Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management

Develop an advanced understanding of concepts, approaches and tools relevant to the respective field with a top-quality project management course.

1 year
NQF Level 8
120 credits

Key Features

  • Accredited and Registered
  • Cutting-edge curriculum
  • Flexible structure
  • Online support 
  • Affordable and Accessible
  • Internationally benchmarked
  • Multicultural Faculty and support
  • Project Management course distance learning


The Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management is a one-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 the growth and advancement of most modern organisations and is a much sought-after qualification.

The programme enhances the capacity of managers to improve production and service delivery thereby contributing to organisational effectiveness.

The programme also provides for the attainment of quantitative skills in project finance and project management.

Career Opportunities

  • Project Manager/ Coordinator
  • Project Specialists
  • Project Management Consultant
  • Operations Manager

Programme Structure

Duration: 1 year

All students must complete four core modules in the first semester and four core modules in the second semester.

Semester 1

  • Managing Project Risk
  • 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

Admission Requirements

  • The minimum entry requirement is a relevant Bachelor’s Degree or Advanced Diploma at NQF level 7.
  • It is possible to gain entry to the programme on the basis of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). To be considered via RPL, applicants should be above the age of 30 years.
  • For further information on this alternative route, please contact a student advisor. All applicants with an international qualification will be considered in accordance with MANCOSA’s institutional rules.

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