Master of Global Project Management

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Refine and deepen your understanding of all processes involved in project management. The Master of Global Project Management and the Master of Global Project Management (Advanced) courses will help you gain the skills necessary to manage complex projects from planning to completion, on time and on budget. The subjects have a particular emphasis on projects with a global aspect including learning how to effectively manage projects with international stakeholders.

AIPM endorsed course

The Master of Global Project Management program is endorsed by the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM)

Key study outcomes

  • Articulate the core characteristics of appropriate and effective practice in the role of the project manager across various types of projects
  • Identify major influences of technology and globalisation on the role of Project Manager, and apply innovative solutions,
  • Incorporate research findings into project plans to improve delivery and minimise risk
  • Incorporate appropriate technologies into research, presentation, and development of project management plans
  • Apply advanced project management principles to analyse and evaluate problems and to determine and implement solutions in projects

Choose your degree type

Master of Global Project Management

The Master of Global Project Management course is designed to equip you with the skills to manage complex stakeholders and projects from planning to completion to achieve project outcomes.

This course has a particular emphasis on projects with a global dimension, including projects with international stakeholders and projects that source materials and services from, or do business with, another country.

Master of Global Project Management (Advanced)

The MGPM (Advanced) is designed to provide experienced project managers with flexible study options to enhance knowledge, skills and career prospects. This course can be studied full-time by international students at either The Rocks campus in Sydney or Wakefield Street campus in Adelaide.

Course Essentials

CRICOS Code: 090246K


  • Full-time: 1.5 years (1 year accelerated)
  • Part-time: Options available


  • February, June, September

CRICOS Code: 090247J


  • Full-time: 2 years
  • Part-time: Not Available


  • February, June, September


International students may require an English Language score (IELTS or equivalent) in order to gain entry to the course. Please check the Entry Requirements below.

International Admissions

Torrens offers a free, personalised admission process where each applicant is considered on an individual basis. Please contact our International Admissions Officer to have your previous studies assessed for equivalence.

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Torrens University Australia is an inclusive institution that celebrates diversity in its student community. We provide international students with assistance in finding accommodation, academic support, counselling services and language assistance.

Please read our International Student information or contact us with any questions about studying at Torrens or living in Australia.

A Bachelor degree (AQF7) or above in any discipline from an Australian institution or a recognised equivalent qualification and 3 years of relevant work experience.
A Graduate Certificate in Global Project Management from Torrens University Australia (or from another institution if deemed equivalent).

English Language Proficiency Requirements

To gain entry into a course at Torrens University Australia, domestic and international applicants must satisfy the University’s English Language Requirements.

Approved English language tests include:

  • IELTS 6.5, with no sub score less than 6.0
  • TOEFL 79
  • PTE 60
  • CAE 58

Contact a Course and Career Advisor for more information on the course entry criteria.

Torrens University Australia operates on a trimester system comprising of 3 study periods per year.

It is expected that each subject, whether studied online or on-campus, will involve a combined total of 120 hours of structured and self-directed learning, which equates to approximately 10 hours a week per subject over a 12-week trimester.

Contact a Course and Career Advisor for more information on full-time and part-time workloads.

Credit towards the Master of Global Project Management will not be granted for undergraduate subjects or for prior learning that does not lead to a recognised AQF qualification.

Applicants with relevant AQF 8 or higher qualifications from an Australian institution, or recognised equivalent qualifications, may be eligible for specified credit for a maximum of 16 units (4 subjects). Applications for specified credit will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

100% credit will be granted towards the Master of Global Project Management on the basis of a completed Graduate Diploma of Global Project Management from Torrens University Australia. Applications for credit transfer based on similar subjects at other institutions will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Contact a Course and Career Advisor for more information on credit transfers from prior study.


Contact a Course and Career Advisor for our most up-to-date fees.

You may also be eligible for FEE-HELP.


Torrens offers limited number of scholarships each trimester, ask a Course and Career Advisor if you’re eligible.

Key Dates

Torrens operates on a trimester system and has 3 intakes a year in February, June and September. Click to see a list of specific key dates

Members of Professionals Australia may receive a further 10% fee-reduction scholarship upon application.

* Torrens University Australia reserves the right to increase fees by up to 10% in each calendar year to cover increases in the cost of course delivery. The total course cost will depend on the duration of the course and whether a student studies full time or part time.

This course is not available to students who require a visa to study onshore in Australia. However, this course can be studied online.

Please read our International Student information or contact us with any questions about studying at Torrens or living in Australia.

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Your subject selection will depend on which degree option you choose:

Master of Global Project Management

The Master of Global Project Management is comprised of 8 core subjects and 4 elective subjects.


Master of Global Project Management (Advanced)

The Master of Global Project Management (Advanced) requires students to complete all 8 core subjects, all of the four elective subjects plus an additional four subjects chosen from any other Masters postgraduate courses in the elective component.

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Core Subjects

 Contracts and Procurement

Procurement and contracts are integral to successful project management. In this subject, students learn about procurement and contracts in a global setting, and also understand the importance of leadership, governance and organisation to ensure successful outcomes. Discussion will include planning for purchases and acquisitions, requests for proposal, vendor selection, contract administration, and contract closure. Students learn how to approach key issues with regard to short and long-term contracts, and small and large contracts. Topics covered include the examination of procurement strategies, responsiveness, performance-based contracting, ethical relationships and supplier development initiatives. Students will also examine tendering, bidding and order management processes, relevant legal and commercial implications, as well as managing the relationship between buyer and seller, assessing vendor performance, contract change control, and conflict resolution. Discussion will include case studies, emerging trends and best practices.

