Diploma in Entrepreneurship and Project Management (Built Environment)




1 Year

Validated by



Part-Time / Blended Learning


Dublin Main Campus

NFQ Level


This course addresses a specific need for professionals within the construction industry, and related areas, to upskill their current knowledge.

The programme is designed for those in the middle of their career looking to progress to senior management or become self-employed, but it is equally applicable to those who are looking to upskill and keep abreast of the needs of the industry. It is designed to introduce and explore the basic concepts and practices of project management and business planning specifically relating to the Built Environment. When combined with the focus on entrepreneurship, which is unique to the course at Griffith College, this enables learners to consider, create and grow entrepreneurial ventures, both within existing organisations and in start-ups. 

Why study Entrepreneurship and Project Management at Griffith College?

In today’s fast-paced business economy of getting ahead and staying ahead, project management is a highly sought-after skill. New projects are often expensive and high-risk, so clients will pay more for the assurance of deliverables. From project planning to leading to monitoring to managing and delivering, this course will give you the vital skills and techniques you need to secure the success of high-performing projects. These skills are particularly useful if you are an aspiring entrepreneur, looking to upskill or are returning to the workplace. The programme is delivered through a mixture of online lectures and on campus workshops which take place in the evenings and weekends to allow for minimal disruption to the working day.

Other reasons to consider this course include:

  • Evidence of professional project management skills will help learners stand out to potential employers, increase their earning potential and further progress their career.
  • You will develop an entrepreneurial mindset, which will increase your value to potential employers or help you plan ventures of your own.
  • Graduates possess directly applicable skills in project execution and project control across all of the complex elements of a project so that it can be successfully and professionally managed to its conclusion.
  • This course provides awareness and a basic understanding of the legal issues frequently encountered by entrepreneurs, such as issues around financing, operations of a company, ownership structuring, the raising of capital, federal securities requirements and exemptions, determining valuation, intellectual property, board formation, human resources, and exit strategies.
  • The course is managed by Griffith’s long-standing Design Faculty and is delivered by experts from the industry

The Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Project Management (Built Environment) is an embedded special purpose award in this programme. Learners on this programme who complete the 30 ECTS may choose to exit with the embedded award.

Course Highlights

  • Designed to meet the skills required by industry
  • Understands the demands of a project manager role and tasks within the context of the building industry
  • Develop an understanding of the legal and professional environment and associated requirements relevant to the built environment
  • Explore entre/intrapreneurial aspirations and abilities by examining entrepreneurial theory, research and process.
  • Friendly, approachable staff (who are experts in their fields) provide a supportive learning environment 
  • Full access to Student Adobe Creative Cloud - All Apps plan, which gives you 20+ cutting-edge creative tools for desktop, mobile, and web

Intake Dates

  • February*

*Subject to sufficient numbers.

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