Master of Project Management

VU course code: NMPM | CRICOS: 083306F | Level of study: Postgraduate
2 years full time or longer for part time
In person

Fee type for this course: Full fee

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Master of Project Management


Gain a diverse and in-demand skillset for a rewarding project-management career in business, industry or the public sector, when you study the Master of Project Management at Victoria University.

This project-management course is designed for both current and aspiring project managers. It equips you with advanced project-management techniques that can be applied across various industries, including:

  • construction
  • engineering
  • health services
  • information technology
  • private business
  • public sector.

As one of the first Australian universities to establish a project-management masters degree, we have strong, long-held industry connections. Our work-based scenarios give you opportunities for specialised research and valuable professional experience, preparing you for challenging career roles or advanced scholarship.

Our masters program is endorsed by the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM).

The internationally recognised Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) underpins all our teaching.

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your education, work experience, current skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a different course. We call this a ‘pathway’.

For PhD applicants, we offer a related ‘Integrated PhD’ which allows you to establish relevant skills before beginning your research.

You may also be eligible for course ‘credits’, where you are granted a unit or units towards your qualification for equivalent previous study or work experience, so you can graduate sooner.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course

Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Course Structure

To attain the Master of Project Management, students will be required to complete 192 credit points, consisting of:

  • 96 credit points of Core studies;
  • 96 credit points of Elective studies.


Fees & Scholarships

University fees vary, depending on how much the government contributes towards course costs (if anything).

Read below to find out about the fee ‘type’, the estimated yearly tuition costs for this course, and the financial support on offer (including our generous scholarship program).

10% discount for alumni

If you’ve previously completed a qualification with us, and you’re paying full fees for this course, you may be eligible for a 10% discount.

Find out how




Traditionally found only in construction, in the past 30 years project management has expanded to include almost every industry. It is also now recognised as needing significant training and qualifications.

Graduation from this course will prepare you for a variety of project management careers in a wide range of sectors, including engineering, construction, business, information technology, administration and others.


Use Jobs and Skills Australia to find average salaries in Australia for project management in various industries:

AIPM endorsement

The Master of Project Management course is endorsed by Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM)

Upon the completion of the endorsed qualification and joining AIPM as an Associate or Member, students are entitled to automatic recognition for AIPM’s Certified Practising Project Practitioner (CPPP).