M. Sc. Project Management

Overview

The Master of Science in Project Management from the School of Housing Building and Planning is designed for those wishing to establish career, increase their knowledge, skills or potential in their role in project management. The programme is also suitable for those want to progress towards a PhD degree.

This programme equips students with an advanced grounding in the principles and practice of construction project management with the overall aim of increasing their ability to contribute to project success and to enable them to undertake complex project planning that is of great relevance to the global construction environment. The course imparts concepts, tools and techniques as well as soft skills applied in managing construction, building and infrastructure projects from the earliest stages of commencement and development through to operations and maintenance. 

Courses & Syllabus

The Master of Science in Project Management is a one year for full time, and two years for part-time basis. All courses will deliver day-time, students will be expected to devote time on formal lectures, tutorials, workshops, hands-on, interactive sessions, self-study, assignments, case studies, examinations and dissertation.

This programme is designed to meet the need for effective project management across construction industry and built environment practices. The programme has been pragmatically aligned to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) of Project Management Institutes (PMI) which aim is to balance theoretical knowledge with practical application to develop a critical thinking and set of standard of project management practice. Courses include:

  • Economics & Financial Management
  • Management & Organizational Systems
  • Development Management and Design Economics
  • Legislative Environment
  • Organisation & Project Management
  • Construction Management and Facilities Management
  • Project Case Studies
  • Dissertation

Job prospects

Project management offers enticing career advancements as skilled project managers are viewed as critical success factor to construction and engineering projects. Project managers play a key role in areas of project as building, infrastructure, engineering, oil and gas and so on. Given this breadth of opportunity, this MSc has been designed to ensure that the key principles you will acquire are specialised in engineering, oil and gas, or construction firms.

Our graduates are now working within industry as gain employment in many different types of positions and organisations as, in project teams or in staff positions related to the project development, project selection, planning, evaluation and/or management, project specialist, work package coordinator, project administrator, and project support officer. Others are working as consultants, and has continued at USM as a PhD student.