Project Management

University College Cork

Project Management

Course Outline
The UCC CUBS Postgraduate Certificate in Project Management (Level 9) provides you with the balance of technical, managerial, and interpersonal skills that maximise the impact of project managers in private, public, and not-for-profit organisations.

The course provides you with the skills, capabilities, and knowledge to initiate, plan, execute, and monitor projects – achieving your objectives within organisational and environmental constraints. This one-year, part-time, hybrid course is unique to the marketplace. It is delivered in conjunction with our industry partner, Velopi, and provides you with an internationally recognised academic qualification from a leading, accredited global academic institution. In addition, the course also prepares you for professional accreditation in project management.

This course is designed for those wishing to formalise their project management qualifications and to further develop their project management career. Students are exposed to cutting-edge research, critical thinking, and toolsets. It also provides a balance of technical, managerial, and interpersonal skills that maximises the impact of project managers in private, public, and not-for-profit organisations. Upon graduation, participants will achieve a highly prestigious sought-after academic qualification plus the knowledge and skills to undertake the project management professional (PMP) exams from the Project Management Institute.

Subjects taught

Modules (30 credits)
MG6810 Project Management Principles (10 credits)
MG6815 Management and Organisation (5 credits)
MG6817 Project Management Professional (PMP Certificate) Boot Camp (5 credits)
MG6831 Developments in Project Management (5 credits)
MG6832 The Effective Project Manager (5 credits)

Entry requirements

Applications are invited from experienced professionals with:

Second Class Honours Grade II in a primary honours degree (NFQ, Level 8) or equivalent (e.g. Higher Diploma) AND

At least 2 years of professional work experience

Consideration under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) may be given to applicants who do not fully meet the above criteria but who have significant senior professional experience in a related field such as engineering, construction, operations and software development.

All applicants are required to complete a supplementary form. Participants will be selected on the basis of the information supplied in their application and supplementary information. The University reserve the right to interview applicants to help make determinations.

Application dates

Closing Date Rolling deadline. Open until all places have been filled. Early application is advised.

Assessment Info


Assessment is through a variety of continuous assessment methods including individual and group projects, presentations, etc.

The teaching team on this programme comprises academic experts in the field of project management as well as a number of highly experienced practitioners.


1 year part-time.

Enrolment dates

Start Date 9 September 2024

More details
  • Qualification letters

    PG Cert

  • Qualifications

    Minor Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Daytime

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