Public Management

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

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.

Please note that this course is now fully subscribed and we are no longer accepting applications.

Entry Requirements

Certificate in Project Management or equivalent or direct project experience.

 

 

Duration

One academic year

Accreditation

NUI

Place on NFQ

Level 8 (Special Purpose award) what is this?

Commences

October 2021

Application Deadline

September 2021 Please note that this course is now fully subscribed and we are no longer accepting applications.

Fees

€2,900 (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 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 Context
  • Systems Thinking
  • Strategy, Business Case and Appraisal
  • Requirements Management and Facilitation Skills
Initiation and Project Delivery
  • Project Initiation
  • Project Planning 
  • Monitoring and Control
  • Benefits Management
Frameworks and Methodologies 
  • PMBOK
  • Prince 2
  • Agile

Project Management Tools and Techniques

Organisations and Projects
  • Organisation Cultre
  • Organisation Structure
  • Organisation Change
  • Organisation Maturity
Managing People and Teams
  • Team Development
  • Project and Personnel Communication
  • Managing Risk
Project Leadeship and Knowledge
  • Quality and Procurement Management 
  • Role of Project Manager
  • Project Leadership
Assessment

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

Other Information

 

 

Seminar Dates
Semester One 
Workshop Dates
1 30 September - 1 October 2021
2 28-29 October 2021
3 25-26 November 2021

Exam: Thursday, 16 December 2021 (Provisional)

Semester Two
Workshop Dates
4 13-14 January 2022
5 10-11 February 2022
6 10-11 March 2022

Exam: Thursday, 31 March 2022 (Provisional)

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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