Duration
Full-time: half year
Next start date
2022 Semester One – 28 February
2022 Semester Two – 18 July
Available locations
Auckland Online, City
Points
60
Programme type
Postgraduate

Programme overview

New Zealand is recognised as a global leader in innovative project management approaches, delivering world-class projects across all engineering disciplines. Regardless of your educational background, the Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering Project Management will provide you with the right foundations in project management concepts and applications to lead multidisciplinary engineering teams.

We additionally focus on project management practices and methodologies that are common in various non-technical industries, making your new skills applicable wherever you go. The PGCertEPM is suited for both working professionals looking for career progression into management roles or students with technical backgrounds who want an introduction into the field. It is also available to study part-time, and you can also pursue further study with our Master of Engineering Project Management.

Programme structure

The PGCertEPM is a 60-point taught programme. You’ll have to complete 30 points from the following courses:

  • CIVIL 703 Project Management (15 points)
  • ENGGEN 731 Agile and Lean Project Management (15 points)
  • ENGGEN 740 Project Management Bodies of Knowledge (30 points)

And two of the following:

  • CIVIL 704 Advanced Topics in Project Management
  • CIVIL 708 Work Based Learning
  • CIVIL 709 Cost Engineering
  • CIVIL 716 Engineering Risk Management
  • ENGGEN 705 Advanced Innovation & New Product Development
  • ENGGEN 732 Systems Thinking & Project Business Case
  • ENGGEN 733 Organisational Strategic Management of Projects
  • ENGGEN 734 Engineering Contracts for Project Managers
  • ENGGEN 735 Project Management Case Studies
  • MECHENG 752 Technology Management

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.

2021 entry requirements

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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 2.5

Further programme requirements

Taught 60 points

You must have completed a Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) from this University, with a GPA of 2.5 or higher in 75 points above Stage III.

OR

You must have completed a relevant Bachelors degree from this University with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in 75 points above Stage II. A Bachelors degree in applied science, architecture, commerce, construction, engineering, information technology, science, or technology, may be considered relevant.

Other pathways to study

In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve admission of a student who has extensive, relevant, practical, professional or scholarly experience.

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 3.0
  • Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.5

Further programme requirements

Taught 60 points

You must have completed a relevant Bachelors degree with a Grade Point Equivalent of 3.0. A Bachelors degree in applied science, architecture, commerce, construction, engineering, information technology, science, or technology, may be considered relevant.

Other pathways to study

In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve admission of a student who has extensive, relevant, practical, professional or scholarly experience.

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 Engineering Project Management cost per year?

2021 fees

Domestic students
NZ$5,325*
International students
NZ$21,407*

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 $8.02 per point, estimated at $481.20 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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Other important 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?

The PGCertEPM is largely seen as a pathway for future study, though it also serves as a supplement to your undergraduate degree with the essential foundations for professional development within the project management field. Our graduates have found our project management methodologies to be applicable in a broad range of companies beyond technology and engineering.

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