Who Should Study ECU’s Master of Project Management?

ECU’s Online Accelerated Master of Project Management is for professionals who want to gain advanced knowledge of project management. You’ll be empowered to bring high-level critical thinking and contemporary knowledge to senior project-related roles and lead with confidence.

Fast-Track Your Master of Project Management

If you are a project management professional with a relevant degree (see Entry Requirements) you can fast-track your degree and complete your Master of Project Management in only nine units. Reach your professional goals sooner with ECU.

See admission requirements for more information.

Why Study a Master of Project Management with ECU Online?

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    Gain professional recognition
    This course is accredited by the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC) and endorsed by the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM). You can join the PMI and AIPM as a student member to build your networks and earn credit towards PMI certifications.
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    Developed by industry leaders


    Benefit from the experience of industry experts and project managers specialising in business, innovation, sustainability, policy creation and change management.
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    Accessible, flexible and accelerated


    This accessible, flexible course is accelerated and 100% online, so your study fits your busy schedule. Study one unit at a time over each seven-week study period and graduate sooner compared to traditional part-time study options.
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    Support While You Study


    At ECU, you will receive the support you need to succeed when fitting study into your already busy life. Not only are our teaching staff supportive and attentive - you will also have a dedicated Student Success Advisor to support you every step of the way at ECU.

Professional recognition

Our Master of Project Management has been accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and our Master of Project Management has been endorsed by the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM).

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    PMI® Global Accreditation Center For Project Management​
    The GAC Accredited Program seal is a mark of Project Management Institute, Inc.
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    AIPM Endorsed Course
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    AACSB International Accreditation

    The School of Business and Law has joined the world’s top business schools with accreditation by AACSB International. Less than six per cent of the world’s schools offering business degree programs hold this prestigious accreditation.

Learning Outcomes

Applied skills for real-world scenarios​

Explore case studies, apply critical thinking and develop technical skills to solve actual business problems across industries.​

Global knowledge to meet industry demands

Demonstrate your skills across a global body of project management knowledge and practice as you apply your learning.​

Innovative solutions for contemporary issues

Investigate contemporary project management issues as you learn how to drive organisational change and promote sustainable practices. Showcase your learning through a capstone project.​

 

 

Awards

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    2022 Good Universities Guide​
    ECU was rated five stars for Postgraduate Overall Experience.
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    2022 THE Young University Rankings
    ECU has again been ranked in the world's top 100 universities under 50 years old.​
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    THE Impact Rankings 2021
    ECU has been ranked in the top 50 in the world for Quality Education, as well as the top 25 in the world for Health and Wellbeing and Gender Equality.

Career Outcomes

Depending on your skills and experience, after completing the online Master of Project Management you will be able to succeed in a variety of roles including:

  • Project Manager
  • Engineering Project Manager
  • Senior Project Manager
  • Senior Project Engineer
  • Program Manager or Director
  • Chief Project Officer
  • Program Management Office (PMO) Executive
  • Project Coordinator, Scheduler or Planner

Working in project management roles includes a wide range of responsibilities as you build, lead and manage teams. These roles often require addressing business problems, confidently planning and executing projects to meet deadlines, and data-driven decision-making. According to Seek, project manager roles in Australia typically offer an annual salary of $110,000-$160,000.

 

What you will study

The online Master of Project Management consists of twelve units.

Eligible students can fast-track their master's degree and complete only nine units (see Entry Criteria).

 
Master of Project Management
  • Managing Project Scope and Stakeholders
  • Project Scheduling and Control
  • Project Risk and Quality
  • Agile Projects
  • Project Cost Management
  • Program Management
  • Managing Change
  • Managing People and Organisations
  • Project Leadership
  • Project Integration and Procurement Management
  • Data Driven Managerial Decisions
  • Project Management Capstone
 

Entry criteria

Master of Project Management (Fast-Track)
  • Agile Projects
  • Project Cost Management
  • Program Management
  • Managing Change
  • Managing People and Organisations
  • Project Leadership
  • Project Integration and Procurement Management
  • Data Driven Managerial Decisions
  • Project Management Capstone

Admission Requirements

To gain entry to the online Master of Project Management, applicants must have:

Fast-Track Your Master of Project Management

Eligible students can fast-track their Master of Project Management and complete their degree in only nine units. To gain entry to the fast-tracked master’s degree, applicants must:

  • Have an Australian Bachelor degree, or equivalent, in Project Management, Engineering or Information Technology, or have completed a major in Project Management, or
  • Any Australian Bachelor degree, or equivalent, with at least 2 years of professional project management experience; or
  • Hold a current professional accreditation in project management from the Project Management Institute (PMP, PfMP, PMI-RMP or PMI-SP levels), the Australian Institute of Project Management (CPPP level or above) or AXELOS (ITIL 4, RESILIA, PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner, MSP or P3O).

If you would like more information, contact one of our Student Enrolment Advisors on 1300 707 760 or request a call-back.

Fees and FEE-HELP

The cost of our Master of Project Management is $49,560* for all 12 units.

The cost of our Master of Project Management (Fast-Track) is $37,170* for nine units.

To assist with some or all of your tuition fees, FEE-HELP is available for eligible students. This government-supported loan scheme is designed to help eligible full-fee paying students pay their postgraduate tuition fees.

To find out if you are eligible for FEE-HELP, you can contact one of our Student Enrolment Advisors on 1300 707 760.

*2022 student fees are shown and are subject to change in 2023.

ECU’s School of Business and Law

ECU’s project management courses educate students on project peak performance. Conducted by the School of Business and Law, our active researchers and industry professionals help shape, facilitate and align ECU’s mission and strategy to address the needs of industry. ECU lecturers regularly present to national and international industries, at academic conferences, and through various publications.

Frequently asked questions
What is a Master of Project Management?

ECU’s Master of Project Management is a postgraduate degree that will empower you with advanced knowledge of project management principles and practice. This degree will allow you to design, lead and implement projects across various industries.

How to become a Project Manager?

There are many pathways towards becoming a project manager. A degree like ECU’s Master of Project Management will allow you to kickstart your career and gain in-demand skills like change management and agile methodologies.

Is PMP equivalent to Masters?

A Project Management Professional (PMP) is a certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI), it is not the equivalent of a master’s degree. However, students can leverage their Master of Project Management to gain substantial credit towards the experience requirements for the PMP and other PMI certifications.

How long is a Master of Project Management?

ECU’s Master of Project Management consists of 12 units and can be completed in as little as 24 months part-time. However, if you have a relevant degree or professional accreditation, you may be eligible to fast-track your studies in just 18 months with nine units. See the Entry Criteria for more information.

Why should I study a Master of Project Management with ECU Online?

ECU’s Master of Project Management is developed by industry leaders from ECU’s School of Business and Law, so you will learn from experts and project managers specialising in business, innovation, sustainability, policy creation and change management. Our accelerated online model allows you to fit your study to your busy schedule. In addition, if you have a relevant degree or professional accreditation, you may be eligible to fast-track your studies in just 18 months with nine units. See the Entry Criteria for more information.