UCC Postgraduate courses

Project Management

About This Course

Fact File

  • Title

    Project Management

  • Code

    PCPJM

  • College

    Business and Law

  • Duration

    1 Year Part-time

  • Teaching Mode

    Part-Time

  • Qualifications

    PG Cert

  • EU Fees

    €4,630
    See Fees and Costs for full details.

  • Entry Requirements

    See Requirements for full details.

  • Closing Date

    Closed for applications for 2022/2023. Applications for 2023/2024 open 17 October 2022.

  • Start Date

    12 September 2022

Course Outline

Our Postgraduate Certificate in Project Management provides you with the broad skills, capabilities and knowledge to initiate, plan, execute and monitor projects to achieve project objectives within the organisational and environmental constraints. This 1 year, part-time, hybrid programme is unique to the marketplace. It is delivered in conjunction with Velopi, our industry partner and is designed to provide you with an internationally recognised academic qualification from a leading global academic institution. This programme will also prepare you for professional accreditation in project management.

This programme 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.

Students take 30 credits as follows:

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

Modules

Further details on the modules listed above can be found in our Book of Modules. Any modules listed above are indicative of the current set of modules for this course but are subject to change from year to year.

University Calendar

You can find the full academic content for the current year of any given course in our University Calendar.

Course Practicalities

Classes 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. 

The teaching team on this programme comprises academic experts in the field of project management as well as several highly experienced practitioners.

Why Choose This Course

Skills and Careers Information

On 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.

Requirements

Applications 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.

 

English Language Requirements

Applicants that are non-native speakers of the English language must meet the university-approved English language requirements. Please visit our PG English Language Requirements page for more information.

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.

International/Non-EU Applicants

For full details of the non-EU application procedure visit our how to apply pages for international students.

  • In UCC, we use the term programme and course interchangeably to describe what a person has registered to study in UCC and its constituent colleges, schools, and departments.
  • Note that not all courses are open to international/non-EU applicants, please check the fact file above. For more information contact the International Office.

Fees and Costs

The EU fee for this course is €4,630.

Deposits

If your course required a deposit, that figure will be deducted from your second semester fee payment in January.

EU student fee payment

Fees for EU students are payable in two equal instalments. First payment at registration in August and the second in January.

International student fee payment

International Students can pay in two equal instalments once they have paid the appropriate deposit. The initial payment is due on registration and the balance usually by the end of January.

How can I pay?

You can pay by Credit/Debit card online or by credit transfer.

Questions?

If you have any questions on fee payment please email our Fees Office at fees@ucc.ie.

How Do I Apply

1. Apply online

Once you have chosen your course you can apply online via the online application portal. Applicants will need to apply before the course closing date. The majority of our courses have a non-refundable €50 application fee.

2. Gather supporting documents

Scanned copies of the following documents will need to be uploaded to the online application portal in support of your application. Applicants may need to produce the original documents if you are accepted onto a course and register at UCC.

  • Original qualification documents listed on your application including transcripts of results from institutions other than UCC
  • Any supplementary items requested for your course.

3. Application processing timeline

Our online application portal opens for applications for most courses in early November of each year. Check specific course details. 

4. Rounds

For courses that are in the rounds system (Irish and EU applicants), please check the rounds closing dates here.

Any questions? Use our web enquiry form to contact us.

Additional Requirements 

Please note you will be required to provide additional information as part of the online application process for this programme. This will include the following questions:

  • You may enter the details of professional or voluntary positions held. We strongly encourage you to complete this section with all relevant work experiences that will support your application.

  • Please describe your motivation and readiness for this programme.

  • What is your current occupation/speciality?

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