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Graduate Diploma in Operations and Production Management

Level 7

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

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Quick info

Level: 7

Locations: Palmerston North

Duration: 1 year, full-time

Dates:
20 Feb 2017 - 1 Dec 2017
24 Jul 2017 - 29 Jun 2018

Domestic Fees:*
$5,887.00Scholarship info

International Fees:*
$18,670.00

* Fees are indicative only, and are inclusive of the student services levy and GST (goods and services tax). Fees for multi-year programmes are for one year of study.

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.

Career & Study Outcomes

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


To find out more about possible job prospects and salaries, see Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's Occupation Outlook for Managers.

Student & Staff Profiles

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.

Domestic Entry Requirements

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

Or

Alternative
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].

International Entry Requirements

In addition to the Domestic Entry Requirements, the following applies to international student applicants.

English language proficiency
International student 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. UCOL is a TOEFL iBT testing centre. The English Proficiency test is accepted for English language entry into all UCOL programmes.

Under 20 years of age
For international applicants under 20 years of age who do not hold NCEA, International Academic Qualifications Entry Criteria apply.

Advice & Guidance

The Industry Project is the capstone of the Graduate Diplomas, which students complete in their final semester of study. Students will be required to apply their knowledge and skill to a workplace issue and will reflect on their learning experience through this application. They prepare for full-time work through professional practice components completed during the project.

Course Information

Compulsory Courses:
  • Project Management
  • Operations Management
  • Product Development
  • Resource Integration Management
  • *Industry Project

* This course contains 30 Total Supervised Hours as per the course descriptor


Specified Elective Course – select one of the following:

  • Human Resources
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Industrial Relations
  • Principles of Leadership

Accreditation

The programme is approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under the provisions of the Education Act 1989, and Universal College of Learning (UCOL) Trading as Universal College of Learning (UCOL) is accredited to teach it.
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