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Overview

Do you have qualifications or a career in the built environment and want to advance or side step into project management? The University of Newcastle’s Master of Project Management in the Built Environment can be the pathway to that managerial position you’ve been striving for.

Providing you with specialised project management skills designed for the built environment, as well as people management skills for that senior role, this industry focused program will prepare you for your dream job. You will be highly sought after with your highly relevant project management knowledge and skills providing opportunities for success.

Learning from current industry practitioners as well as University academics we will provide you with a well-rounded theoretical and practical understanding and application of project management.

The program will prepare you for managerial positions in public, private and not-for profit organisations. With a core focus on the built environment, you will have specialised and instrumental skills that will be highly valued by the property development, construction, mining, utilities and industrial sectors.

GradSchool's advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. You can achieve your Master of Project Management in the Built Environment at a time that suits you.

Explore this page and find out if the Master of Project Management in the Built Environment is for you, what you will study and the career opportunities it can provide you.

Is it for you?

Project managers can have diverse career backgrounds and it is often that prior experience and knowledge that can help shape the future direction of their careers. You may have a bachelor’s degree in architecture, construction or industrial design and now want to expand your skills and move into project management. Or you may want to leverage your project management career to new heights. Whatever your objective, the University of Newcastle’s Master of Project Management in the Built Environment will provide you with the project management techniques and frameworks enabling you to step directly into project management roles in the built environment.

This program will train you in an all-encompassing manner to effectively prepare you for the dream job. You will learn to manage project timelines, budgets and risks, as well as manage people and teams.

Developed and taught by industry professionals, the program uses a case study approach to provide you with the skills to manage the full project life-cycle.

If you are looking to enhance your opportunities as a project manager in the built environment, then this is the Master’s program for you.

To find out more about what you will study, visit the 'Study' tab.

Study

Studying the University of Newcastle’s Master of Project Management for the Built Environment through GradSchool, you will learn fundamental project management skills as they are applied to the built environment.

Learning from current industry practitioners as well as University academics we will provide you with a well-rounded theoretical and practical understanding and application of project management. Using a case study method, you will refine your planning, organising and resource management skills to successfully complete projects, whilst meeting identified goals and objectives. This industry focussed program, built around the project life cycle, will effectively prepare you for a career in project management in the built environment.

To achieve this professional Master’s program you will examine the core concepts, principles and techniques underlying project scoping and integration. You will explore the management of project time, through to planning and scheduling, and examine the process of human resource management including the development and leadership of individuals into a cohesive and effective project team capable of meeting project objectives.

Further to this, you will study:

  • Project procurement, cost, quality and risk management
  • Program management
  • Negotiation and conflict resolution
  • Project closure
  • PM research paper

Ultimately, at the end of this Master’s program you will be able to meet and potentially exceed client expectations, maximize the use of resources, bring projects to a successful conclusion - on time and within budget. You will have the knowledge and skills to successfully manage project stakeholders and project risks, evaluate project outcomes and document learnings for future reference.

To find out more about where the Master of Project Management for the Built Environment can lead you, visit the 'Careers' tab.

 

Careers

As a qualified project manager in the built environment you will be highly sought after with many career opportunities to choose from. The Master of Project Management in the Built Environment will prepare you for managerial positions in public, private and not-for profit organisations. With a core focus on the built environment, you will have specialised and instrumental skills that will be highly valued by the property development, construction, mining, utilities and industrial sectors.

Hitting the ground running with competent skills is paramount for a project manager to successfully meet strict deadlines and budgets. This industry focused program will prepare you for this and much more.

To further enhance your qualification, you can become professionally recognised as an Associate Member of the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) upon graduation.

For more detailed information on eligibility, courses and requirements of the Master of Project Management in the Built Environment click the ‘Details’ tab.

 

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