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Graduate Diploma in Project Management

Graduate Diploma
(Postgraduate)

Equipping graduates with the necessary technical and management skills for tomorrow's Built Environment sector.

Graduate Diploma in Project Management


Overview

The Built Environment sector is an essential and irreplaceable segment of the Singapore economy. Even in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is still projected growth and the need to hire remains strong. This is due to the need for skilled professionals to support the Industry Transformation Map (ITM) and embrace sustainability, productivity, digitalisation and new technology.

The Graduate Diploma in Project Management (GDPM) programme will incorporate both technical (sustainability, design for manufacture and assembly, productivity and integrated digital delivery) and managerial (project, risk, finance, asset, and facility) aspects of the Built Environment sector. The programme aims to equip both in-service and career transition personnel with new skills and competencies to embrace the transformative shift and deliver large scale projects in a sustainable manner.

The programmes are fashioned in a stackable and modular way so that students can choose to study individual courses which can be accumulated to obtain a graduate certificate, a graduate diploma or a full master's degree. This flexible arrangement will benefit busy working adults who may not be able to commit a long period of time to obtain a full graduate qualification.

Unique Features of the Programme

  • Each course is modular and self-contained.
  • Course instructors are experienced senior practitioners from the industry.
  • The Graduate Diploma in Project Management (GDPM) is stackable from the Graduate Certificate in Project Management (GCPM), and students may choose to proceed to either the Master of Management (MMGT-PM) or Master of Built Environment (MBE-SPE). This is in line with the nation's emphasis on stackable credentials to facilitate lifelong learning.
  • Some of the modular courses can qualify for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points to fulfil accreditation requirements for the Society of Project Managers (SPM) or the Singapore Contractors Association Limited (SCAL).

Admission Requirements

Refer to general admission criteria for graduate programmes.

Applicants with a recognised bachelor's degree preferably from a field related to the Built Environment sector.

Applicants with relevant work experience but with other qualifications may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

This programme is currently unable to take in international students, i.e., you must be a Singapore citizen, permanent resident or a resident in Singapore (e.g., Employment Pass holder) in order to apply for admission.

Financial Assistance

The University offers course fee concession for selected graduate programmes. Please click here for more details.

Programme Structure

To graduate with the Graduate Diploma in Project Management (GDPM), students are required to complete 30 credit units (cu) consisting of six compulsory core courses. However, they can also opt to exit with the Graduate Certificate in Project Management (GCPM) upon completion of 15 cu of courses.

Courses are based on a 5-cu configuration unless stated otherwise. Students have to maintain a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.5 in their coursework in order to obtain the Graduate Diploma in Project Management (GDPM).

Graduate Diploma in Project Management

Graduates from the Graduate Diploma in Project Management (GDPM) programme will be recognised by industry partners, Society of Project Managers (SPM) and the Singapore Contractors Association Limited (SCAL). They can take up managerial roles in factories producing construction-related components, act as construction and project managers, contract managers and so on.

Graduates from the Graduate Diploma in Project Management (GDPM) programme will be recognised by industry partners, Society of Project Managers (SPM) and the Singapore Contractors Association Limited (SCAL). They can take up managerial roles in factories producing construction-related components, act as construction and project managers, contract managers and so on.

  1. What is the duration to complete the programme?
    The minimum and maximum candidature for Graduate Diploma programme is 1 year and 2 years, respectively.

  2. How many courses students take in each semester?
    Students are recommended to take up to 15 cu (3 courses) per semester.

  3. How many intake(s) are there in a year for GDPM ?
    There are 2 intakes a year; every January and July.

  4. When are the lessons scheduled?
    Lessons are scheduled on weekdays evenings from 7pm to 10pm and some Saturday mornings.

  5. What are the assessment components in each course?
    It consists a mixture of pre-course quiz, participation, group-based assignments (GBA) and End of Course Assessments (ECA).
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