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MA Project Planning & Management

The Master of Arts in Project Planning and Management is a multidisciplinary programme.  The programme exposes students to various disciplines that are appropriate to the development of planning giving special emphasis to the planning and management of development projects and programmes.
The courses are designed to train managers of development projects and programmes for public and private sector as well as understanding research and teaching in institutions of higher learning.

OBJECTIVES
The programme is designed to:
i. Train students in project planning and management at urban, rural and regional levels;
ii. Produce professionals with a firm theoretical and practical background in planning, monitoring and evaluation of projects and programmes at different spatial levels:
iii. Train students to undertake research and postgraduate studies.

THE PROGRAMME CONSISTS OF EITHER:

i. Coursework, examination and thesis
or
ii. Coursework, examination and project

i. Coursework, examination and thesis option:

FIRST SEMESTER
COURSE CODE

APP 801            Planning Studio
APP 802            Quantitative Techniques
APP 803            Planning Theory
APP 804            Research Methodology

SECOND SEMESTER
APP 805            Planning Principles and Techniques
APP 806            Management Techniques
APP 807            Project Monitoring and Evaluation
APP 899            Research Proposal

THIRD SEMESTER
APP 899            Research Only

FOURTH SEMESTER
APP 899            Research/Thesis Submission

ELECTIVES
APP 808            Geographic Information Systems
APP 809            Rural Development and Project Management
APP 810            Urban Development and Project Management
APP 811            Report Writing and Presentation Techniques
APP 812            Sociology for Project Planning and Management
APP 813            Economics for Project Planning and Management
APP 814            Project Finance
APP 815            Planning and Environmental Law
APP 816            Participatory Learning and Action
APP 817            Project Implementation


ii. Coursework, examination and project option:

FIRST SEMESTER
COURSE CODE

APP 801            Planning Studio
APP 802            Quantitative Techniques
APP 803            Planning Theory
APP 804            Research Methodology

SECOND SEMESTER
APP 805            Planning Principles and Techniques
APP 806            Management Techniques
APP 807            Project Monitoring and Evaluation
APP 8**           Elective

THIRD SEMESTER
Elective

FOURTH SEMESTER
APP 818        Project   

ELECTIVES
APP 808            Geographic Information Systems
APP 809            Rural Development and Project Management
APP 810            Urban Development and Project Management
APP 811            Report Writing and Presentation Techniques
APP 812            Sociology for Project Planning and Management
APP 813            Economics for Project Planning and Management
APP 814            Project Finance
APP 815            Planning and Environmental Law
APP 816            Participatory Learning and Action
APP 817            Project Implementation

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Applicants should have at least
i. Second Class (Upper Division) degree or equivalent from a recognised university in the following areas:  Agriculture, Architecture, Building Economics, Civil Engineering, Economics, Geography, Land Economics, Sociology, Urban and Regional Planning or any other disciplines related to the ones listed.
ii. Second Class (Lower Division) with proven publication and research in the same specialization areas as in (a) above or a Postgraduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management.
Those applicants with qualifications as in (5.3) above and who have attained a minimum credit score in Postgraduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management will be able to transfer credit for the relevant courses.

DURATION OF THE PROGRAMME
The duration of the programme shall normally be two academic years.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
The programme shall consist of
i. Coursework, examination and thesis
or
ii. Coursework, examination and project

The programme shall consist of units, which shall be distributed over four semesters as follows:

i. Coursework, examination and thesis

First semester
Coursework: 12 units
Research methodology: 3 units

Second semester
Coursework: 12 units
Research proposal: 2 units

Third semester
Research only: 9 units

Fourth semester
Research/thesis submission: 9 units



ii. Coursework, examination and project

First semester
Coursework: 12 units
Research methodology: 3 units

Second semester
Coursework: 15 units

Third semester
Coursework: 9 units

Fourth semester
Project: 9 units

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