Project Management Skills

Practical skills development; both employees and employers benefit from practical assignments done in the workplace

Certificate in Project Management

Obtain a certificate in Project Management from one of the top 500 Universities in the world - University of Pretoria

Experienced Lecturers

Taught to a large extent by the same lecturers that teach Africa’s only masters’ program in project management accredited by the Global Accreditation Center of the PMI

Well Known Corporate Customers

The project management education of choice of several large employers, including ones listed on the JSE

Well Known by Employers

The PPM is well known by employers. Opening up doors for our students in the Project Management field.

University of Pretoria

University of Pretoria - Lecturers with extensive practical experience in industry

University of Pretoria - Leaders in Project Management

Why should I choose the Programme in Project Management at the University of Pretoria?

The University of Pretoria, South Africa has been offering education and training in Project Management for more than 30 years and is the undisputed leader in project management education in Africa.

Project Management is a multi-disciplinary field that includes a variety of aspects such as scheduling, people-management, aspects relating to finances and cost, legal aspects, procurement and contracting, risk management, organisation structured, quality management, etc. As one of the largest multi-disciplinary universities in South Africa (with more than 1000 permanent lecturers) we are ideally positioned to address this multi-disciplinary field.

The lecturers who teach the core aspects of project management have decades of practical experience in industry. Some of the lecturers also perform project management consulting work in their private capacity. Hence we are in a position to offer very practical courses.

Our research projects in the field of project management (including research work on our PhD (Project Management) programme bring us into contact with international leaders and ensure that we remain at the forefront.

The Department responsible for project management training (The Graduate School of Technology Management) is a registered education provider of the Project Management Institute in the USA.


We offer a MEng (Project Management) degree for engineers with a 4-year university degree and at least three years post-graduate experience. The PPM benefits from lecturers that also teach on the masters’ programme. The Graduate School of Technology Management is the only GAC member of the Project Management Institute (USA) on the African Continent.

The Programme in Project Management (PPM) is well established and well-known in industry. It has been offered more than 130 times since 1997 and is the best established project management training course in South Africa.

The PPM is the project management training of choice of several large organizations, including companies listed on the JSE and parastatals.


The PPM is presented under the auspices of the University of Pretoria that is accredited with the Higher Education Quality Council (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE) as a higher education provider. The PPM is registered with the PMI (USA) and earn PDU's. The PPM is registered with ECSA and earns CPD points...


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