Master of Project Management for the Built Environment

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Overview

Working 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 and people management skills for senior roles, this industry-focused program will help prepare you for your dream job.

Learning from current industry practitioners as well as University academics you will gain a well-rounded theoretical and practical understanding and application of project management. You will develop specialised and instrumental skills that will be highly valued by the property development, construction, mining, utilities and industrial sectors.

Using a case study approach, you’ll examine the core concepts, principles and techniques underlying project scoping and integration. You’ll learn how to plan, schedule and manage project time frames; develop and lead cohesive and effective project teams; manage stakeholders and risks; and evaluate outcomes.

On completion, you’ll be able to exceed client expectations, maximize the use of resources and bring projects to a successful conclusion - on time and within budget.

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 for the Built Environment at a time that suits you.

Your UON degree will be internationally recognised - our School of Architecture and Built Environment is in the top 40 in the world, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject list (2015). 

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Program Intake
  • Trimester 1
  • Trimester 2
  • Trimester 3
Location

Online

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Number of Courses
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8 - 12 (Click here to determine the number of courses you will need to complete).

Program Code

12412

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Program Intake
  • Trimester 1
  • Trimester 2
  • Trimester 3
Location
Online
Tuition Fees
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Note: Fees are indicative and may be subject to annual increase. Overall program fee may vary based on course selection.

Please click here to view program fees.
Number of Courses
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Note: 1 course is equal to 10 units of study.

8 - 12 (Click here to determine the number of courses you will need to complete).
Program Code

12412

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Is It For You?

Master of Project Management

Project managers can have diverse career backgrounds and their prior experience and knowledge often help shape the future direction of their careers. You may have a bachelor’s degree in architecture, construction, engineering or industrial design and now want to expand your skills and move into project management. Or you may want to take your project management career to the next level. 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 senior project management roles in the build environment field.

What Will You Study

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.

You will complete core courses in:

  • Project scoping and integration
  • Project scheduling, resource management and leadership
  • Project communication
  • Project procurement, cost, quality and risk management
  • Program management
  • Project closure
  • Project management research

You will choose additional courses in areas such as property management, business, disaster management, community development and environmental studies.

Career Opportunities

The Master of Project Management for 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.

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

Your capacity to work internationally will be supported by University’s own reputation in the field. In 2015 the QS World University Subject Rankings ranked the University of Newcastle's (UON) School of Architecture and Built Environment discipline at number 40 in the world.

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 (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 (in a related field of study) Zero 120
3 Year Bachelor (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.

Don’t have the required entry criteria for the Master of Project Management for the Built Environment? You may be eligible for admission into the Graduate Certificate in Project Management for the Built Environment. The Graduate Certificate is 4 courses and is a pathway into the Master. Once you have completed the Graduate Certificate you can apply for the Master of Project Management for the Built Environmentand seek credit for the 4 courses you have already completed. 

For information regarding the Graduate Certificate in Project Management for the Built Environment, please visit the program page.

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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Courses and Details

Program Code 12412
Graduate Level Postgraduate Coursework
Locations
  • Online
Contributing Schools and Faculties
Admission Instructions:

How to apply as a:

Program Award Rules and Schedules
Mode of delivery Combination of Online and Face to Face + Online
Program Plans

Description

Project management is the discipline of planning, organising, and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives. Over the last decade, the Construction/Building/Engineering/Design Industries have embraced modern professional project management as a specialised discipline.

Effective project management will help:

  • Meet or exceed client expectations;
  • Maximize the use of resources (time, people, money, space, etc);
  • Bring projects to a successful conclusion on time and within budget;
  • Successfully manage project stakeholders and project risks;
  • Evaluate project outcomes and document learnings future reference; and
  • Build confidence in a team for future projects.

This program has been assembled by practicing professional project managers, with courses logically built around the project life cycle providing the skills required to deliver a project from “Start-up” to “Wrap-up”.

Admission Requirements

Admission into a Master of Project Management in the Built Environment is possible through multiple pathways.

