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 on the growth and advancement of most modern organisations and is a much-sought-after qualification.

The PGDip Project Management is tailored to enhance the capacity of managers to improve production and service delivery thereby contributing to organisational effectiveness. The course programme also provides for the attainment of quantitative skills in Project Finance and Project Management. MANCOSA supports an online learning environment. Study Project Management through distance learning and receive online support.


Upon successful completion of the specialised PGDip Project Management course, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a systematic and comprehensive understanding of the core principles related to managing projects
  • Analyse problems and propose strategies to address complex project management challenges by drawing on the project management body of knowledge
  • Engage in high-level and successful communication with project stakeholders and the wider project network
  • Utilise project management software to solve work-based problems effectively
  • Demonstrate the ability to engage in self-directed learning within the field of project management

Programme structure

Duration: 1 year

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 cognate 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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