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Ph.D. / Doctorate in Project Controls Management

(PHDPC) Ph.D. / Doctorate in Project Controls Management

Duration

2.5 years (normal time)

Credits are used for accounting purposes

Language

English

Study Mode

Online

On-Campus (bespoke)

Campus

Johannesburg. South Africa

Swakopmund, Namibia

Houston, Texas, USA

(only for bespoke pre-booked courses)

Credits Required

24 Credits

Statement of Intent (SOI) is required

Develop SOI during the first three months

Dates

Feb,

June,

Sep,

Nov.

Course Specific Details

In what ways do you like to learn new things? To become an accomplished researcher, you’ll need to complete the Ph.D. in Project Controls Management, which can be completed in three different fields of study.

It is necessary to hold a Master’s degree. It is one of the fastest Master’s degrees on the market because of our active learning process and learning structure.

Ph.D. in Project Controls Management allows you the freedom to make an original and significant contribution in the field of Project Controls Management.

When you come to PCiBS, we’ll walk you through the process of writing your statement of intent and finding a dissertation supervisor.

Career

Obtain a top-tier position in one of the following industries:

ENGINEERING,

BANKING AND FINANCE,

MEDICAL,

MINING,

HEALTHCARE,

CONSTRUCTION, 

OIL and GAS,

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY,

PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT,

and other related fields are included (too many to list).

 

Jobs in the project management discipline are increasing as a result of the expansion of industries.

Levels of Educational Qualification

Using the educational services provided by PCiBS, students can earn qualifications from international affiliated and accredited universities that are recognized by a national qualification framework (NQF) that is divided into levels. The European qualification levels are from level 0 to level 08.

  • Courses (Various Levels),
  • Post-graduate certificates (Level 08/9),
  • Post-graduate Diploma (Level 08/9),
  • Masters (Level 09), and
  • Ph.D.’s (Level 10).

 

All courses require students to earn a passing grade by achieving a predetermined percentage on their exams in order to demonstrate their ability to perform as competitive individuals in the workplace. Individuals who are performance-based are evaluated on their ability to participate in a lecture and practical simulations (live) of various projects that are incorporated into each of the Program’s curriculums.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

Admission requirements for Doctoral Programme:
  • Any recognized Master’s Degree or its equivalent.
  • Completed previous education in an English medium.
  • Minimum of 6 years of professional experience in the field of the PhD specialization.
  • Education qualification documents.
  • One passport-size photo.
  • Passport copy / national ID card certified / notarized.
  • Current Resume / C.V attached.
  • A portfolio of published materials.
  • Statement of intent for the study.
  • All non-English documents must have a certified and evaluated English translation attached to the application.

All PCiBS’ programs are conducted in English and all correspondence will be in English.

Program Tuition Fees

We have a Limited Time Offer!

Applications need a Statement of Intent

Other Study Options

Additional Information

(PHDPC) Ph.D. / Doctorate in Project Controls Management

The following advanced project controls subjects form part of the online Ph.D. / Doctorate in project management degree. The subjects listed below require students to engage in developing their research in the following areas. The focus will be on an online Ph.D. / Doctorate in project controls management degree. Six of these subjects must be taken to enable students to complete their definition of a research problem for the Doctorate in Project Controls Management Degree.

Subject details and topics – a total of 24 credits are required to complete an online Doctorate in Project Controls Management degree

Year 1 & the 6 credits will be allocated towards defining the research problem. Year 2 & 3  forms part of dissertation & research.