These are as follows:

AQF Level 8 ‘Cognate’ entry:

  • An Honours Bachelor Degree, Honours Award, Graduate Diploma, or Graduate Certificate

AQF Level 7 ‘Cognate’ entry:

  • Bachelor Degree
  • Bachelor Degree PLUS 5 years’ experience
  • Bachelor Degree PLUS Graduate Certificate in Project Management in the Built Environment

AQF Level 6 ‘Cognate’ Entry:

  • Associate Degree with 5 years relevant experience, Advanced Diploma with 5 years’ relevant experience PLUS Graduate Certificate in Project Management in the Built Environment

‘Cognate’ refers to knowledge obtained in the following areas:

  • Architecture / Building / Construction Management
  • Engineering in Civil / Structure / Mechanical / Electrical/Mining

AQF Level 8 ‘Non-Congate’ entry:

  • An Honours Bachelor Degree, Honours Award, Graduate Diploma, or Graduate Certificate
  • An Honours Bachelor Degree, Honours Award, Graduate Diploma, or Graduate Certificate PLUS 5 years’ experience
  • An Honours Bachelor Degree, Honours Award, Graduate Diploma, or Graduate Certificate PLUS Graduate Certificate in Project Management in the Built Environment

AQF Level 7 ‘Non-Cognate’ entry:

  • Bachelor Degree PLUS 5 years’ experience
  • Bachelor Degree (no experience) PLUS Graduate Certificate in Project Management in the Built Environment

AQF Level 6 ‘Non-Cognate’ entry: 

  • Associate Degree with 10 years’ experience, Advanced Diploma with 10 years’ relevant experience PLUS Graduate Certificate in Project Management in the Built Environment

‘Non-Cognate’ refers to knowledge obtained in areas outside those listed under ‘cognate’.

Relevant work experience will be assessed from the information provided below:

  • Applicant statement outlining the relevant work experience that applies to the program learning outcomes of the program. Applicants must demonstrate experience against all learning outcomes.
  • Evidence of employment and experience including start and end dates from employer(s): Offer of employment letter;
  • Certificate of experience/employment
  • Detailed resume/CV setting out work experience
  • Interview (where necessary)

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438

Transition Arrangements

As programs are regularly reviewed and updated, some students may experience changes to their program of study during the course of their enrolment, which may require transition arrangements. Students affected by changes to their program are advised to review any documentation contained in the “Additional Information” section (located towards the top of this page), in the first instance. Any further questions should be directed to the Program Convenor or Student Hub.

Requirements and Structure

The entry requirement into the Master of Project Management for the Built Environment is possible through multiple pathways.

However, the requirements and structure of total units needed to be eligible for the award, will differ, based on an individual’s entry qualification and level of experience, and may be a minimum of 80 units to  maximum of 120 units.

AQF Level 8 ‘Cognate’ entry:

  • An Honours Bachelor Degree, Honours Award, Graduate Diploma, or Graduate Certificate = Total 80 units: 70 core + 10 directed courses.

AQF Level 7 ‘Cognate’ entry:

  • Bachelor Degree = Total 120 units: 70 core + 50 directed courses.
  • Bachelor Degree PLUS 5 years’ experience = Total 80 units: 70 core + 10 directed courses.
  • Bachelor Degree PLUS Graduate Certificate in Project Management in the Built Environment = Total 80 units: 50 core + 30 directed courses.

AQF Level 6 ‘Cognate’ Entry:

  • Associate Degree with 5 years’ relevant experience, Advanced Diploma with 5 years’ relevant experience PLUS Graduate Certificate in Project Management in the Built Environment = 80 units: 50 core + 30 directed courses.

