Taught course

Project Management

Trinity College Dublin · School of Engineering

Entry requirements

An honours degree (Level 8) in Engineering or related subject, or a suitable professional qualification plus at least one year's relevant work experience. A candidate may be interviewed to establish his or her suitability for the course.

Months of entry


Course content

This is a one-year postgraduate course designed to provide engineers and other suitably qualified graduates with a good appreciation and understanding of project management techniques and practice in civil engineering and construction. Since much of this course is generic, it is also suitable for those involved in managing projects in other areas, for example, in manufacturing and information technology. This course has been approved by Engineers Ireland as meeting its requirements for continuing professional development.

Lectures are normally held on Friday evening 7.00 - 10.00 p.m. and Saturday morning 9.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. each week throughout the two semesters (September to April). In addition to attending lectures, participants may be required to submit coursework as part of the students' assessment. Examinations take place in May. Topics covered include:

  • Principles and Practice of Project Management.
  • Contracts, Tendering Procedures and Insurances.
  • Legal Principles and Employment Legislation.
  • Project Accounting and Cost Control.
  • The Computer and IT in Project Management.
  • Human Resources Management.
  • Health and Safety.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Academic Registry
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