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Postgraduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management (Distance Learning)

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The programme aims at providing participants with knowledge and skills necessary for effective performance in the role of Project Manager. It adopts a generic approach to project management and is designed for projects in construction and engineering, events management, research and development, community services, trade, tourism and agricultural projects. The programme is structured into 12 modules: 4 basic,6 core and 2 electives. Through the modular system, a participant can complete the course in two semesters continuously or three years. Participants who successfully complete the with at least second class pass may be admitted to the Master of Management Studies (MMS) Degree Programme (Project Planning and Management option)

Target Group:

Middle to top managers in organisations with projectised activities

Programme Content:

Basic modules

Module1: Management Skills Improvement

Module 2: Quantitative Methods for Decision Making

Module 3: Management Information Systems

Module 4: Research Methods

Core Modules

Module 5: The Project and its Environment

Module 6: Project Cost Management

Module 7: Project Risk and Disaster Management

Module 8: Project Procurement Management

Module 9: Project Planning and Programming 

Module 10: Project Monitoring and Evaluation


Module 11: Project Quality Management

Module 12: Sustainable Development Strategies

Module 13: NGO Management

Module 14: Micro and Medium Scale Enterprises Management and Development


Participants are assessed through exercises, course work, and written examinations.

Tuition Fees:

Ug Shs. 2,400,000 ($1,784 for Non-Ugandans)

Duration:  2 years starting October

CODE:   GM:      301-27


Additional Info

  • Course Code: GM:301-27
  • Start Date: Monday, 03 October 2016
  • End Date: Tuesday, 31 October 2017
  • School: Distance learning and Information Technology
  • Department: Distance Learning
  • Centre: Main Campus
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