Project management

Develop your technical knowledge and ability to analyse problems

Construction and property development

What is project management?

Project management in Engineering is a stream of project management focussing solely on engineering projects, utilising the same processes found in traditional project management. This area of study is designed for those with an engineering background who want to move into project management.

Why study project management?

Project managers can work in any area of engineering, in this study area you’ll develop your technical knowledge and ability to analyse problems. As a Project Manager in engineering you’ll be able to work with complex, open-ended enquiry-based projects. This study area will help you develop a systematic approach to problem-solving and teach you to plan projects effectively, as well as gaining the key skills needed to analyse, interpret and communicate results proficiently

Why choose UNSW?

Studying project management at UNSW gives you the skills to excel in the public or private sectors. The degree has been developed with extensive industry consultation and covers both the fundamentals and applications of project management. You’ll study with the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering - one of the leading Civil and Environmental Engineering schools in the world. We're ranked 1st in Australia and 17th in the world for Civil and Structural Engineering according to QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2024. Each year our researchers work with over 100 industry and government organisations on industry and community-related projects.

What about careers?

You can become a leader in your chosen field of engineering when you develop the in demand soft skills needed to excel. Elevating your critical thinking, communication and management skills will set you apart to prospective employers. Combining engineering skill and knowledge with these broad and attractive soft skills means you’re a unique and appealing candidate for many employers. This study path can lead to lucrative management careers across the engineering industry. This degree is designed for engineers interested in advancing their careers. 

Career options include:

  • Construction and Infrastructure Project Manager
  • IT Project Manager
  • Business Development 
  • Consulting

How can I study project management?