Duration
Full-time: half year
Next start date
2021 Semester One – 1 March
2022 Semester One – 28 February
Available locations
City
Points
60
Programme type
Postgraduate

Programme overview

This programme is for those with a background in architecture, design and construction wishing to upskill or specialise in the area of architectural project management and to gain an understanding of developments in current practice.

Studying a PGCertAPM will prepare you for professional roles in the management of architectural projects.

You will learn about national and international architectural project management practice, and its alignment with designing and building for a sustainable future.

Some electives will provide the opportunity to develop project management plans including aspects of cost management, conflict management, communication, earned value management, leadership, negotiation, procurement, sponsorship and teamwork, while others broaden your degree by allowing you to pursue personal interests.

After completing the PGCertAPM, you will be a critically reflective practitioner with advanced knowledge and understanding in architectural project management. You will also be prepared for further postgraduate studies and able to apply your modern management, practical and technical skills to successfully deliver projects from inception to completion.

Programme structure

The PGCertAPM will take one semester to complete full-time, or two semesters to complete part-time.

You will need to complete the following:

A student who has not completed ARCHPRM 304-305 or equivalent courses must complete ARCHPRM 700.

A student admitted to this programme must complete the University of Auckland Academic Integrity Course.

Assessment is based on 100% coursework consisting of individual and group assignments and presentations, with a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars and self-directed study.
All courses in the PGCertAPM will apply a mix of formative and summative assessments including:

  • Verbal and written feedback from critique and presentations.
  • Graded assessment on written assignments.
  • Peer and self-assessments.

The PGCertAPM comprises a mix of teaching and delivery methods, including classroom-based lectures and peer presentations, experienced guest speakers from the architectural and building industry, office and site visits, group discussions and question and answer sessions.

This diverse mode of delivery will enable a broad combination of different learning approaches to meet individual students’ needs. Students will receive valuable exposure to relevant contemporary developments in thinking and practice, including first-hand experiences from industry projects and practice management professionals.

You'll also need to meet other requirements, including time limits and total points limits. See Postgraduate enrolment.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Sample programme structure

Semester 1 60 points

  • Code:
    ARCHGEN 704
    Name:
    Directed Study
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    ARCHGEN 741
    Name:
    Architectural Project Management
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts

Semester 1 60 points

  • Code:
    ARCHGEN 704
    Name:
    Directed Study
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    ARCHGEN 741
    Name:
    Architectural Project Management
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    ARCHPRM 700
    Name:
    Professional Studies 1
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts

2020 entry requirements

My highest qualification is from:

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Taught 60 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 4.0

    Bachelor of Architectural Studies

Further programme requirements

Other pathways to study

An undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline (for example architecture, design, construction, and the built environment), at a recognised university (or similar institution) with the required academic level. 

In exceptional circumstances, if you have an appropriate combination of practical, professional or scholarly experience which is deemed equivalent to the above standard, then you may be considered for admission.

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Taught 60 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 4.0

    An undergraduate degree.

  • Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.5

Further programme requirements

Other pathways to study

An undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline (for example architecture, design, construction, and the built environment), at a recognised university (or similar institution) with the required academic level.

In exceptional circumstances, if you have an appropriate combination of practical, professional or scholarly experience which is deemed equivalent to the above standard, then you may be considered for admission.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

How much does a Postgraduate Certificate in Architectural Project Management cost per year?

2020 fees

Domestic students
NZ$4,340.40 – $4,437.90*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. Fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $7.86 per point, estimated at $471.60 for full-time study (60 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

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For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Key dates

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Start dates

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For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Where could this programme take you?

Graduates of the PGCertAPM will be well-placed for careers in architectural, design and construction practices in New Zealand, with essential project and practice management skills and advanced knowledge of how to deliver quality architecture both on time and within budget. The focus on architectural project management will allow domestic practitioners in architectural fields to extend their expertise and pursue further career options. The PGCertAPM also enables international practitioners needing to familiarise themselves with New Zealand law and practice, to start their pathway towards registering as architects in this country.

Jobs related to this programme

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