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Graduate Diploma in Project Management Universal College of Learning (UCOL)

New Zealand


Course info


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.

Career & Study Outcomes

  • Project manager
  • Business development manager
  • Operations manager

Course Information

UCOL's Graduate Diploma in Project Management comprises six compulsory courses, each worth 15 credits (except for Industry Project B which is worth 30 credits) as follows:

  • Project Management
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Operations Management
  • Advanced Project Management
  • Resource Integration Management
  • Professional Practice
  • Industry Project/Internship

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.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Graduate Diploma in Project Management.

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees

NZ$20,500.00 (10,72,810) per year




Palmerston North Campus (Main Campus)

Universal College of Learning (UCOL),

18 Princess Street,


Palmerston North,

4422, New Zealand

Entry requirement for international students

  • 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].

Applicants whose first language is not English must have an IELTS (or equivalent including TOEFL) score of 6.0 with no band score lower than 5.5. TOEFL (iBT): Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18); Cambridge B2 First (for Schools), C1 Advanced, C2 Proficiency: B2, C1, or C2 with score of 169; no less than 162 in each skill; OET: Minimum Grade C or 200 in all subtests; PToE (Academic): Score of 50 with no band less than 42. UCOL is a TOEFL iBT testing centre. The English Proficiency test is accepted for English language entry into all UCOL programmes.

Applicants under 20 years of age:

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

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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