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Endorsed by the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM)

Stake your claim as a leader in Project Management

Set yourself apart from your peers with a project management masters degree that demonstrates your depth of understanding, critical and analytical skills, and serious commitment to your profession.

Endorsed by the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM), through Southern Cross University’s Master of Project Management online course, you’ll learn core competencies associated with risk, control, planning, implementation, evaluation, collaboration and systems analysis, all adaptable to your chosen industry. More than anything, our Masters degree is about giving you options. You can study broadly, focus your degree towards one or more areas of specialisation, or tailor your study to an emerging field.

Fast Facts:

  • Graduate in just two years part-time
  • Start studying in any one of our six intakes
  • Study on a leading edge learning environment
  • 100% online study, with no on-campus commitments
  • Gain a qualification from a globally ranked university
  • Access a dedicated Student Support Advisor, five days a week
  • Exit early and still gain a qualification
  • Equivalent to an on-campus qualification

Entry criteria

To qualify for entry into the Master of Project Management online, you must:

  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a minimum of two years’ work experience in a professional environment; or
  • Have over five years’ work experience/professional standing that is regarded by the Academic Board as equivalent to an undergraduate degree.
  • Be proficient in English.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available to those who have undertaken relevant education and/or significant workforce experience.

Why study a Masters in Project Management?

MPM course coordinator, David Noble explains how a Masters degree in project management will enable you to progress further in your career.

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Why study a Master of Project Management?

The beauty about project management is that it’s scalable: it’s scalable from a birthday party to a new port or new railway system.

And so – rather than an industry needing project management, every industry needs project management and so, therefore, when you do a project management Masters with Southern Cross University Online, you are setting yourself up to work in literally any industry.

All industries today, and particularly in a globalised, digital economy rely on project management to introduce change, new products, new services – and it really doesn’t matter whether you’re in construction or engineering or financial services, or any of those industries, they all rely on project management to deliver new products, services and change.

So, a lot of people wonder why they should do a Masters of project management rather than just get an industry certification. Well, it’s easy, really – because an industry certification; sure, they’ll fill your head with a lot of facts and basically, what they will do is equip you to pass an exam.

But, if you want to learn at a much deeper level, not just the surface level, but a deeper level, where you’re able to think critically and analytically and creatively, then that’s where studying a Masters comes in.

Because, what we want you to do is to be able to take all of those facts, which we teach as well, but then to be able to apply them in such a variety of circumstances; that you’ll have confidence to go into any market, any country, any situation and be able to apply them in a very creative and competent manner.

What you can study

Not all project management courses offer the breadth of business insights that are required for a well-rounded professional career in project management roles. Southern Cross University’s Master of Project Management delivers a choice of electives that cover six core business functions.

Part B: Elective units*

  • Accounting (2 units available)
  • Business Management (5 units available)
  • Engineering Management (2 units available)
  • Health Services Management (4 units available)
  • Information and Knowledge Management (3 units available)
  • Managing and Leading People (4 units available)

Part C: Research project (compulsory)

Industry Research Project (double-weighted)

  • Industry Research Project A
  • Industry Research Project B


*The elective units running will depend on what intake you begin your studies.

For more information about what’s involved in each unit, download the brochure.

Early exit options

We know plans change. That’s why we’ve built a flexible completion option into the Master of Project Management. If you need to exit early for whatever reason, you could still receive a postgraduate qualification based on the units you’ve completed.

Exit with a Graduate Certificate

  • By completing four units – Project Management Principles, and two units from Part A and one unit from Part A or B.

Exit with a Graduate Diploma

  • By completing eight units – all Part A and two Part B units.

Student testimonial

I enrolled in the online Master of Project Management after deciding to switch from full-time, on-campus study. The decision to study online has proved to be a sound choice and in doing so, the focused approach to study has helped me to improve my grades.

Steven Walsh, online Master of Project Management graduate

Download the brochure

For more details about the Master of Project Management online course, complete the form at the top of the page to download your brochure. You’ll receive in-depth information on:

  • Entry criteria
  • Start dates and duration
  • Fees and financing options
  • Courses and assessment types
  • Industry-related work
  • Student support
  • Careers pathways

Download the brochure now »

Australian Institute of Project Management Endorsed Course

This course has been endorsed by the Australian Institute of Project Management.


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