Graduate Diploma in Project Management Graduate Diploma in Project Management

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Entry Requirements

Minimum requirement

Bachelor's degree in any field excluding project management. If English is not your first language, IELTS 6.0 Academic (no lower than 6.0 in any band).

Any minimum or preferred criteria for entry to this qualification.

Detailed requirements

Click here for more information on any additional entry criteria for this qualification.

Duration

The minimum amount of time it takes to complete this qualification.

Tuition Fees

Student fees

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Government tuition subsidy

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Total

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Student Success

Successful course completion -

The percentage of students who successfully completed courses towards this qualification last year.

National Graduates Outcomes

3 years after completion

Earnings -

(lower quartile, median, upper quartile)
The median represents the middle value for all earnings of young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally. Earnings do not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. The upper and lower quartile values represent the one quarter point and three quarters point for earnings. Half of all graduates had earnings within this range.

In employment -

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In further study -

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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), provided you complete the Resource Integration (AMRI700) as your elective, 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.

Credit recognition

Credit recognition is available for this programme; if you have related skills, knowledge and/or experience, it may count towards part or even all of the qualification.

To learn more about credit recognition please see our Centre For Assessment of Prior Learning.

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
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PROGRAMME CODE: CH4002
LEVEL: 7
CREDITS: 120
COMMENCES: February, July, October
APPLICATION DUE:
Domestic: Received all year
International: 22 January for February start; 23 June for July start; 8 September for October start
ANNUAL FEES:
Domestic: $6,200 - $6,900
International: $19,500
LOCATION: Christchurch - Madras Street
PART-TIME AVAILABILITY:
ADDITIONAL COSTS: Advised before enrolment

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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