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Postgraduate Certificate in Innovation

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma

Duration

1 semester

Next start date

Expected

Summary

This programme is for those who want to build on their enterprise experience, with flexibility in time or place of study. Students will gain skills and expertise highly valued in a workplace or research environment, including developing an understanding of the transdisciplinary research approach and the critical reframing of a real-world problem.

There are no formal classes. As a student, you will be guided through the programme by an academic lead supervisor and you will have access to an industry mentor. You will also be embedded in our community of practice, supported by supervision and mentorship, with access to a national and international network of researchers. You will be part of a group of fellow students and will enrich your learning through regular seminars, presentations, extensive online resources and workshops.

This framework will ensure you are well supported in all academic aspects as well as allowing you to gain valuable insights into the business environment the project is undertaken in.

Career/Further Opportunities:

There are growing career opportunities for professional workplace-based innovators and applied researchers Students will gain skills and expertise highly valued in a workplace or research environment, including developing an understanding of the transdisciplinary research approach and the critical reframing of a real-world problem. They will be able to establish a research plan based on this understanding and knowledge gained. Graduates will be able to use this qualification for their professional development and to develop the skills required to undertake new roles within a business or group.

Those who successfully complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Innovation with a B grade average or above and whose research plan has been approved by Wintec and the industry partner for implementation will be eligible to enter the Master of Applied Innovation programme.

Entry criteria

Candidates must have gained either:

  • An undergraduate degree conferred by a New Zealand tertiary education institution with a mark average of B (65 %) or above in the final year of study; or
  • A qualification, industry experience and/or assessment of prior learning approved as equivalent by the Programme Committee.

English Language Requirements

Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.5, with no individual band score lower than 6.0; or

  • TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) score of 79 (with a writing score of 21)
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test (pBT) score of 590 (with an essay score of 5.5 TWE)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) score of 58 with no band score lower than 50

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