University of Pretoria - Leaders in Project Management


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"I chose the PPM because it is the most well-known programme in project management, offered by the university that is the undisputed leader in project management research and education."

PPM Online Project Management Course

The comprehensive, fully online eight module PPM course (equivalent to the 20-day attendance course that has been running successfully since 1997). This programme runs and requires at least 5 hours’ work per week over a period of approximately 8 months and includes practical work and assignments. The cost of the course is R33 200. The start date of the next course is 30 May 2022.


PPM Weekender Project Management Course

Enjoy studying all eight modules part-time with our PPM weekender course option, including practical work and assignments. We help you to become a project manager with unmatchable knowledge and skills. The lecturers on the programme have a wealth of practical experience as well as credible education. The cost of the course is R41 500. The start date of the next course is 15 July 2022.

PPM Midweek Project Management Course

The eight modules are presented in residential blocks and, between the four residential blocks of five days each, practical work is performed in each learner’s workplace.  The assignments done in the workplace thus provide some tailoring to each individual candidate’s work environment. In total there are normally 20 day’s contact time (spread over about 6 months). The cost of the course is R45 080. The start date of the next course is 20 June 2022.


Online Project Management Short Course

The first module of the PPM, Project Management Principles, Practices and Scheduling, is available as a short course that earns credits towards the PPM. The course requires at least 20 hours to complete. The course, including a final assignment, typically has to be completed within a 12-week period. The cost of the course is R7 550. Five ECSA CPD points and 20 PMI (USA) hours. The start date of the next course is 1 August 2022.

About the Project Management Course

This practical, well-established Project Management course has been designed to develop project management knowledge, skills and insight. It equips delegates with the tools and techniques necessary to succeed in project management. The course is based on international standards and best practices and is also filled with local content to ensure its relevance in South Africa. The department responsible for the academic aspect of this programme is an authorised training provider (ATP) of the Project Management Institute (PMI) in the USA

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Why Choose Us

The University of Pretoria, South Africa has been offering education and training in Project Management for more than 30 years and is the undisputed leader in project management education in Africa.
Project Management is a multi-disciplinary field that includes a variety of aspects such as scheduling, people-management, aspects relating to finances and cost, legal aspects, procurement and contracting, risk management, organisation structured, quality management, etc. As one of the largest multi-disciplinary universities in South Africa (with more than 1000 permanent lecturers), we are ideally positioned to address this multi-disciplinary field.
30+ Years of

The University of Pretoria, South Africa has been offering education and training in Project Management for more than 30 years.

Accredited by
Top Institutions

The PPM is recognized by PMI (Project Management Institute), ECSA (Engineering Council of SA), SACPCMP, PMSA


The lecturers are to a large extent the same ones who teach Africa’s only masters degree that is accredited by the PMI Global Accreditation Center.

Flexible Delivery

Choose between the classic 20-day PPM delivered during contact lectures, the Weekender or the online Project Management Course.

“Thank you ..... the PPM certificate has opened a whole lot of doors for me, this is not just a blessing for myself but for my whole family.”
“The course landed me a job as Project Coordinator with an EPCM company in Pretoria.  The company is dynamic and continues to grow positively amidst the present difficult economic climate.”
“Rarely do you find an institution that makes you feel so valued. I can honestly say that every single lecturer was outstanding and put great effort into the preparation and delivering of modules.”
“Having attended various short-courses on Project Management, I highly recommend the PPM run by the University of Pretoria's Graduate School of Technology. I commend Professor Steyn and his colleagues on the level of their commitment to students”

What Students Say About Us

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