Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management (PGDPM)

1. OVERVIEW:
The Post-Graduate Diploma in Project Management (PGDPM) is a high level professional Adult Learning programme which consists of nine modules, and requires that the learners must have passed all the 9 modules and submitted a supervised Project Management Research Project (Dissertation) in addition, in order to qualify for the award. The modules are delivered over 2 semesters taught in Harare and Bulawayo parallel. There are 2 intakes in a year i.e. February and August. The closing dates for accepting applications are 30 January for the February intake and 30 July for the August intake. Semester 1 runs from February to April (for the February intake) while Semester 2 for the same intake runs from August to October. Semester 1 for the August intake runs from August to October and then February to April for semester 2. Exams for all intakes run in parallel series in June and in November bi-annually including supplementary exams.
All Candidates for the PMZ PGDPM must have at least a first Degree qualification from a recognized University. Exceptional candidates who do not possess degree qualifications but have higher national diploma qualifications, deemed equivalent to a first degree, and several years of experience may be accepted subject to approval by the PMZ Academic Committee, while those who hold additional qualifications such the PMZ-COCPM, PMP, PRINCE2 or other Advanced Project Management qualifications may be exempted from modules 2 and 3. Candidates who complete the PGDPM course will qualify for the prestigious Master of Science (MSc in PM) degree programme to be run in collaboration with NUST from January 2018.

The total tuition fees for the PGDPM programme are US$1650 (i.e. semester-1 $700: semester 2-$950) payable in cash or three instalments, at the PMZ Training Managers Office Bulawayo, OR Online Transfer or cash deposit into the PMZ Training Bank Account CABS 4th Street Branch, Account No. 1002601231 Harare. The minimum fees required for initial registration are $400, before candidates can complete and submit the registration forms. The second instalment of $300 for semester 1 will be payable on or before the start of the first semester. The second instalment of a minimum of $500 for semester 2 will be due on or before the first day of semester 2 learning, while the third and last instalment of $150 will be due on or before the end of semester 2 training session. Candidates will not be allowed to sit for exams before clearance of due fees. Fully subscribed PMZ Members will be exempted from payment of the $50 initial membership and registration fees included in the first instalment.

2. Course Structure, Terms and Conditions
The PGDPM modules are delivered over 2 semesters. Detailed Course outlines are as per section 3.2.2 and 3.2.3. of the PMZ Prospectus or Instructors’ workbooks. The class-based 9 modules for the programme are offered in Bulawayo and HARARE. Candidates can choose to enrol for the February or August intake. There are four full days of lectures per module, OR 60 hours per module (40 Hrs. Tutorials plus 20 Hrs self-study per week) spread evenly over 8 weekends for semester 1 and 10 weekends for semester 2. 100% Class attendance is essential, as each module will be presented only once during a semester. Detailed lecture and exam timetables with specific dates for each running semester are made available to enrolled candidates.

Semester 1 (4 Modules/8weekeknds): February to April OR August to October Block 1 EXAM: JUNE & NOVEMBER Module code

Module code Module title Assessment-
Coursework 40% Exam 60%
1 PDP01 personal development planning 1 Assignment, 1 Practical, 1 test and 1 Final Exam
2 PPM02 principles and practices of project management 1 Assignment, 1 Practical, 1 test and 1 Final Exam
3 PP&IMPL03 Project Planning and Implementation 1 Assignment, 1 Practical, 1 test and 1 Final Exam
4 PM&E04 Project Monitoring & Evaluation Assignment, 1 Practical, 1 test and 1 Final Exam

 

 

Semester 2 (5 Modules/10Weekends): February to April OR August to October Block 2 EXAMS: JUNE & NOVEMBER

 

 

Module code Module title Assessment-
Coursework 40% Exam 60%
5 PMIS05 Project management systems 1 Assignment, 1 Practical, 1 test and 1 Final Exam
6 PLCM06 Project leadership and change management 1 Assignment, 1 Practical, 1 test and 1 Final Exam
7 PRM07 project risk management 1 Assignment, 1 Practical, 1 test and 1 Final Exam
8 PVCM08 Project Valuation and change management Assignment, 1 Practical, 1 test and 1 Final Exam
9 PTM09 Project Time Management 1 Assignment, 1 Practical, 1 test and 1 Final Exam
10 PMRP10 Project management research project Assignment, 1 Practical, 1 test and 1 Final Exam

 

3. Programme fees 

The total tuition fees for the PGDPM programme are US$1650 (i.e. semester-1 $700: semester 2-$950) payable in cash or four instalments, at the PMZ Training Managers Office Harare, OR Online Transfer or cash deposit into the PMZ Training Bank Account CABS 4th Street Branch, Account No. 1002601231 Harare. The minimum fees required for initial registration are $380, before candidates can complete and submit the registration forms. The second instalment of $300 for semester 1 will be payable on or before the start of the first semester. The third instalment of a minimum of $500 for semester 2 will be due on or before the first day of semester 2 learning, while the fourth and last instalment of $450 will due on or before the end of semester 2. Candidates will not be allowed to sit for exams before clearance of due fees. Fully subscribed PMZ Members will be exempted from payment of the $50 initial membership and registration fees included in the first instalment.

4. Admission and Programme registration
All Candidates for the PMZ PGDPM must have at least a first Degree qualification from a recognized University. Exceptional candidates who do not possess degree qualifications but have higher diploma qualifications, deemed equivalent to a first degree, and several years of experience may be accepted subject to approval by the PMZ Academic Committee, while those who hold additional qualifications such the PMZ-COCPM, PMP, PRINCE2 or other Advanced Project Management qualifications may be exempted from modules 1 & 2.

5. Assessment
The assessment information is as above (i.e. 1 Assignment, 1 practical, 1 Test and 1 Final Exam) for each module. Candidates will be required to submit a dissertation of between 8500 and 10 000 words, after completion and sitting for the 9 modules. PMIZ may arrange Research Methods theory workshops for candidates needing such help. All Candidates must have completed and submitted their 40% coursework via their POEs 30 days before each semester exam session. Candidates may not proceed to Semester 2 studies before passing all the four Semester 1 modules. Supplementary exams will be available in June and November ALL Modules. Candidates who would have failed at least four modules after supplementing may be required to repeat the whole training or withdraw subject to special decisions of the PMIZ Academic Committee. Candidates who fail to submit a dissertation may not be eligible for a Diploma award, while those who complete semester 1 only but fail to proceed to semester 2 may be awarded the Certificate qualification as per section 3.2.2 of the PMIZ regulations. Examination results are published on the PMIZ website and on public notice boards within 45 days after each exam session. Calendars for Graduation ceremonies for candidates who have successful completed learning will be published annually, as per the running PMIZ Annual calendar. The full course structure, timetables, registration forms, terms and conditions are available on request via Tel. +263 4 776000 OR 086 44075 061 Alternative Email: projectmanagementzimbabwe@gmail.com

Please email to info@pmiz.org.zw to obtain additional updated information or to apply for the program.