Project management

project management

Project management is a dynamic new profession that involves planning, coordinating, budgeting and evaluating large-scale projects, as well as managing the risks and the people involved. It is vital in helping organisations deliver new products, services and infrastructure as well as implement new systems and processes to effect change.

Our project management studies are based on a complex systems approach, which uses multidisciplinary theories and methods to investigate a particular phenomenon from a holistic viewpoint. They provide fundamental project management skills that can be applied across a wide range of sectors and industries.

We've been teaching our Master of Project Management since 1998, and have drawn on this expertise to create a new undergraduate program– the Bachelor of Project Management. Working closely with our industry partners, we have also developed an exciting leadership initiative - the Master of Project Leadership.


Developed in response to increasing industry demand, the three year Bachelor of Project Management is the world's first specialised undergraduate project management degree.
Based on a complex systems approach, it will provide you with fundamental project management skills that can be applied across a wide range of sectors and industries. There are three streams available: civil engineering science, built environment and software.

A five-year combined degree program with engineering, or a four-year combined degree program with arts are also available.

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Year 11 and 12 Project Management Winter Camp

Designed for highschool students in years 10 and 11, our two day intensive workshop will give you a head start in project management and show you where this dynamic field can take you.
The next winter camp will take place in July 2015.

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At the postgraduate level we offer the Master of Project Management and Master of Project Leadership.

The Master of Project Management is a professional qualification, providing a sound educational platform for a career in project management. The degree provides the advanced project management skills needed to manage large, complex projects.

The Master of Project Leadership is a professional degree for project managers, executives and senior managers seeking to develop their leadership and strategic thinking capability in order to lead projects at an organisational level. This new degree will help advance your career through middle to senior management roles.

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Our Centre for Complex Systems undertakes research using methods and analytical techniques from mathematical sociology, social anthropology and computer science to explore coordination problems in a dynamic, distributed and complex setting. Areas of research include the modelling of self-organised fraud claims in insurance and finance in capital markets, the effects of social network structure and technology use on the delivery of quality and standards of care for general practitioners and the spread of disease through social networks.

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Find research opportunities in this field, read about our supervisors' areas of interest and expertise, and make contact with them via Research Supervisor Connect.