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Project Management

Who should study this programme?

This is a new programme commencing in September 2018. The programme has been designed by a team of Project Management experts to meet the current and future needs of organisations in dealing with Project, Programme and Portfolio management initiatives.

The programme is suited to high-potential applicants from all industry sectors who wish to develop their capabilities in the field of project management. The programme is open to experienced project managers who will normally have a minimum of five years professional work experience in project management or a related discipline.

Employers' preference is to recruit project managers with academic qualifications and industry certification. The DIT MSc Project Management is unique in addressing this challenge. The modules are closely aligned to internationally recognised certifications including CAPM®, PMP®, Microsoft Project Exam 74-343, Prince2 and Scrum Master Certified (SMC). It consists of three taught semesters and an individual consultancy project which is normally undertaken in each participant's own company.

This programme is delivered at our city centre campus in central Dublin. It is designed to allow busy professionals to combine work and study through its block delivery format normally over three days per month.

Aim of this Programme

The overall aim of the Programme is to develop the competencies required to undertake project management roles.

Participants study a range of technical, leadership, strategic and management modules and undertake group and individual assessments to develop the functional competencies, specialist knowledge, consultancy skills, analytical skills, leadership and soft skills necessary for project management and leadership.

Key features

•Delivered in block format normally over 3 days per month

•Opportunity to prepare for professional industry certification

•Participants undertake an individual consultancy project normally in their own Company

•Deepen expertise in Project, Programme and Portfolio Management

•Focus on project leadership and strategic alignment of project pipeline

•Develop relevant analytical, communication and group work skills for today's business environment.

Entry requirements

Honours degree (level 8 award on the NQF) or equivalent from a recognized awarding body or an equivalent professional qualification at grade 2.2 or above.
Applicants require a minimum of five years relevant business experience.
This programme is suitable for people working in project management in a variety of different environments and from a variety of backgrounds.
Applicants who do not meet the minimal entry requirements may be considered for entry by the Exceptional Entry sub-committee.

A minimum of 6.5 on IELTS for those whom English is not their first language.

Non EU applicants must have documentary proof of Irish residency or an Irish work permit to be eligible to apply. It is the responsibility of the candidate to maintain such eligibility across the life cycle of the programme.

Note: Due to the considerable competition for our postgraduate programmes satisfying the minimum entry requirements is not a guarantee of a place. Depending on the programme of study applications will be assessed on their academic grades and work / life experience may also be considered. Applicants may also be required to attend for interview for specific programmes.


Duration: Part Time - 2 years

Timetable / Hours

Lectures normally take place three full days per month, Thursday – Saturday from September to May.

The programme comprises three taught semesters and an individual consultancy project in semester four.

Careers or further progression

Project management represents one of the fastest-growing professions in the world with significant opportunities for rapid career advancement. Change, risk and uncertainty are now an everyday reality in public and private sector organisations. As organisations attempt to do more with less there is an ever increasing importance on project management capability as a competitive advantage and the vehicle to deliver corporate strategy.

Project Management graduates are in demand across all industry sectors including:
•Finance and insurance
•Information Technology

Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response.

Further enquiries

For Further Information
Course Chair: John McGrath
M: 086-8200700
Assistant Head, Graduate Business School: Dr. Phil Hanlon
T: 01 402 3128
Graduate Business School, College of Business
Dublin Institute of Technology
Aungier Street
Dublin 2


Qualification Awarded: Graduates will be eligible for the award of MSc in Project Management of the Dublin Institute of Technology

Assessment method

Assessment is a combination of continuous assessment and written examinations in most modules. Continuous assessments may be individual or group based.

Application date

Closing Date: The general closing date is 30th April 2019. Please note that late applications may be accepted subject to availability.

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: September 2019

Location: DIT, Aungier Street, Dublin 2

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