Engineering Project Management

This micro-credential presents the latest theories on the strategic context of project, programme and portfolio management, ensuring learners understand this context to effectively deliver the full benefits of a project within budget and on time.

Engineering Project Management

Dr Kevin Roche Assistant Professor  in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at University College Dublin discuss Engineering Project Management micro-credential. In this course learners develop the core skills required to manage a project of any type, while also learning to assess the strategic importance of a project to an organisation and plan for external factors that might impact on the project. 

Content is provided online at weekly intervals over approximately 14 weeks and learners study at their own pace over the course of each week.There is a strong emphasis on active learning through practicing the techniques and reflecting on the outcomes through both peer- and self-review.

Most modules require a 2.2 degree in a related discipline or equivalent professional experience. Should you have any queries regarding your eligibility, please contact us at


On completion of this micro-credential learners will:

  • Describe the strategic importance of project, programme and portfolio management
  • Design an integrated business process for open and transparent selection of a balanced portfolio of projects to meet strategic and operational needs.
  • Apply the decision criteria, theoretical frameworks and analysis tools used for design of effective project governance structures for ongoing administration and control of projects
  • Assess the importance of project complexity and uncertainty in the determination of the project management approach with specific reference to the general principles of agile project management for projects with ill-defined or changing scope / technical requirements
  • Design project management processes for well-defined projects based on the project life cycle phases and knowledge areas in the PMBOK standards (project management book of knowledge)
  • Apply a range of useful tools for analysis and planning of well-defined projects including; multi-criteria decision analysis, knapsack problem tool, work breakdown structures, activity-on-node networks, Gantt charts, PERT, resource levelling techniques, earned value approach to project monitoring and control etc.
  • Analyse and manage risks in projects
  • Assess the value of project services and plan negotiation approaches in order to effectively manage a project
  • Design effective project communication plans, performance measurement and monitoring
  • Understand the socio-technical nature of projects and the importance of effective leadership, team building and good stakeholder relations in project management.

Learn from world renowned academic staff in Ireland’s leading, future focused and globally recognised colleges.

Gain an accredited NFQ qualification/micro credential that you may count towards a full award if you so wish in the future.

Previous modules may be used as recognition of prior learning towards Advance Centre degree programmes.

Equip yourself with the latest in demand skillset, tools, know-how and knowledge to succeed in your career.

Gain a competitive edge, influence growth and steer strategic goals in your organisation upon completion of your studies with the Advance Centre.

The learner subsidy is provided for this micro-credential to reduce the learner fee by
50%- 80 % .

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The learner subsidy is provided for this micro-credential to reduce the learner fee by 50%.

 For eligibility criteria please visit the link 

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