Program Goal

This course will help equip learners with the skills, techniques, and understanding required for successful project management careers in both the public and private sectors of the economy. Through a combination of theory and unique, hands-on learning experience, the programme allows learners to enhance their management skills and gain a professional edge in the job market.

Following the establishment and expansion of many companies, graduates of this course will be professionals in planning, organising, securing, leading and managing resources and tasks in order to achieve specific organizational goals.

Career Opportunities

  • Business Systems Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Line Manager
  • Project Assistant
  • Planning Manager
  • Consultant

Programme Goals

  • To provide specialized training needed for working with development organizations within and outside Kenya.
  • To promote understanding of the process of project management and the persons at whom development is aimed.
  • To promote an understanding of the impact of project management on economic, political and social environment.
  • To enhance skills in management of development projects.

Duration of Programme

Four (4) Trimesters

Learning Outcomes

  • Manage the scope, cost, timing, and quality of the project, at all times focused on project success as defined by project stakeholders.
  • Align the project to the organization’s strategic plans and business justification throughout its life cycle.
  • Identify project goals, constraints, deliverables, performance criteria, control needs, and resource requirements in consultation with stakeholders
  • Implement project management knowledge, processes, life cycle and the embodied concepts, tools and techniques in order to achieve project success.
  • Interact with team and stakeholders in a professional manner, respecting differences, to ensure a collaborative project environment.
  • Implement general business concepts, practices, and tools to facilitate project success.
  • Apply appropriate legal and ethical standards.
  • Adapt project management practices to meet the needs of stakeholders from multiple,
  • Appraise the role of project management in organisation change.

Entry Requirements

  • An aggregate grade of C- (C Minus) and above in K.C.S.E
  • D- in either English or Kiswahili
  • D- in either Mathematics /Business Studies/Geography/History/CRE/Computer Studies/Agriculture


YEAR 1 SEMESTER 1        

  • DCU 100    Communication Skills
  • DCU 102    Entrepreneurship Skills
  • DCU 203    Health and Wellness
  • DCU 101    Information Communication and Technology And Ethics
  • DPM 101    Introduction To Project Planning And Management       

YEAR 1 SEMESTER 2        

  • DPM 202    Conflict Resolution
  • DPM 204    Gender And Development
  • DPM 203    Management Of Non Governmental Organization
  • DBM 102    Principles of Management
  • DPM 205    Total Quality Management

YEAR 2 SEMESTER 1        

  • DPM 303    Community Participation In Project Management
  • DPM 302    Disaster Management
  • DPM 301    Project Monitoring And Evaluation
  • DPM 304    Project Planning Design And Implementation
  • DCU 301    Research Methods       

YEAR 2 SEMESTER 2        

  • DPM 401    Basic Statistics
  • DPM 404    Environmental Management
  • DMT 205    Introduction to Business Statistics
  • DPM 402    Project Financing And Finance Management
  • DPM 403    Project Leadership And Governance
  • DPM 405    Strategic Planning And Management

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