Core
PCiBS-MGT-528 Project Management Fundamentals
This course deals with the basic principles of project management and introduces the students to the project management discipline. It focuses on the basic requirements of setting up projects. It focuses on managing portfolios, a program and multiple projects for project management companies. The course follows a structured manner and allows students to develop their competencies for the specific discipline in question. The main aim of the course in to demonstrate proficiency in this discipline to ensure that the student can be a valuable asset to any project that they are involved with.
The course Introduces Project management concepts; needs identification; the project life cycles; the project manager and the project team; types of project organisations; project communication and document control. Estimating, Costing and Planning and control: planning, scheduling and schedule control of projects; resource considerations and allocations; cost planning and performance evaluation. It focuses on Risks, procurement, human resources, quality, communication, stakeholders and integration management.
PCiBS-MGT-530 Project Planning Management & Control    
This course discusses advanced principles of scheduling and focuses on the planning discipline, especially around managing portfolios, a program and multiple projects. The course follows a structured manner and allows students to develop their competencies for the specific discipline in question. The main aim of the course in to demonstrate proficiency in this discipline to ensure that the student can be an asset to any portfolio, program and multiple projects that they are involved with. It focuses on the advanced requirements of analyzing and setting up advanced schedules for large projects in various life cycles. This course develops schedule development and management; tools and techniques and outputs and deliverables. It ensures that a structured logical process is followed to develop a schedule. It discusses a wide variety of issues that the planning discipline must take ownership of and incorporate into the schedules for portfolios, a program and multiple projects. Proper alignment of all the various breakdown structures and their incorporation into the budgeting process of portfolios, a program and multiple projects.  Develop an advanced responsibility matrix; incorporate the risk register and all control accounts into the schedule. Formulate a standard methods to create schedules; maintain schedules; manage reports and outputs for portfolios, programs and multiple projects. Accept and manage the contingencies of portfolios, a program and multiple projects. Perform a QRA schedule development and incorporate all relevant issues. Discuss the pro’s and con’s of earned value reporting and how to manage it at the correct levels. Monitoring and control of the portfolios, a program and multiple projects schedules. Stakeholder management and change management for portfolios, a program and multiple projects. Finally, we will discuss the various ways to demonstrate the impacts projects have within each other in the management of portfolios, a program and multiple projects.
PCiBS-MGT-532 Project Cost Management & Control    
This course deals with the core principles of costing and focuses the students into more depth around the costing discipline, especially around managing portfolios, a program and multiple projects. The course follows a structured manner and allows students to develop their competencies for the specific discipline in question. The main aim of the course in to demonstrate proficiency in this discipline to ensure that the student can be a valuable asset to any portfolio, program and multiple projects that they are involved with. It focuses on the advanced requirements of analyzing and setting up advanced control accounts and budgets for large projects in various life-cycles. This course develops cost development and management; tools and techniques and outputs and deliverables. It ensures that a structured logical process is followed to develop budgets and control accounts. It discusses a wide variety of issues that the costing discipline must take ownership of and incorporate into the budgets for portfolios, a program and multiple projects. Get proper alignment on all the various breakdown structures and incorporate them into the budgeting process of portfolios, a program and multiple projects.  Develop an advanced responsibility matrix; incorporate the risk register and all control accounts into the schedule. Formulate a standard method to create a budget; maintain and control a budget; manage the outputs for portfolios, a program and multiple projects. Accept the contingencies of portfolios, a program and multiple projects and manage them accordingly. Perform a QRA budget development and align to the schedule and incorporate all relevant issues. Discuss the pro’s and con’s of earned value reporting and how to manage it at the correct levels. Monitoring and control of the portfolios, a program and multiple projects schedules. Stakeholder management and change management for portfolios, a program and multiple projects. Finally, we will discuss the various ways to demonstrate the impacts projects have within each other in the management of portfolios, a program and multiple projects. In this course we also expand on the learnings from other project assignments and apply the principles of that course in the course assignments. This course includes some assignments that form part of a Research Project that must be presented during this programme.
PCiBS-MGT-536 Project Change Management  
This course discusses advanced Project Controls & Project Management concepts; life-cycles of projects; portfolios, program and projects differences; scope management and change control; integration of various breakdown structures and data sets. We focus on change management and the role of the project controls manager; the portfolio / program / project manager, project controls team and other project team members; the role of project controls. Controlling performance measurement in respect to change management on projects with project controls. The use of planning, costing, estimating, administration and document control to manage change control at portfolio, program and projects level. The various processes and methods of monitoring and controlling changes at portfolio, program and project level. Contracting, managing claims and disputes through project-based change management. Change control and its importance will be discussed, plus managing change and controlling change at project level through the project monitoring and control activities. The importance of documentation in change management of projects and contracts.
PCiBS-MGT-538 Project Programme & Portfolio Management  
This course discusses principles of project management and introduces the students to the project management discipline. It focuses on the requirements of setting up projects. The course builds on the use of project management and how portfolios, a program and multiple projects benefit from this type of management style.  It discusses concepts; life cycles; project teams; communication and document control. It covers estimating, Costing and Planning and control thereof and focuses on risks, procurement, human resources, quality, communication, stakeholders and integration management.
PCiBS-MGT-554 Project Controls & Integration 
Advanced Project Controls & Project Management concepts; life-cycles of projects; portfolios, program and projects differences; scope identification and control; integration of various breakdown structures; integration of data and pulling it all together; the project controls manager; the portfolio / program / project manager, project controls team and other project team members; the role of project controls; types of projects; communication, reporting and documentation. Developing and implementing performance measurement into projects with project controls. Using planning, costing, estimating, administration and document control to manage project controls at portfolio, program and projects level; different processes and methods monitoring and controlling of portfolio, program and projects. The importance of contracting, managing claims and disputes and the role of project controls. The importance of documentation in projects and contracts.
PhD / Doctorate Degree – proposed pathway
Year 1 Define a research project / problem
in Project Controls Management
Year 2 Research the project / problem
in Project Controls Management
Dissertation
in Project Controls Management
Year 3 Dissertation and Defense
in Project Controls Management