Project Management & Management Development

This programme builds on the Certificate in Project Management. It covers additional critical skills areas, including procurement, resource management, quality management, and managing multiple projects. It also addresses methodologies, frameworks (including PRINCE 2, Agile and the PMBOK) and technologies designed to support the project manager. The programme has been designed to help students working as project managers and/or members of a project team within a public sector context. While employing the body of knowledge of the profession, the course is highly tailored to address the unique issues and challenges faced by public sector project managers and team members. 

Professional Diploma in Project Management

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Key Facts

Delivery Method

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

Entry Requirements

Certificate in Project Management or equivalent or direct project experience.

Duration

One academic year

Accreditation

UCD

Place on NFQ

Level 8 (Special Purpose award) what is this?

Commences

October 2017

Application Deadline

September 2017

Fees

€2,750 (includes all matriculation and examination fees), payable in two instalments.

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The Programme

This programme builds on the Certificate in Project Management. It covers additional critical skills areas, including procurement, resource management, quality management, and managing multiple projects. It also addresses methodologies, frameworks (including PRINCE 2, Agile and the PMBOK) and technologies designed to support the project manager. The programme has been designed to help students working as project managers and/or members of a project team within a public sector context. While employing the body of knowledge of the profession, the course is highly tailored to address the unique issues and challenges faced by public sector project managers and team members. 

Is This Programme for you?

This Diploma is ideally suited to: 

  • Those who have completed the Certificate in Project Management or who can demonstrate an equivalent level of competence 
  • Those who are spending, or are likely to spend, a significant proportion of their time undertaking project work
  • Those who are interested in enhancing their abilities in hands-on project management 
Subjects

Successful Project Delivery 

Project Management Discipline 
  • Change and the Projects Environment 
  • PM Frameworks and Methodologies
Satisfying the Business Case 
  • Pre-Project Phase 
  • Requirements Management 
  • Managing the Processes
Project Stakeholders 
  • Organisations Delivering Projects 
  • Project Team Roles at Work

Project Management Tools and Techniques

Finance and Schedule Management 
  • Appraisal, Estimating and Planning 
  • Monitoring, Control & Corrective Actions 
  • MS Project
Procurement & Uncertainty Management 
  • Contracts, Tendering & Administration 
  • Risk Assessment, Mitigation & Allocation
Quality & Communications Management 
  • Quality Plans and Delivery 
  • Information & Communication Protocols
Assessment

Assessment is continuous throughout the programme and consists of a personal project, six assignments and two written examinations.

Seminar Dates
Workshop Dates
Subject A Workshops Subject B Workshops
5-6 October 2017 11-12 January 2018
26-27 October 2017 8-9 February 2018
23-24 November 2017 8-9 March 2018
Exam 19 December 2017 Exam 5 April 2018 

Dates may be subject to change.

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Undergraduate Prospectus 2017 / 2018

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