Master of Applied Project Management (Project Systems)

The University of Adelaide

Advanced project management is about delivering successful results in complex environments. It requires great vision, strategic thinking and problem-solving skills. This intensive degree sets you up to manage the entire life cycle of large projects. You will: gain a firm understanding of complex systems, linear project planning and risk assessment; consider how project inputs, transformations, outputs and feedback loops impact on productivity; examine the role of stakeholders and external influences; undertake a major research project ; develop the advanced leadership skills needed for large-scale projects.

Course Fee:

International: $89,000

Entry Requirements:

Domestic students - undergraduate degree or completed Graduate Certificate in Applied Project Management; International students - bachelor degree or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4.0


You will start the program with four core courses that provide basic skills in planning linear projects, addressing risks in linear projects, leading projects and an introduction to complex systems. You will then progress to courses in complex project management, enterprise transformations, and portfolios and programs management. All eight courses will underpin the research project you will undertake in the final part of the degree. You also have a choice of electives ranging from a study tour to climate change.

Subjects you can Study:

Project management


The University of Adelaide is a Registered Education Provider for the Project Management Institute (PMI) and is approved by PMI to issue Professional Development Units for its approved training courses. PMI is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Who for:

Graduate and professionals seeking project management skills

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Terrace No info Yes Full time 2 years

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