Increasingly, organisations structure and manage their operations using project management principles. The success of adopting a project management approach to all work aspects and acquiring and mastering project management skills is crucial in today’s professional environment. This course aims to introduce delegates to the principles of project management. The content is aligned with international standards and guidelines such as PMBoK and ISO 21500. After completing the course, each delegate should not only be familiar with the theoretical aspects of project management but also be able to apply the concepts to a project in their own environment. The overall objective of the course is to enable each participant to improve their project development and execution skills and to create a thorough awareness of the factors that could influence the outcome of projects. 

Who Should Enrol

This course is ideal for prospective delegates with a specific interested in project management as a career or as a supplement to their professional development.

Course Design

Online Course

Course Content

The course consists of the following modules: 

  • Introduction to project management 
  • Scope management 
  • Time management 
  • Cost management 
  • Quality management 
  • Risk management 
  • Human resource management 
  • Communication management 
  • Procurement management 
  • Stakeholder management 
  • Integration management 

Course Highlights

As part of the University of Pretoria’s hybrid learning environment, our online courses and CPD activities provide you with lifelong learning opportunities presented by thought leaders right at your fingertips. Access online courses anywhere, at any time – perfect for when you are strapped for time and honing your skills from wherever you are.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of the course, delegates will be able to grasp theoretical aspects of project management and apply these concepts to projects in their own work environments. 



  • Individual Assignment 1: Project Charter (10% of the final mark);
  • During the course, delegates will write four multiple-choice quizzes (each counting 10%). The first quiz will be after Chapter 2, the second after Chapter 4, the third after Chapter 6, and the last after Chapter 9 (together, 40% of the final mark);
  • Individual Assignment 2: Project Plan (50% of the final mark).
  • To pass the course, delegates must achieve a final mark of at least 50%.


Accrediting Body: ECSA
Accreditation Number: P003602-2020
Number of CPD points awarded to course: 3

Accrediting Body: SACNASP
Accreditation Number: 2019-0115-001043
Number of CPD points awarded to course: 5



To pass the course, a delegate must achieve a final mark (see Assessment) of at least 50%.

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From the University of Pretoria’s Graduate School of Technology Management, this fully-online course covers the introductory aspects of project management.

8.0 CPD Points

Level 1