Course Description

Postgraduate Certificate in Project Management (Level 9)

Course Outline

The UCC CUBS Postgraduate Certificate in Project Management (Level 9) provides you with the balance of technical, managerial, and interpersonal skills that maximise the impact of project managers in private, public, and not-for-profit organisations.

The course provides you with the skills, capabilities, and knowledge to initiate, plan, execute, and monitor projects – achieving your objectives within organisational and environmental constraints. This one-year, part-time, hybrid course is unique to the marketplace. It is delivered in conjunction with our industry partner, Velopi, and provides you with an internationally recognised academic qualification from a leading, accredited global academic institution. In addition, the course also prepares you for professional accreditation in project management.

This course is designed for those wishing to formalise their project management qualifications and to further develop their project management career. Students are exposed to cutting-edge research, critical thinking, and toolsets. It also provides a balance of technical, managerial, and interpersonal skills that maximises the impact of project managers in private, public, and not-for-profit organisations. Upon graduation, participants will achieve a highly prestigious sought-after academic qualification plus the knowledge and skills to undertake the project management professional (PMP) exams from the Project Management Institute.

Modules (30 credits)

  • MG6810 Project Management Principles (10 credits)
  • MG6815 Management and Organisation (5 credits)
  • MG6817 Project Management Professional (PMP Certificate) Boot Camp (5 credits)
  • MG6831 Developments in Project Management (5 credits)
  • MG6832 The Effective Project Manager (5 credits)

Academic Programme Catalogue

See the Academic Programme Catalogue where you can search for the complete and up-to-date content for this course. Note that the modules for all courses are subject to change from year to year. For complete descriptions of individual modules, see the Book of Modules.

CollegeCork University Business School (CUBS), UCC
Course LocationCork
Course CategoryProject Management, Business
Course Start Date9th September 2024
Course End Date31st August 2025
Course Duration12 Months
Course TimeClasses are scheduled to run one night per week (online) and for a full day on Friday (in-person), typically once a month from September to May each year (full timetable provided in advance). Online seminars and activities are also utilised. Assessment Assessment is through a variety of continuous assessment methods including individual and group projects, presentations, etc.
Course Fee€4,640
Entry RequirementsApplications are invited from experienced professionals with: Second Class Honours Grade II in a primary honours degree (NFQ, Level 8) or equivalent (e.g. Higher Diploma) AND At least 2 years of professional work experience Consideration under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) may be given to applicants who do not fully meet the above criteria but who have significant senior professional experience in a related field such as engineering, construction, operations and software development. All applicants are required to complete a supplementary form. Participants will be selected on the basis of the information supplied in their application and supplementary information. The University reserve the right to interview applicants to help make determinations. For Applicants with Qualifications Completed Outside of Ireland Applicants must meet the required entry academic grade, equivalent to Irish requirements. For more information see our Qualification Comparison page.
Carear PathOn successful completion of the Postgraduate Certificate in Project Management, students should be able to: Demonstrate advanced analytical and problem solving skills associated with effective project management practice; Apply practical tools, techniques and conceptual models in order to maximise the value of the project management process; Critically appraise how projects contribute to an organisation's ability to realise its strategic goals and business benefits; Communicate and work effectively to a high professional standard; Apply strategic thinking and leadership skills to projects of various sizes and complexity.
Course CodePCPJM
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Cork University Business School Room 2.37, Block B, O’Rahilly Building, College Road, University College Cork,, Cork, Republic of Ireland

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