Entry requirements

An honours degree in Engineering or related subject, or a suitable professional qualification plus at least two years relevant work experience (B.Sc. Surveying will be considered if the candidate is working in an engineering environment). A candidate may be interviewed to establish his or her suitability for the course. Applications are made online at: www.tcd.ie/courses/postgraduate/az

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 evenings and Saturday
mornings each week throughout the academic year.
Coursework involves carrying out an individual research
project in one’s own time and also using project management
software on Trinity’s computers as an integral part of the
course on some Friday evenings.
Course Content
1. Project Management Principles and Practice
2. Contracts and Tendering Procedures
3. Legal Principles and Employment Legislation
4. Project Accounting and Cost Control
5. The Computer and IT in Project Management
6. Human Resources Management, Health and Safety,
7. Coursework Assignments
The award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management
is based on a combination of the results of two examination
papers and two coursework assignments. Each paper and the
coursework constitute one third of the overall assessment.
Students must pass each paper and the coursework; there
is no system of compensation. The pass mark for the
examination papers and the coursework is 40%. A Distinction
is awarded to those who obtain an overall average mark
of 70% or more in both the coursework and two papers
combined at the summer examination. The Diploma awarding
ceremony takes place in November.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Trevor Orr
+353-1-896 1704