Project Management

Cofa Institute of Technology

Diploma 3 years Fee: on application

Diploma in Project Management is a certificate course that equips trainees with expertise in planning, management, monitoring and evaluation of community development projects.

Overview

This diploma in project management course will help equip learners with the skills, techniques, and understanding required for successful project management careers in both the public and private sectors of the economy. Through a combination of theory and unique, hands-on learning experience, the programme allows learners to enhance their management skills and gain a professional edge in the job market.

Following the establishment and expansion of many companies, graduates of this course will be professionals in planning, organising, securing, leading and managing resources and tasks in order to achieve specific organizational goals.

Career Opportunities

  • Business Systems Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Line Manager
  • Project Assistant
  • Planning Manager
  • Consultant

 

Objectives

Diploma in Project Management is a certificate course that equips trainees with expertise in planning, management, monitoring and evaluation of community development projects.

Specific program objectives include:

  • To provide specialized training needed for working with development organizations within and outside Kenya.
  • To promote understanding of the process of project management and the persons at whom development is aimed.
  • To promote an understanding of the impact of project management on economic, political and social environment.
  • To enhance skills in management of development projects.

Learning Outcomes

  • Manage the scope, cost, timing, and quality of the project, at all times focused on project success as defined by project stakeholders.
  • Align the project to the organization’s strategic plans and business justification throughout its life cycle.
  • Identify project goals, constraints, deliverables, performance criteria, control needs, and resource requirements in consultation with stakeholders
  • Implement project management knowledge, processes, life cycle and the embodied concepts, tools and techniques in order to achieve project success.
  • Interact with team and stakeholders in a professional manner, respecting differences, to ensure a collaborative project environment.
  • Implement general business concepts, practices, and tools to facilitate project success.
  • Apply appropriate legal and ethical standards.
  • Adapt project management practices to meet the needs of stakeholders from multiple,
  • Appraise the role of project management in organisation change.

Entry requirements

An aggregate grade of C- (C Minus) and above in K.C.S.E

Course content

Module I

  • Communication skills
  • Life skills
  • Information communication
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Fundamentals of project management
  • Financial accounting
  • Resource mobilization
  • Project financing
  • Business plan

 

 

Module II

  • Cost accounting
  • Project quality management
  • Quantitative techniques
  • Project procurement & management
  • Project monitoring & evaluation
  • Project management information systems

 

Module III

  • Operations management
  • Fundamentals of strategic management
  • Risk management in projects
  • Legal issues in project management
  • Principles and practices of management
  • Research methods
  • Trade project

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Entry requirements

An aggregate grade of C- (C Minus) and above in K.C.S.E


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