Public Management

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.The programme closely follows best practice and the Project Management Handbook for the Civil Service. 

Certificate in Project Management

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Key Facts

Delivery Method

For the academic year 2021-2022, the programme is delivered through a blended learning model. Students access a range of online resources, receive course material, and attend scheduled webinars. For multi-year programmes, any seminar arrangements will be made in line with public health restrictions. Further details will be provided on registration.

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

NUI

Place on NFQ

Level 6 (Special Purpose award) what is this?

Commences

October 2021

Application Deadline

September 2021

Fees

€1,900 (includes all matriculation and examination fees), payable in two instalments.

Note: Fees may increase slightly from year to year. Where this occurs, students will be charged the increased fee.

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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.The programme closely follows best practice and the Project Management Handbook for the Civil Service. 

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 Context
Project Work and its Management 
  • Initiating Projects
  • Stakeholder Management 
  • Project Planning
  • Project Oversight
Methodologies for Project Management 
  • Project Management Processes 
  • PRINCE 2

People and Their Role in Projects

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

Assessment consists of assignments and examinations.

Seminar Dates
Semester One
Workshop Date
1 7 October 2021
2 4 November 2021
3 2 December 2021

Exam 1: Friday, 17 December 2021     

Semester Two
Workshop Date
4 20 January 2022
5 17 February 2022
6 24 March 2022

Exam 2: Tuesday, 12 April 2022     

Prospectus

Programme Delivery and Application Form

For the academic year 2021-2022, programmes will generally be delivered through a blended learning model. Students will access a range of online resources, study textbooks, and attend interactive webinars in all modules.  For multi-year programmes, any seminar arrangements will be made in line with public health restrictions. Further details will be provided on registration.

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