Institute of Technology or PolytechnicAra Institute of Canterbury
This course is available
Level of Study
Graduate Certificate or Diploma
Next start date
Expected Feb 2023
Ara Institute of Canterbury
Use your strong organisational skills and advance your appreciation of the procedures required to ensure production functions at optimum levels.
You will explore the best methods for optimising supply chain relationships and the logistics of production, including considerations from an engineering perspective.
Core studies include the essentials of project management, product development, operations management and resource integration management.
We also introduce you to other relevant topics including industrial relations, human resources and finance and management accounting.
If you complete one additional course Advanced Project Management (AMPM700) and choose Introduction to Finance (AMIF603) as your elective option, 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.
On completion of this graduate diploma you are qualified for employment in managerial and consultation roles throughout industry, as well as for supervisory and logistical technician positions in manufacturing companies. Using electives to concentrate on courses in international business and/or industrial relations may be helpful for your career.
This qualification could be combined with our Graduate Diploma in Project Management to expand your career prospects.
A bachelor's degree in any field excluding operations and production management
Still want to study but don't meet the Academic Requirements?
If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.
Note: The number of courses you have to complete for this qualification may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace.
English language requirements:
IELTS test - Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5
SPEAKING – 5.5
READING - 5.5
WRITING - 5.5
LISTENING – 5.5
TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)
TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) - Score of 60 or higher (with a writing score of 18)
Cambridge English Qualifications - B2 First, or B2 First for schools, or C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill
Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42