Aspects most affected by Industry 4.0 are customer expectations, product and service enhancement, collaborative innovation, and organisational forms. These aspects are comprehensively addressed on the course, and students learn how to best maximize organisational benefits of strategic importance that lead to success. The Postgraduate Diploma’s distance learning format and structure allow for flexibility and meet the needs of working professionals with limited time to study.
Cranefield College is an ISO-9001-certified leader in private higher education and selects only the best in terms of highly qualified and experienced lecturers who are at the cutting edge of development in their fields. This ensures that students enjoy first-class tuition and derive maximum practical benefit from their studies. Moreover, history has proven that they are positively influential in the job market very early in their studies.
Successful Postgraduate Diploma students are given a solid foundation for more advanced studies through which they could continue to achieve greater heights. Graduates who further their studies through Cranefield may next enrol for the Master of Commerce in Programme Management (completed part-time in two years, depending on module choices and personal progress). Exceptional students may later in their careers progress all the way to the Cranefield PhD in Commerce and Administration, which signifies the highest level of attainment.
After completing the Advanced Diploma, students will be able to:
NQF level 8, with 135 credits:
The Postgraduate Diploma consists of THREE modules of 40 credits each, plus Module M7 entitled ‘Advanced Business English’ of 15 credits.
Module Order of Precedence
Step 1: Complete any THREE of the following modules which may be undertaken in any order of precedence:
Module M3: Supply Chain Quality and Performance Management
Module M4: Transformational Corporate Strategy
Module M5: Creating High-Performance Project and Process Teams
Module M6: Infrastructural Asset Management
Step 2: *Complete Module M7: Advanced Business English as part of Step 1.
*The Advanced Business English module is completed simultaneously with step 1, starting with the first module for which a student enrolls. There are no formal classes for this module. Note that some students may have completed either M3 or M4 as part of the Advanced Diploma in Project Management and must select the remaining option.
R 3, 750.00
Advanced Business English (Module M7) Fee:
Fee per module (for remaining Modules):
R 19, 200.00
Academic Programme Fee Calculation:
R 3, 750.00 + (3 x R 19, 200.00) R 57, 600.00 + R 8, 750.00 (Module M7) = R 70, 100.00
Pay the full fee, or pay per module. Note that either way it is advisable for your employer to sponsor the payment(s) and claim back the fees from the relevant SETA (South Africa).
Contact Cranefield’s Financial Co-ordinator. Module Repeat Fee:
Contact Cranefield’s Financial Co-ordinator.
*Fees may be claimed back from your organisation’s SETA (South Africa).
The Postgraduate Diploma commences every quarter starting in January, April, July, or October. New enrollments start with any of modules M3, M4, M5, or M6. All modules are offered twice per annum. The sequence of the modules depends on which quarter the initial enrollment commences. For details please view the Academic Calendar below. Learning modules are offered in series, with ONE module at a time being completed per quarter.
Lectures are streamed live online as follows (M3 to M6):
M3: Jan to March and July to Sept
M4: April to June and Oct to Dec
M5: Jan to March and July to Sept
M6: April to June and Oct to Dec
Note that all lectures are streamed live online globally via Cranefield’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). The online system also caters for viewing recordings of all classes afterwards.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Programme Management (PGDipPM) is accredited by the Council on Higher Education at NQF level 8, with 135 credits (consisting of three modules of 40 credits each plus Advanced Business English of 15 credits). The qualification is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training. It particularly serves to meet the need for a professional qualification on the graduate level in project, programme and portfolio management.
The Postgraduate Diploma (PGDipPM) is fully aligned with the Project Management Institute’s PMBoK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) and the International Project Management Association’s ICB (Individual Competence Baseline). It is an ideal route towards gaining international certification as an OPM3 (Organisational Project Management Maturity Model) professional by the Project Management Institute. Moreover, the Postgraduate Diploma is fully aligned with the International Project Management Association’s ICB (International Competency Baseline) 4-level certification model. Such candidates qualify for ICB levels C and B certifications. Moreover, module M6 is validated by ECSA for 3 CPD points.
Cranefield College offers technology-enhanced distance learning. It entails the integration of self-study, live interactive online classes, and recordings of classes online. Cranefield’s learning mode is supported by its online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).
All modules (live online):
Although Cranefield operates on a distance learning mode, students are advised to attend classes online. Note that students can also view recordings of all lectures online in their own time.
Live lecture session times and frequency
Time: 09h00 – 12h00
Five (5) live interactive online lecture dates per module, spread evenly over the three months duration of each module. For dates see the ACADEMIC CALENDAR below.
Cranefield’s Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) or Advanced Diploma in Project Management. More-over, candidates who hold degrees or diplomas obtained from other recognized academic institutions and have relevant experience, may also apply. All relevant information and documentation, including a detailed curriculum vitae and the applicant’s work experience, must be submitted to the Registrar (Academic). Hence, applicants must meet the following criteria:
Submission of Documents:
Every application will be assessed on its own merits!
General Admission for all academic programmes:
Submission of Documents:
Applying for admission to any academic programme
Note: When undergraduate courses are still in progress at the time of application, or graduate programmes have not been completed, and are not reported on the certified copies, applicants must provide a ‘statement of registration’ to the Registrar (Academic).
The Postgraduate Diploma in Programme Management (PGDipPM) comprises THREE modules to be selected from M3, M4, M5, or M6. Modules can be undertaken in any order.
Module M3: “Supply Chain Quality and Performance Management”.
Module M4: “Transformational Corporate Strategy”.
Module M5: “Creating High-Performance Project and Process Teams”.
Module M6: “Infrastructural Asset Management”.
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NOTE that there are 5 online lecture dates per module per quarter from 09h00 to 12h00.
Do not hesitate to contact the administration should you require clarification on any of the above.