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.
Key Course Information
The Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management offered via online distance learning over a period of two years on a part-time basis (last year being a research thesis). The programme consists of twenty subject modules – participants must complete twelve modules, eight of which are mandatory and four elective modules out of a selection twelve. 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. 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.
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For further information, please contact:
Lecturer/ Programme Chair L9 MSc/PGD in Project Management
Atlantic Technological University, Sligo Campus
T: +353 (0) 71 9305553
Application Closing Date : 18th August 2023
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 Recognition of 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
An MSc in Project Management can be achieved by completing a research thesis part-time in year three.
Watch Caroline Corrigan, Chartered Civil Engineer, and a graduate of our Master’s in Project Management, speak about her online learning journey at ATU Sligo and how our flexible course structure helped Caroline balance family life and working full-time at Meath County Council.
Did you know?
While this Postgraduate Diploma sits in the Department of Civil Engineering and Construction, the electives available means that it is relevant to those seeking a qualification in General Project Management or Project Management skills in the Computing Industry.
Academic Year 2023/24 Fees
Total Programme Fees:
*Modules can be undertaken separately, at a cost per module of €750.
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.
|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|
|Project Management Simulation||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.