Bachelor of Project Planning and Management

Bachelor of Project Planning and Management

This degree is designed to prepare students to plan, coordinate, lead and generally manage project across a range of business areas and sectors to success, within the constraints of time, cost and quality. By blending business and leadership principles with project management strategies and skills, this degree will enable students to build the required competencies to succeed. As much as possible, the degree is aligned with the core processes found in the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide), which is standard practice across the profession. The curriculum also provides a framework for the business functions, values, decision-making abilities, and leadership skills that will add to student’s success as a leader in project management.

Programme objectives

This programme has been developed to satisfy needs of the private and public sector as well as the NGO. The programme aims at providing the students with knowledge and skills that will enable them to:

Conceptualize, perceive, start and develop projects in a changing global environment

Understand analytical tools, principles and concepts of project identification, appraisal, implementation and review

Equip students with skills necessary to identify the needs of a particular area and to develop projects to meet those needs

Provide sufficient knowledge, skills, competencies and behavior attitudes that can enable to implement projects effectively and effectively

Provide skills and knowledge in monitoring and evaluating the performance and impact of development projects.

Programme outcomes

On completion of the courses, the UTAMU graduates for this program will be able to:

  1. apply project management theory and practices to specific professional field(s) of expertise

  2. Initiate, plan, execute, control, evaluate and close out projects in a way that assures the delivery of the negotiated scope and quality level, while meeting time and budget constraints.

  3. Effectively communicate the project/program status, issues, expectations and risks, both verbally and in writing, to project and program stakeholders.

  4. Demonstrate how projects contribute to an organization’s ability to realize its strategic goals and business benefits.

  5. Exercise management and leadership skills in the conduct of programs and projects of various size, scope, and complexity that may be international in nature.

  6. be an effective member of interdisciplinary project teams and

  7. assume the role of project manager from inception to commissioning

  8. prepare project plans to meet project objectives and requirements

  9. develop documentation to achieve project objectives within time, cost and quality

  10. use appropriate management tools for monitoring and control of projects

Career Prospects

With a bachelor in Project Planning and Management, graduates can become project managers in various fields such as computer software, construction, telecommunications, health, and agriculture as technology project managers, construction project managers, engineering project managers, financial services project managers, telecom project managers and multimedia project managers.

Details about the admission requirements under each option are given in the appendix attached.

Programme Name Bachelor of Project Planning and Management
Programme Duration 3 Years
Admission Criteria Direct Entry Scheme
Candidates seeking admission through the direct entry shall require the following:
  • At least two principal passes at same sitting in Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE)
Diploma Holders Scheme
  • Applicants should possess at least a lower division in Science, Business Administration, IT, Statistics, Economics or related field.
  • At least one principal pass and two subsidiary passes at same sitting in Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE)
Mature age scheme
For admission under mature age, a candidate must have passed university mature age entry examinations from an institution recognized by NCHE. To sit for university mature age, the candidate must be at least 25 years of age and must have completed UCE at least 3 years earlier.
Mode Dual Mode (Online and Local Support)
Fee Type - Per Semester Uganda Shillings 1,100,000

Programme Structure

Year One, Semester One (6 cores)
Course Code Course name LH PH TH CH CU
PP 104 Project Management Theory and Practice 30 - 30 60 4
PP 101 Project Leadership and Decision Making 30 30 - 45 3
BA 100 Organizational Theory and Management 30 - 30 45 3
HR 102 Principles of Human Resources Management 30 30 - 45 3
PA 101 Politics and Government in Africa 30 - 30 45 3
PM 300 Supply Chain Management 30 - 30 45 3
Semester load         19
Year One, Semester Two (5 cores)
PP 106 Planning and Managing Development 30 - 30 45 3
PP 103 Communication in Project Management 30 - - 45 3
PP 102 Project Management Implementation 30 - 30 45 3
BA 308 Project Financial Management 30 - 30 45 3
BA 301 Strategic Management 30 - 30 45 3
BA 321 Environmental Impact Assessment 30 - 30 45 3
Semester Toad         18
Year 1 Recess Term
TM 100 Community Engagement I - 300 - 75 5
Recess Term Load         5
Year Two, Semester One (5 Cores)
PP 200 Risk Management in Projects and Programs 30 - 30 45 3
BA 320 Organizational Change and Development 30 - 30 45 4
ME 202 Project Monitoring and Evaluation 30 - 30 45 3
ME 201 Statistics for Project Monitoring and Evaluation 30 - 30 45 3
PP 201 Managing Community Development Projects 45 - 30 60 4
Semester Load                                                                             17
Year Two, Semester Two (5 Cores)
PA 107 Public Policy Management 30 - 30 45 3
MT 111 Quantitative Methods I 30 - 30 45 3
TM 201 Research Methods 30 - 30 45 3
SE 101 Software Project Management 30 - 30 45 3
EC 313 Managerial Economics 30 - 30 45 3
Semester Load         16
Year Two Recess Term
TM 200 Community Engagement II - 300 - 75 5
Recess Term Load 5
Year Three, Semester One (6 Cores)
PM 302 Project Procurement Management 30 - 30 45 3
PP 301 ICT and Social Economic Development 30 - 30 60 4
BA 108 Entrepreneurship Theory and Principles 30 - 30 45 3
IS 201 Management Information Systems 30 - 30 45 3
BA 209 Production & Operations Management 30 - 30 45 3
BA 203 Marketing Management 30 - 30 45 3
Semester load         19
Year Three, Semester Two (5 Cores)
PP 302 Project Resource Mobilization and Management 30 30 - 45 3
ME 300 Results-Oriented Monitoring and Evaluation 30 30 - 45 3
PP 304 Consultancy Skills Development - 120 - 60 4
PA 305 Health Policy Planning & Management 45 - 30 60 4
PA 200 Public Infrastructure Planning and Management 30 30 - 45 3
Semester Load         17
Year Three Recess Term
TM 300 Community Engagement   300 - 75 5
Recess Term Load         5


The minimum graduation load for Bachelor of Procurement and Supply Chain Management =118


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