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University of Pretoria

University Of Pretoria

University Of Pretoria

Programme in Project Management Weekender

A comprehensive program designed to equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to excel in the project management field. Participate in-person – face-to-face with a lecturer and a peer group – Fridays and Saturdays in Pretoria.

Next course:

18 October 2024

Course fee:

R46 629.40 (Including VAT)

Delivery Mode:
Contact Sessions at Venue

Course Duration:
16 contact days (8 Fridays and 8 Saturdays)

Language:
English

Delivery Mode:
Contact Sessions

Course Duration:
approximately 8 months

Language:
English

Certificate:
University of Pretoria

Experienced Lecturers:
each specialising in a specific aspect of project management

Testimonials:
What our students say

Certificate:
University of Pretoria

Experienced Lecturers:
each specialising in a specific aspect of project management

Testimonials:
What our students say

Programme in Project Management Weekender

Who is Weekend Course In Project Management For?

Project management is a crucial skill set in today's competitive business landscape. As industries continue to evolve and adapt to the ever-changing market demands, the need for effective project managers becomes increasingly evident. If you're looking to enhance your career prospects and take on challenging leadership roles, enrolling in a weekend course in project management is a wise investment in your professional growth.

Our "Weekender" course spans over 16 contact days (8 Fridays and 8 Saturdays). Tailored to individuals who cannot dedicate 20 continuous days away from their professional commitments, the "Weekender" presentation of the Programme in Project Management significantly reduces the time spent away from work.

Why Must I Study This Course?

We take pride in offering an exceptional in-class project management course run on that is meticulously designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of project management. Here is what sets us apart:

  1. The Weekend Course In Project Management is offered by the Graduate School of Technology Management (GSTM) in collaboration with Enterprises University of Pretoria (EUP).
  2. The GSTM stands as the unrivaled pioneer in project management research, education and training across Africa. It is responsible for the academic framework of the Programme in Project Management. GSTM boasts an esteemed faculty that significantly contributes to Africa's sole master's program in project management, accredited by the Global Accreditation Center of the PMI (Project Management Institute).
  3. With over 200 contact class presentations since its inception in 1997, the Programme in Project Management (PPM) has become a recognizable presence within the industry. Continuous updates ensure the program's alignment with emerging developments, further enhancing its relevance and quality.

What Will My Course Content Include:

  1. Project Management Principles, Practices and Scheduling
  2. Project Quality Management
  3. The People-Side of Project Management
  4. Legal Aspects for Project Managers
  5. Financial Principles and Project Cost Management
  6. Project Procurement and Contract Management
  7. Project Risk Management
  8. Project Management in Business Context

Course Leader:
Prof Herman Steyn

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Admission Requirements:

  1. To be admitted to the Programme in Project Management (PPM) Weekender a 3-year tertiary qualification is preferred, although prior learning could be recognized. For such recognition, a comprehensive CV is required.
  2. As the course is presented in English, participants should have an adequate command of the English language to understand the material.
  3. Find the next course intake date here

Gratitude for the high quality of education provided!
Edward Tollemache
My name is Edward Tollemache, I attended and completed the PPM weekender course last year. I'd like to express my gratitude for the high quality of education provided and upheld by this course.

Payment for courses

To secure a person’s seat on a course full payment of the course fee has to be received.

If a client cannot make full payment some time before a course starts, options exists at Mobicred or Fundi to grant a loan to the client and make the full payment to EUP on behalf of the client. The client then pays back the fee in monthly instalments to the organization that granted the loan.

To use Mobicred, you need to complete an online credit application at https://mobicred.co.za/, agree to the terms and conditions, and provide the necessary documents.
 
Fundi provides short course loans and educational finance services, catering to people seeking career enhancement through additional training. Please click on https://www.fundi.co.za/ShortCourses to submit an online credit application.

However, if a client itself is in a position to make the full payment (at least a few days before the course starts), it is the preferred option.

WHEN DOES THE NEXT PPM WEEKENDER COURSE START AND FINISH?

18 October 2024 - 10 May 2024

WHAT CERTIFICATE WOULD I RECEIVE AND OF WHAT VALUE WOULD IT BE?

You will receive a highly valuable certificate as the University of Pretoria offers the project management course for more than 30 years. The certificate is recognized nationally and internationally. (Click here to view an example certificate) Most of our lectures have industrial experience and extensive knowledge about the project management field. After your project management qualification, you qualify for a master's degree in project management at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. The master's degree is a one of a kind qualification at the University of Pretoria and is accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI) in the United States of America.

WHAT CAREER OPTIONS DOES PROJECT MANAGEMENT WEEKENDER COURSE ASSIST ME WITH?

Embark on a journey toward a fulfilling and prosperous professional future with our Programme in Project Management (PPM) Weekender, positioning you for success in various dynamic project management roles:

  • Project Manager:
    Manage projects from start to finish, including planning, execution and control.
  • Project Director:
    Having obtained sufficient business and project experience, manage a megaproject or some other large-scale, high-impact project.
  • Project Coordinator:
    Assist project managers with planning and execution, including managing schedules, resources, stakeholders, and communications. Manage sub-projects or work packages of a larger project.
  • Project Administrator:
    Support project managers with well-organized planning and execution of projects.
WHAT IS OUR LEARNING APPROACH?

