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Postgraduate Diploma in Quality Systems

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Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma


1 year

Next start date

Expected Jul 2023


Auckland Campus


Study a Postgraduate Diploma in Quality Systems – PGDipQS

This qualification covers the concepts and methods of quality management as a holistic framework. It also covers the contribution of various other disciplines to quality management.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Quality Systems focuses on raising your skills and knowledge in the following areas:

quality management and its component aspects (inspection, quality control, assurance and continual improvement

contemporary quality thinking and methods including statistical thinking, systems thinking, business excellence, lean and six sigma improvement

the application of management theory to quality systems

leadership in the context of modern organisational systems.

Courses include quality systems design, lean management, six sigma statistical analysis, value chain management, quality improvement and research methods and skills.

A broad understanding

The Postgraduate Diploma will help you develop into a manager with an appreciation of the various functions that co-exist and inter-relate in a quality organisation. You’ll gain a practical awareness and broad appreciation of the role of these functions. You’ll be able to interact with and use them in an informed and effective manner to help control and improve manufacturing or service-oriented processes.

Lecturer expertise

You will benefit from your lecturers’ real-world experience and continual involvement in research and academic debate around key quality issues. Award-winning, they are widely published in key international journals and have held senior roles in international industries.

Further study

If you are successful in this postgraduate diploma you may be able to progress to the Master of Quality Systems.

A PGDipQS is a good fit if you:

have an undergraduate degree in a related subject

substantial industry experience

are a quality or organisational improvement practitioner or manager looking to advance your career.

Entry criteria

All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.

Specific requirements

To enter the Postgraduate Diploma in Quality Systems you will:

have been awarded or qualified for a university degree with a relevant major, or equivalent, with a B- grade average or higher over the qualifying 300-level courses and have completed at least two years of relevant professional experience, or

have been awarded or qualified for the Graduate Diploma in Quality Systems, or equivalent, with a B- grade average or higher, and completed at least two years of relevant professional experience, or

have demonstrated at least five years of relevant professional experience, including completion of appropriate professional qualifications or equivalent, via a portfolio, and an interview at the discretion of the University.

Documents you will need to supply to support your application

verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.

a copy of your current curriculum vitae (including education and employment for at least the last five years).

International English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS - 6.5 overall and minimum 6.0 in each band
  • TOEFL iBT – Overall score 90, minimum 20 in Writing
  • Cambridge English - C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 176. No less than 169 in each skill.
  • NCEL - Level 5
  • PTE - 58 overall and minimum 50 in each communicative skills
  • LanguageCert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with HIGH PASS and no less than Pass in each skill or C2 Mastery IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill

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