Masters in Project Management (MPM)

Mission of the MPM

The Masters in Project Management empowers graduates to apply scientific thinking and advanced interdisciplinary skills to manage projects over the project life-cycle.

Viewing projects as temporary endeavours, the programme facilitates learning of the fundamentals of project management to enable learners to identify, develop, implement and close projects. Apart from the core project management modules, the programme also views projects as strategic initiatives with modules considering the environment, people and the realisation of benefits.

Outcomes of the MPM

The MPM empowers graduates to apply scientific thinking and advanced interdisciplinary skills to manage projects over the project life-cycle. 

The program is designed so that upon completion, students will achieve the following academic outcomes:

  • Initiate, plan and execute a project.
  • Design and implement a project organization involving various internal and external stakeholders.
  • Apply analytical tools and techniques for problem solving and decision-making.
  • Setup project control mechanisms.
  • Provide strategic guidance and lead the project team in an ethical and responsible manner.


The Graduate School of Technology Management is registered at the Project Management Institute, USA, as a Global Education Provider.

The Masters Programme in Project Management (MPM) received international accreditation from the PMI in 2008 and is the only project management master’s degree course on the African Continent that is accredited by the GAC (Global Accreditation Center) of the Project Management Institute (USA). 

The MPM programme has also been accredited by the South African Council for Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP).




The GAC and PMI logos are registered marks of the Project Management
Institute, Inc. For the full list of PMI’s legal marks, please contact the PMI Legal department

Steps to follow





      Apply before end of December







  • Verify outcome of your  application on the portal


  • Visit the student web for all registration documents, for example Programme Guide, Registration Info, Timetables, etc.
  • Pre-registration steps-
  1. Complete contract on portal
  2. Pay initial fee
  3. International students contact [email protected] to lift International Block
  • Choose your modules according to the programme design 
  • Register modules on portal


  • Access clickUP
  • Prepare for classes, do pre-class tests and assignments


  • Attend compulsory classes. Refer to timetable. The GSTM semesters commence realier then indicated on the general UP calender
  • Complete assessments
  • Write examinations either on campus or online (if available)
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