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Master of Project Management

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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.

Contact Person:
PROGRAMME COORDINATOR
coordinator_mpm@um.edu.my

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.

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

PROGRAMME DURATION
Minimum : 1½ years (3 Semesters)
Maximum : 4 years (8 Semesters)

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE (43 CREDITS)

  • Core Courses (37 Credits)
    • Research Methodology for Project Management
    • Research Project I
    • Research Project II
    • Principles of Project Management
    • Project Management Professional Development I
    • Project Management Professional Development II
    • Organizations and Strategic Management for Projects
    • Integrated Project
    • Value and Risk Management for Projects
    • Project Investment and Financial Management 
  • Any two (2) Elective Courses (6 Credits)
    • Health and Safety Management
    • Legal Studies for Project Management
    • Assets and Facilities Management
    • IT Management for Projects

Non-University of Malaya Graduates

  • Bachelor of Building Surveying, Quantity Surveying, Estate Management, Architecture, Urban & regional Planning, Engineering, IT, Science, Business or equivalent in a related field from a recognized university with a CGPA of at least 3.00 or equivalent; OR
     
  • Bachelor’s degree with a CGPA of 2.70 to 2.99
    Can be considered if it meets one (1) of the following criteria:
    • Have at least one (1) year of work experience in related field; OR
    • Produce publications in related fields; OR
    • scholarship recipient; OR
    • A Malaysian Government agency personnel; OR
    • Passed an interview; OR
    • Pass Special Assessment.
       
  • Bachelor's Degree with a CGPA of 2.50 to 2.69
    Can be considered if it meets  two (2) of the following criteria:
    • Have at least one (1) year of work experience in related field; OR
    • Produce publications in related fields; OR
    • Scholarship recipient; OR
    • A Malaysian Government agency personnel; OR
    • Passed an interview; OR
    • Pass Special Assessment
       
  • Bachelor's Degree with a CGPA of 2.00 to 2.49
    Can be considered if it candidates passed an interview by the Faculty and meets  one (1) of the following criteria:
    • Have at least one (5) five year of work experience in related field; OR
    • Produce one (1) publication in related fields; OR
    • Pass Special Assessment

University of Malaya Graduates (UM Alumni)

  • Bachelor of Building Surveying, Quantity Surveying, Estate Management, Architecture, Urban & regional Planning, Engineering, IT, Science, Business or equivalent in a related field from a recognized university with a CGPA of at least 3.00 or equivalent; OR
     
  • Bachelor’s degree with a CGPA of 2.70 to 2.99; OR
     
  • Bachelor’s degree with a CGPA of 2.50 to 2.69
    Can be considered if it meets one (1) of the following criteria:
    • Have at least one (1) year of work experience in related field; OR
    • Produce publications in related fields; OR
    • scholarship recipient; OR
    • A Malaysian Government agency personnel; OR
    • Passed an interview; OR
    • Pass Special Assessment
  • Bachelor's Degree with a CGPA of 2.00 to 2.49
    Can be considered if it meets  one (1) of the following criteria:
    • Have at least five (5) years of work experience in related field; OR
    • Produce one (1) publication in related fields; OR
    • Scholarship recipient; OR
    • A Malaysian Government agency personnel; OR
    • Passed an interview; OR
    • Pass Special Assessment

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Additional requirements for candidates who is applying for the Master of Project Management (by Coursework):

  • Bachelor of Building Surveying, Quantity Surveying, Estate Management, Architecture, Urban & regional Planning, Engineering, IT, Science, Business 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 relevant 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 and at least three (3) years relevant working experience.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

ENGLISH LANGUAGE

  • A band 5.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (Academic);  or
  • A score of 550 paper based total, a score of 213 for computer-based total or a  score of 80 for internet-based total for Test of English as a Foreign Language  (TOEFL).; or
  • Band 4 and above in the Malaysian University English Test (MUET); or
  • A score of 42 and above in the Pearson Test of Academic English (PTE Academic); or
  • A Grade C and above in English for General Certificate of Education (A Level), University of Cambridge; or
  • A Grade C and above in the Cambridge Assessment English: First (FCE); or
  • A Grade C and above in the Cambridge Assessment English: Advanced (CAE); or
  • A Grade C and above in the Cambridge Assessment English: Proficiency (CPE)

BAHASA MALAYSIA REQUIREMENT

  • For Malaysian citizen, candidate shall be required to possess at least a Pass in Bahasa Melayu or Bahasa Malaysia at the level of Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) or a Level III in Sijil Kecekapan Bahasa Malaysia or a Level III in the Sijil Intensif Bahasa Malaysia of the University or an equivalent level before being conferred the Degree.
  • International candidate shall be required to attend at a satisfactory level a Bahasa Malaysia course that is conducted by the University before being conferred the Degree. However candidate can be exempted from taking the Bahasa Malaysia course if they possesses at least a Pass in Bahasa Melayu or Bahasa Malaysia at the level of Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia or Level III in Sijil Kecekapan Bahasa Malaysia or Level II in the Sijil Intensif Bahasa Malaysia of the University or a Bahasa Malaysia course recognised by the University.

Semester 1 of the academic year commences in September. The call for application is advertised in local newspapers and on the website https://pgadmission.um.edu.my 

Fee Structure for Citizen
Fee Structure for Non-Citizen

Last Updated: 15/11/2019