Masters degrees in Project Management equip postgraduates with a working knowledge of planning, managing and monitoring projects in a variety of contexts.
Taught MSc courses are typical for this field, though research-oriented MRes programmes may also be available at some institutions. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Business Studies or Planning.
A Masters in this field provides an opportunity to gain practical, hands-on experience of managing client specifications of a given project - from inception through to completion.
You will examine general project logistics such as time management, financial planning and managing staff and resources. Consideration is also given to legislative concerns such as liability, health and safety and contracting.
Many courses offer professional accreditation from organisations such as the Association of Project Managers (APM), which will provide you with a secure professional standing when pursuing your career.
You could opt to work on a self-employed basis, undertaking freelance work for a variety of organisations and industries. Alternatively, you could specialise in a particular industry, seeking employment with agencies, public sector organisations, or private firms.
The Advanced Engineering Management Programme (AEMP) is delivered jointly by Birmingham Business School (BBS) and the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS), combining the expertise and strengths of both schools to offer a high quality, distinctive and flexible course.
The programme introduces students to core management concepts in semester one before selecting one of four specialist pathways in semester two. Students also have the opportunity to choose a generalist pathway route, tailoring the course to their requirements.
Find out more about the specialist pathways:
Semester one modules are taken by all students to develop a firm base of general knowledge and techniques for further specialised management study. Delivered by leading academics in Birmingham Business School (BBS), the management content is research led, drawing on the expertise and reputation of BBS to help deliver a high quality experience for students. Topics include strategy, innovation, marketing, organisational behaviour and financial management.
Semester two sees students move into a pathway of their choice, where the key management concepts tackled in the first semester will be complemented by the exploration of practical management applications by academics from the School of Engineering, drawing upon its wealth of research experience and industrial links.
This new structure will allow us to present the core principles in semester one and then to demonstrate their application in semester two before you progress into the summer and the opportunity to investigate and develop a contemporary Engineering Management topic via a 60 credit research project.
Examples of project titles:
You can expect to be exposed throughout to up-to-date knowledge of current and future trends in the management of your chosen field whilst developing the skills of critical evaluation and analysis that you will need as an engineer of tomorrow. We look forward to welcoming you.
To apply and start studying on one of the specialist pathways, please visit the pathway programme pages;
The Advanced Engineering Management Programmes can be studied on a part-time basis over the duration of up to five years. Modules will be studied over a two-week period, therefore you can undertake one module per term or complete more if you would like to finish the course sooner. Module dates and times are yet to be confirmed, but if you have any queries about studying part-time you can contact [email protected].
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Our students benefit from advanced teaching technology. All fifteen lecture theatres and seminar rooms contain comprehensive audio-visual equipment and sound systems, as well as wireless connectivity and data projection. Three large PC clusters add to computing facilities already available to students across the campus. The main lecture theatre, seating 200, is often utilised outside term-time as a conference facility for local industry.
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Careers in Business is a dedicated service for postgraduate Business School students. We’ll help you in all aspects of your career management, from planning your job-seeking strategies, applying for jobs, preparing for interviews and assessment centres and developing your essential employability skills. At the start of your programme you will receive an email from our team, giving details of how you can access Careers in Business Online. Please get in touch to find out how our Careers in Business team can support you.
Take the next step in your engineering career with the Master of Engineering Management, designed to unlock your career potential in both technical and general management positions. You will enhance your technological problem-solving skills, as well as gain the business skills to manage people, projects and resources in complex organisational settings.
The Project Management stream will suit engineers, who have a specific interest in developing advanced project management skills in managerial roles. You will understand the theory and practice of project management, including project procurement, team leadership, risk management, communication, financial management and human resources.
The course is led by academics with relevant industrial experience, as well as staff from major engineering companies and government, ensuring a depth of pertinent theoretical and practical content. The program is well-aligned with industry standards and equips students with the key competencies at the higher end of the profession from initial decision to invest through to operation.
The Master of Engineering Management has been developed in conjunction with Melbourne Business School to offer broader business study opportunities to our students, regardless of their level of work experience.
Students entering the course with less than two years of work experience choose from selected Master of Management subject offerings, while students with greater than two years of experience may undertake subjects from Melbourne Business School’s prestigious MBA subject offerings. Graduates may then be eligible for advanced standing into the Master of Management or MBA degrees, if they choose to continue their business studies.
Engineering managers lead engineering projects and personnel, in a range of technical fields such as product development, manufacturing, construction, design engineering, industrial engineering, software engineering and telecommunications. Your career opportunities will be varied and the skills you develop will be in high demand. Our graduates work in management or consultancy roles in areas such as general management, project management, human resources, finance, quality assurance, education, contract arbitration and policy development within technically-focused organisations.
A booming economy demands more project managers. As the number of projects increase, employers seek graduates with skills in communication, leadership, team management, negotiation, and risk management. Graduates must be able to apply these skills to an agile and flexible industry.
