Duration
Full-time: half year
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2025 Semester One – 3 March
2025 Semester Two – 21 July
Available locations
City
Points
60
Programme type
Postgraduate

Programme overview

The Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property is a pathway programme to the Master of Intellectual Property – as well as a stand-alone academic qualification. As a stand-alone programme it will particularly appeal to students seeking to complete accredited courses required for registration as a trade mark attorney (Australia) through the Trans-Tasman IP Attorneys Board. The flexible course offerings and the ability to complete the programme part-time make it attractive for working professionals.

Part-time study is available and recommended for working professionals. Part-time options include 1 year (two courses per semester) or 2 years (one course per semester).

For further information please contact postgradlaw@auckland.ac.nz and visit the TTIPAB website

Programme structure

The Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property will comprise:

  • LAW 700
  • At least 45 points from the Master of Intellectual Property Schedule
  • 15 points from: the Master of Intellectual Property Schedule; the Master of Law Schedule; the Master of Information Governance Schedule; or any other 700 level course

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.

2024 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 4.0

    Grade Point Average of 4.0 or higher in at least 60 points above Stage II

Further programme requirements

Taught 60 points

In order to be admitted to this postgraduate certificate, a student must have completed the requirements for a bachelors degree from this University with a Grade Point Average of 4.0 or higher in at least 60 points above Stage II, or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative.

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

    Grade Point Equivalent of 4.0 or higher in at least 60 points above Stage II

  • Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    7.0

Further programme requirements

Taught 60 points

In order to be admitted to this postgraduate certificate, a student must have completed the requirements for a bachelors degree from this University with a Grade Point Average of 4.0 or higher in at least 60 points above Stage II, or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative.

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 Intellectual Property cost per year?

2024 fees

Fees for 2024 will be set in October 2023. In the meantime, for an indication, please visit our website to view all course fees for 2023.

Domestic students
NZ$5,597.40*

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 $8.88 per point, estimated at $532.80 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

Note: For international applicants, the application closing date for Semester Two 2024 is 24 May 2024.

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.

Application closing dates

Semester One 2024
8 December 2023
Semester Two 2024
4 July 2024

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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.

LAW 700
Legal Research Methodology and Advanced Writing
Compulsory core course
0 pts

LAWCOMM 772
Intellectual Property and Practice – Level 9
Optional
15 points

LAWCOMM 782
Trade Marks Practice – Level 8
Optional
15 points

LAWCOMM 785
Patent Practice – Level 8
Optional
15 points

LAWCOMM 791
Patent Drafting – Level 8
Optional
15 points

LAWCOMM 793
Patent Law – Level 9
Optional
15 points

LAWCOMM 795
Copyright and Design – Level 9
Optional
15 points

LAWCOMM 796
Trade Marks and Related Rights – Level 9
Optional
15 points

LAWCOMM 797
Interpretation and Validity of Patent Specifications – Level 8 Optional
15 points

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?

For graduates working in trade mark law, the programme can be used to complete courses that meet the knowledge requirements for registration as a trade mark attorney. For other graduates, the programme will provide detailed and specialist knowledge of intellectual property and the practical skills necessary to apply such law.

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