UCSB Professional and Continuing Education is in the process of launching a newly revised professional certificate program in Applied Project Management to include NEW courses and a more condensed curriculum that can be completed in a shorter amount of time. For the Fall 2018 quarter we will publish a new program matrix of offerings that will require successful completion of at least 16 units to earn the certificate. As of July 1, 2018, students who have enrolled in, but not completed the certificate program as published on this page, will fulfill the requirements in place at the time candidacy is filed. Students who previously completed Marketing courses, but who have not yet established candidacy on July 1, will be required to meet the new certificate program requirements.

If you have any questions about these changes or about this certificate program in general, please contact student services at (805) 893-4200 or help@extension.ucsb.edu.


Project management is experiencing a resurgence as a proven methodology for planning, organizing, and controlling complex activities in any industry, including government and nonprofit organizations. Participants learn in-depth, essential elements of initiating and completing a successful project, including the development of interpersonal and leadership skills to conduct work in the team environment inherent to modern projects. Professionals from many disciplines can apply the technical and interpersonal skills, knowledge of the processes, and tools and techniques to achieve their objectives.

This Professional Certificate Program Provides:

  • Skills needed to keep projects on task, on time, and on budget.
  • Training in both the classic aspects of project management as well as the newer approaches, including use of specialized software.
  • An understanding of the uses and potential for project management and how to apply it to successfully achieve organizational objectives.
  • Current theories of project management and real-world practices applicable to all industries.

Intended Audience: Project Management professionals who currently lead a project or are part of a project team, managers and specialists in a variety of disciplines, and individuals wishing to study specific subjects without pursuing the certificate. Project management training is appropriate for many disciplines including, but not limited to, information technology, software development, marketing, finance, contract administration, procurement, quality assurance, engineering, manufacturing, and construction.

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Program Course Schedule

Required Courses
(10 units total)
Course # Units Fall Winter Spring Summer
Introduction to Project Management ENGR X452.01 4 UCSB VenturaUCSB   UCSB
Project Initiation, Planning, and Integration ENGR X452.02 3 UCSB      
Human Factors in Project Management ENGR X452.08 3   Ventura   Ventura
Elective Courses
(8 units total)
Project Scope, Cost, and Time Management: Earned Value ENGR X452.03 3 Ventura   UCSB  
Quality and Risk Management for Project Managers ENGR X452.05 3 UCSB   UCSB  
Project Management Practicum ENGR X452.06 3   UCSB    
Agile Project Management ENGR X452.10 2 UCSB     UCSB
Project Stakeholder Management ENGR X452.11 2     UCSB  

Ventura Online          UCSB UCSB          

This matrix lists courses we plan to offer during the time indicated and is subject to change. Additional courses may be offered; see our current quarter's catalog for the most up-to-date information.


Courses in our Project Management Professional Certificate Program cover the information in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) that serves as the fundamental knowledge base for project management. To be eligible for a PMP® credential from the PMI®, you must meet specific guidelines that objectively measure experience, education, and professional knowledge. For specific information, visit the PMI website.

The approximate cost of completion of this program is $ 2,560. Individual course fees are paid upon enrollment. Estimated costs are subject to change and do not include fees for course materials.The program requirements are defined in the Program Course Schedule. For more information visit our Help Center.


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