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Course nameAdvanced Certificate in Project Management
Course Duration 11 Months
Course cost

See http://www.cranefield.ac.za/shared/assets/pdf/Cranefield.pdf  Prospectus Section 4: Fees and Financial
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Course outline

Cranefield College’s business model is to offer enhanced online distance learning. Students spend only one
morning per month participating in class, and have a choice between live class-based sessions, or following live
sessions interactively online from work or home. Consult “Academic Calendars” on our website for class dates
in your region. Note that all online classes are streamed from Cranefield’s Main Campus in Midrand, Gauteng.

The Advanced Certificate in Project Management is accredited at NQF level 6, with 120 credits (consisting of four
modules of 30 credits each). The programme particularly serves to meet the need for a professional qualification
on the undergraduate level in project management.

The AdvCert(PM) is fully aligned with the USA Project Management Institute’s (PMI) PMBOK (Project Management
Body of Knowledge) and is an ideal route towards gaining international certification as a
CAPM (Certified
Associate in Project Management), and
PMP (Project Management Professional). This is currently deemed to
be the internationally most important industry-recognised certifications for project managers.

The learning programme requires the execution of learning content (modules) in a specific order that is in line
with the accepted national and international bodies of knowledge of this applied science. The different
learning modules are therefore offered in a prescribed order. There are three days of lectures per module,
spread evenly over the three months duration of each module. Please see the "Academic Calendars" on the
Cranefield College website
for timeslots. Note that all lectures at the main campus are streamed live online via Cranefield's Blackboard
Collaborate system, making it possible to attend interactive classes live on the Internet globally
.

The module order of precedence is as follows:

Step 1: One may complete the first two modules in any order:

ACPM 01: General Management Perspective (30 credits) (Fundamental), and

ACPM 02: Project Management: Perspective, Planning and Implementation (30 credits) (Fundamental)

Step 2: Having completed ACPM 1 and 2, one must then complete:

ACPM 03: Project Finance, Costing and Pricing (30 credits) (Core)

Step 3: Complete ONE of the following electives:

ACPM 04: Project Procurement Law of Contract (30 credits) (Elective)

ACPM 05: Public-Private Partnerships (30 credits) (Elective)

ACPM 06: Project Documentation Management (30 credits) (Elective)

The full AdvCert(PM)  programme takes eleven months to complete  

Course nameAdvanced Diploma in Project Management
Course Duration 9 Months
Course costSee http://www.cranefield.ac.za/shared/assets/pdf/Cranefield.pdf  Prospectus Section 4: Fees and Financial Support.
Course outline
Cranefield College’s business model is to offer enhanced online distance learning. Students spend only one morning per month participating in class, and have a choice between live class-based sessions, or following live sessions interactively online from work or home. Consult “Academic Calendars” on our website for class dates in your region. Note that all online classes are streamed from Cranefield’s Main Campus in Midrand, Gauteng.

The AdvDip(PM) consists of three modules. Each of the three modules contributes 40 credits to the total of 120 credits for the qualification. A candidate who does not have a tertiary qualification and/or has not formally covered the necessary work (project planning and implementation, effectively applying PM tools and techniques) will be required to complete a foundational prerequisite module ACPM02 (‘Project Management: Perspective, Planning and Implementation’) before being admitted to continue with M1. Such candidates may also choose to undertake the PM Short Course (‘Project Management: Perspective, Planning and Implementation’) through multimedia distance learning (MDL) to meet the requirements. Experience has shown that it is generally advisable to complete this, since it equips students with fundamentals that are invaluable in the workplace and on the Advanced Diploma programme. These fundamentals are very often not adequately covered in other management courses.

The structure of the AdvDip(PM) programme is as follows:

Module M1: ‘Project Management: Leading, Creating, Implementing and Improving’, and

Module M2: ‘Programme Managing Organisational Performance and Innovative Improvement’, and then one of the following:

Module M3: ‘Supply Chain Quality and Performance Management’, or

Module M4: ‘Transformational Corporate Strategy’, or

Module M5: ‘Creating High-Performance Project and Process Teams’, or

Module M6: ‘Financial Management of Corporate Projects and Programmes’.

The AdvDip(PM) programme takes nine months to complete.

 

M1 and M2 are presented four times per annum at Cranefield’s Midrand campus (to allow for flexibility throughout the year to commence and continue the AdvDip(PM), since M1 must be undertaken first and then followed by M2). It is also presented once per annum in selected other locations (please consult our website). The elective modules (a choice between M3, M4, M5 and M6) are each presented twice per annum in Gauteng, and once per annum in other locations. There are three full days of lectures per module, spread evenly over the three months duration of each module.

The learning programme can be commenced in any quarter of the year; M1 runs four times per annum in the following timeslots: Jan to March (Initial); April to June (Repeat); July to Sept (Repeat); and Oct to Dec (Repeat). Note again that all lectures at the main campus are streamed live via Cranefield's Blackboard Collaborate system, making it possible to attend interactive classes live via the Internet. Therefore, you do not need to be based in Gauteng to undertake a module presented at the main campus. M2 also runs four times per annum in the same timeslots as M1 above, and M3 to M6 are there presented in the following timeslots: M3: Jan to March & July to Sept; M4: April to June & Oct to Dec; M5: Jan to March & July to Sept; and M6: April to June & Oct to Dec. For specific dates, and calendar information for other locations, please consult our website.

