Advance your knowledge in project management
The January 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.
A booming economy demands more project managers. As the number of projects increase, employers seek graduates with skills in communication, leadership, team management, negotiation, and risk management. Graduates must be able to apply these skills to an agile and flexible industry.
The Master of Project Management at Bond equips graduates with knowledge in an array of areas, including sustainable practices, strategy, and market performance. Graduate with a professional recognised qualification with Bond’s accelerated degrees.
IMPORTANT: Effective June 2020, graduates of GAC-accredited programs will be awarded a substantial reduction in the experience requirement for all PMI certifications.
Intensive mode delivery
The Master of Project Management 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 is also professionally recognised by some of Australia’s leading professional bodies. This allows graduates to differentiate themselves within the industry.
Other combined degree options
The Master of Project Management also has a range of combined degree options, such as:
- Master of Architecture / Master of Project Management
- Master of Construction Practice / Master of Project Management
- Master of City Planning / Master of Project Management
- Master of Sport Management / Master of Project Management
- Master of Valuation and Property Development / Master of Project Management
- Master of International Relations / Master of Project Management
- Master of Business Administration / Master of Project Management
- Master of Communication / Master of Project Management
- Master of Criminology / Master of Project Management
- Master of Project Innovation / Master of Project Management
- Intensive mode delivery
- Gain a qualification professional recognised by some of Australia’s leading industry bodies
- Study tour opportunities overseas
- Graduate sooner with Bond’s accelerated degrees
- The standard duration for this program is 1 year 4 months (30cpts). To complete this program in one year you need to enrol in 4 subjects (40cpts) per semester. Please contact us to discuss this option.
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. Show more
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. 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||4 semesters (1 year 4 months)|
|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]|
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.
Master of Project Management (11 subjects)
To complete a Master of Project Management, you must complete all of the following subjects:
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: $13,243* per semester average
Total program fee:
- Students commencing study in 2021: $52,970
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.
* Note: for students commencing January 2021 the University has held the 2020 tuition fee amount in recognition of the current circumstances, with 2021 fees effective only from the University’s May 2021 semester.
Academic entry requirements
Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent 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
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 endorsed by the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM).
Experience project management
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 liveable 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 enlightening 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
International Project Management Study Tour: Hear From Pari!
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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.
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