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Project Management Stream Tables

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Project Management

Candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Project Management are required to gain credit points for the core units of study set out below. Any additional credit necessary to satisfy the degree requirement of not less than 144 credit points shall be gained by completing additional elective units of study, as recommended by the School (as set out below).
Students in BPM must complete the requirements of one of the three streams; Civil Engineering Science; Built Environment; Software. Requirements for each stream are shown below.

Combined Engineering and Project Management

Students in the combined Engineeirng/Project management degree are exempt from the Project Management stream requirements. They must however complete an Engineering stream as defined in the relevant Engineering stream tables.

Core units of study

First year; All streams

Differential Calculus
3    A HSC Mathematics Extension 1
N MATH1011, MATH1901, MATH1906, MATH1111
Semester 1
Summer Main
Linear Algebra
3    A HSC Mathematics Extension 1
N MATH1902, MATH1012, MATH1014
Semester 1
Summer Main
Integral Calculus and Modelling
3    A HSC Mathematics Extension 2 or MATH1001 or MATH1011
N MATH1013, MATH1903, MATH1907
Semester 2
Summer Main
3    A HSC Mathematics
N MATH1015, MATH1905, STAT1021, STAT1022, ECMT1010
Semester 2
Summer Main
Introduction to Project Management
6      Semester 1
Engineering Computing
6    N INFO1000, COSC1001, COSC1002, INFO1003
Semester 1
Introductory Microeconomics
6    A Mathematics
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
Psychology 1002
6      Semester 2
Summer Main

First year : Civil Engineering Science stream

Engineering Disciplines (Intro) Stream A
6      Semester 1
Engineering Mechanics
6      Semester 2
Summer Main

First Year : Built Environment stream

20th Century Australian Architecture
6      Semester 2
Architecture, Place and Society
6      Semester 1

First Year : Software stream

Introduction to Programming
6    A HSC Mathematics
N SOFT1001, SOFT1901, COMP1001, COMP1901, DECO2011
Semester 1
Semester 2
Data Structures
6    A Programming, as for INFO1103
N INFO1905, SOFT1002, SOFT1902, COMP1002, COMP1902, COMP2160, COMP2860, COMP2111, COMP2811, COMP2002, COMP2902
Semester 2

Second year : All streams

The following units will be offered commencing 2013.
ENGG2850: Introduction to Project Finance
ENGG3852: Project Quality Management
ENGG2851: Data Analytics for Project Management
PMGT2853: Complex Project Coordination

Second Year : Civil Engineering Science stream

Structural Mechanics
6    P ENGG1802 Engineering Mechanics
N AMME2301
Semester 1
Intro to Structural Concepts and Design
6    A ENGG1802 Engineering Mechanics, CIVL2110 Materials CIVL2201 Structural Mechanics
Semester 2

Second Year : Built Environment stream

Introductory Urban Design and Planning
6      Semester 2
Building Construction Technology
6      Semester 1

Second Year : Software stream

Database Systems 1
6    A Some exposure to programming and some familiarity with data model concepts such as taught in INFO1103 or INFO1003 or INFS1000 or INFO1903
N INFO2820, INFO2005, INFO2905
Semester 1
Systems Analysis and Modelling
6    A Experience with a data model as in INFO1003 or INFO1103 or INFS1000
N INFO2810, INFO2000, INFO2900
Semester 2

Third year : All streams

The following units of study will be offered in 2014
ENGG3852: Project Quality Management
ENGG3853: Project Risk Management: Tools & Techniques
ENGG3854: Negotiating and Contracting
PMGT3850: Project Management Capstone Project A
PMGT3851: Project Management Capstone Project B
PMGT3855: Project Variance Analysis

Third Year : Civil Engineering Science stream

Select one of the following units
Soil Mechanics
6    A CIVL2201 Structural Mechanics
Semester 2
Introductory Fluid Mechanics
6    A MATH1001 Differential Calculus, ENGG1802 Engineering Mechanics, CIVL2201 Structural Mechanics
Semester 2

Third Year : Built Environment stream

Strategic Facility Management
6      Semester 1
Introduction to Building Services

Students with the relevant building services background may appy for a waiver.
Semester 1

Third Year : Software stream

Internet Software Platforms
6    P INFO1103, INFO2110, INFO2120
N EBUS4001
Semester 2
E-Business Analysis and Design
6    P INFO2120
N EBUS3003, EBUS3001
Semester 1

Honours Year

The follwoing units of study will be available for student wishing to enter the BPM Honours program in 2015
PMGT4850: Project Management Honours Project A
PMGT4851: Project Management Honours Project B
Select 24 cp from the following list of electives.
Project Innovation Management
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
Strategic Delivery of Change
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
Strategic Portfolio & Program Management
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
System Dynamics Modelling for PM
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
Statistical Methods in PM
6      Semester 2
Quantitative Methods: Project Management
6      Semester 1
Semester 2


1. The Honours program is completed as an additional year. Students are required to achieve a minimum 65% average mark in the Internediate and Senior units of the above program to be elligible for entry to Honours.
2. For core units of study offered by other than the Faculty of Engineering, any assumed knowledge, prerequisite and corequisite requirements will be as prescribed by the faculty.
3. Candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Project Management are expected to complete all the core units of study listed above. They are also required to gain additional 12 credit points from a choice of free elective units offered by the University of Sydney.
4. Candidates enrolled in a combined Engineering/Project Management program are exempt from the stream core units listed in the tables above.
5. Most Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Computer Science units of study offered by the Faculty of Science can be replaced by equivalent advanced level units of study subject to prerequisite conditions (as required by the Faculty of Science) being met. Students considering doing advanced options should seek advice from the relevant department before enrolling.