This is a 1 year part-time programme. This programme is delivered in conjunction with Velopi and is unique to the marketplace and provides candidates with both internationally recognised academic and professional accreditation in project management.
The programme combines university-level modules on Project Management, Strategy, and Leadership in addition to preparing candidates for PMP accreditation. 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.
Applications are invited from experienced professionals with:
Have a 2.2 primary degree at NFQ Level 8 Honours Degree or equivalent (e.g. Higher Diploma) AND
At least 2 years of professional work experience
Consideration 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.
Applicants whose first language is not English need to demonstrate they have attained IELTS Level 6.5 with no individual score of less than 5.5. Additional, approved English language qualifications currently accepted at UCC can be found by clicking here.
English Language Requirements
Applicants that are non-native speakers of the English language must meet the university approved English language requirements available here.
For applicants with qualifications completed outside of Ireland
Applicants must meet the required entry academic grade, equivalent to Irish requirements, please find our grades comparison by country here.
For full details of the non-EU application procedure please visit our how to apply pages for international students. In UCC, we use the term programme and course interchangeably to describe what a person has registered to study in UCC and its constituent colleges, schools, and departments.
Not all courses are open to international/non-EU applicants, please check the fact file above.
For more information please contact the International Office.
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.
Students take 30 credits as follows:
MG6810 Project Management
MG6811 Strategy, Leadership and Change
MG6812 Innovative Problem Solving and Decision Making
Further details on the modules listed above can be found in our book of modules. Any modules listed above are indicative of the current set of modules for this course but are subject to change from year to year.
1 Year Part Time
Classes are scheduled to run for a full day every second Friday and every second Saturday (some) [9 a.m. to 1 p.m. approximately] from September to June each year (full timetable provided in advance). Online seminars and activities are also utilized.
Start Date TBA
Post Course Info
Skills and Careers Information
On successful completion of the Postgraduate Certificate in Project Management, students should be able to:
Demonstrate advanced analytical and problem-solving skills associated with effective project management practice.
Apply practical tools, techniques and conceptual models in order to maximise the value of the project management process.
Critically appraise how projects contribute to an organisation's ability to realise its strategic goals and business benefits.
Communicate and work effectively to a high professional standard