Graduate Diploma in Project Management Graduate Diploma in Project Management

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

Annual Fees(indicative 2017)

Programme code

CH4002

Domestic

$6,150 - $6,700 per year

Starts

February, July, October

International

$19,120

Credits

120

Course related costs

Advised before enrolment

Level

7

Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

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

Location

Christchurch - Madras Street

Content

If you like to plan and see a project right from concept through to completion, our graduate diploma might just be for you. Managing projects is an exciting career path and can be utilised anywhere in the world.

In this full time one-year graduate diploma you will develop the theory and practical applications required of project management thereby enhancing employment opportunities.

You will study the principles of project management, business finance, operations management, advanced project management and resource integration. These skills and knowledge gained will be used as you complete an industry project.

The project management expertise you will gain on this programme aligns with the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), as defined by the Project Management Institute and is an internationally recognised standard.

Note: If you complete one additional course Product Development (AMPD700) 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 project 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 (relevant to business studies)
Additional requirements
English requirements
  • If English is not your first language you may also be required to provide evidence of your English language skills. 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 qualification you will be able to apply your experience to a wide range of businesses and industries as well as specific areas within business such as human resource management, sales and marketing and information communication technologies. Career opportunities include positions as a project manager and management roles requiring expertise in planning, execution, and closing of business projects.

Study pathways

Continue with studies with our Graduate Diploma in Operations and Production Management.

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