Master of Project Management | Asia Pacific University (APU)

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Master of Project Management

Duration:
Full time (1+ years)
Part time (2-3 years)

Award:
APU, Malaysia

Intakes:
Full-time:
01 Jun 2020
07 Sep 2020
11 Jan 2021


Part-time:
08 May 2020
03 Jul 2020
04 Sep 2020
06 Nov 2020

This programme is specifically designed to provide:

  • Produce professional and dedicated Project Managers who should lead in the development and maintenance of projects based on International Standards. This programme aims to provide core skills to consultants, engineers, and executives from any industry, which includes knowledge and processes that are crucial for projects that deliver organizational values and benefits.
  • The programme aims to develop skills in strategic thinking, leadership and best practices that enables more confident leaders in spear heading business initiatives and projects. In addition to meeting the needs of aspiring candidates or professionals, the programme will strengthen and develop existing project management professional’s expertise.

Admission Requirements:

ProgrammesGeneral Requirements

Master of Technology Management
Master of Business Administration
Master of Business Administration (Euro Asia Business)
Master of Science in Global Marketing Management
Master of Science in International Business
Communications
Master of Project Management
Master of Philosophy in Engineering #

• Bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA of 2.50 out of 4.00, or its equivalent qualification as acceptable by the Senate.

• Bachelor’s degree with CGPA below 2.50 out of 4.00, or its equivalent qualification can be accepted with minimum 5 years relevant working experience in related field.

• English Requirements: IELTS 6.0

• English Requirements: IELTS 5.0 #

(Bachelor’s degree in Engineering is required for entry to Master of Philosophy in Engineering)

MSc in Information Technology Management
MSc in Software Engineering
Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence*
Master of Science in Cyber Security *°
MSc in Data Science and Business Analytics*Δ
Master of Philosophy in Management #

• Bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA of 2.75 out of 4.00, or its equivalent qualification as acceptable by the Senate.

• Bachelor’s degree with CGPA 2.50 out of 4.00, but below CGPA 2.75; can be accepted with rigorous assessment (include test, interview or portfolio).

• Bachelor’s degree with CGPA below 2.50 out of 4.00, or qualification which is equivalent can be accepted with minimum 5 years relevant working experience in related field.

• English Requirements: IELTS 5.0

• English Requirements: IELTS 6.0 #

Notes :
Δ Fundamental skills in programming, database, mathematics and statistics would be an added advantage.
° Applicants without a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Cyber Security or Forensic Computing must pass the perquisite modules in Cyber Security
 and Digital Forensics to continue with the Master’s degree.
* Applicants without a Computing-related Bachelor’s degree must pass the pre-requisite modules to continue with the Master’s Degree.

Master of Science in Computing

(Bachelor’s Degree must be in an area of Science and Technology related to Computing)

• Bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA of 3.00 out of 4.00, or its equivalent qualification as acceptable by the Senate.

• Bachelor’s degree with CGPA 2.50 out of 4.00, but below CGPA 3.00; can be accepted with rigorous assessment (include test, interview or portfolio).

• Bachelor’s degree with CGPA below 2.50 out of 4.00, or its equivalent qualification can be accepted with minimum 5 years relevant working experience in related field.

• English Requirements: IELTS 5.0

Master of Accounting
Master of Accounting in Forensic Analysis 

• Bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA of 2.75 out of 4.00, or its equivalent qualification as acceptable by the Senate.

• Bachelor’s degree with CGPA below 2.50 out of 4.00, or its equivalent qualification can be accepted with minimum 5 years relevant working experience in related field.

• Relevant professional accounting qualifications equivalent to a bachelor’s degree as accepted by the Senate.

• English Requirements: IELTS 5.5

Master of Finance

(Applicants with Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Economics, Software Engineering, Banking & Finance, Engineering, Actuarial Science, Mathematics and Statistics maybe considered for entry to the Master of Finance programme.)

• Bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA of 2.75 out of 4.00, or its equivalent qualification as acceptable by the Senate.

• Bachelor’s degree in related field with CGPA below 2.75 out of 4.00 but above 2.50; or its equivalent qualification can be accepted, subject to a minimum of 5 years’ working experience in relevant field.

