Project Management - Online

The Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management is a two-year part-time programme designed for graduates or professionals who are interested in developing their skills and competencies in project management.

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.

Programme Structure
The Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management is a 60 credit programme offered via online distance learning over a period of two years on a part-time basis. The programme consists of nineteen subject modules – participants must complete twelve modules in year one and two, eight of which are mandatory. The participant can complete the course of 60 credits at their own pace over a number of years subject to module availability. Online lectures, programme materials, innovative learning, web-links and assessments will be uploaded to a Moodle course management system. Examinations can also be undertaken online, with no requirement to visit the campus.

Entry requirements

Candidates will be expected to hold 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 IT Sligo's Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) process.

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

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

Semester 3
Title Credits
Contracts and Procurement 05
Agile Software Project Management [E] 05
Construction Contract Law [E] 05
Advanced Experimental Design [E] 05
Integrated Quality [E] 05
Environmental Policy Planning and Environmental Impact Assessment [E] 05
Information Technology: Innovation and Management [E] 05

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

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




2 years part-time online.


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 MSc in Project Management are highly sought after both in private and public sectors and have a promising and rewarding career ahead of them.

What are my further study opportunities?
Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management graduates can continue their studies and complete the Research module (Thesis) to gain a Master of Science in Project Management Awards.

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    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

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