UC San Diego Extension’s Professional Certificate in Project Management provides professionals with a practical, hands-on approach to gaining the knowledge and tools necessary to plan, execute and complete complex projects within various types of organizations and industries.
Based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) developed by the Project Management Institute (PMI), the curriculum includes an in-depth study of the elements essential to initiate, execute and complete a successful project, including the development of interpersonal skills critical to conducting work in a team environment. Examine how the principles of project management apply to specific industries, broaden your people skills to prevent or handle all types of conflicts or situations, and learn the nuances of management from a global perspective. Apply the tools and skills learned through a comprehensive hands-on simulation experience.
Upon completion of the Professional Certificate in Project Management, twelve (12) units can be transferred into the University of Wisconsin, Platteville, M.S. in Project Management (degree offered fully online).
View transfer course requirements (pdf)
|Course Title||Course Number||Units||FA||WI||SP||SU|
|Pre-requisite (Complete one of the following courses prior to taking other required courses.)|
|Project Management Essentials||O,U||O,U||O,U||O,U|
|Project Management Boot Camp||U||U||U||U|
|Project Management Essentials in Science and Technology||O||O|
|Required Courses (Complete all five courses. )|
|Project Planning and Scheduling||L,O||L||L,O||L|
|Work Team Concepts and Skills||L,O||L||O|
|Controlling Project Costs and Risks||L,O||O||L||L,O|
|Project Procurement Management||O||L||L||L|
|Project Management Simulation||U||O||U||O|
|Elective Courses (Complete at least nine units. Choose from any of the following areas.)|
|Earned Value Project Management||U||O|
|Agile Power Practices||U||U|
|Conscious Project Management||U||U|
|Construction Project Management||U|
|Planning & Project Management for Facilities Managers||U||L|
|Project Management for Technical Communicators||O|
|Business Process Optimization (BPO)||X||L|
|Effective Management of IT Projects||X||L|
|Enterprise Systems Evaluation and Management Issues||X||L|
|Microsoft Project 2013||U||U||U||U|
|Leadership and Management|
|Business Communication Skills||L||M||L||L|
|Managing for Maximum Performance||U||O,U||U||O,U|
|Influential Leadership for a Changing World||L|
|Practical Writing Skills and Strategies for Business Professionals||O||O|
|Software Engineering Management|
|Business Practices for Software Project Managers||U||L|
|Successful Software Implementation and Delivery||U||L|
|Successful Software Requirement Analysis and Design||U||X|
|Engineering Project Management I||X|
|Logistics I: Logistics Overview||O||O|
|Systems Engineering Management||O||O|
|Systems Requirements Analysis||O||O|
|Other Courses of Interest (Not required)|
|Careers in Project Management||U||U|
|L=La Jolla M=Mission Valley O=Online U=University City X=Location TBA|
Certificate registration is required to complete the program. Candidates are encouraged to register in the certificate program as early as possible to take advantage of program benefits. See Certificate FAQs for more information.
|Certificate Section ID:||100515||Add to Cart|
|Contact:||Business, Professional & Legal Programs, (858) 534-8133|
The Project Management Program consists of 6 required courses (17 units) and at least 9 elective units. Courses are available in both in-class and online formats and the entire certificate can be completed online. Project Management Essentials or Project Management Boot Camp is required to advance to other project management courses. The program can be completed in approximately two years, taking one course per quarter.
For more information please visit extension.ucsd.edu/pm.
Courses can be used to satisfy the Professional Development Unit (PDU) requirement needed by Project Management Professional (PMP) credential holders. For information on PMP certification, the PMBOK and PDU requirements, visit PMI at www.pmi-sd.org.
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VP of Operations
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Project Management Associates
Director of Corporate Education
UC Irvine Extension