• Relevant professional accounting qualifications equivalent to a bachelor’s degree as accepted by the Senate.

• English Requirements: IELTS 6.5

ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS
(Only Applicable to International Students)

Please note that under Ministry of Education regulations, only students who have achieved the minimum requirement in the English Language proficiency assessment as indicated above will be allowed to continue their studies in the main study programme. Students who do not have the required English Language achievement may apply for a student visa on conditional basis and are allowed to enrol in an English Language Certification programme at APU upon arrival in Malaysia and, subsequently, appear for the IELTS/TOEFL/PTE/MUET assessment. Students who are unable to obtain the required level of English Competency during the maximum 12 months’ period, will not be allowed to pursue their studies in the main programme and will have to return to their home country.

Students from English speaking countries and those with qualifications taught in English (previous Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree taught in English) are exempted from English requirements. Applications for exemption must be accompanied by supporting documents.

Note: The above entry requirements may differ for specific programmes based on the latest programme standards published by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).


The Benefits of This Programme:

  • Develop masters-level knowledge and skills in Project Management in context of employer-driven needs, emerging markets, and contemporary subject areas within the discipline.
  • Extend knowledge and understanding of, and practical skills in, a range of advanced Project Management topics.
  • Develop academic and discipline-specific rigour through applied scholarship.
  • Build or strengthen domain-specific understanding and transferrable skills thus equipping graduates for a career in industry or academia.
  • Focus on depth of study, critical awareness and evaluation in selected areas of current research and advanced scholarship within the academic discipline of Project Management.
  • Develop and strengthen critical analysis, independent scholarship, and intellectual empowerment through a structured research-informed programme of studies in Project Management and through research-informed teaching.
  • Use the rigour of academic knowledge development and training to develop applied practical skills for construction of computer systems in real-world contexts.
  • Provide a balanced programme of study, comprising Project Management theory with the opportunity to gain practical, hands-on experience.
  • Develop scholarly and professional skills within the professional, legal and ethical frameworks which govern the development of computing solutions.
  • To equip you, through independent learning at a postgraduate level, for further academic study, lifelong learning, and for personal and professional development.
  • Develop effective communication skills of value to academic, technical and professional environments.

Who Should Attend:

This programme is designed to produce professional and dedicated Project Managers who should lead in the development and maintenance of projects based on International Standards.


Modules & Project:

The programme comprises 13 coursework modules including Research Methodology and a project. There are 11 compulsory Core Modules and you will have to choose 2 electives from those listed.

Core Modules

Elective Modules

  • Fundamentals of Project Management
  • Project Quality Management
  • Project Development and Scope Management
  • Project Planning and Scheduling
  • Research Methodology
  • Project Cost Estimation and Budgeting
  • Communication and Stakeholder Management
  • Project Procurement Contract Management
  • Project HR and Leadership
  • Investment and Risk Management
  • Project

Elective Modules 1 (Analytical Decision
Making Pathway)
*

  • Strategic Planning and Systems Development
  • Quantitative Methods for Decision Making

OR
 

Elective Modules 2 (Management Pathway)*

  • Managing Creativity and Innovation
  • Managing Organisations

*Specialization modules may be pre-selected for students at the beginning of the semester. If students wish to change these pre-selected elective modules, they can choose from the available modules offered in the semester OR among the intensive delivery modules - however such changes may prolong the study duration.


Project:

This module builds on the Research Methods module to provide students with the challenge and experience of conducting and reporting on research in the form of one of: writing an academic paper, a case history of a business or business practice or an industry standard consultancy report.


Career Options:

  • Director of Project Management
  • Project Engineer
  • Project Leader
  • IT Project Manager
  • Site Manager
  • Team Leader
  • Project Manager
  • Senior Project Manager
  • Business Project Manager
  • Technical Project Manager
  • PMO Manager
  • Project Coordinator
  • Development Manager

Course Fees:

Malaysian StudentsInternational Students

RM 29,500

RM 36,800 (USD 9,200) 

Fees stated above do not include Enrolment Fees, Registration Fees and other Miscellaneous Fees.

(N/345/7/1072)(01/23)(MQA/PA8923)

All information is correct at the time of publication, but is subject to change in the interest of continuing improvement.