List of master programmes

Master of Project Management

The programme aims to create reflective project management professionals, with enhanced knowledge competence and multiple skills. This cutting edge interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral programme, designed with inputs from the relevant industries, will significantly strengthen and develop existing project management professional’s expertise besides meeting the needs of new entrants or aspiring professionals. If you have decided to become a better project manager or, perhaps for the first time , pursue a career in project management, this programme is for you.

Contact Person:
Dr Sr Saipol Bari Abd Karim
Tel: +603 7967 6834 




The programme seeks to produce knowledgeable and competent project management professionals who are ethically and socially responsible, and sensitive to the needs for promoting sustainability. Students are trained with skills to address project management issues, challenges and perpectives in the global context. Among others, the core areas given emphasis in this programme are principles of project management, project management professional development, project financial management, integrated project, research methodology and organisational studies. The interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral approaches of the programme also allow exploration of other knowledge areas pertinent to project management through elective modules such as change management, information systems and telecommunications management, project management for information and communication technology, professionalism and ethics, construction site and safety management, and legal issues relating to project management. A heavy component of this programme is on research in a chosen specialized area within project management, with the aim of training students to be effective analysts and developing their skills for problem solving with scientific approach. This programme offers three (3) concentration areas, namely, construction and engineering, information and communication technology, and business.

Career Opportunity

Project Management career opportunities exist in the following fields:

  • Engineering
  • Construction
  • Oil and Gas
  • Software development
  • Information technology (IT)
  • Insurance
  • Finance and Banking
  • Government
  • Consulting
  • Health care
  • Environmental and natural sciences
  • Advertising and public relations
Course Structure

The minimum duration of the programme is three (3) semesters + one (1) special semester or 1½ years and the maximum duration is eight (8) semesters or four (4) years.

Entry Requirement

Local applicants are required to have :

  • Bachelor of Building Surveying, Quantity Surveying, Estate Management, Science, Architecture or equivalent qualification in a relevant discipline with CGPA of 3.00 and above ; or
  • Professional qualification from a recognized professional body; or
  • Other qualifications as written by the Senate from time to time. And
  • Having working experience of at least one (1) year. Or
  • Bachelor of Building Surveying, Quantity Surveying, Estate Management, Science Architecture or equivalent qualification in a relevant field with a CGPA of less than 3.00 at least three ( 3) years relevant working experience

International applicants are required to have:

  • International candidates must have a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 or TOEFL 550 if their first degree obtained from a university where English is not the medium of English or pass the course set by the University.
  • International Candidates are also required to attend and complete satisfactorily the Bahasa Malaysia course by the University before graduation.
Intake Schedule

Application for this programme is open once a year. Intake is in September.

The call for application is advertised in local newspapers and on the website of the Institute of Graduate Studies at http://ips.um.edu.my


Local Students
International Students

  1. Fees above are subjected to amendment by the Management of University Malaya
  2. For coursework programmes, fees for Research Report have to be paid as follows: Semester  1 (100%), Semester 2 (no charges) and Semester 3 (50% onwards)
Last Update: January 10, 2018