Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management (Online)

  • NFQ Level 9
  • Credits 60
  • Course Code N/A
  • Award Post Graduate Diploma
  • Duration 2

Course Summary

Programme Code: SG_SPROJ_O09

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.

Programme Structure

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. Examinations can also be undertaken online, with no requirement to visit the campus.

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Application Closing Date : 31st August 2021

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/

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. 

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Programme Fees

Total if Postgraduate Diploma is enrolled in €8,400

Research module 30 credit €2,500, if Postgraduate Diploma is completed as a programme. 

Modules can be undertaken separately, at a cost per module of €750.

Per 5 credit module €750

Research module 30 credit €3,000