Project Management (Postgraduate Diploma) – MANCOSA

  • Tremendous value to any organisation.
  • Develop an advanced understanding of the field of project management.
  • Enhances the capacity of managers.

1 Year
NQF Level 8
120 credits
Supported distance learning

About The Project Management (Postgraduate Diploma)

Within the context of internationalisation, 21st-century organisations have developed a completely new way of doing business that has overturned the rigid, hierarchical, and divided system of labour in years past. This new model hinges on projects: distinct activities grouped together with the aim of attaining a specified goal – whether it’s a new software package, a marketing strategy, or a new brand of toothpaste. Initiating, planning, executing, and evaluating every project requires specialised knowledge and expert project management skills. A project management expert can quickly adapt, organise and troubleshoot, meaning that he or she adds tremendous value to any organisation.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management (PGDPM) from MANCOSA is a 1-year specialised programme that enables students to develop an advanced understanding of concepts, approaches and tools relevant to the field of project management. Project management impacts directly on the growth and advancement of most modern organisations and is a much-sought-after qualification – both as an area of specialisation and as a complimentary qualification to any career.


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Who Should Attend

Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management (PGDPM
  • Individuals who are involved in project management and can manage people towards the accomplishment of common goals.
  • Aspirant project managers whose positions require them to plan and complete projects within optimal time   and budget constraints.

Career Opportunities

Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management (PGDPM
  • Project Manager
  • Project Management Consultant
  • Project Coordinator
  • Operations Manager
  • Projects Specialist

Entry Requirements

A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent NQF level 7 qualification


Four modules are assessed per semester. All the four modules are assessed in the formative assessment format.

Programme Structure

Duration: 1 year

Semester 1

  • Project Risk Management
  • Advanced Project Management
  • Project Scope and Scheduling
  • Project Resource and Procurement Management

Semester 2

  • Project Stakeholder and Communication Management
  • Project Financial Management
  • Project Quality Management
  • Project Applied Technology

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the programme, the student should be able to:

  • Apply project management principles in a work-based context
  • Apply quantitative methodologies in making work-based decisions
  • Utilise technology to solve work-based problems
  • Manage people in a project
  • Display project leadership skills
  • Apply financial management principles
  • Display knowledge of quality principles

Student Support

The Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management (PGDPM) is delivered through online learning and digital support.

The guide includes:

  • Compulsory readings
  • Self-study activities
  • Tutorial Letters
  • Assessment Exercises

In addition, students have access to:

  • Online Journals
  • Past examination papers
  • Supplementary learning materials available

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