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Graduate Diploma in Operations and Production Management

New Zealand

What will I learn?

Kick start a successful career in business management with UCOL’s Graduate Diploma in Operations and Production Management.

Make a valuable contribution to the business world by undertaking specialist business and management training.

UCOL's Graduate Diploma in Operations and Production Management will give you the knowledge and skills needed for business sustainability, supply chain management, resource and capacity planning, quality management, and general business and project management.

You’ll learn how to most efficiently allocate resources and gain the skills needed to analyse, oversee and improve the processes and logistics required for a profitable production company.

As part of the programme, you will gain real-world experience by working with a local business/organisation on a project, enabling you to make an immediate contribution to the business environment.

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
  • Operations management
  • Production planning
  • Technical management
  • Quality management
  • Product management

Course Information

This programme consist of 120 credits. The courses includes:

Level 6 courses

  • Project Management (15 Credits)
  • Operations Management (15 Credits)
  • Introduction to Finance (15 Credits) - This is elective course.

Level 7 courses

  • Product Development (15 Credits)
  • Resource Integration Management (15 Credits)
  • Professional Practice (15 Credits)
  • Industry Project/Internship (30 Credits)

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
NZ$20,500.00 (US$ 13,135) per year
Start date

13 February 2023, 17 July 2023

Venue

Palmerston North Campus (Main Campus)

Universal College of Learning (UCOL),

18 Princess Street,

Palmerston North,

4410, New Zealand

Online/Distance with attendance (1 year)

Tuition fees
NZ$20,500.00 (US$ 13,135) per year
Start date

13 February 2023, 17 July 2023

Venue

Palmerston North Campus (Main Campus)

Universal College of Learning (UCOL),

18 Princess Street,

Palmerston North,

4410, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree. Other English language Requirements: TOEFL (PBT) Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE). PTE (Academic) score of 50.

For international students

A Bachelor's degree in any field excluding Operations and Production 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.

Under 20 years of age

For international applicants under 20 years of age who do not hold NCEA, International Academic Qualifications Entry Criteria apply (Entry requirements vary from country to country).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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