Postgraduate Diploma in

Project Management

Project Management is a structured approach to operationalization of any strategic initiative, or for developing a new product or service, or to bring about improvement in any existing process or system. Project management, traditionally considered as a work-sharing ancillary task, has transformed into a highly sought after specialization. To cater for this need of specialized project managers a professional diploma program in Project Management is being designed to equip participants with expert skills to manage the Project Management Function.

Who should attend?

  • Management level Executives wanting to enhance their skills in the Project Management area.

  • Those who are managing Project of any magnitude, or anyone who whants to opt for Project Management (Mid-career shift)

After successfully completing Project Management professional diploma program (PGD-PM), the participants will attain ability to:

  • Define and express fundamental issues at the strategic, design /tactical and operational levels in project management.
  • Identify and illustrate the basic initiation, planning, executing, monitoring, control and closeout integrations elements for effective project management.
  • Know and comprehend local and global contemporary issues having implications on project management.
  • Apply modern modeling and simulation techniques, along with project management relevant standards, best practices, technology and computing tools.
  • Identify, formulate and solve project management problems, and balance among the technical, business and softer factors while choosing among alternatives.
  • Critique on elements of a project selection, evaluation, planning and execution, and their impact on business objectives along with recommendations for improvements.
  • Continuously engage in education, professional development and personal effectiveness.
  • Manifest project management and team skills in diverse cultural setting.
  • Communicate effectively with written, oral, and visual means in a technical setting.
  • Appreciate the importance of ethical, social and environmental issues with business dilemmas.

Program Objectives

  • To develop highly skilled practitioners with an in-depth understanding of the five projects management processes of Initiation, Planning, Execution, Control and Close-out.
  • To familiarize the participants with the best practices in evaluating and managing projects (both local and international).
  • Establish an understanding of developing and running a company's Portfolio; Project Departments, and Project Management Offices.
  • Contribute in a business's strategic planning by understanding the business needs and finding opportunities (projects) to fulfill those needs.
  • Develop resources including human resource that can lead a company to transform from Non-Project Driven to Project Driven organizational environment.
  • To impart study techniques that will help prepare participants for the International certificate examinations especially PMP®.
  • To acquire tools of leadership, problem solving & decision making.
Trimester - 1 Trimester - 2 Trimester - 3
1. Project Management 5. Project Risk Management 9. Managing Contracts & Suppliers Relationship
2. Accounting & Finance for Managers 6. Quantitative Methods for Decision Making 10. Advance Topics in Project Management
3. Project Planning, Execution & Control 7. Project Management Information Systems 11. Elective Course – 2
4. Leading Project Organization 8. Elective Course – 1 12. Elective Course – 3

The Testing Procedures*

The testing procedures are congruent with these pedagogical objectives and are designed to ensure that these are achieved. Students will be assessed on the following:

Course Evaluation
Class Participation/ Presentation/ Quiz 15%
Midterm exam 20%
Case study 20%
Group Project 20%
Final Exam 25%
TOTAL 100%

*could be changed as per nature of courses.

Participants from these Organizations

  • Suparco
  • Colgate-Palmolive (Pakistan) Ltd
  • Pakistan Petroleum Limited
  • Feroze1888 Mills Limited
  • Ernst & Young
  • Santex
  • K-Electric Limited
  • Auvitronics Ltd
  • Liaquat National Hospital
  • IFFCO Pakistan
  • 1 year weekend program
  • Guest speaker sessions
  • Real life learning
  • Simulations
  • Case study based teaching
  • Industry trips
  • Live projects
  • Video conferences


Applicant must have a bachelor's degree from HEC recognized educational institution in any area of study and:

  • 14 Years Education with 6 years post-qualification work experience
  • 16 Years Education with 3 years post-qualification work experience

Note: Preliminary Test and Interviews will be conducted to shortlist the candidates.


  • In-depth study of various projects in Pakistan
  • Learning from the best practices & functions of projects around the world
  • Case Studies
  • International Journals
  • Textbooks
  • Standards & Certifications
  • Governmental Laws’ & Regulations’
  • Lecture (Classroom & Video Conference)
  • Project (Live business cases from the organizations)
  • Group Activities / Simulations/ Syndicate/ Discussion Rooms
  • Visits: Strategic Locations

The leading faculty for the program is drawn from a mix of Academicians, Industry Practitioners, and globally renowned professionals.

  • Industry Practitioners
  • Scholarly Academics
  • Practicing Academics
  • Foreign Faculty from Globally Top-Ranked Schools
For a detailed fee structure please visit: Fee Structure
For a detailed Events visit:
Project Management
Time: Sat 2:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sun 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Venue: NIBAF, Islamabad
Contact: Tel: (0213) 8104700
(Ext: 1827, 1809, 1812, 1822)


Round 2
  • Online forms availability1 November 2022
  • Forms submission deadline30 November 2022
  • Aptitude Test Date4 December 2022
  • Announcement of Aptitude Test ResultTBA
  • Interviews10 & 11 December 2022
  • Final result(After Interview)TBA
  • Orientation Session7 January 2023

Program Courses

Core Courses

  • 1Project Management Framework & Tools
  • 2Project Planning, Execution & Control
  • 3Quantitative Methods for Decision Making
  • 4Project Management Information Systems
  • 5Project Procurement Management
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  • 6Accounting and Finance for Managers
  • 7Project Risk Management
  • 8Leading Project Organization
  • 9Special Topics in Project Management
  • 10Project Feasibility Analysis
  • 11Elective
  • 12Elective
  • 13Capstone Group Project

Elective Courses

  • 1Establishing Effective PMOs
  • 2Public Sector Project Management
  • 3Supply Chain Management
  • 4Quality Management
  • 5Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business


Syed Waqar Uddin

Syed Waqar Uddin
Deputy Manager Projects, Master Motors Ltd.

"Well, it was a good experience. This program gave me a wonderful insight about Project Management.

The program is constructed for us in a way that gives the students variety. For example, I studied Account & Finance for Project Managers, Leadership Project Organization & Establishing Project Management Office read more

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