Master of Project Management | Asia Pacific University (APU)

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Master of Project Management


Full-time - 12 to 18 months

Part-time - 2 to 5 years

Dual Degree Award:

APU, Malaysia

Staffordshire University, UK

This programme is specifically designed to provide:

  • Knowledge in the development and maintenance of projects based on International Standards.
  • Exposure fot software engineers towards the local industrial experiences in real working environment.

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree with a minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent as acceptable by the Senate.
  • Bachelor's Degree not meeting CGPA 2.75 but above CGPA 2.50, can be accepted provided that candidates have at least 5 years of working experience in a relevant field.
  • Evidence of satisfactory English language skills is required for candidates where English is not their first language, such as IELTS 6.0 or above.

Benefits of the Programme:

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.

  • 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.

Course Structure & Modules:

Common Modules

  • Project Feasibility
  • Quality Management
  • Scope Manaement
  • Scheduling
  • Research Methodology
  • Cost Estimation and Budgeting
  • Communication and Stakeholder Management
  • Procurement Management & Ethics
  • HR Management and Leadership
  • Investment and Risk Management
  • Organization Behaviour

Elective Module 1 (Choose 1)

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

Elective Module 2 (Choose 1)

  • Intercultural Communication in Business
  • Managing Creativity and Innovation

* 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.


  • 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 Coordinator
  • Project Manager
  • Senior Project Manager
  • Business Project Manager
  • Technical Project Manager
  • PMO Manager
  • Development Manager

Fees Structure:

Fees stated below include Course Fee, Registration Fee, Student ID Card Fee and Library Fee for the duration of the course.

Malaysian StudentsInternational Students

RM 29,500 + £250

RM 36,800 (USD 8,770) + £250

Commencement in 2018, subject to approval

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