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  • Study Type

    Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Business & Management

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1 year part time

  • Course Type

    PgDip

  • Course Fees

    €4,895 EU / €10,925 non-EU

  • Last Updated

    25 May 2017

Course content

This is a one-year postgraduate course designed to provide engineers and other suitably qualified graduates with a good appreciation and understanding of project management techniques and practice in civil engineering and construction. Since much of this course is generic, it is also suitable for those involved in managing projects in other areas, for example, in manufacturing and information technology. This course has been approved by Engineers Ireland as meeting its requirements for continuing professional development.

Course Organisation:

Lectures are normally held on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings each week throughout the academic year. Coursework involves carrying out an individual research project in one's own time and also using project management software on the College computers as an integral part of the course on some Friday evenings.

Course Content:

Project Management Principles and Practice
Contracts and Tendering Procedures
Legal Principles and Employment Legislation
Project Accounting and Cost Control
The Computer and IT in Project Management
Human Resources Management, Health and Safety, Insurances
Coursework Assignments

Assessment:

The award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management is based on a combination of the results of two examination papers and two coursework assignments. Each paper and the coursework constitute one third of the overall assessment. Students must pass each paper and the coursework; there is no system of compensation. The pass mark for the examination papers and the coursework is 40%. A Distinction is awarded to those who obtain an overall average mark of 70% or more in both the coursework and two papers combined at the summer examination. The Diploma awarding ceremony takes place in November.

Recommended texts:

Extensive notes are provided by individual lecturers, who may also recommend texts.

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