Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management

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Course Dates

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TBD

Course Duration

DURATION

6 months, online
4-6 hours per week

Course Duration

PROGRAM FEE

application fee

Apply before September 6, 2021 and avail an early bird tuition assistance of US$300. Use code UCDP300EBTA during payment.

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Why Enroll for the Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management?

According to the Project Management Institute, every project goes through a series of phases characterized by a distinct set of tasks. These phases include project launch, project planning, and project execution. In the Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management—offered by Emeritus, in collaboration with the University of California, Irvine Division of Continuing Education—you will learn how to apply modern project management practices throughout these key phases. Additionally, you will gain in-depth insight on how to strategize, communicate, and solve complex project-related issues within your team and organization—now and into the future.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management covers A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), which serves as the fundamental knowledge base for project management. Upon completion, you will satisfy the education requirements to sit for the Project Management Professional® Exam. Recognized domestically & Internationally, the PMP® Certification sets the standard for excellence in Project Management.

Who is this Program for?

This program is designed for professionals who are looking to switch careers or are involved in planning and driving projects and professionals who are looking to upscale their project management knowledge or who are looking to get certified.

Those can benefit from the program include:

  • Experienced Professionals who are interested in pursuing careers in project management
  • Anyone who currently works on projects in a professional setting
  • Anyone who intends to switch in Project Management domain

71%

of organizations see the perceived value of their project management office increasing.

SOURCE: WELLINGTONE, 2020

50%

of organizations require project professionals to hold some type of certification for their role.

SOURCE: PMI, 2020

11%

of investment is wasted due to poor project performance.

SOURCE: PMI, 2020

Your Learning Journey

139 Video Lectures

139 Video Lectures

75 Case Studies & Real-World Examples

75 Case Studies & Real-World Examples

18 Discussions

18 Discussions

18 Assignments

18 Assignments

18 Quizzes

18 Quizzes

1 Capstone Project

1 Capstone Project

Syllabus

The duration of each program section is 6 weeks, followed by a 1-week break. The program culminates in the completion of a Capstone Project during the final 5 weeks.
    • Week 1: Introduction to Project Management & Project Justification
    • Week 2: Project Charter & Project Leadership
    • Week 3: Project Kickoff, PM Plan, Agile Project Management, & Requirements Gathering
    • Week 4: Statement of Work & Work Breakdown Structure
    • Week 5: Project Scope & Stakeholders
    • Week 6: Project Communication, RAM, & RACI

    At the end of this course, students will be able to:

    • Identify the five process areas for a project.
    • Identify the role and responsibilities of the project manager and project team.
    • Develop a project charter and draft a statement of work to create a work breakdown structure (WBS).
    • Develop a project scope management plan and a stakeholder management plan to track and manage the project.
    • Leverage brand communities.
    • Week 1: Quality Metrics & Contracts
    • Week 2: Risks & Estimates
    • Week 3: More on Estimating
    • Week 4: Network Diagram, Critical Path, & Scheduling Software
    • Week 5: Project Milestones, Project Schedule, & Resource Constraints
    • Week 6: Kanban, Agile, Tuckman Model, & Negotiating

    At the end of this course, students will be able to:

    • Develop two quality metrics to measure the success of a project.
    • Create a project network diagram and estimate effort and duration to meet project completion.
    • Determine the critical path and calculate float to meet the project end date as planned.
    • Define milestones, create a project schedule, and estimate resource constraints for the project.
    • Identify the components and techniques of various models for planning a project.
    • Week 1: Direct & Manage Project Work
    • Week 2: Manage Project Knowledge
    • Week 3: Resource Acquisitions
    • Week 4: Monitoring & Controlling Projects
    • Week 5: Earned Value Management
    • Week 6: Project/Phase Close-Outs

    At the end of this course, students will be able to:

    • Conduct project execution according to project plans in both the traditional and Agile project management environments and effectively manage resources throughout project execution.
    • Prepare for changes that lead to adjusting and re-planning your projects to success.
    • Create risk registers with risk responses that lead to effective change requests through impact analysis and result in efficient configurations management.
    • Monitor and control projects with earned value and conduct phase and project close-out efficiently with effective lessons learned to build enterprise knowledge.
  • The capstone assignment is a program requirement that will allow you to demonstrate your learning across the three modules



The PMBOK® Guide will be made available to all learners as part of the diploma.

Case Studies & Real-World Examples

London Crossrail

London Crossrail

Explore how project management was vital to delivering one of the most significant infrastructure projects in the UK.

Boston’s Big Dig

Boston’s Big Dig

Examine how the most expensive highway project in the U.S. was plagued by cost overruns, delays, design flaws, poor execution and more as you learn the holistic techniques that are required to becoming a successful project specialist.

Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House

Learn the importance of cost management and accountability when larger projects are assigned and the roles and responsibilities of a team become diversified.

Titanic

Titanic

Study the importance of project design and developing viable fallback options in the event that a project fails to meet the specified quality standards.

Certificate

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Certificate

Upon successful completion of the program, participants will receive a verified digital diploma certificate from Emeritus in collaboration with the University of California, Irvine Division of Continuing Education.

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Emeritus Network Benefits

On successful completion of this program, join a community of learners on the Emeritus Network. The Emeritus Network is your platform to connect to a global network of individuals. Benefits of the Emeritus Network include:

  • Tuition Assistance
  • Global network that includes over 400 CEOs, presidents, vice presidents, directors, founders, and managing directors
  • Start-up corner to help connect, collaborate, raise capital, invest, or identify talent
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