Project management is an important skill for those eager to boost their impact on their organisation.
This online short course from the University of Cape Town (UCT) will guide you to discover new and established project management tools and techniques, and help you gain an understanding of a project life cycle.
Whatever industry you find yourself in, the transferable skills that this project management course gives you will help you to work more effectively and efficiently.
You’ll learn how to build and lead project teams, handle time and budget constraints, and communicate workable solutions to stakeholders.
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On completion of this course, you’ll walk away with:
The practical skills to address requirements like project scope, risk, time and costs
The ability to identify challenges and improve processes to effectively manage project teams
A certificate from UCT validating your new-found knowledge and capabilities
Is this course for you?
This course is aimed at both those currently working in a project-oriented role and those aspiring to launch a career in formal project management. Professionals who are new to the field, or who are looking to upskill themselves, will gain the foundational knowledge and confidence they need to run projects more effectively to make a real difference to their company.
At the same time, existing project managers can polish and consolidate their understandings, and earn a certificate as proof of their refined competencies. There are no formal prerequisites for this course.
Refine your ability to lead projects in your organisation as you work through the weekly modules of this online short course.
Orientation ModuleWelcome to your Online Campus
Module 1Introduction to project management
Module 2Getting started: Identifying stakeholders and initiating a project
Module 3Managing risk
Module 4Work breakdown structure
Module 5Realistic scheduling and accurate estimating
Module 6Understanding cost, time, and scope
Module 7Managing a project team
Module 8Clear communication among project stakeholders
Module 9Measuring progress and solving common problems
Module 10Advancing your practice of project management
Earn a certificate from the University of Cape Town (UCT)
Acquire project management skills and earn an official certificate of completion from the University of Cape Town.
Your certificate will be issued in your legal name and sent to you upon successful completion of the course, as per the stipulated requirements.
At GetSmarter, we improve lives through better education. One of the ways that we achieve this is by bringing rich industry context to an academic environment through our expert facilitation and engagement. We work with university faculty and industry experts to provide a practical, industry lens on the world's leading university subjects.
KYLE DE FREITAS
Project Management Specialist
When do I start?
Our next available short course starts 27 January 2020.
You can either pay your tuition fees in full before the course starts, or you may opt for a two-part payment plan for courses nine weeks and shorter. For courses ten weeks or longer, there is a three-part payment plan available. To find out more on payment options please visit our Payment and Financing page.
GetSmarter's learning model is designed to help you, as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The course work is broken up into weekly, manageable bite-sized modules, with incremental deadlines, designed to help you pace yourself over the duration of the course and allow you the legroom to work when it suits you best.
At the beginning of each week you'll be presented with all the lectures, notes and assignments necessary for completion. You also have access to your Success Manager who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.
The Online Campus will be your virtual classroom for the duration of your course. Through its easy-to-use interface you'll have access to a diverse variety of course content formats, including: interactive video lectures, module notes, practice quizzes, Prezis, assignment briefs, and additional web resources.
On the Online Campus, you'll also be able to ask questions and interact with your fellow students and Head Tutor through the Online Campus discussion forums. If you're experiencing tech issues or need advice from your personal Success Manager, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.