Master of Information Technology Project Management

Course Level Postgraduate Delivered by Open Universities Australia
Duration Flexible Study Mode Online
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Course overview

Swinburne’s Master of IT Project Management is designed to enhance and further develop understanding, competencies and expertise in managing the very diverse and complex aspects of modern IT projects contained within larger business transformation projects. The objective of this degree course is to deliver high quality industry-relevant education to prospective IT project managers or those currently involved in managing projects wishing to progress to more senior roles, to develop an appreciation of factors contributing to IT project productivity and success, and to develop the skill sets required to underpin the practice of IT project management with a sound conceptual understanding of the key issues involved. Key areas covered in this course include IT project management fundamentals; managing project resources, especially multicultural and multidisciplinary teams; managing business-IT portfolios and programs; managing multiple vendors, relationship and alliance building; understanding global ICT practices; managing IT-related risk and security; acquiring and implementing package software; managing IT-driven transformation and change; and ensuring the delivery of business value from IT investments.

Course structure

To qualify for the award of Master of Information Technology Project Management, students must complete twelve units.

Students with exemptions must complete at least eight units.

Entry requirement

Admission to the Master of IT Project Management (MITPM) requires an undergraduate degree in any discipline.    Applicants may be granted exemptions from particular units of study depending upon the content of their undergraduate degree and previous work experience.    Students will be required to complete between 8 to 12 units depending on the number of exemptions granted.

 Applicants without an undergraduate degree but with sufficient relevant work experience as a project manager or IT professional should apply for and complete the OUA Graduate Certificate of Technology (Business Systems), which will provide a basis for entry to the MITPM. Students who complete this Graduate Certificate may be eligible for exemptions for Stage 1 of the MITPM with additional exemptions available for previous relevant work experience  through recognition of prior learning. To achieve the MITPM students will be required to complete between 8 to 12 units depending on the number of exemptions granted (including the four units that comprise the Graduate Certificate in Technology (Business Systems))

International applicants are required to demonstrate proficiency in English with a certified copy of their IELTS scores, not more than 12 months old. IELTS Score: 6.5, with no band less than 6.0 or TOEFL (paper-based) minimum score of 550 (with Test of Written English (TWE) score of 5); or, a TOEFL (internet-based) minimum score of 68 with no band less than 18.

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