Project Management

Course Summary
The Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management is a two-year part-time programme designed for graduates or professionals who are interested in becoming involved in developing their skills and competencies in project management. An MSc in Project Management can be achieved by completing a research thesis part-time in year three.

The Postgraduate Diploma course offers graduates a broad skills base for the profession in Project Management by both academic learning and practical experience. The course has been customised to meet the exact needs of clients in various sectors, through the delivery of core principles of Project Management and allowing the participant to tailor their programme though the selection of electives relevant to their sector. The evolving international economic climate means that the role of the Project Manager is in high demand as both public and private clients are pursuing the agenda of obtaining value for money and successful project delivery by seeking Project Managers with a formal qualification in Project Management.

The emphasis is on developing their expertise as a Project Management professional, providing the participant with the tools, methods, knowledge and skills necessary for successful project delivery, where adaptability, flexibility, creativity and innovation being a critical parts of a successful Project Manager.

Subjects taught

Semester 1
Title Credits
Project Planning 05
System Simulation Modelling and Analysis [E] 05
Transformational Change [E] 05
Lean Construction [E] 05
Building Information Modelling [E] 05
Mechanical Building Services Technology [E] 05

Semester 2
Title Credits
Research Methods 05
Project Management Simulation 05
Project Implementation 05

Semester 3
Title Credits
Contracts and Procurement 05
Construction Contract Law [E] 05
Advanced Experimental Design [E] 05
INTEGRATED QUALITY [E] 05
Information Technology: Innovation and Management [E] 05
Agile Software Project Management [E] 05
Environmental Policy, Planning and EIA [E] 05

Semester 4
Title Credits
Strategic Management 05
Business Management and Entrepreneurship 05
Value Stream Optimisation [E] 05
Electrical Building Services Technology [E] 05
Construction Economics and Finance [E] 05

[E] = Elective Module. Modules subject to availability.

Entry requirements

A minimum second-class honours degree Level 8 qualification in a relevant discipline or equivalent. As this programme caters for all professions, any Level 8 qualification will be considered.

Applicants with other qualifications and with relevant work experience may also be considered through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Application dates

Applications for online programmes are accepted on the atu sligo website.

All programmes advertised will run subject to sufficient student numbers.

ATU sligo online has two intakes per year, the main one being in September with a smaller listing of programmes for January. For confirmation on start dates check www.itsligo.ie/online

For September, applications open from 1st February each year. Closing date for receipt of applications is 31st august.

For January, applications open from 1st November each year. Closing date for applications is mid-January.

The online application form requires personal details, previous qualifications, professional accreditations, employment history and a personal statement. We recommend collating all the necessary paperwork i.e. Transcripts of previous qualifications, academic certificates before you submit an application.

Once submitted, our admissions team will contact you to confirm eligibility and request copies of any previous qualifications.

Academic staff review every application and approve eligible candidates for the programme.

Admissions team will notify you if you are accepted onto the course and will request deposit to confirm your place.

Places are limited, so please apply early.

Credits

60

Duration

2 years part-time

Delivery Method: Online

On-Campus Attendance
No attendance required.

Most of our online courses have about 2-3 hours of live lectures per week (but this can vary per programme). The rest of your study time consists of independent learning, communicating with your lecturers and classmates and carrying out assignments.

Live lectures normally take place between 6pm and 10pm, Monday to Thursday but this may vary depending on the availability of specific lecturers. If the Live Classroom scheduled times for the live online lectures do not suit you, recordings will be made available through Moodle and other accessible platforms. These recordings can be downloaded and watched later, at a time that suits you.

Please note, you may be required to take some time off work for the below:

• Exams Christmas Exams: 2 – 4 days in January each year. Summer Exams: 2 – 4 days in May each year.

• Workshops/Practical Classes: Approximately 2 – 4 days per year depending on the course you are studying. You will receive notification of the dates from your lecturer for each specific subject requirement.

During our Online & Flexible Learning Induction, you will meet with your Course Co-ordinator who will be available to answer any questions you might have, and they will give you your timetable for the upcoming academic year.

If you have any further questions, please contact our Admissions Team on admissions@itsligo.ie.

To help balance work, life, and online learning, it is important to understand the time that you will have to dedicate to your studies. This will help you to stay focused, reduce stress, and achieve your goals while also working full-time.

For part-time online or blended learning, it is recommended that you should try to allow for 5-6 hours per week per 5 credit module to your studies.

Fees

Total if Postgraduate Diploma is enrolled in €8,400

Research module 30 credit €2,500

If separated module are undertaking over a number of years

Per 5 credit module €750

Research module 30 credit €3,000

Enrolment dates

Contact the college for the next start date.

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Career Opportunities
During the last two decades the demand and requirement for competent qualified Project Managers, both in Ireland and Internationally, has continued to grow in all sectors. There is an increasing drive by a range of industries and local authorities to develop, use qualified and competent Project Managers in delivering projects efficiently. Graduates with a Diploma in Project Management are highly sought after both in private and public sectors and have a promising and rewarding career ahead of them.

Further Study
An MSc in Project Management can be achieved by completing a research thesis part-time in year three.

More details
  • Qualification letters

    PgDip

  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Flexible

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