Once I have the PPM, what further qualifications could I obtain?

The PPM is a generic Project Management qualification that is suitable for all sectors of business and government. On the other hand, the Master’s in Project Management (MPM) offered by the University is a specialised programme designed specifically to meet the higher-technology needs of graduate engineers and scientists. While the PPM and APPM focus on practical aspects, the MPM also addresses theoretical aspects in much greater depth and requires that the student does independent, academic research. One of the minimum requirements for admission to the MPM is a relevant 4-year B-degree in engineering or in natural sciences. Another prerequisite is relevant post-graduate work experience. Therefore, the PPM as such does not ensure admission to the MPM.

The PPM obviously benefits from the high-level work that the lecturers do on the MPM.

Both the PPM and the APPM provide excellent background for people who are admitted to the MPM. The work done on the PPM and APPM overlaps to an extent with the work done on the MPM. Therefore, a candidate who completed the PPM has a better chance of success on the MPM. Excellent performance on the PPM might be influential when a candidate applies for admission to the MPM.

Several people also find the PPM of value when they subsequently enrol on other management courses, including MBA.