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Graduate Diploma in Construction Project Management

This course is available


Level of Study

Graduate Certificate or Diploma


1 year

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023


Unitec Institute of Technology


Develop the knowledge and skills to effectively organise and manage activities on a construction site.

The Graduate Diploma in Construction Project Management is a great stepping stone if you want to move into management positions in the construction sector. Learn to apply project management knowledge to the construction industry to ensure contracts are completed on time and on budget. You'll be able to solve complex industry-related problems, in teams and alone, and provide leadership in a team environment.


  • Professional development if you want to stay at the forefront of the competitive construction sector.
  • An overview of project management theories and supply chain, people and production management.
  • Relevant to your career: relate new knowledge and material directly to your workplace. You'll explore progressively more complex scenarios, and develop the skills to schedule activities and resources on construction projects.
  • Application of Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology and Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) processes.
  • Emphasis on self-directed learning, with assessment and feedback throughout the programme, and exams at the end.
  • A mix of on-campus block courses (with lectures, tutorials, team-based problem solving, research, discussions and student presentations), eLearning and assignments.
  • Suitable for architecture, construction industry, and property management staff from different backgrounds. A previous qualification is not required, but as places are limited, preference will be given to those with at least five years' industry experience or a relevant undergraduate degree.
  • Gain exposure and experience to a wide number of construction software


To graduate you’ll need 120 credits, 75 of which need to be at level 7.

Once you've successfully completed this programme pathway you'll receive the qualification: Graduate Diploma in Construction Project Management.


  • Site manager
  • Project manager
  • Construction manager

Entry criteria

Academic requirements

  • A relevant degree from a NZQA recognised institution
  • National Diploma in Construction Management or Quantity Surveying AND have a least three years' experience in the field of Quantity Surveying or Construction Management

  • A minimum of six years management experience in the field of construction or a closely related industry

English requirements

  • An IELTS (academic format) score of 6.5 with a min band score of 6 (reading and writing) and 5.5 (speaking and listening)
  • NZCEL (Academic) (Level 4)
  • TOEFL (pBT): Score of 550 (essay 5 TWE)
  • TOEFL (iBT): Score of 60 (writing 18)
  • University of Cambridge English Examinations: FCE, or FCE for schools, or CAE, or CPE with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill. OET at Grade C in all sub-tests
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58 with score of at least 50 (reading & writing) and 42 (speaking & listening).

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