Diploma in Project Planning and Management

Overview

Diploma in Project Planning and Management

1.0       INTRODUCTION

The Diploma in Project Planning and Management prepares undergraduate students for careers in project planning and management in both public and private sectors of the economy and also forms the foundation for undergraduate degrees in relevant fields.  It also provides an avenue for achieving the Millennium Development Goals and the objectives of Vision 2030 for national development. This programme is highly relevant in all areas of management in organisations as it meets the needs for upcoming managers or those who need specific skills in the management of projects. The programme intends to offer education and training in project planning and management to a broad spectrum of students from the East African region and beyond.

The course will enable the learners to conceive, design and implement development projects in both private and public sectors. It will also enhance management skills in other professional disciplines in initiating and managing projects.  Organizations, both in the public and private sectors are continuously adjusting and seeking ways of becoming more efficient and more effective in the planning and management of projects. The program will ensure that developmental projects are efficiently and effectively implemented by producing competent, qualified and professional workers. This course is in line with the Government of Kenya Vision 2030 which aims at enhancing the political, social and economic development of the country. The programme has been developed around three main themes: Project Monitoring, Evaluation and Control; Project Planning, Design and Implementation and Project Financing.

This programme fills a gap for students who complete the certificate programme and wish to progress to the diploma and undergraduate degrees in the same field. The Diploma programme, therefore, completes the logical progression of training in project planning and management ranging from Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor’s, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters and Doctor of Philosophy qualifications in Project Planning and Management currently being offered by the Department of Extra Mural studies. The programme will be offered through face to face and open, distance and e-Learning modes (ODeL). The flexibility that comes with ODeL modes will accommodate the special needs of those in full-time employment and increase access to a larger number of students.

Course Objectives

By the end of the programme, the learners will be able to:

  1. Acquire knowledge   for proper management of development projects.
  2. Develop ability to plan and manage development projects.
  3. Apply analytical tools, principles and concepts of project identification, appraisal, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  4. Attain skills to enhance problem solving and decision-making in a project environment
  5. Attain an academic qualification to enable students pursue further studies in a relevant field.

Diploma in Project Planning and Management

COURSE STRUCTURE AND DURATION.

  1.      The course is divided into three semesters of four (4) months.
  2.      The students will take all Fourteen (14) course units.
  3.       Each course unit will be covered in 45 contact hours of study
  4.       The course will be delivered through lectures and tutorials.
  5.       The course will take one calendar year.
  6.       No candidate will be registered in this course for more than six semesters                                    (equivalent to 2 years).
  7.       The students will be expected to carry out a Research Project which will constitute two                units.

Diploma in Project Planning and Management

  1. KCSE grade C and above with C- in Maths or Business Studies or Commerce or Accounting or Economics AND C- in English or Kiswahili
  2. KCE/EACE Division II with a Pass in Maths or Business Course & one language
  3. ‘A’ level with at least 2 (two) Subsidiary Passes
  4. KCSE mean grade C- OR KCE/EACE DIV. III with a Professional Certificate* from a recognized Institution

*The certificate must have been undertaken for at least one semester from an institution recognized by the university of Nairobi senate

Diploma in Project Planning and Management

By the end of the programme, the learners will be able to:

  1. Acquire knowledge   for proper management of development projects.
  2. Develop ability to plan and manage development projects.
  3. Apply analytical tools, principles and concepts of project identification, appraisal, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  4. Attain skills to enhance problem solving and decision-making in a project environment
  5. Attain an academic qualification to enable students pursue further studies in a relevant field.
DIPLOMA IN PROJECT PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT - L147
TOTAL UNITS -14UNITS  
TUITION                                      156,000
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)                                           6,500
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)                                        14,000
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)                                           2,000
CAUTION - (ONCE)                                           5,000
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)                                           4,500
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)                                           1,000
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)                                           1,000
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)                                           7,000
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)                                           4,000
Total-DPM                       201,000