 Integrated Project Process Management

In this subject, students learn the integrative nature of project management and develop skills to coordinate the various project management processes and activities. Students formulate appropriate project life cycle and apply the PMBOK project management process groups to their selected case study. They update the project management plan and other artefacts impacted by the change management process. Students evaluate environmental factors influencing project outcomes and develop effective management strategies. They apply a range of communication media to manage stakeholder relationships.

 Organisational Behaviour and People Management

One role of the project manager is to lead teams in complex and diverse organisational settings while concurrently communicating with all stakeholders. In this subject, students examine how to support and motivate team members to perform to the best of their ability, producing quality results within the required time and cost limits, and how individual and group behaviour impacts organisational effectiveness. Students learn ways to design projects to support organisational goals and how to build and engage organisational capital (intellectual, human, physical, financial, and structural). They also assess communications management as a tool to manage internal and external relationships with stakeholders, partners, vendors, and customers.

 Principles of Project Management

The process of creation, from conception through distribution, is complicated and requires a diverse set of management skills. Students in this subject are introduced to the knowledge, tools, and techniques needed to manage projects successfully throughout a project life cycle, and to the language used by practitioners in conjunction with the terminology recognised by the Project Management Institute (PMI). Students explore the project management knowledge areas and process groups of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) guide. Students also examine the ways these two dimensions of project management interact in initiating (scoping), planning, executing (launching), monitoring and controlling, and closing a project.

 Project Execution and Control

In this subject, students implement a project plan and manage progress by applying performance reporting, analysis, and measurement techniques to ensure that activities are executed as planned. This will include responding to risk events and issues; managing scope changes; communicating with team members and stakeholders; acceptance of deliverables, and administrative and financial closure.

 Project Management Capstone

The capstone experience is an opportunity for students to demonstrate their mastery of principles, concepts and content presented throughout the subject. In this subject students apply relevant project management bodies of knowledge and standards in completing a consultancy project. Students can apply their analytical skills to solving a project management problem. The subject will involve the identification of a particular problem or issue through a proposal phase, followed by investigation using a survey, interviews, focus groups, workshops or other forms of data collection. The final report will contain a project background, discussion of methods, reporting and analysis of findings, and managerial implications. The students are expected to analyse the problem in terms of relevant concepts and develop feasible options and recommendations for solving the problem.

Prerequisites: All core MGPM subjects.

 Project Planning and Budgeting

To be effective, project managers must understand relationships between operational factors and projects. In this subject, students learn about scope, time and cost planning, developing an appropriate work breakdown structure (WBS). Students will also learn about the importance of managing project change, quality and risk, as well as the role of effective stakeholder communications in achieving successful project outcomes. They engage in practical exercises designed to help them develop project management skills. Students also examine planning considerations associated with global projects.

 Sustainability in Project, Portfolio and Program Management

This subject introduces course participants to the nature and importance of concepts that go beyond the twin imperatives of time and (financial) cost. Specific topics include sustainability in terms of social equity, economic efficiency, and environmental performance; project management life cycles; resource management; and change management. Students learn how to assess and evaluate the performance of multiple projects, and how to apply a range of tools and techniques when managing project portfolios, along with the nature of sustainability in project management in terms of how project management processes align with the three fundamentals of sustainable development: social equity, economic efficiency, and environmental performance.

Elective Subjects

 Business Process Management and Systems

In this subject, students explore a variety of business process management theories and systems, including quality control, IT and management theories. Promising technologies for next generation e-business and enterprise systems will be particularly discussed and practical tools used in enterprises, eg. SAP, Oracle applications, will be demonstrated. This subject also emphasises the integration of software techniques and relationship to building an interface that business managers can use.

 Integrated Infrastructure Project Management

In this subject, students examine how infrastructure projects interact with society and the environment. Complex challenges involved in managing large public infrastructure systems in the 21st century are investigated while subject matters such as financial sustainability, environmental impact factors and management approaches are explored. Students evaluate the role and technical constraints of governmental agencies and other stakeholder groups, and learn how to balance the need for securing vital infrastructure and providing cost effective services for the public.

 Managing Information Systems/Technology Projects

In this subject, students explore the interrelationship between technological change and the strategic role that technology plays in sustaining a successful business. Students will analyse professional, technological and organisational challenges - including ethical issues and risks - that impinge on the management of complex technology projects across small, medium and global business environments. They also examine various approaches to planning and delivering IS/IT projects, including Information System Development Methodologies (ISDM), outsourcing, and custom versus off-the-shelf products.

 Project Management Application: Construction

In this subject, students are prepared for the rigours of managing construction projects by allowing them to attain proficiency in managing risk and understanding resource management, health and safety, supply chain logistics and contractual implications. Students examine the process, nature, and market factors that impact contemporary construction projects, and identify the practical and commercial aspects in the project life cycle. Current and recent developments within the sector will be explored and the fundamentals of construction business decisions will be analysed.