Project Description

Master of Project Management

(R2-DL/345/7/0444 (A9409) 10/23)

Programme Synopsis

MPM is an industry-driven programme designed for individuals who want to establish themselves as professional in project management field and those who are interested to pursue a new career in project management.  The programme helps students to develop the ability to solve real-world problems, exercise sound management judgment and develop efficient decision-making skills.

MPM aims to trains students to acquire a wide perspective by providing courses in the core area of project management such as principles of project management, cost analysis, quality management, risk management, contract management and business management. In addition, courses like change management, international project management and safety health will allow MPM graduates to be competent professionals in the era of globalisation. These graduates have been trained using case studies and a research project, thus improving employability.

This programme is ideal for project managers, supervisors, engineers, project directors from various sectors – national and international public and non-governmental organisations, ministries, banks, consulting companies and entrepreneurs.

Kemasukan Biasa
i. Sarjana Muda (Tahap 6 MQF) dengan minimum PNGK 2.50 daripada 4.00 atau kelayakan yang setaraf sebagaimana yang diterima oleh Senat PPT; atau
ii. Sarjana Muda (Tahap 6 MQF) atau yang setaraf tetapi tidak mencapai PNGK 2.50 daripada 4,00 boleh diterima, tertakluk kepada minimum 5 tahun pengalaman bekerja dalam bidang yang berkaitan.
Syarat kompetensi Bahasa Inggeris bagi pelajar antarabangsa: Minimum IELTS 6.0 atau yang setaraf.


Kemasukan APEL

  1. Warganegara Malaysia; DAN
  2. Calon hendaklah berumur 30 tahun dan ke atas pada tahun permohonan dibuat; DAN
  3. Mempunyai pengalaman bekerja/pengalaman pembelajaran terdahulu yang berkaitan; DAN
  4. Lulus Penilaian APEL bagi Sarjana (yang dikendalikan oleh OUM); DAN
  5. Memiliki kelayakan seperti berikut:
    • STPM / Diploma yang diiktiraf; Atau
    • Matrikulasi / Asasi / Foundation (nilai kredit 50-52 kredit ; nilai gred PNGK 2.00 dan ke atas ; tempoh pengajian sekurang-kurangnya setahun) ; Atau
    • A-Level (jumlah kursus minimum 3 ; nilai gred minimum E ; tempoh pengajian sekurang-kurangnya 18 bulan) ; Atau
    • International Baccalaureate Diploma (jumlah kursus minimum 6 kumpulan kursus dan 3 elemen wajib ; nilai gred minimum 24 point dan ke atas ; tempoh pengajian sekurang-kurangnya 2 tahun).

Normal Entry
i. Bachelor degree (MQF Level 6) with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 out of 4.00 or its equivalent qualifications as accepted by the HEP Senate; or
ii. Bachelor degree (MQF Level 6) or its equivalent with CGPA below 2.50 out of 4.00 is acceptable, subject to a minimum of 5 years working experience in related field.
English language competency requirements for international students: Minimum IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.


APEL entry

  1. Malaysian; AND
  2. The candidate should be more than 30 years of age in the year of application; AND
  3. Relevant work experience / prior experiential learning; AND
  4. Pass the APEL Assessment (Aptitude Test, Portfolio & Interview) conducted by OUM; AND
  5. Possess the following qualification:
    • STPM / Recognised Diploma; Or
    • Matriculation / Foundation (credit score 50-52 credits; CGPA grade 2.00 and above; minimum study period of one year); Or
    • A-Level (minimum of 3 courses; minimum grade E; duration of study at least 18 months); Or
    • International Baccalaureate Diploma (minimum of 6 courses and 3 required elements; minimum grade of 24 points and above; duration of study at least 2 years).


  1. The provisional offer of admission will be revoked if the candidate:
    1. Fails to submit evidence of qualification within the stipulated date; or
    2. Does not meet the entry requirements of the University.
  2. Entry requirements are subject to change as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency.
Coursework Year 1 Year 2
Sem 1 RM3,318 RM3,318
Sem 2 RM3,318 RM6,636
Sem 3 RM3,318 RM2,212
Total RM22,120

* Fees applicable to Malaysians and Permanent Residents only.
* International students are required to pay registration fees of RM1,000 and an additional 20% for the tuition fees.
* The University reserves the right to revise the fees without prior notice.

Discount for the Physically Challenged Learners (OKU) and Senior Citizens

The University offers 50% discount for:

  • Senior citizens aged 60 and above on registration date; and
  • Physically challenged learners – a valid Orang Kelainan Upaya (OKU) is required.

These discounts are for subject fees only and are not applicable for research and other fees. The discounts are also not valid for second time registration and repeating of subjects.

Learners who receive this discount are not entitled to other discounts and promotions.


Processing fee:

  • RM50 (Malaysian) & RM100 (International Students)

Re-registration fee of RM220 per semester is chargeable for extension of Masters Projects

Financial options:

  • EPF (Account 2); or
  • Education or Personal Loan from commercial banks; or
  • HRDF (subject to employer’s eligibility); or

Payment Mode:

  • JomPAY; or
  • Internet Banking; or
  • Debit/Credit Card.
Core Courses
Subject Name Credit Hours
Project Management 3
Organization and Business Management  3
Project Quality Management  3
Project Risk Management 3
Contract Management 3
International Project Management 3
Project Cost Analysis and Appraisal 3
Safety, Health and Environmental Management 3
Change Management 3
Science and Technical Research Methodology 3
Case Studies in Project Management 4
Master’s Project 6

Master Of Project Management (MPM) Faqs

  1. Why study Master of Project Management?
    Project management is recognised as a highly valued discipline in its own right. Organisations have come to rely on specialist project managers, with excellent practical skills and theoretical knowledge, to plan and deliver projects on time, within budget and to specifications.
    This degree uses A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) as a framework. It is the international industry-standard approach to project management that can be applied across different industries, businesses and government institutions.You’ll also have plenty of opportunities to network, exchange ideas and share experiences with practising project managers as well as other professionals. As part of this degree you will do a major integrated research project which could focus on a real issue in your workplace.
  2. How is the Career Pathways?
    Master of Project Management graduates may work in various positions including senior project manager, program director, and chief project officer roles. They may work locally and internationally, in a wide range of areas including mining, manufacturing, water, automotive industry, structural industry, IT industry, finance, management and environmental consultancy.

