Master of Engineering Project Management

Course 532PM (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Year and Campus: 2014 - Parkville
CRICOS Code: 045957G
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Duration & Credit Points: 100 credit points taken over 12 months full time. This course is available as full or part time.


Associate Professor Colin Duffield


Melbourne School of Engineering
Ground Floor, Old Engineering (Building 173)

Current students:
Phone: 13MELB (13 6352)
+61 3 9035 5511

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Course Overview:

The Master of 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.

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of the Master of Engineering Project Management a graduate should have:

  • Developed professional skills across the full scope of project management, from "conception to completion" and enable a leadership role in the project delivery function
  • Acquired 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:

The Master of Engineering Project Management course is a one year 100 point program. There are two 12.5 point core subjects and a requirement to undertake at least two Project Management selective subjects plus up to four other selectives to satisfy the requirement of the program.

Subject Options:

Core (25 points)

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:

Project Management Selectives

An additional six subjects (75 points) are required for the course of which a minimum of two (25 points) must be from the Project Management Selectives detailed below.

(Subjects listed under the Professional Accreditation section of this Handbook entry fulfil the educational requirements for AIPM).

Note: MULT90014 requires the approval of both the Subject and Course coordinators.

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
July, Semester 1

Project Management Electives

The balance of subjects may be chosen from electives as detailed below OR

  • Any Master level subject from within the School of Engineering OR
  • Up to one elective (12.5 pts) may be selected from anywhere in the university provided it is approved by the Subject Coordinator, Course Coordinator and subject to School approval

Note: Research subjects and CVEN90052 Integrated Design are only available to approved candidates.

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Semester 1, Semester 2
Entry Requirements:

Entry Requirements

1. The Selection Committee will evaluate the applicant’s ability to pursue the course successfully using the following criteria:

  • a four year degree in an appropriate discipline with at least H3 (65%) average, or equivalent; or
  • an undergraduate degree in an appropriate discipline and a graduate certificate in an appropriate discipline with at least H3 (65%) average, or equivalent, and at least one year of documented relevant professional or work experience; or
  • an undergraduate degree in an appropriate discipline and a graduate diploma in an appropriate discipline with at least H3 (65%) average, or equivalent

2. The Selection Committee may conduct interviews and tests and may call for referee reports and employer references to elucidate any of the matters referred to above.

Language Requirements

All students studying at the University of Melbourne must satisfy the University's English language entry requirements in accordance with Selection Principles: Regulation 11.1.A2 – Admission and Selection to Courses.

For graduate students the University's English language entry requirements are set out at:

The University of Melbourne English Language Bridging Program (UMELBP)

The UMELBP provides a direct English language pathway from Hawthorn-Melbourne to specific courses at the University of Melbourne. Students who have achieved an IELTS band 0.5 lower than their University of Melbourne course entry requirement may be able to proceed directly to their University studies upon successful completion of the UMELBP. More information is available from the Hawthorn Melbourne website.

The Melbourne School of Engineering's English Language alternative may affect the duration and cost of your course

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:

Graduate Attributes:

The Melbourne School of Engineering closely maps subject level attributes and knowledge to align with the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), whilst also aligning with Attributes of the University of Melbourne Graduate, Engineers Australia competencies and its own School attributes.

Professional Accreditation:

Professional Accreditation with the Australian Institute of Project Management:

In addition to the core subjects, the following selective subjects are advantageous if candidates are to meet the academic requirements for professional accreditation with the Australian Institute of Project Management:

  • CVEN90045 Engineering Project Implementation
  • CVEN90043 Sustainable Infrastructure Systems
  • ENGR90021 Engineering Communication
  • MULT90014 Business Risk Management
Generic Skills:
  • High level of development: written communication; application of theory to practice; critical thinking; accessing data and other information from a range of sources; receptiveness to alternate ideas
  • Moderate level of development: collaborative learning; team work; system thinking
  • Some level of development: use of computer software

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