Diploma of Project Management

The course content of this programme is in line with the current trends in the project management industry. The Programme Structure is designed to provide students with comprehensive knowledge in the areas of Project Management such as Organisational Health and Safety, Lean Management, Contract Law, Project Planning, Project Control, Project Cost, Project Risk, Project Portfolio, Project Management Tools, Estimating, Scheduling, Construction Economics and Construction Management. To enhance the analytical and practical skills of the students, the programme offers MS Project, Industrial Training and Major Projects. This programme addresses the humanities aspects as well by incorporating a range of courses from Economics, Accounting, Finance Quality Management, Industrial Psychology, Communication, Business Ethics, Technopreneurship and Entrepreneurship.

Programme Objectives

The programme aims to equip students with the following skills:

  • Have subject command in the chosen discipline with sound knowledge of the key concepts and technicalities involved
  • Understand the applications of the theory and be able to handle, assimilate and evaluate required information to be used in the real world
  • Able to comprehend holistically given situation/problem and able to handle positions in different government as well as private sectors
  • Prepared to manage any unforeseen situation at workplace and able to Impart knowledge to the team members in the working environment
  • Be a confident, positive and motivated professional with required knowledge and skills
  • Possess necessary skills for research and development and contribute to research for higher studies or continued work related fields
  • Possess aptitude and capability for lifelong learning and able to cope up with ever-changing and competitive environment of Oman
  • Able to apply analytical and critical thinking for a given situation using Problem-Solving skills effectively
  • Able to meet the industry expectations and manage change with confidence and autonomy
  • Be a self-aware graduate with good communication skills and an understanding of national and global business environment
  • Be a culturally and socially aware citizen and be able to carry out community services

"Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus."
– Alexander Graham Bell

Awarding Body

After the successful completion of the programme requirements, the students will be awarded with the certificates from Muscat College recognized by the Universiti Malaysia Pahang.

Career opportunities

This course provides students with an essential understanding of project management to deliver better business results in today’s competitive global economy. The Bachelor of Project Management with Honours course is specifically designed for students planning a career in the Manufacturing, Services, Oil and Gas, Construction, Assistant Project Manager, Associate Project Manager, Construction Project Manager, Information Technology (IT) Project Manager, Product Manager, Project Coordinator, Software Project Manager.

Accreditation

Diploma in Higher Education

Duration

Two Years (Four Semesters)

Study type

Full Time/Part Time

Credit

60

  • Full-time students are normally entitled for 15 credits per semester and Part-time students are entitled for 9 credits maximum per semester.
  • Courses are made up of core and optional units. In each semester, student could take 15 Credits, depending on circumstances.

"Trying to manage a project without project management is like trying to play a football game without a game plan."
– K. Tate

Core modules

Principles of Management

OSH

Principles of Economics

Mathematics for Management

English for Academic Communication

Soft Skills 1

Industrial Psychology

Introduction to Cost Accounting

Project Management

Contract Law

Lean Management

Introduction to Finance

Management Information System

Project Planning and Control

Applied Statistics

Technopreneurship

Soft Skills 2

Managing Human Capital

Project Risk Management

Stakeholder Management

Project Portfolio Management

Project Cost & Budget Management

Entrepreneurship - Creativity and Innovation

Elective Courses

Construction and Sustainable Development Construction Technology

Industry Safety and health

Construction Drawings and Measurement Construction Economics

Construction Management

Programme entry requirements

  • Year 1 Entry: Pass in the Secondary School with pass of 60% result in either the English placement test or Muscat College Foundation Programme
Accreditation of prior learning

Applicants may be considered through the accreditation of prior learning, which may be certificated or experiential. The admissions and registration staff are responsible for determining the grounds on which accreditation is acceptable. All applications are subject to approval of the Ministry of Higher Education. Please check Accreditation of prior learning (APL) entry condition in new student entry requirement page

College Requirement Course

All the students are required to study a College requirement course “Entrepreneurship – Creativity and Innovation course” for 3 Credit Hours during the second year of their academic programme, apart from the programme requirements.

"Change is the end result of all true learning."
– Leo Buscaglia

Academic Plan

Semester 1
Semester 2
Year 1
  • Principles of Management
  • OSH Fundamentals
  • Principles of Economics
  • Mathematics for Management
  • English for Academic Communication
  • Soft Skills 1
  • Industrial Psychology
  • Introduction to Cost Accounting
  • Project Management
  • Contract Law
  • Lean Management
Year 2
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Management Information System
  • Project Planning and Control
  • Applied Statistics
  • Technopreneurship
  • Soft Skills 2
  • Managing Human Capital
  • Project Risk Management
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Project Portfolio Management
  • Project Cost & Budget Management
  • Entrepreneurship - Creativity and Innovation

Key Information

  • Degree type: Higher Education Diploma from Muscat College
  • Total Subjects: 20 Modules
  • Duration: (2 Years)
  • Start date: September, February
  • Class Schedule:
    - Full-time: morning, starting 8am (5 days a week)
    - Part-time: Afternoon, starting 2:30pm (5 days a week)