Master of Applied Science (Engineering Project Management)

Course 462-PM (2009)

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Year and Campus: 2009
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate


Course Coordinator Assoc. Professor Colin Duffield E: Faculty of Engineering Rebecca Randall E:
Course Overview: The Program in Engineering Project Management is designed to meet the needs of graduates in disciplines requiring an advanced understanding of the theoretical and practical principles of the project management function. This includes understanding of the whole process of project procurement; project team leadership skills; establishment of staff employment conditions and development of appropriate mechanisms and styles for project management.
Objectives: That a graduate of the program should:
  • develop professional skills across the full scope of project management, from "conception to completion" and enable a leadership role in the project delivery function;
  • acquire skills in the initiation of projects, methods and techniques to control time cost and quality, resource management and long term stewardship of assets.
Course Structure & Available Subjects: -
Subject Options:

Core subjects: 25 points

Restricted Elective Subjects: 25 points

Research Subjects: 62.5 points
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Semester 1, Semester 2
Elective Subjects: 37.5 points

Taken from Electives List (Master of Engineering Project Management) or other subjects approved by the Course Coordinator.

Entry Requirements: Entry Requirements

The academic requirements for admission to the Masters program are:

  • The equivalent of a University of Melbourne (engineering or science) four-year degree in a relevant discipline with an average grade of at least 65%.
  • Applicants with the equivalent of a University of Melbourne four-year pass standard degree in a relevant discipline may enter the program after completing a Graduate/Postgraduate Certificate consisting of 50 points (approximately six months of study) with a minimum grade of 65% or a semester of prescribed preliminary studies.
  • Applicants with the equivalent of a University of Melbourne three-year degree are required to complete a Graduate/Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering consisting of 100 points (approximately twelve months of study) or provide written evidence of appropriate work experience of at least two years or a combination of Graduate/Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering and appropriate work experience.

All matters of selection, credit and progression are at the discretion of the Faculty Postgraduate Course Selection Committee.

Language Requirements

International students and students whose prior qualifications are from a university overseas where English is not the official language of instruction and examination need to supply proof of academic English language competency. Proof acceptable to the University includes:

Original evidence of an English Language test score at a sitting within the last 24 months of either -

TOEFL - at least 577 and a TWE of at least 4.5 (paper based) or a TOEFL of at least 233 with an Essay Rating of at least 4.5 (computer based)
IELTS - at least 6.5. (A minimum band score of 6 is required in the Academic Writing module).

Entry under a slightly lower Engineering alternative* English Language entry requirement is available as follows:

TOEFL - at least 550, with a TWE of 4 or the computer based TOEFL of at least 213 with an Essay Rating Score of at least 4 and agreeing in writing to undertake and pass an ESL subject in the first semester of study at The University of Melbourne
IELTS - at least 6 and agreeing in writing to undertake and pass an ESL subject in the first semester of study at the University of Melbourne.

* The Faculty of Engineering’s English Language alternative may affect the duration and cost of your course.

Core Participation Requirements: -
Further Study: -
Graduate Attributes: -
Generic Skills: -

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