Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management

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.

This course has been approved by Engineers Ireland as meeting its requirements for continuing professional development.

Information Session: Project Management

Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management - one-year postgraduate course 

Course Organisation

Lectures are normally held on Friday evening 7.00 - 10.00 p.m. and Saturday morning 9.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. each week throughout the two semesters (September to April). In addition to attending lectures, participants may be required to submit coursework as part of the student's assessment. Examinations take place in May. Topics covered include:

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


The award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management is based on a combination of the results of two examination papers and coursework consisting of a research report and a project management computing exercise. Each constitutes one-third of the overall assessment. Students must pass each paper; there is no system of compensation. The pass mark for the examination papers is 40%. A Distinction is awarded to those who obtain an overall average mark of 70% or more at the summer examination. 

Entry Requirements

An honours degree (Level 8) in Engineering or a related subject, or a suitable professional qualification plus at least one year's relevant work experience. A candidate may be interviewed to establish his or her suitability for the course.

Recommended texts

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


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