Graduate Diploma in Operations and Production Management Graduate Diploma in Operations and Production Management

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Graduate DiplomaFull time - 1 year, part time over 4 years

Annual Fees(indicative 2017)

Programme code

CH4001

Domestic

$6,150 - $6,700

Starts

February, July, October

International

$19,120

Credits

120

Course related costs

Advised before enrolment

Level

7

Domestic Applications due

Accepted throughout the year

International Applications due

22 January for February start; 23 June for July start; 8 September for October start

Location

Christchurch - Madras Street

Content

Use your strong organisational skills and advance your appreciation of the procedures required to ensure production functions at optimum levels in this advance level qualification.

You will explore the best methods for optimising supply chain relationships and the logistics of production, including considerations from an engineering perspective.

Core studies include the essentials of project management, product development, operations management and resource integration management.

We also introduce you to other relevant topics including industrial relations, human resources and finance and management accounting.

If you complete one additional course Advanced Project Management (AMPM700) and choose Introduction to Finance (AMIF603) as your elective option, you will graduate with two graduate diplomas - the Graduate Diploma in Operations and Production Management and the Graduate Diploma in Project Management, provided that your industry project reflects both fields of study.

Programme structure

To complete this Graduate Diploma you are required to complete a minimum total of 120 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.

Core courses
Elective Courses

To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • A bachelor's degree in any field excluding operations and production management

Alternative requirements
  • Level 6 or 7 Diploma and relevant work and/or life experience (equivalent to a Bachelor's degree)
    or Evidence of equivalent practical, professional or educational experience eg 3 - 5 years full time work experience
Additional requirements
English requirements
  • If English is not your first language you may also be required to provide evidence of your English language skills as listed below. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.

    Note: If you have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements you are not required to provide evidence of English Language Skills.

OVERALL IELTS REQUIREMENTS

6.0 ACADEMIC

SPEAKING

6.0

READING

6.0

WRITING

6.0

LISTENING

6.0
Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

To apply for this programme please:

  • complete an Admission and Enrolment Form or an International Application Form

Your on-the-job experience may count towards part or even all of this qualification. To learn more, contact our Centre for Assessment of Prior Learning (CAPL) .

Application documents

Career opportunities

On completion of this graduate diploma you are qualified for employment in managerial and consultation roles throughout industry, as well as for supervisory and logistical technician positions in manufacturing companies. Using electives to concentrate on courses in international business and/or industrial relations may be helpful for your career.

Study pathways

This qualification could be combined with our Graduate Diploma in Project Management to expand your career prospects.

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Computing / ICT
  • Economics