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Project Management

The Project Management specialisation equips students to understand and apply established and new orientations of project-based work in organisations. Core skills involving ten knowledge areas from the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK, Project Management Institute) are developed as students are exposed to contemporary project management trends and challenges. By utilising theoretical and skills-based learning, the specialisation covers a range of project management approaches from structured (e.g. PMBoK, PRINCE2) to adaptive (e.g. Agile, Lean), across a variety of contexts. The specialisation includes the compulsory ‘Project Management in Practice’ unit, which emphasises how project management approaches are currently applied in industry.

Requirements for a Project Management specialisation

To achieve a specialisation in Project Management within the Master of Commerce, students must complete 30 credit points in units of study comprising:

  • 6 credit points in foundational units of study;
  • 6 credit points in compulsory units of study; and
  • 18 credit points in elective units of study.

A sample pathway for the Project Management specialisation (spread over two years of the Master of Commerce degree) is listed below.

Year Session Units of study
First Semester 1 Foundational: INFS5001 Project Management
Semester 2 Compulsory: INFS6030 Project Management in Practice
Second Semester 1 Elective for specialisation Elective for specialisation
Semester 2 Elective for specialisation

Please Note. This sample progression is meant as an example only. Depending on unit prerequisites, students may be able to complete these units in a different sequence to that displayed in the table above.

For details of the foundational, compulsory and elective units of study required for the specialisation please refer to the Project Management section of the Table of postgraduate units of study: Commerce in this handbook.

Further Information

For further information regarding study in project management in the Commerce coursework programs, please contact the Postgraduate Discipline Coordinator for the Discipline of Business Information Systems.