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Unisa Short Learning Programmes
Advanced Project Management Programme (75280)

Purpose

To equip students with appropriate managerial, professional and individual competencies to be effective results-orientated project managers and professionals 


Target group

Middle-level managers in large organisation and persons who have a leadership role in smaller organisations 


Admission requirements
  • Applicants must have a Senior Certificate and at least 

three years’ managerial experience. 

  • Admission is granted on the understanding that students 

are able to attend weekly syndicate group meetings and 

the compulsory study schools at the SBL in Midrand. 

Apply well in advance to ensure admission; for application form you can visit the SBL wesite: www.sblunisa.ac.za. A clear photocopy of the form can be used. 


Duration

One year 


Language medium

English 


Registration periods

January Intake: Semester 1: January - June 

Semester 2: July - December 

June Intake: Semester 1: June - December 

Semester 2: January - June 


Tuition method

UNISA open distance learning and multimedia interaction through an electronic delivery system (eds online). Two study group assignments to be submitted that will count towards the year mark. One self-assessment assignment. The key areas of the syllabi are covered by a balanced combination of distance education, residential tuition, study-group activities, assignments and multimedia interaction through an electronic delivery system (eds online). 


Kind of assessment

Note: 

Formative assessment and examination admission will comply with UNISA’s formative assessment rules and policies 

Formative assessment: 

Two study group assignments which counts towards the year mark and one self-assessment assignment 

Summative assessment: 

Examinations 

A three-hour open-book examination in each of the modules 


Project Planning and Control (APMCN11)
HEQF Level of Module - 7
Credits of Module - 12
Syllabus/Content Topics
  • Work breakdown structure 
  • Project planning 
  • Project scheduling 
  • Project budgeting 
  • Control projects 

 


Project Budgeting and Finance (APMFN12)
HEQF Level of Module - 7
Credits of Module - 12
Syllabus/Content Topics
  • Feasibility of projects 
  • The costs of projects 
  • Cost estimations for projects 
  • Project cost control 
  • Financial aspects of tenders and quotes 

 


Labour Law and Contracts (APMLL13)
HEQF Level of Module - 7
Credits of Module - 12
Syllabus/Content Topics
  • Basic principles of the law of contract 
  • Basic principles of negotiation and alternative dispute resolution 
  • Principles underlying mediation and arbitration as well as the hybrid processes of alternative dispute resolution 
  • The Employment Equity Act 
  • The Basic Conditions of Employment Act 
  • The Labour Relations Act 
  • Occupational Health and Safety, Compensation for Occupational Injury and Diseases Act, and the Unemployment Insurance Act 

 


Integrated Project Management (APMMA14)
HEQF Level of Module - 7
Credits of Module - 12
Syllabus/Content Topics
  • Project management as integrated management system 
  • The role of the project manager 
  • Project planning 
  • Project control 

 


Supply Chain Management and Marketing (APMMA15)
HEQF Level of Module - 7
Credits of Module - 12
Syllabus/Content Topics
  • Management of a supply base 
  • Relationship between the supply chain and marketing management 
  • Understanding the intricacies of marketing management 
  • Principles of productivity management in supply chain management 

 


Managing and Leading Human Resources (APMMH16)
HEQF Level of Module - 7
Credits of Module - 12
Syllabus/Content Topics
  • Strategic human resource management 
  • Diversity in the workplace 
  • Management and deployment of human resources through participation processes 
  • Managing employee performance from a strategic perspective and applying it in project management 
  • Managing and developing human resources both locally and internationally 
  • Identifying opportunities for change and transformation and the negotiation and implementation thereof 

 


Course leader

Prof A A Okharedia BSC Hons MSc LLB LLM PhD 

Office 4-16, SBL Building, cnr First & Smuts Avenue, Midrand 

Tel: 011 652 0000 

Tel: 011 652 0375 

Fax: 011 652 0299 

E-mail: AOkharedia@sbleds.ac.za 


Programme administrator(s)

Ms M E Mogokare 

Office 4-12, SBL Building, cnr First & Smuts Avenue, Midrand 

Tel: 011 652 0000 

Tel: 011 652 00371 

Fax: 011 652 0299 

E-mail: MEMogokare@sbleds.ac.za