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.

Our 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.

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 lifecycle.

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.

Career Pathways

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.

Specialisations

Studying the University of Newcastle’s Master of Project Management for the Built Environment, 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.

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.

Get Started

Applying to the University of Newcastle has never been easier! For most programs, you can complete an easy, online application form. Applying only takes around 10 minutes, and there is no fee for direct applications. You can upload all of your certified supporting documentation online. Below is an overview of what is required. You should prepare any required documentation before commencing the online application. If you have questions about the application process or the requirements for your program, please contact us. When you are ready, begin your application. 

The University of Newcastle recognises the value of informal learning gained through professional experience. Admission to the Master of Project Management for the Built Environment program is available to applicants who can demonstrate a suitable combination of education and/or work experience.

The table below outlines the number of years experience required, depending on your previous educational qualifications.

Educational Qualification Number of years relevant industry experience Units required to complete Masters (10 units = 1 course)
Masters, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Bachelor (Hons) in a related field of study. Zero 80
Masters, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Bachelor (Hons) in a non-related field of study. Five 80
3 year Bachelor degree in a related field of study. Five 80
Masters, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Bachelor (Hons) in a non-related field of study. Zero 120
3 year Bachelor degree in a related field of study. Zero 120
3 year Bachelor degree in a non-related field of study. Five 120

For the purposes of admission to the Master of Project Management for the Built Environment, related fields of study include Architecture / Building / Construction Management or Engineering in Civil / Structure / Mechanical / Electrical/Mining.

Applicants who have previously completed a Graduate Certificate in Project Management for the Built Environment with the University of Newcastle should provide evidence of previous qualifications and relevant professional experience.

If you would like your professional qualifications and/or work experience to be considered, please provide certified copies of all relevant qualifications, a detailed CV, and a statement of service or signed letters from employers confirming your role, duties and period of employment.

Applicants should also provide a statement detailing how your professional experience prepares you to undertake postgraduate study.

PLEASE NOTE: All applications for recognition of prior learning based on experience and professional development will be assessed by the program convenor. The information outlined above is indicative only.

If you do not have a University of Newcastle Student Identification number, or wish to include details of studies completed at another institution, you may also be required to submit the following:

Identification Documents

If you do not already have a University of Newcastle Student Number, you must provide 100 points of ID.  You must supply either a copy of your passport, birth certificate or you citizenship certificate as part of your 100 points.

70 Points Passport
Birth Certificate (not extract)
Citizenship Certificate
40 Points Current Australian Drivers Licence
Student Identification card issued by an educational institution
Pension or Government Health Care Card or Public Service ID Card
Government Issued Licence (eg boat, pilot)
University staff photo identification card
35 Points Letter from a current employer * Must be on official company letterhead and contain both the employer and employee’s signatures and the name and address of the employee
25 Points Medicare card / Credit card
Financial institution cash card or passbook
Council rates notice
Electricity, gas or telephone bill
2 Tax assessment notice
Foreign Driver's Licence
Membership card (e.g. club, union, trade/professional body, library, video library)
Rental receipt or statement from landlord or real estate agent
Marriage certificate
Divorce decree
Name and address verified from electoral role
Deed Poll registered with the relevant authority

Citizenship and Visa Details

Applicants who were born overseas and are now residing in Australia will need to provide details of their citizenship, residency and visa details.

  • If you were born overseas and have gained Australian citizenship, you will need to provide a certified copy of your Australian passport or citizenship certificate.
  • If you were born overseas and currently hold an Australian visa, you need to confirm your details of your visa type/class, and provide a copy of your visa. Depending on how your visa was issued, you may provide a copy of the page from your passport showing the visa stamp, or a copy of the Department of Immigration confirmation of your electronic visa. If you do not have access to either of these documents, please include a copy of your passport.

Applicants who were born overseas and are now residing in Australia will need to provide details of their citizenship, residency and visa details.

  • If you were born overseas and have gained Australian citizenship, you will need to provide a certified copy of your Australian passport or citizenship certificate.
  • If you were born overseas and currently hold an Australian visa, you need to confirm your details of your visa type/class, and provide a copy of your visa. Depending on how your visa was issued, you may provide a copy of the page from your passport showing the visa stamp, or a copy of the Department of Immigration confirmation of your electronic visa. If you do not have access to either of these documents, please include a copy of your passport.

Educational Qualifications

If you are applying for admission on the basis of studies completed at an institution other than the University of Newcastle, you will need to provide certified copies of official transcripts.

For each qualification that you list on your application, you must provide a certified copy of your transcript.

Overseas educational qualifications will be assessed for equivalence according to standards provided by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition.

Evidence of English Proficiency

All applicants, whether domestic or international, for admission to any University of Newcastle program must provide evidence that their English language ability meets the minimum requirements for admission. Applicants should review the University of Newcastle English Proficiency Policy

Typically, applicants will provide certified copies of one of the following documents:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) results.
  • Evidence of previous studies undertaken overseas in an English Speaking country
  • Evidence of previous studies undertaken in English in a non-English speaking country, and confirmation from institution that studies were conducted and examined solely in the English language.

If you are not able to provide these documents, please provide details of any employment undertaken in an English speaking environment. Your application will be reviewed and we contact you regarding your options for demonstrating English proficiency”.

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