‘Cognate’ refers to knowledge obtained in the following areas:

  •  Architecture / Building / Construction Management
  •  Engineering in Civil / Structure / Mechanical / Electrical/Mining

AQF Level 8 ‘Non-Congate’ entry:

  • An Honours Bachelor Degree, Honours Award, Graduate Diploma, or Graduate Certificate =  Total 120 units: 70 core + 50 directed courses.
  • An Honours Bachelor Degree, Honours Award, Graduate Diploma, or Graduate Certificate PLUS 5 years’ experience = Total 80 units: 70 core + 10 directed courses.
  • An Honours Bachelor Degree, Honours Award, Graduate Diploma, or Graduate Certificate PLUS Graduate Certificate in Project Management in the Built Environment = Total 80 units: 50 core + 30 directed courses.

AQF Level 7 ‘Non-Cognate’ entry:

  • Bachelor Degree PLUS 5 years’ experience - Total 120 units: 70 core + 50 directed courses.
  • Bachelor Degree (no experience) PLUS Graduate Certificate in Project Management in the Built Environment = Total 80 units: 50 core + 30 directed courses.

AQF Level 6 ‘Non-Cognate’ entry: 

  • Associate Degree with 10 years’ experience, Advanced Diploma with 10 years’ relevant experience PLUS Graduate Certificate in Project Management in the Built Environment = 80 units: 50 core + 30 directed courses.

‘Non-Cognate’ refers to knowledge obtained in areas outside that listed under ‘cognate’.

Course Information

Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.

Code Name Availability Units
ARBE6401 Project Scoping and Integration Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6402 Project Scheduling, Resource Management & Leadership Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6403 Project Communication Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6404 Project Procurement, Cost, Quality and Risk Management Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6405 Program Management Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6407 Project Closure Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6408 PM Research Paper Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units

Directed Courses

Choose 70 units from these directed courses. NOTE: Your admission to this program dictates the number of directed courses you need to complete, a minimum of 10 units to a maximum of 70 units. (See Program Convenor)..

Code Name Availability Units
ABOR6004 Community Development Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6312 Sustainable Development Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6331 Property and Facilities Management Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6351 Property Investment and Evaluation Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6406 Negotiation & Conflict Resolution Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6601 Theory and Practice of Disaster Management Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
ARBE6602 Post-disaster Project Management Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
ARBE6603 Disaster Mitigation and Sustainable Re-development Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
ARBE6604 Professional Practice in Disaster Management Trimester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
ARBE6605 Policy and Social Considerations in Disaster Management Trimester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
ARBE6606 Economics of and for Disaster Recovery Trimester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6001 Managing Under Uncertainty Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6007 Managing Human Resources in International Organisations Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6012 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6040 Human Resource Management Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6190 Human Resource and Organisational Development Trimester 2 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (City Precinct)
10 units
INFT6304 Project Planning and Management Trimester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
SOCA6190 Gender and Social Change Not currently offered 10 units
SOCA6240 Project Design and Evaluation Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
SOCA6590 Environmental Issues and their Social Context Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
SWRK6008 Capacity Building in Human Service Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
SWRK6200 Transformative Leadership in Human Services Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units

Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-staff/teaching-and-research/teaching-resources/supporting-students

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.

Why study with us?

The Master of Project Management for the Built Environment, will be offered online through GradSchool. The program will involve presenters who are current practitioners in the industry as well as presenters from the University of Newcastle. The program will provide a case based approach to the study of Project Management for the Built Environment. The focus of the program is industry based drawing on the expertise and experiences of current practitioners. Newcastle offers a unique approach of online technologies with industry involvement.

Credit Transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on ‘How to Apply for Credit’.

International Students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/international/while-you-are-here/orientation to find out more about the support services available to international students.

Special Needs

Students who have impaired function in their hands or arms, or a visual impairment may experience difficulty in pursuing this program. It is highly advisable for any prospective student to contact the Program Convenor to discuss the issue. Students with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester commences. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and Faculty staff will work together to ensure adjustments are provided in a timely manner. NB: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the program and courses they undertake. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/  for more information.

Study a Language

All domestic students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.

International students cannot enrol concurrently in the Diploma in Languages alongside their primary program unless they can complete both programs within the duration of their primary program CoE. For more information please contact the ESOS Student Compliance Unit ESOS@newcastle.edu.au.

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