Project Management (P.Grad.Dip.)

NFQ Level 9
1 year part-time
90 Places


Course Overview

This Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management allows students to attain a practical, well established, highly regarded qualification to enable them to manage projects in their industry, with a particular focus on the construction sector but applicable to other areas. The course provides the opportunity to be taught by industry experts and to establish good networks and connections within the industry.

Obtaining the Project Management Diploma means becoming an E3 (Engineering, Environment, and Emerging Technologies) graduate from Trinity. The Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management at Trinity has a proven track record, having run successfully for more than 40 years and kept pace with front line developments in this area over that time.

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

Is This Course For Me?

This course is designed for postgraduate students who hold a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline and are interested in building a project management career across various sectors.

The programme is suitable for those who want to develop their knowledge and skills in project management, including project planning, risk management, stakeholder management, and project evaluation. It is also suitable for those interested in understanding the different methodologies and tools used in project management, such as Agile and Waterfall approaches.

This programme is also ideal for professionals already working in project management roles or related areas, and who are seeking to upskill or formalise their knowledge and skills in project management through a recognised qualification.

Career Opportunities

Graduates have increased their employability and gained employment as project managers in various engineering and construction fields. This course also allows graduates to apply the ideas they have been introduced to in their own work.

Course Structure

The course runs over an 8-month period (September April) on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings and is comprised of two taught modules and one coursework module, each of 15 ECTS and totaling 45 ECTS. Lectures are held in the Museum Building at Trinity unless noted otherwise. Some computer component sessions may take a blended learning approach being held online. The diploma is level 9 on the NFQ.

Course Content

Students take two taught modules and one coursework module across the eight-month duration of the course. All three modules are spread over Semesters 1 and 2.

The Project Management Practice module covers: Principles and Practice of Project Management; Contracts, Tendering Procedures, BCAR and Insurances; and Legal Principles and Employment Legislation.

The Project Management Systems module covers: Project and Commercial Finance and Cost Control; The Computer and IT in Project Management; and Leadership, Human Resources, Change Management, and Health and Safety.

The Project Management Coursework module covers: Research Report: Computer Component (possibly blended learning).

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Study Project Management (P.Grad.Dip.) at Trinity

Introduction to the Project Management (P.Grad.Dip.) programme by Dr. David O'Connell of Trinity College Dublin.

Course Details


NFQ Level 9

Number of Places

90 Places

Next Intake

September 2024

Course Director

Dr. Muhammad Ali

Closing Date

31st July 2024

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Admission Requirements

An honours degree in Engineering or related subject, or a suitable professional qualification plus at least one year’s relevant work experience. A candidate may be interviewed to establish their suitability for the course.

Course Fees

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Telephone Number

+ 353 (0) 1 896 1704 

+ 353 (0) 1 896 1007

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