Undergraduate Diploma in Sustainable Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation (Duration: 12 months)

The program has a total of 13 modules including Research Project. However, a student shall have 12 modules. For semester one, 6 modules are compulsory and 6 modules for semester two.

Semester One (1)

DPPM 101     Fundamentals of Project Planning, Design and Implementation

By the end of this course the learner should be able to:

  • Do project identification
  • Set specific project objectives
  • Select the right materials for project implementation
  • Identify implementation problems and possible solutions
  • Organize and manage the project

DPPM 102     Fundamentals of Project Monitoring and Evaluation

By the end of this course the learner should be able to:

  • Understand the fundamental principles monitoring and evaluation principles
  • Grasp tools, research significance in a programme or project context
  • Understand formative and summative basis for evaluation including the typology of evaluation

DPPM 103     Project Finance & Risk Management

By the end of this course the learner should be able to:

  • Understand the meaning of Project Financing
  •  Focus of project financing.
  • Grasp classical Vs the contemporary understanding of project financing.
  • Understand development of the project finance thought.
  • Understand Features of Project finance.
  • Understand Project Finance versus other forms of public financing

DPPM 104     Project Statistical Research Methods

At the end of this course the learner should be able to:

  • Distinguish between the terms sample and population
  • Describe methods of collecting data 
  • Distinguish between various scales of measurements 
  • Distinguish between continuous and discrete variables.
  • Present the data in diagrams.

DPPM 105     Project Total Quality Management

At the end of this course the learner should be able to:

  • Define the term quality
  • Explain the basic concepts in quality
  • Outline the quality characteristics of products and services
  • Explain the meaning of total quality management
  • Trace the evolution of total quality management

DPPM 106     Project Management Information Systems

On completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Analyze how the business applications of information systems and information technologies can support a firm’s business processes, managerial decision making, and strategies for competitive advantage. This would include determining the IS/IT needs of the organization.
  • Identify and give examples of the components, resources, and activities of an information system. This would include hardware, software, data, network, and people resources; as well as input, processing, output, storage, feedback and control components and activities. Students will also be able to identify trends (past, present, and future) regarding components, resources, and activities.

Semester Two (2)

DPPM 107     Gender & Development Issues in Projects

By the end of the module, students will be able to:

  • Understand the mainstream gender in project management, monitoring and evaluation
  • Execute gender analysis is framework
  • Integrate part of project baseline studies and evaluations
  • Interrogate the creation of gender project indicators
  • Carry out data collection methodologies for gender - disaggregated data and participatory data
  • Explore the evolution of concepts of gender and development

DPPM 108     Project Planning & Control Management

By the end of the module, students will be able to:

  • Principles of project control and management
  • Systematic approach to project control and management
  • Deployment of tools and skills in controlling and managing projects 
  • Embedding voice of customers and monitoring process and product quality for project management

DPPM 109     Monitoring and Evaluation Management

At the end of this course the learner should be able to:

  • Define a project
  • Define the project management cycle
  • Describe the major stages of the project management cycle.
  • Explain the element of a project document
  • Define the terms Project Monitoring and Evaluation.
  • Explain why there is need for project monitoring and evaluation.

DPPM 110     Environmental Impact Assessment in Projects

At the end of this course the learner should be able to:

  • Explain the meaning of Environment, ecology and ecosystem as applied in project planning and management.
  • Describe the role of Environmental Impact Assessment within projects in Zimbabwe (your country).
  • Underline the historical development of environmental education
  • Explain the relationship between environment, development and population growth
  • State the socio-economic benefits of environmental conservation and issues of global peace

DPPM 111      Social Change & Community Development

By the end of this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Describe the main contemporary theories of social change and discuss their importance in our understanding of social development
  • Describe relationship of social change theories and African development
  • Discuss the driving forces in social development
  • Define rural-urban dichotomy and outline the determinants and consequences of rural-urban migration
  • Discuss gender issues in social change and community development

DPPM 112      Entrepreneurship & Project Development

DPPM 113      Research Project (Mini-Dissertation)

Entry Requirements

  1. Applicants should possess at least 5 Ordinary level subjects including English Language and or A level.
  2. A certificate in project planning and monitoring and evaluation.
  3. Diploma and or degree will be an added advantage.
  4. Work experience in a relevant field will be an added advantage