  3. What are the entry requirements?
              Normal Entry

    • The candidate should be more than 30 years of age in the year of application;
    • STPM / Diploma / A-Levels / equivalent;
    • Relevant work experience / prior experiential learning; and
    • Pass the APEL Assessment
      APEL’s Entry
    • The candidate should be more than 30 years of age in the year of application;
    • STPM / Diploma / A-Levels / equivalent;
    • Relevant work experience / prior experiential learning; and
    • Pass the APEL Assessment
  4. When can I start?
    You can apply for admission to Master of Project Management at any time at OR register at any learning centre in Malaysia. After you are enrolled, you may begin taking classes at the start of any semester, January, May and September. 
  5. How long does the program take?
    To earn your degree, you will complete 12 courses equalling 40 credit hours of program work. At two to three courses per semester, you will complete your degree in 24 months. 
  6. Will this program help me to prepare for the PMP exam?
    Yes. The Master of Project Management curriculum is based on the Project Management Book of Knowledge Guide, which you will need to master to successfully pass the exam and includes PMP preparation coursework throughout the program. 
  7. What if I already have my PMP Certificate?
    Students who hold PMP Certification at the time they are enrolled to the program may waive the course of EMPM5203- Project Management. 
  8. What will my classmates be like?
    The majority of students attending this program are working adults balancing the demands of career, family, and civic responsibilities. Most students in the project management degree program are practicing project managers who realise that they need the Master’s to advance. Other students within the program are in middle managers who want to add valuable project management skills to their resumes. Another segment of student, recognizing that project management is a new role with much growth potential, seeks career change. 
  9. Is this program offered fully online?
    Yes. This program is offering fully online. You can study at the comfort of your own home, with guidance from our experienced e-tutors, excellent online resources and a great support system. It’s convenient and safe. 
  10. Is the program accredited?
    The Master of Science in Project Management is accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency, reference number A9409, since 7 October 2010. 
  11. Where do students work who get accepted into the program?
    Students accepted into the Master of Project Management online program are from a variety of industries. We find that incorporating a variety of industries brings additional perspectives as well as unique learning experiences to the classroom. Some of the more common industries where students are coming from include healthcare, information technology, sales, military, construction, manufacturing, large public companies and non-profit organizations. 
  12. What types of courses are in this program?

    The 40 credit hour program is the blend of core courses, specialisation courses, elective courses and project. You will gain knowledge around leadership, employee development, human resource management, project communications, and project planning and estimating to name a few. Our program offers a competitive skill set that hiring managers are seeking.

    mpm structure

  13. How about the type of assessment?
    For assessment, you need to prepare the assignment (60%) and pass the final exam (40%). There are also 100% coursework that require you to complete assignment only without exam, or only complete research project during your final semester.

  14. Does this program incorporate the Project Management Body of Knowledge at all?
    Yes, coursework mirrors the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK).

  15. MPM vs. MBA vs. PMP
    MPM vs. MBA — Both degrees have long-lasting value and show dedication to your craft. MPM is a great choice for people who want to dig into the details and nuances of being a project manager, while MBA is the path you should take if you want to go into higher levels of management that require a wider berth of business knowledge, big-picture mindsets, and the language that comes along with being an Executive. MBA definitely focus on business management. MPM was focus on a very deep dive into project management – it was not an industry specific deep dive but rather a much broader view of project management. MPM gives you a much deeper understanding of the issues faced in projects and helps you formulate approaches and apply different techniques for addressing these issues.MPM vs. PMP — Both are great for people who want to be better project managers. MPM is a great choice for people who want to stay in project management roles for the next decade. If you don’t plan to stay in project management forever, or you want to put off getting a full-blown degree, perhaps PMP certification is enough to give you the knowledge you need for the next 3 to 5 years of your career. 
  16. What is the overall cost of this program?
    mpm fees

    • Fees applicable to Malaysians and Permanent Residents only.
    • International students are required to pay registration fees of RM1,000 and an additional 20% for the tuition fees.
    • The University reserves the right to revise the fees without prior notice.
  17. Which learning centre is offering MPM program?
    • Alor Setar
    • Bangi
    • Banting
    • Batu Pahat
    • Bintulu
    • Ipoh & Greenhill
    • Johor Bahru
    • Kelantan
    • Keningau
    • Kota Kinabalu
    • Kota Marudu
    • Kuala Lipis
    • Kuala Selangor
    • Kuantan
    • Kuching
    • Lahad Datu
    • Manjung
    • Melaka
    • Miri
    • Negeri Sembilan
    • OUMGC
    • Petaling Jaya
    • Pontian
    • Sandakan
    • Seberang Jaya
    • Shah Alam
    • Sibu
    • Simpang Renggam
    • Sri Rampai
    • Sungai Petani
    • Taiping
    • Tanjong Malim
    • Tawau
    • Temerloh
    • Terengganu
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