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Graduate Diploma in Project Management

This course is available

Online, On-Campus

Level of Study

Graduate Certificate or Diploma


1 year

Next start date

Expected Jul 2023


Palmerston North Campus (Main Campus)


Advance your project planning skills and management expertise to ensure projects and resources are managed successfully with UCOL’s Graduate Diploma in Project Management.

Project management is a rewarding and versatile career pathway.

Build on the knowledge you've gained at work with specialist training in project management to enhance your promotion prospects.

During your project management studies you'll learn the theory and practical applications of strategic management, human resource management, leadership, project management, change management, business analytics and intelligence, and organisational behaviour. You'll also gain real-world experience by working with a local business/organisation on a project.

Blended delivery: This programme is also offered on a blended delivery approach as an alternative for your learning and training needs. It is a unique combination of online and face-to-face learning option provided for those who are wanting to upskill themselves while still at work.

Career & Study Outcomes

  • Project manager
  • Business development manager
  • Operations manager

Course Information

This programme consist of 120 credits. The courses includes:

Level 6 courses

Project Management (15 credits)

Introduction to Finance (15 credits)

Operations Management (15 credits)

Level 7 courses

  • Advanced Project Management (15 credits)
  • Resource Integration Management (15 credits)
  • Professional Practice (15 credits)
  • Industry Project/Internship (30 credits)

Industry Connections

The Graduate Diploma is well supported by industry and this strong industry involvement means that students are able to apply their knowledge and skills and develop an analytical approach to real world problems and issues.

Entry criteria

  • A bachelor's degree in any field excluding Project Management or
  • Level 6 or 7 Diploma and relevant work and/or life experience (equivalent to a Bachelor's degree) or Evidence of equivalent practical, professional or educational experience e.g. 3 - 5 years full time work experience [relevant to business studies].

English language Requirement: IELTS - Academic: Score of 6 with no band lower than 5.5; TOEFL (iBT) - Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18); Cambridge English Qualifications - B2, C1, or C2 with score of 169; no less than 162 in each skill; OET - Minimum Grade C or 200 in all subtests; NZCEL - Level 4 (Academic); and Pearson Test of English (Academic) - Score of 50 with no band less than 42.

Applicants under 20 years of age:

There are specific academic entry requirements for international students under 20 years of age. Please enquire for details.

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