Project Description

Diploma in Project Management (12DPMA)

The purpose of this qualification is to provide students with focused knowledge and skills in Project Management using general principles and application as well as some specialized and practical knowledge in the field of project management. It intends to build the individual capacities of members in the public and private sectors by strengthening project management knowledge and skills which can be used to build further project management related competencies. This is in line with the strategic objective of the University to “cultivate standards of excellence in teaching, research, and all the prescribed functions of UNAM, through encouraging constructive criticism, constant self-improvement, self-evaluation, and peer assessment”. This is also in line with national goal and socio-economic development as project management can enhance and accelerate organizational change by driving innovation, improving organizational performance, and strengthening competitive advantage. Nationally good project management practice can assist government to implement infrastructure projects on time within cost and quality being optimal.

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Due to limited space, meeting the minimum requirements for the programme does not guarantee admission. The NBS reserves the right to interview candidates before final admission

  • Level 4 qualification from a recognized institution of higher learning.
  • A Grade 12 Certificate, 22 points as per UNAM scale in 5 subjects and English at a minimum D grade.
  • A minimum of 5 years work experience, of which one year is at a managerial level.

Admission could also be considered for persons who qualify through the Mature Age Entry Scheme upon successful completion of the relevant examinations as set out in the General Information and Regulation Prospectus. A special application is available for this purpose. For mature age entry, a candidate must be above 25 years old, in possession of a Grade 12 Certificate, with a minimum of 5 years work experience, of which one year is at a managerial level.

This qualification serves as an entry point to any other relevant level 6 qualification of the University of Namibia. Consequently, candidates will be credited for UNAM core modules successfully completed.

Blended learning conducted through e-learning augmented by face-to-face lessons on a Bock-Release Basis.

The minimum duration of this programme is one (1) year and the maximum duration is two (2) years.

The examination mark and the continuous assessment mark constitute 50% and 50% of the final mark respectively unless otherwise indicated in the module descriptor. In order to pass a module, a student must obtain a final mark of at least 50% (subject to the subminimum rule)

Graduation for this Executive Diploma requires the successful completion of all compulsory courses in the programme with a total of 144 credits.

NQF Level: 5

First Semester

ModuleModule codeCredits
English for General CommunicationLEG241016
Contemporary Social IssuesCSI35808
Computer LiteracyCLC35098
Principles of Project ManagementDPM251116
Project Leadership: Human Relations and EthicsDPM253116
Project Resources: Planning and SchedulingDPM255116
Total credits80

Second Semester

ModuleModule codeCredits
English for General CommunicationLEG241016
Project Cost and Procurement ManagementDPM251216
Project Cost and Procurement Management
Project Scope, Risk and Quality Management
DPM253216
Project Integration Simulation (MS Projects)DPM255216
Work Base ProjectDPM257216
Total credits80
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