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Graduate Certificate in Project Management

This course is available

Online

Level of Study

Graduate Certificate or Diploma

Duration

17 weeks

Next start date

Expected Jun 2023

Campus

Southern Institute of Technology

Summary

If you already hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, the Graduate Certificate in Project Management provides a recognised qualification (similar to a subject minor) covering foundation skills in project management theory and practice.

With a core paper in strategic management, and a choice of one of six elective papers, skills learnt are then applied through a choice of a dissertation or internship.

Course Content

  • MGT622 Fundamentals of Project Management (15 credits)
  • MGT717 Organisational Project Management (15 credits)
  • MGT718 Project Management in Practice (15 credits)
  • MGT719 Project Management Methodologies and Frameworks (15 credits)

Career opportunities:

Students who have completed a Graduate Certificate in Project Management will critically analyse and evaluate strategic issues facing organisations and develop and implement procedures and processes to enable the successful implementation of specific projects which are outside the ‘business as usual’ scope of operations. They will solve problems, both independently and as part of a team.

Satisfactory Completion

For students to be considered to have satisfactorily completed this programme and be eligible for the awarding of the qualification Graduate Certificate in Project Management, they must have completed all scheduled course work requirements and assessments, successfully completed assessment requirements for all papers, and achieved a total of 60 credits as specified in the programme schedule. The timeframe for completion of this programme is three years.

Entry criteria

Applicants must have obtained at least an undergraduate degree in any discipline,

OR

be a mature student aged at least 20 years and supply evidence of at least three years’ relevant work experience. Each mature applicant must provide their curriculum vitae detailing any relevant work experience and academic achievements. The Programme Manager will use this information to assess whether the applicant is likely to successfully complete the Graduate Certificate. Meeting the application criteria does not guarantee acceptance into the programme.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS test - Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5
  • TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score 5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18)
  • Cambridge English Examination - 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.
  • OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
  • NZCEL - a) Expiring Level b) Current: a) Level 4 (Academic) b) Level 4 (Academic)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42
  • Language Cert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
  • Trinity ISE - ISE II with no less than distinction in any band

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