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:
25 Nov 2019
06 Apr 2020
03 Aug 2020
23 Nov 2020


Part-time:
10 Jan 2020
06 Mar 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:

  • 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 (only applicable to International Student)
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).


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.

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.

Modules & Project / Dissertation:

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.

Common 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)

  • Managing Creativity and Innovation
  • Managing Organisations

Elective Modules 2 (Management Pathway)

  • Managing Creativity and Innovation
  • Managing Organisations

* Elective modules may be pre-selected for students at the beginning of the semester. If students wish to change these pre-selcted elective modules, they can choose from the aviailable 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.