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Bachelor of Project Management


Bachelor of Project Management

These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes


Course title


Bachelor of Project Management

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time only.

3 Streams

Completion of a stream is a requirement of the Bachelor of Project Management course unless it is taken as part of a combined degree program. The streams available are:
Civil Engineering Science
Built Environment

4 Admission to candidature

Admission to this course is on the basis of a secondary school leaving qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents), tertiary study or an approved preparation program. English language requirements must be met where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English. Special admission pathways are open for mature aged applicants who do not possess a school leaving qualification, educationally disadvantaged applicants and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Applicants are ranked by merit and offers for available places are issued according to the ranking. Details of admission policies are found in the Coursework Rule.

5 Requirements for award

To qualify for the award of the pass degree, a candidate must successfully complete 144 credit points, comprising:
The core units of study as set out in the Bachelor of Project Management unit of study table;
The units of study specified for the relevant stream of the degree and
Any additional elective units of study that are applicable to the Bachelor of Project Management; and/or a maximum of 12 credit points of free electives; as may be necessary to gain credit to complete the requirements of the degree.

6 Requirements for the Honours degree

Honours is available to meritorious candidates who complete an additional year of full-time study, after the completion of the pass degree. Part-time study is permitted if the Head of School is satisfied the candidate cannot undertake full-time study.
To qualify for admission to the honours year a candidate should:
have qualified for, or been awarded, the pass degree or an equivalent degree from another university, including a stream or major in the intended area of study;
have a ISWAM of at least 65; and
have the permission of the relevant Head of School.
To qualify for the award of the honours degree a candidate must complete 48 credit points of honours units of study from the Honours Table, as prescribed by the Head of School. The honours mark is determined by calculating a WAM from the 48 credit points of honours level units of study.

7 Award of the degree

The Bachelor of Project Management is awarded in the grades of either Pass or Honours. The honours degree is awarded in classes ranging from First Class to Third Class as below:


HWAM Range

Honours Class I

80 >=HWAM

Honours Class II (Division 1)

75 <= HWAM < 80

Honours Class II (Division 2)

70 <= HWAM < 75

Honours Class III

65 <= WAM < 70

Honours not awarded

WAM < 65

Candidates for the award of the Honours degree who do not meet the requirements, and who have not already graduated, will be awarded the pass degree.

8 University Medal

A student with an honours mark of 90 or above and a minimum ISWAM of 80 may be awarded a university medal. The medal is awarded at the discretion of the Faculty to the highest achieving student in each stream who in the opinion of the Faculty have an outstanding academic record, in accordance with the Coursework Rule.

9 Transitional provisions

These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2012 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2012 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2012 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement.