally there, our group of international students at a very different place far away from the lecture room. We did not exactly know what to expect, but we have been welcomed with a such a warm hospitality that continued during the entire trip. At this visit, we did not only learn about how Dubai manages its government projects but also how important and powerful a vision can be to achieve something outstanding. Furthermore, this visit changed a lot of my perceptions I had previous to this trip of the role of women in Dubai. Hasna was an excellent discussion partner and talking to her gave me the opportunity to gain so many valuable insights from her experience.
What was your biggest learning or takeaway from this trip (in relation to your degree)?
My biggest takeaway from this trip is that it’s important to understand the different tools and techniques existing in all the knowledge areas of project management. However, to make a project become successful, it comes down to managing people. The management of people will influence a project's success in many ways. Forming the right project team, communicating and involving the stakeholders, delivering a vision not only to the project teams but also to the client. These are only a few examples of the possible influences. Furthermore, we discussed the importance of creating value. Often project management requires a lot of additional work in the eyes of others. However, it is our responsibility as future project managers to show the client and our team how the right management of projects and create additional and unique value.
*Pictured: Tim Tews whilst on the Project Management Study Tour in Dubai this year
"I remember looking at various universities in different locations around the world but Bond University stood out for two main reasons: first, I had the opportunity to start my Masters of Project Management in January, while most of the other universities offered a start later the year (ie. September). Also, the campus and all the onsite facilities definitely helped making up my mind!
The campus was incredible. Being able to use all the sport facilities, especially the gym, beach volley ball courts, swimming pool…etc was pretty special. Also, I remember when the multimedia centre opened 082 – everyone was lining up to get in either to study or play video games! Pretty cool experience.
As I am the Managing Director for the International Institute for Learning Australia, I have to act as a Subject Matter Expert in the areas of Project, Program and Portfolio Management, the Master of Project Management at Bond definitely helped me with these skills.
The special atmosphere you get on campus differentiates Bond from a number of other universities – it kind of feels like you are constantly on holidays. Also, there is a strong community which makes you feel like part of a large family. One other thing was the low number of students per class and the fact that you could actually talk directly with your professors. Much more personable this way."
"Having worked for a bit after completing my undergraduate degree, I felt the need to move out of my comfort bubble and try something new. The goal was to improve my qualification and explore new places. The obvious option was going back to university. Spoken like a true millennial I happened to open the right web page at the right time - Bond University’s Project Management program piqued my interest and with further research about
The moment I entered Bond I fell in love with the campus and this is despite me losing my passport the same day. The best part of my program were the professors. They were well experienced, friendly and probably Australia’s best. Bond University’s course structure allowed me to gain work experience while studying, which opened many doors for me career wise. During my time at Bond I’ve met some great people from all over the world and formed friendships for life.
While at bond I completed three internships and the final internship along with my research paper is what helped me make clear career choices. Through Career Development Centre, I landed my first two internships – one as a project developer and the other a research engineer. My last semester I secured a risk management internship at an asset management company, with the help of my professor. My roles varied from developing projects, researching and testing telecommunication products to developing risk assessment frameworks and policies for small to medium scale companies.
Bond helped me gain real world work experience while studying which played an important factor in me learning about the work culture in Australia and adapting to the new environment. I would gladly recommend studying at Bond for its structured courses, supportive professors and the relaxed yet productive life style. You get to meet people from around the world and create amazing memories. Immaterial of which part of the world you’re in, there is always going to be a Bondie to connect with. Being a Bondie is an experience that you will cherish forever."