Project Management & Management Development

This programme covers critical skills areas, including project initiation; schedule development, monitoring and control; team management. It also addresses methodologies, frameworks and technologies designed to support the project manager. Students will learn from experienced tutors, and from each other, how to manage their projects effectively and to meet the expectations of their stakeholders.

Certificate in Project Management

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Key Facts

Delivery Method

Self-study supported by attendance at six weekday workshops at the IPA in Dublin.

Entry Requirements

Applicants require a Leaving Certificate with a minimum grade C in two higher level papers and grade D in four other subjects. The papers passed must include Irish, English and a third language.

OR

Mature students (students over 21 on January 1 of the calendar year of entry) may enter a programme without the above qualifications. 

Duration

One academic year

Accreditation

UCD

Place on NFQ

Level 6 (Special Purpose award) what is this?

Commences

October 2017

Application Deadline

September 2017

Fees

€1,800 (includes all matriculation and examination fees), payable in two instalments.

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The Programme

This programme covers critical skills areas, including project initiation; schedule development, monitoring and control; team management. It also addresses methodologies, frameworks and technologies designed to support the project manager. Students will learn from experienced tutors, and from each other, how to manage their projects effectively and to meet the expectations of their stakeholders.

Is This Programme for you?

This programme will be particularly relevant for public servants who:

  • Are new to project management
  • Are members of, or work closely with, project teams
  • Wish to enhance their awareness and knowledge of project management
  • Are interested in learning practical tools and techniques to help them manage projects more effectively
  • Wish to improve the inter-personal competencies that are vital for successful project managers.
Subjects

The programme will cover the following subjects:

Tools For Managing Projects

Frameworks for Project Management 
  • APM Body of Knowledge (US) 
  • PMI Body of Knowledge (UK)
Project Work and its Management 
  • Critical Success Factors 
  • Managing the Project Environment 
  • Stakeholder Management 
  • Project Governance
Methodologies for Project Management 
  • Project Management Processes 
  • PRINCE 2

People and Their Role in Projects

Projects in Organisations 
  • Projects in Organisations 
  • Project Team Structure
Effective Project Teams 
  • Leadership and Team Building 
  • Delegation in Projects
Skills for Project Success 
  • Conflict and Negotiation 
  • Motivating and Influencing People
Assessment

Assessment is continuous throughout the programme and consists of six assignments and two written examinations.

Seminar Dates
Workshop Dates
Subject A Workshops Subject B Workshops
3 October 2017 9 January 2018
24 October 2017 6 February 2018
21 November 2017 6 March 2018
Exam 19 December 2017 Exam 5 April 2018 

Dates may be subject to change.

Prospectus

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Undergraduate Prospectus 2017 / 2018

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