Project Management (Diploma) Special Purpose Award

  • Course Code

    CR_EPMAN_8

  • Field of Study

    Management

  • Type of Course:

    Special Purpose Award

  • Type of Qualification:

    LEVEL 8 Special Purpose Award

  • Type of Study:

    Part time

  • Application Closing Date:

    See apply tab for various dates

Admission Requirements:

The Diploma in Project Management is applicable to all industrial sectors (not just technical projects).


The course is suitable for individuals who may have practical experience of either being involved in projects or managing and leading projects but need to supplement this with the necessary education.

Course summary

This Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI) accredited Special Purpose Award in Project Management uses a combination of external experts and in-house lecturers to provide a broad scope of industrial and academic expertise. Our panel of lecturers and experts includes those with PMI® (Project Management Institute), `Registered Education Provider’ (REP®) Approval.

Department(s)

Mechanical, Biomedical & Manufacturing Eng

All part-time programmes at MTU Cork will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

 

Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2021-2022 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only. 

 

For more information on Fees, please visit fees/students .Course fees must be paid before attending lectures.

 


 

Enhance your project management skills with our accredited Diploma.

 

SPECIAL PURPOSE AWARD – 15 ECTS CREDITS AT LEVEL 8 ON THE NATIONAL FRAMEWORK OF QUALIFICATIONS
  • Delivery by academic and industry experts
  • Credits may qualify for exemption in further study
  • Preparation for PMI Certification
  • Access to discounted PMI membership
  • Ability to earn PDUs from a PMI approved trainer  

 

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Course Fee
  • €2,695.
    The course fee is normally €3,850, however, Cork Chamber Skillnet is currently providing a 30% funding support (‘workforce upskilling’) to each Diploma student, reducing the course cost from €3,850 to €2,695, providing a saving of €1,155.
     
  • Course price includes manuals, soft copies of PMBOK® Compliant Templates, and lunch each day.
     
  • Places are limited for this course. Eligible candidates will be considered on a first come first served  basis.
Duration & Delivery
  • Normally the Diploma is delivered using a ‘blended model’ approach (mixture of online and classroom sessions). However, due to Covid 19 and its restrictions, all classes are currently delivered online.
     
  • The Diploma is approximately five months in duration and consists of just one online session per week; a mixture of eight Fridays (9am to 4.30pm) and fourteen evening sessions (6.30pm to 9.30pm).

    Please see the timetable pdf above for more detail.

The Diploma also contains a 2 day 'boot camp' preparation course for the Project Management Institute (PMI) credentials (PMP-Project Management Professional or CAPM - Certified Associate of Project Management).
 

About the Course

With the emergence of Project Management as a standalone profession, international accreditation that is accepted across industries is becoming increasingly important. The course is suitable for individuals who may have practical experience of either being involved in projects or managing and leading projects but need to supplement this with the necessary education. This course is aimed at those who seek to employprofessional project management methodologies in the Initiation, Planning, Execution, Control and Close-Out of their Projects.

 

This MTU Cork accredited Special Purpose Award in Project Management uses a combination of external experts and inhouse lecturers to provide a broad scope of industrial and academic expertise. Our panel of lecturers and experts includes those with PMI® (Project Management Institute), ‘Registered Education Provider’ (REP®) Approval. The content and delivery is applicable to all industrial sectors (not just technical projects).

 

The programme covers all knowledge areas of the internationally recognised professional standard for the practice of Project Management, the PMBOK© (Project Management Body of Knowledge) which is administered by the PMI (Project Management Institute). MTU Cork’s Award includes a detailed 2-day preparatory ‘boot-camp’ course for those candidates who intend to sit for the PMI credentials, the PMP® or CAPM®.

 

The Special Purpose Award combines advanced Project Management techniques and methodologies with the real-life experiences of an expert panel of leading project management lecturers from a wide range of industrial sectors. The course consists of a combination of lectures, seminars, case studies, guest speakers, simulations and practical projects. Course delegates complete various assignments in the class, as project teams and individual assignments.

 

The course is designed for those involved in a wide range of projects. Participants come from a broad range of sectors and backgrounds and are typically involved in the planning, control and execution of project work in the broadest sense.

 

Certification

Students who complete all three modules, will be entitled to an accredited Diploma in Project Management (Special Purpose Award– 15 ECTS Credits at Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications), awarded by Munster Technological University.

 

Project Management Institute (PMI)
Candidates who complete the SPA Dipolma in Project Management will be encouraged to sit the Project Management Institute (PMI) exams. PMI exam fees are not included.

 

To maintain your PMI credential, you must earn 60 PDUs (Professional Development Units) over 3 years. If a student successfully passes their PMI exam prior to the last 2 sessions on the Diploma, that student will earn 36PDUs whilst simultaneously completing their Diploma qualification.
 

  • €2,695.
    The course fee is normally €3,850, however, Cork Chamber Skillnet is currently providing a 30% funding support (‘workforce upskilling’) to each Diploma student, reducing the course cost from €3,850 to €2,695, providing a saving of €1,155.
     
  • Places are limited for this course. Eligible candidates will be considered on a first come first served basis. Once the course is full, online applications will closed for the course. Late applications may be considered should any places become available.
     
  • Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €250 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.
    Note: You will not be charged for applying for the programme by clicking the 'apply now' button, you are only asked to pay an acceptance fee if a place is offered to you and you wish to accept it.
     
  • Please attach and upload any documents such as your CV, transcripts and any other details relevant to your application.

     
  • If you have any queries in the meantime please contact camms@cit.ie
 

Online application is open for course commencing 12th February 2021

 

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Course commences 8th October 2021
Deadline to apply is 31st October 2021



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Course commences 5th November 2021
Deadline to apply is 30th November 2021



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Course commences 11th February 2022
Deadline to apply is 11th March 2022

 

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