The Master of Project Management at Bond equips graduates with knowledge in an array of areas, including sustainable practices, strategy, and market performance. Graduate with a professional recognised qualification with Bond’s accelerated degrees.
The Master of Project Management is delivered in intensive mode. Intensive mode delivery is a compact and time efficient way to complete a postgraduate qualification with minimal impact on professional and personal lifestyles. Subjects are generally delivered over two weekends during the semester with two sets of three-day sessions per subject, usually scheduled Thursday to Saturday (approximately six to eight contact hours per day) with a break of four or five weeks between session one and session two of each subject
Participants will receive 40 hours of combined lectures, discussion groups, case studies and workshops during contact hours. International students are required to be on campus every week.
The Master of Project Management is also professionally recognised by some of Australia’s leading professional bodies. This allows graduates to differentiate themselves within the industry.
The Master of Project Management program provides a comprehensive business-ready foundation that will equip students from any background with the knowledge required to develop a career and expertise in project management. The Master of Project Management features four distinct study themes including strategy, sustainability, managing complex problems and teams, and virtual teams and global working. The curriculum addresses a range of topics including conflict resolution, effective integrated planning, management, market performance, portfolio management, public and private sector investment and risk identification. External speakers from leading investment banks, credit agencies and portfolio fund managers contribute to case studies and workshops.
The structure of the Master of Project Management is based on theoretical and practical subjects. This program is designed in close consultation with prominent industry professional boards to ensure the integrity and contemporary relevance of the degree.
This program enables graduates to exit after four subjects with a graduate certificate, after eight subjects with a graduate diploma or complete all subjects for a master’s degree.
Graduate Certificate in Project Management (4)
Graduate Diploma in Project Management (8)
Master of Project Management (11 subjects)
To complete a Master of Project Management, you must complete all of the following subjects:
Walden’s online master’s in project management is one of a limited number of programs worldwide accredited by the Global Accreditation Center (GAC) for Project Management Education Programs of the Project Management Institute (PMI)®, the world’s leading association for project management professionals.
Earning an online master’s in project management degree from Walden can provide you with the business, communication, and leadership skills needed to oversee projects and diverse teams as you help your organization achieve its strategic goals.
Earning a degree from a PMI GAC–accredited program can benefit you as a business professional by:
In addition, Walden is an approved provider of project management training by PMI. As a PMI Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.), the university has agreed to abide by PMI-established quality assurance criteria. Each project management course offered at Walden is worth 45 professional development units toward PMP certification.
Throughout the course of the program, you will have the opportunity to:
Graduates of this online MS in Project Management program will be prepared to:
When you complete Walden’s master’s in project management, you may be able to apply credits earned toward Walden’s Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree program.
Note: To be eligible to apply credit toward these doctoral programs, students must have earned a B or better in the applicable master’s courses within the last 10 years and be in good standing with the university. All transfer of credit is granted after formal review by Walden’s Office of Admissions.
With Walden’s MS in Project Management degree, you will have the opportunity to gain the skills you need to enter the field or advance your career in project management in a variety of functional areas and within a host of industries and organizations, including:
This double degree explores the professional challenges and opportunities for event organisers and managers in the complex international sporting landscape, from a grassroots level to elite professional sports organisations and events.
The addition of project management skills to the Master of Sports Management enables graduates be responsible for overseeing new initiatives involving the management of scope, time, cost and risk. The program is designed to enhance the career opportunities of established professionals, as well as assist individuals aspiring to develop a career in this unique sector.
The Master of Sports Management / Master of Project Management has been designed to equip students with the expertise in the planning, implementation and management of sporting projects and programs. The combination degree explores the professional challenges and opportunities for managers in the complex international sporting landscape from a grassroots level to elite professional sports organisations and events. The addition of project management skills enables graduates to access more strategic positions in their organisation and to be responsible for overseeing new initiatives involving the management of scope, time, cost and risk. The program is designed to enhance the career opportunities of established professionals, as well as assist individuals aspiring to develop a career in this unique sector.
The Master of Sports Management / Master of Project Management enables students to integrate project management with sports management, and graduate with two Master's degrees. Various exit options also exist.
You must complete all of the following subjects:
The Master of Sports Management / Project Management comprises a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops, case studies, field trips, examinations, presentations, internship and industry projects. Students benefit from the extensive professional experience of academic staff in a range of fields, as well as their professional networks.
The program places an emphasis on real-world experience from the first semester. Many of the subjects in the program include industry-based assessment activities that are delivered in conjunction with industry. This inclusion of small projects mirrors the real world contexts in which graduates will be employed and enables students to develop their own advanced professional competencies.
Visiting guests with extensive experience will also participate in field trips, workshops and lectures to provide students with insight into the practice requirements and career opportunities of the industry.