Our project management training takes a unique and practical approach to skill development, ensuring real-world application and effectiveness. Each candidate participates in hands-on assignments, crafting project plans tailored to their workplace context, fostering immediate implementation and learning.

Facilitation is a key aspect, drawing on the expertise of at least eight lecturers from diverse backgrounds, including Engineering, Law, Industrial Psychology, and Finance. These seasoned professionals possess both practical experience and exceptional academic credentials, enriching the learning process with valuable insights from various perspectives.

The training goes beyond one-size-fits-all approaches. Practical work takes place in the learners' workplaces, allowing for customization and relevance to individual work environments. While some projects may be used as examples, the emphasis is always on adapting the training to suit each candidate's unique circumstances.

Our PPM Weekender is open to individuals from a wide range of diverse backgrounds. We offer training in generic project management principles, not limited to specific fields like Engineering, IT, or Construction. This inclusive approach ensures that our graduates are equipped to excel in any industry or domain.

WHAT ARE MY LEARNING OUTCOMES?
  • Project Management Principles, Practices & Scheduling:
    Develop a strong foundation in project management, gaining insights into essential methodologies, best practices, and effective scheduling techniques to confidently guide projects from inception to completion.
  • Project Risk Management:
    Explore the realm of project risk management, learning to identify, assess, and address potential risks that could impact project success. Discover strategies for risk mitigation and contingency planning.
  • Project Procurement and Contract Management:
    Navigate the intricacies of project procurement and contract management. Acquire skills to efficiently source resources, negotiate contracts, and adeptly manage external partners to ensure successful project outcomes.
  • Project Quality Management:
    Elevate project quality through effective management techniques. Learn methods to maintain and exceed stakeholder expectations, implementing quality assurance and control measures for consistent excellence.
  • The People Side of Project Management:
    Understand the human dynamics within project management. Strengthen your abilities in team collaboration, leadership, and communication, fostering an environment that maximizes productivity and success.
  • Legal Aspects for Project Managers:
    Gain insights into the legal dimensions of project management. Navigate contracts, regulations, and intellectual property considerations, ensuring projects are legally compliant and well-protected.
  • Financial Principles and Project Cost Management:
    Develop financial acumen for effective project management. Master budgeting, cost estimation, and financial analysis skills, enabling informed decision-making and maintaining project financial health.
  • Project Management in the Business Context:
    Connect project initiatives with broader business strategies. Explore the alignment of projects with organizational goals, learning selection and prioritization techniques that drive overall business achievement.

Explore our comprehensive learning outcomes

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE COURSE FEE?

Programme fees include course material, lunch and refreshments on contact days. Course fees must be paid in full prior to course start dates. Proof of payment can be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

WHAT MATERIALS IS NEEDED FOR THE COURSE?

Students receive the textbook during registration in their contact session.

Click here for information on the textbook

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Each module has its own assessment. Assessment is mainly by means of practical assignments (group assignments and especially individual assignments) although the writing of a limited number of tests is sometimes also required. The last module integrates the work done in the previous 7 modules and assessment is again in the form of practical assignments – there is no other final examination.

WHAT IS THE PMP AND HOW DOES IT RELATE TO THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT COURSE?

The Project Management Professional (PMP) is a certificate offered by the American Project Management Institute (PMI). The University of Pretoria is registered at the American Project Management Institute (PMI). All project management qualifications are recognized by the Project Management Institute (PMI). The Programme in Project Management (PPM) gives background on the Project Management Professional (PMP) examination. You need a certain amount of Professional Development Units (PDU's) that can be obtained through the Programme in Project Management (PPM) course.

WHAT IS THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL EXAM PREPARATION (PMP®) SHORT COURSE?

The Project Management Professional Exam Preparation (PMP®) short course prepares you to write the international PMP® certification exam. It is presented by the Graduate School of Technology Management, University of Pretoria. For information related to the Project Management Professional Exam Preparation (PMP®) short course (Benefits of PMP® certification, Course content, Course fees, Admission requirements, Accreditation and certification etc) download the brochure here: PMP® Exam Preparation short course Brochure

WHAT FURTHER QUALIFICATIONS CAN I OBTAIN AFTER THE PPM COURSE?

After your Programme in Project Management (PPM) qualification you qualify to study for the Advanced Programme in Project Management (APPM) course. After completing your Advanced Programme in Project Management (APPM) course you will gain an extra 120 credits. A further relevant qualification to study after the Programme in Project Management (PPM) qualification is BTech. degree.

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Accreditation

The PPM is recognized by the following:

  1. PMI (Project Management Institute) – USA and Globally
  2. ECSA (Engineering Council of SA)
  3. SACPCMP (South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions)
  4. SACNASP (South African Council for Natural Scientific Professionals)
  5. PMSA (Project Management South Africa)

On successful completion of the PPM, suitable candidates may be eligible to apply for the professional designation of Project Manager (PM) conferred by Project Management South Africa (PMSA). PMSA is the SAQA recognized professional body representing the interests of project managers across sectors.

Contact Information

Simbulele Mtshotane

Course Coordinator

All Administrative Matters
+27 (0)12 434 2603
Mobile: +27 (0)73 760 7402
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Mpolokeng Rammutloa

Programme Manager

Prof Herman Steyn

Course Leader

All Academic Matters
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