1. About the Master of Global Project Management (Advanced)

The Master of Global Project Management (Advanced) will provide you with the skills to manage complex stakeholders and projects from planning to completion to achieve project outcomes. Effective project management skills are in demand in a wide variety of fields including IT, construction, manufacturing, healthcare, natural resources, education, commerce, and research and development. 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.

The Master of Global Project Management (Advanced) is designed to provide experienced project managers with flexible study options to enhance knowledge, skills and career prospects. Throughout your studies you will be exposed to industry standards and complete several case studies, giving you an opportunity to apply your knowledge and understanding of project management processes such as planning, budgeting, and execution to practical situations.

Graduate employment opportunities

Graduates may find a range of career pathways and employment opportunities including:

  • Project Officer
  • Project Team Leader
  • Project Administrator
  • Senior Project Manager

Course Overview

Course Title Master of Global Project Management (Advanced)
Study Options – Domestic Australian students Face to Face delivery

Online Delivery

Full-time and part-time options available.

Study Options – International students International students on a student visa must not enrol into any more than a third or 33% of online subjects over their course and must study at least one subject that is face to face in each trimester.

International students on a student visa are required to study full time, i.e. the student must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year.

Start Dates February, June, September

For specific dates visit the website.

Course Length Full-time: 2 years

Part-time options available.

Payment Options – Domestic Australian students Upfront payment

This means tuition fees will be invoiced each semester and payment is required on or before the due date.

FEE-HELP

FEE-HELP is Australian Government’s loan scheme for higher education degree courses. It can assist you in paying for all, or part of, your course fees. Repayments commence via the tax system once your income rises above a minimum threshold. Just like with any other debt, a FEE-HELP debt is a real debt that impacts your credit rating.

Payment Options – International students Upfront payment

This means tuition fees will be invoiced each semester and payment is required on or before the due date.

Course study requirements Each subject involves approximately 10 hours of study per week, comprising 3 hours of facilitated study and 7 hours self-directed study. Assessment  Case studies, online discussion forums, quizzes, reports, critical analysis, project templates and reflection assignments.
Locations Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide

Online

Delivered by Torrens University Australia
Provider Torrens University Australia Ltd is registered as a self-accrediting Australian university by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). CRICOS Course Code 090247J
Provider obligations Torrens University is responsible for all aspects of the student experience, including the quality of course delivery, in compliance with the Higher Education Standards 2015 Accrediting body Torrens University Australia Limited ABN 99 154 937 005,
CRICOS Provider Code: 03389E.
RTO No. 41343
Course Fees For details, refer to the website. Any other fees For details, refer to the website.
  1. Essential requirements for admission

The general admission criteria that apply to Torrens University Australia courses can be located by visiting the Torrens University Australia website – /general-admission-information-for-torrens-university-australia-ltd.

  1. Admission Criteria
Title of course of study Master of Global Project Management (Advanced)
Applicants with higher education study Successful completion of Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) in any discipline

OR

Successful completion of a Graduate Certificate in Global Project Management.

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study N/A
Applicants with work and life experience N/A
English Language Proficiency

(applicable to international students, and in addition to academic or special entry requirements noted above)

IELTS 6.5, with no sub score less than 6.0
Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years) with ATAR or equivalent*

(for applicants who will be selected wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR)

N/A
  1. How to apply

Via direct application to the institution

  1. Advanced standing/academic credit/recognition of prior learning (RPL)

You may be entitled to credit for prior learning, whether formal or informal. Formal learning can include previous study in higher education, vocational education, or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience. Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

Applicants admitted based on prior higher education study may be eligible for Advanced Standing in the form of credit and/or recognition of prior learning (RPL) under the Torrens University Australia Credit Policy – (/policies-and-forms).

  • Students with completed subjects may be eligible for specified credit and/or elective exemptions
  • Students who have completed a qualification at AQF level 5 (diploma) or above may be eligible for block credit (where a block credit agreement exists)
  • Students with a mix of formal study and informal and/or non-formal learning may be eligible for recognition of prior learning in addition to any credit approved.

Credit will not be applied automatically. Applicants must apply for credit and/or RPL as early as possible prior to each study period, with applications not accepted after week 2.

