Certificate in Project Management (Online)

  • NFQ Level 9
  • Credits 15*
  • Course Code SG_SPROJ_S09
  • Award Special Purpose Award
  • Duration 1 yr

Course Summary


Programme Code: SG_SPROJ_S09

The Certificate in Project Management is a one-year part-time programme designed for graduates or professionals who are interested in becoming involved in developing their skills and competencies in project management. 

The Cert 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. 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 Certificate in Project Management is a  programme offered via online distance learning over a period of one year on a part-time basis. The programme consists of three subject modules. The participant can complete the course of 15 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.

For Examinations, students may have to attend at the ATU campus through which they completed their studies. For some programmes it may be possible for the Exam to be taken remotely via online proctoring. ATU Students resident in the Republic of Ireland will be invited to attend exams at an exam centre located in Ireland. Students resident outside of Ireland or with exceptional circumstances may be eligible to attend remotely via online proctoring, where examinations are taken online and supervised virtually, subject to availability.

Key Course Information

Study hours: Whether you are studying part-time online, blended or full-time online, it is very important that you allocate enough study time to your online course to stay focused, reduce stress and achieve your goals. 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.

Live Lectures: 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.

For further details, please contact:

David Collery 
Lecturer/ Programme Chair L9 MSc/PGD in Project Management at ATU Sligo
E: david.collery@atu.ie
T: +353 (0) 71 9305553

Application Closing Date : 16th August 2024

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 ATU Sligo’s Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) process. RPL is a process that may allow you to gain admission to a programme or to receive exemptions / credit from some parts of a programme based on demonstrated learning that you may have achieved through another programme of study or through your work and career. Further information is available through www.atu.ie/recognition-of-prior-learning which our dedicated RPL portal or by contacting our admissions team at admissions.sligo@atu.ie.

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 from this course, the Certificate in Project Management are highly sought after both in private and public sectors and have a promising and rewarding career ahead of them.

Programme Fees

Academic Year 2023/24 Fees

 

Total Programme Fees:

€2,250

Fees per annum:

€2,250

Fees listed for 2023/24 academic year. Fees may be subject to change for 2024/25 academic year.  

To help make the payment of fees more manageable for students who are self-funding their studies, tuition fees can be paid through payment instalment plans at ATU Sligo. For further information on instalment plans, please visit our Fees and Funding webpage. 

If you apply and are approved for an online course at ATU Sligo, you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit of €250 to secure your place. Your deposit will then be credited against the course fees once you are registered as a student. Students at ATU Sligo are also eligible to claim tax relief at the standard rate for tuition fees.

For further information and guidance about Fees and Funding for online and part-time courses at ATU Sligo, click here.

If you are seeking to take your exams online, and you meet the eligibility criteria (overseas students and those with extenuating circumstances), an additional examinations fee will apply. For further information, please visit our Examinations webpage

Course Format

Semester 1

TitleCredits
Project Planning05

Semester 2

TitleCredits
Project Management Simulation05
Project Implementation05