To cater for busy work schedules, UTS delivers classes in an intensive block mode. This creates an immersive experience where students work with their peers in a team-based, simulated project environment. Students also gain practical experience by working on real-life projects, in the classroom, on site or using computer simulations. For example, students have recently developed project plans for the Jack Thompson Foundation, Complimentary Health Care Council of Australia (CHC), and a number of industry associations. UTS academics are at the forefront of project management research, internationally. This breadth of knowledge ensures that students have access to leading-edge thinking applied in both project-specific and organisational contexts. Our teaching staff also includes specialist guest lecturers from within UTS and institutions and organisations in Australia and overseas. Graduates possess a detailed understanding of just how project management directly improves business productivity and profitability. They are able to deliver projects that help organisations achieve their strategic objectives.
Successful graduates of the course can: select from and apply a broad range of tools and methods used to manage projects demonstrate an understanding of reflective practice exhibit an understanding of the application of ethical principles to project management practice in a variety of settings both in Australia and internationally demonstrate an understanding of communication in a variety of forms across culturally diverse project contexts understand appropriate information systems for application within a project management context understand principles involved in managing relationships between key project stakeholders understand the principles of project team leadership in culturally diverse teams apply foundation-level skills to problem analysis and decision-making apply critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills to project management contexts understand and apply basic research skills demonstrate foundation-level knowledge of systems thinking as it applies to project management.
Graduates from the project management program at UTS can establish careers as project managers, and specialise in sectors through sub-majors (master's only). The knowledge gained from the program equips graduates to improve their skillset to manage projects as part of their current position, and move into senior, director-level positions.