Advanced Project Management online short course

Course starts: 7 November 2016
Registrations close: 1 November 2016
Course fees: R17,900
Course starts: 5 December 2016
Course fees: R17,900

Why this course?


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With over 20 million project managers estimated to join the workforce by 2020, project manager positions are now available across all industries. Due to the drive towards projectisation in almost every organisation, there are vast career opportunities available for project managers skilled in advanced project management techniques. Wondering how to become an effective project manager and accelerate your career in South Africa? Earn a PMI-approved certification from Africa’s leading University - take a look at what this online short course has to offer.

Course overview

With one of the best short courses in South Africa, you’ll learn the expert-level project management skills necessary to address advanced plans and processes, in your own company and across industries - all in 12 weeks. With 97% of organisations believing that project management is critical to business performance, you will need to learn everything from strategic project management to project scope, time, cost, risk, and quality - all of which is covered in the course. By the end of UCT’s Advanced Project Management online short course, you’ll have extended your knowledge beyond the basic concepts of project management and you’ll walk away with a complete project plan applicable to your specific occupation.

Is this course for you?

The UCT Advanced Project Management online short course is right for you if you’re wanting to move beyond your foundational knowledge of project management and elevate your skills to handle more complex projects. It’s also relevant to you if you’re a manager, entrepreneur or project team member, responsible for the implementation of projects and want to improve project-based processes, or if you’re a mid-level employee seeking to advance your career by learning the expert-level skills necessary to implement high-level projects. The project management course will also be valuable if you’re aspiring to enter into an industry, such as manufacturing or the financial sector, that relies heavily on advanced project management processes. If you want to be recognised as an industry expert, this certificate is approved by PMI - giving you access to the largest project management network.

What you will learn

  • Orientation module Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Module 1 Strategic project management
  • Module 2 The project manager
  • Module 3 The project management process
  • Module 4 Managing project integration, stakeholders and initiation
  • Module 5 Managing project scope
  • Module 6 Managing project time
  • Module 7 Managing project cost
  • Module 8 Managing project risk
  • Module 9 Managing project quality
  • Module 10 Managing project communications and procurement
  • Module 11 Managing talent in projects
  • Module 12 Project delivery and closure

Your success team



Skills Development Coach

Patrick, is an experienced leadership and management consultant, facilitator and coach with qualifications in industrial psychology, and an extensive background in all aspects of business management and development, including supply chain, business logistics and project management.

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Emeritus Professor & Project Management Specialist

Derek is a highly acclaimed academic and professional, with over 45 years of experience both locally and internationally. In his early career, Derek was involved in the management of numerous specialised international projects, and then made the move into the world of academia, becoming Professor of Information Systems at UCT, as well as founding a private training company where he has successfully taught project management for 25 years.

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