Diploma in Project Planning & Management

Course Code: DPPM

Level: Diploma

Duration: 2 Years

Organizations, both in the public and private sectors are continuously adjusting and seeking ways of becoming more efficient and more effective in the planning and management of projects. The Diploma in Project Planning and Management prepares students for careers in project planning and management in both the public and private sectors at both national and international level, producing competent, qualified and professional workers. The program also forms the foundation for undergraduate degrees in relevant fields.

Built around three core areas of; Project Monitoring, Evaluation and Control; Project Planning, Design and Implementation and Project Financing, this programme is highly relevant in all areas of management in organisations as it meets the needs for upcoming managers or those who need specific skills in the planning and management of projects, and welcomes students from every sector where project management knowledge is required.

The course is designed to equip the students with knowledge and skills to effectively conceive, design and implement projects at every scale in both private and public sectors. It also aims to enhance management skills in other professional disciplines in initiating and managing projects.


By the end of the programme, the learners will be able to:

  • Develop ability to plan and manage projects.
  • Apply analytical tools, principles and concepts of project identification, appraisal, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Effectively and efficiently manage projects to successful completion
  • Apply advanced skills of problem solving and decision-making in a project environment.
  • Attain an academic qualification to enable students pursue further studies in relevant / related fields.


Year 1 Semester I

  • DPPM111 Fundamentals of Project Management
  • DAF112 Financial Accounting I
  • DBA111 Introduction to Business Administration
  • DCS111 Introduction to Computing & IT
  • DJM115 Communication Skills

Year 1 Semester II

  • DPPM121 Project Resource Mobilization
  • DPPM122 Procurement & Logistics Management
  • DPPM123 Quantitative Methods I
  • DAF123 Business Finance
  • DBA125 Principles of management

Year 2 Semester I

  • DPPM211 Project Monitoring & Evaluation
  • DPPM213 Quantitative Methods II
  • DBA213 Business law
  • DBA214 Research Methodology
  • DPPM215 Project Management Information Systems

Year 2 Semester II

  • DPPM221 Risk Management in Projects
  • DEI221 Entrepreneurship Skills
  • DAF223 Cost Accounting
  • DBA221 Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues in Business
  • DPPM225 Final Year Project/Thesis

Industrial training

  • DPPM226 Industrial Attachment (8 weeks)


Students who study this course will be adequately equipped on how to adequately, effectively, and efficiently utilize resources such as, funds, time, and labor to deliver quality projects, and with these skills, be able to work with companies and organizations in the sectors of Construction, Government/Public Sector, Healthcare, Oil and gas, Information and Communication Technology, Supply chain management, Charity work, Retail, Manufacturing, Engineering, Human Resources, Environmental Management, Private-Public-Partnerships (PPPs), among others, as project officers, project managers, project coordinator, projects lead, project support officer, project administrator, business analyst, junior project manager, project analyst, portfolio analyst, portfolio coordinator, among other roles.


Option A

The Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) with at least 1 principal pass and 2 subsidiary passes obtained at the same sitting or its equivalent.

Option B

The Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with at least 5 credits obtained at the same sitting.


Semester I

FeesFor NationalsFor International Students
Tuition (Per Semester)600,000/=$335
Functional Fees (Payable once a year)470,000/=$175

Semester II

FeesFor NationalsFor International Students
Tuition (Per Semester)600,000/=$335
Functional FeesN/AN/A