Project Management

Trinity College Dublin

Project Management

This course is designed for postgraduate students who hold a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline and are interested in building a project management career across various sectors.

The programme is suitable for those who want to develop their knowledge and skills in project management, including project planning, risk management, stakeholder management, and project evaluation. It is also suitable for those interested in understanding the different methodologies and tools used in project management, such as Agile and Waterfall approaches.

This programme is also ideal for professionals already working in project management roles or related areas, and who are seeking to upskill or formalise their knowledge and skills in project management through a recognised qualification.

Subjects taught

Students take two taught modules and one coursework module across the eight-month duration of the course. All three modules are spread over Semesters 1 and 2.

The Project Management Practice module covers: Principles and Practice of Project Management; Contracts, Tendering Procedures, BCAR and Insurances; and Legal Principles and Employment Legislation.

The Project Management Systems module covers: Project and Commercial Finance and Cost Control; The Computer and IT in Project Management; and Leadership, Human Resources, Change Management, and Health and Safety.

The Project Management Coursework module covers: Research Report: Computer Component (possibly blended learning).

Lectures are normally held on Friday evening 7.00 - 10.00 p.m. and Saturday morning 9.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. each week throughout the two semesters (September to April). In addition to attending lectures, participants may be required to submit coursework as part of the student's assessment. Examinations take place in May. Topics covered include:

Principles and Practice of Project Management
Contracts, Tendering Procedures and Insurances
Legal Principles and Employment Legislation
Project Accounting and Cost Control
The Computer and IT in Project Management
Human Resources Management
Health and Safety

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements
An honours degree in Engineering or related subject, or a suitable professional qualification plus at least one year’s relevant work experience. A candidate may be interviewed to establish their suitability for the course.

Application dates

Closing Date: 31st July 2024
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Assessment Info

The award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management is based on a combination of the results of two examination papers and two coursework assignments. Each paper and the coursework constitute one third of the overall assessment. Students must pass each paper and the coursework; there is no system of compensation. The pass mark for the examination papers and the coursework is 40%. A Distinction is awarded to those who obtain an overall average mark of 70% or more in both the coursework and two papers combined at the summer examination. The Diploma awarding ceremony takes place in January.


1 year part-time.

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: September 2024

Post Course Info

Graduates have increased their employability and gained employment as project managers in various engineering and construction fields. This course also allows graduates to apply the ideas they have been introduced to in their own work.

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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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