Course namePostgraduate Diploma in Project Management
Course Duration9 Months
Course costSee http://www.cranefield.ac.za/shared/assets/pdf/Cranefield.pdf  Prospectus Section 4: Fees and Financial Support..
Course outline 

Cranefield College’s business model is to offer enhanced online distance learning. Students spend only one morning per month participating in class, and have a choice between live class-based sessions, or following live sessions interactively online from work or home. Consult “Academic Calendars” on our website for class dates in your region. Note that all online classes are streamed from Cranefield’s Main Campus in Midrand, Gauteng.

The PostgradDip(PM), which provides 135 credits, consists of four modules. Following recommendations from the CHE, a compulsory module (15 credits) is part of the PostgradDip(PM) programme to assist students who continue with higher studies at Cranefield College in developing their English skills. The ‘Business English’ module must be completed concurrently with the first module (students receive their MDL study material at the first class, and then continue in interaction with their online lecturers), unless special permission for deferral to the following module is obtained. The structure of the programme is as follows:

Module ME: ‘Business English’, and any three of the following:

Module M3: ‘Supply Chain Quality and Performance Management’, or

Module M4: ‘Transformational Corporate Strategy’, or

Module M5: ‘Creating High-Performance Project and Process Teams’, or

Module M6: ‘Financial Management of Corporate Projects and Programmes’.

The full course takes nine months to complete.

There are three days of lectures per module, spread evenly over the three months duration of each module. Please consult the Cranefield website for details of dates and locations. Note again that all lectures at the main campus are streamed live via Cranefield's Blackboard Collaborate system, making it possible to attend interactive classes live via the Internet. Therefore, you do not need to be based in Gauteng to undertake a module presented at the main campus. Please see the Cranefield College website for the timeslots for M3 to M6. At the main campus, M3 to M6 are presented as follows: M3: Jan to March & July to Sept; M4: April to June & Oct to Dec; M5: Jan to March & July to Sept; and M6: April to June & Oct to Dec

Course nameMaster’s Degree in Project Management
Course Duration2 Years
Course costSee http://www.cranefield.ac.za/shared/assets/pdf/Cranefield.pdf  Prospectus Section 4: Fees and Financial Support.
Course outline

Cranefield College’s business model is to offer enhanced online distance learning. Students spend only one morning per month participating in class, and have a choice between live class-based sessions, or following live sessions interactively online from work or home. Consult “Academic Calendars” on our website for class dates in your region. Note that all online classes are streamed from Cranefield’s Main Campus in Midrand, Gauteng.

The MCom(PM), which provides 240 credits, consists of four modules, and requires the student to have passed the Business English MDL short course, prior to completing his or her dissertation.

The four modules comprising the MCom(PM) are as follows:

M 7: ‘Leadership and Management Research Methodology’

M 8: ‘Strategic Value Chain Management’

M 9: ‘Advanced Cases in Leading and Managing the Learning Organisation’

M10: Work-context Dissertation.

The Master’s Degree takes two years to complete.

There are three days of lectures per module, spread evenly over the three months duration of each module. Please consult the Cranefield website for details of dates and locations. Note again that all lectures at the main campus are streamed live via Cranefield's Blackboard Collaborate system, making it possible to attend interactive classes live via the Internet. Therefore, you do not need to be based in Gauteng to undertake a module presented at the main campus. Please see the Cranefield College website for the timeslots.

The programme usually takes two to three years to complete, depending on the candidate’s progress with his or her dissertation. The candidate’s registration will be reviewed and renewed annually, dependent on satisfactory progress. Registration may be renewed no more than twice. Should a candidate require more than three years, re-registration will be necessary (with the appropriate arrangements and payment of the prescribed re-registration fee).


Course name Doctor of Philosophy Degree  
Course Duration 3 Years
Course cost Contact the Administration at 012 807 3990. 
Course outline The degree of Doctor of Philosophy is a research degree, awarded on the basis of a doctoral thesis. The Cranefield PhD is accredited at NQF level 10, with 360 credits, as reflected on the SAQA website. When considering an application for registration for the PhD degree, the Doctoral Selection Committee shall be guided by the following admission requirements: 

(a) An appropriate master's degree; or

(b) Recognition of prior learning (RPL) that results in a level of research and subject-matter competencies that may be regarded as comparable to master's level and sufficient to complete doctoral studies successfully. The appropriate level could, for instance, be evidenced by research articles published in refereed journals.

(c) Provision (b) above must be read with existing Cranefield RPL policies.

A person shall not be admitted as a candidate for the degree unless he or she:

(a) is a graduate of the College or of any other Higher Education Institution recognised by the Doctoral Selection Committee, holding at least a master's degree or equivalent qualification; or

(b) has, in any other appropriate manner, attained a level of competence which, in the assessment of the Doctoral Selection Committee, and on the recommendation of the Registrar (Academic), is sufficient for the purpose of admission as a candidate for the PhD degree.

 

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