For further information about credit and recognition of prior learning please see /apply-online/course-credits.

  1. Where to get further information
  1. Additional Information

Course Structure

The Master of Global Project Management (Advanced) course structure is comprised of 16 subjects (160 credit points). The course of study is made up of 8 core and 8 elective subjects at 10 credit points each.

Course Rules

To qualify for the Master of Global Project Management (Advanced), students must satisfactorily complete a course of study consisting 8 core subjects and 8 elective subjects (160 credit points).

Subjects

SUBJECT DETAILS
SUBJECT TITLE, DESCRIPTOR
PROJ6000 Principles of Project Management

This course provides students with a grounding in the principles of project management, its methods and contemporary standards associated with managing diverse projects. Students in this course are introduced to the knowledge, tools, and techniques needed to manage projects (including IT 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. The subject provides students with opportunities to also examine the challenges of project management and the professional traits that project managers are associated with.

PROJ6001 Integrated Project 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 (PMI, 2017) 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 enterprise environmental factors influencing project outcomes and develop effective management strategies.  They apply a range of tools to realise and cultivate benefits for the project and organisation, and establish communication strategies to engage relevant stakeholders.

PROJ6002 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

PROJ6003 Project Execution and Control

In this subject, students will examine how to monitor and control project execution (including IT projects), by implementing a project plan and managing 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.

PROJ6004 Contracts and Procurement

Procurement and contracts are integral to successful project management. In this course, students learn about 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, and supplier‐client relationships. 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.

PROJ6005 Sustainability in Project Portfolio and Program Management

This subject introduces program 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.

PROJ6006 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 course, 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.

PROJ6016 Project Management Capstone

The Project Management Capstone C subject is a 10-credit point postgraduate subject designed to facilitate project-integrated learning in the student’s current employment to be included in the volume of learning for the student’s currently enrolled program.  Like any other subject, there is an expectation that the student will engage in 120 hours of active learning above and beyond their normal study load.  This subject requires the student to undertake and document an original and new project that will demonstrably bridge the theoretical–praxis gap in the student’s knowledge.  If approved, the student will be allocated an academic supervisor who will support the student in bridging knowledge and practice for the duration of the unit.

Students are required to choose an additional 8 elective subjects from any Torrens Postgraduate course. Elective subjects specific to the Global Project Management course are listed below:

·         PROJ6008 Leadership for the Contemporary Organisation

·         PROJ6009 Business Process Management and Systems

·         PROJ6010 Project Management Application: Construction

·         PROJ6011 Integrated Infrastructure Project Management

·         PROJ6012 Managing Information Systems/Technology Projects

It is strongly recommended that students complete the below subjects within their first year of study:

·         MGT502 Business Communications

·         MGT501 Business Environment

*Note that some of the above subjects have pre-requisite requirements.

Locations

The Master of Global Project Management (Advanced) can be studied online or at the below Torrens University Campuses:

  • Queensland (Brisbane)
  • New South Wales (Sydney)
  • Victoria (Melbourne)
  • South Australia (Adelaide)

Campus Facilities and Services

All campuses are designed to provide students with professional spaces in which to learn and work. They have been planned with student study needs in mind with well-equipped accessible learning spaces as well as student breakout areas for group work and spending time with friends.

A positive student experience

Torrens University Australia values the importance of a positive student experience, and therefore has robust processes to resolve student complaints.  The Student Complaints Policy, and associated procedures, can be accessed from the website (/policies-and-forms).

Paying for your qualification

We offer two payment options for this course:

  • Upfront payment

If you want to complete your qualification debt-free you can choose to pay as you go. This means tuition fees will be invoiced each semester and payment is required on or before the due date using EFTPOS, credit card or direct transfer.

  • FEE-HELP

FEE-HELP is Australian Government’s loan scheme for higher education degree courses. It can assist you in paying for all, or part of, your course fees. Repayments commence via the tax system once your income rises above a minimum threshold ($45, 881 in 2019-20). Just like with any other debt,
a FEE-HELP debt is a real debt that impacts your credit rating.

Further information about FEE-HELP, including eligibility, is available at:

Austudy and Abstudy

Students enrolled in this course may be eligible for government assistance, such as Austudy or Abstudy.