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Postgraduate Diploma in Construction (Construction Project Management)

This course is available

Online, On-Campus

Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma


1 year

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024


Manawatu Campus


Specialise in Construction Project Management for your Postgraduate Diploma in Construction at Massey

Massey University’s Postgraduate Diploma in Construction (Construction Project Management) is a pathway to in-depth research at a master's level.

The qualification gives you the opportunity to show your analytical thinking and your high-level research capability.

Key project management skills

Your learning focuses on front-end general project management issues such as development, finance, planning and scheduling, contract and stakeholder management. The qualification provides both disciplinary and integrative education in the areas of constructibility, costs, scheduling and ethics.

Research-led learning from industry experts

You’ll learn from senior faculty members and industry experts. Our lecturers and supervisors come from a range of relevant sectors. International participants feature strongly in all intakes, and the wide mix of expertise allows for you to have meaningful exchanges and interaction at the postgraduate level.


The curriculum is flexible to meet your unique study preferences with a full-time option offered over one year. The part-time option allows you to work while you study via block study mode.

A global perspective

The built environment affects, and is affected by, many external influences. During this qualification, you’ll gain a global perspective of the social, political and ethical influences on construction. You’ll also learn how to overlay these in your decision-making process.

Your learning takes place in an environment of diversity, integrity and transparency. The environment replicates and reflects the standards of the construction management profession itself. You’ll learn how to lead relevant local, national, and global outreach and engagement to optimise benefits to the industry and community.

Not just more of the same

Postgraduate study is not just ‘more of the same’ undergraduate study. It takes you to a new level in knowledge and expertise, especially in planning and undertaking research.

Further study

If you complete the qualification at a satisfactory level you may be able to proceed to the Master of Construction. If so, credits you have gained through this qualification may be credited to the master's qualification.

A Postgraduate Diploma in Construction in Construction Project Management is a good fit if you:

have an undergraduate construction degree

are a construction professional who wishes to gain in-depth expertise

are a project manager who wishes to gain specific knowledge of construction project issues.

Entry criteria

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

Specific requirements

To enter the Postgraduate Diploma in Construction (Construction Project Management) you will have been awarded or qualified for:

the Bachelor of Construction degree, or equivalent, or

a relevant Bachelor's degree followed by a relevant Postgraduate Certificate or an equivalent qualification.

You will need to provide verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.

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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