Duration
Full-time: half year
Next start date
2021 Semester One – 1 March
2021 Semester Two – 19 July
Available locations
City
Points
60
Programme type
Postgraduate

Programme overview

The speed of technological change has created an increasing range of applications for Operations Research and Analytics. The Postgraduate Certificate in Operations Research and Analytics provides students with a taste of the field, and supplements their undergraduate backgrounds with theoretical fundamentals.

Core topics such as machine learning and artificial intelligence, operations research, and time series analytics are covered, so the PGCertOran additionally provides students with a direct pathway to further study in the research-based Master of Operations Research and Analytics.

Programme structure

The PGCertORAn is a 60-point taught programme. You’ll have to complete the following courses.

At least two of the following:

  • ENGSCI760 Algorithms for Optimisation
  • ENGSCI761 Integer and Multi-objective Optimisation
  • ENGSCI762 Scheduling and Optimisation in Decision Making
  • ENGSCI763 Advanced Simulation and Stochastic Optimisation
  • ENGSCI765 Studies in Operations Research I
  • ENGSCI768 Advanced Operations Research and Analytics
  • STATS720 Stochastic Processes 
  • STATS723 Stochastic Methods in Finance 
  • STATS724 Operations Research
  • STATS783 Simulation and Monte Carlo Methods

Up to two of the following:

  • COMPSCI753 Uncertainty in Data
  • COMPSCI760 Machine Learning and Data Mining 
  • COMPSCI761/367 Artificial Intelligence 
  • COMSCI762 Advanced Machine Learning 
  • ENGSCI712 Computational Algorithms for Signal Processing 
  • ENGSCI755 Decision Making in Engineering
  • OPSMGT766 Fundamentals of Supply Chain Coordination 
  • SOFTENG753 Probabilistic Machine Learning
  • STATS726 Time Series 
  • STATS731 Bayesian Inference
  • STATS763 Advanced Regression Methodology
  • STATS769 Data Science Practice

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.

2020 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 3.0

Further programme requirements

Taught 60 points

You must have completed a relevant Bachelor Honours degree in a relevant subject from this University with a Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher in 120 points above Stage III.

Note: A relevant Bachelors Honours degree may include the Degree of Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours), Bachelors of Arts (Honours), Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or Bachelor of Science (Honours).

Or

A relevant Bachelor degree in a relevant subject from this University with a Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher in 75 points above Stage II.

Note: A relevant Bachelors degree may include the Degree of Bachelors of Arts , Bachelor of Commerce, or Bachelor of Science.

A relevant subject may be analytics, artificial intelligence, computer science, data science, economics, engineering, information systems, information technology, machine learning, management science, mathematics, operations research, operations and supply chain management, software engineering, structural engineering, electrical engineering, statistics or technology.

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

    An undergraduate degree

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

Further programme requirements

Taught 60 points

You must have completed an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject from a recognised university (or similar institution).

A relevant subject may be analytics, artificial intelligence, computer science, data science, economics, engineering, information systems, information technology, machine learning, management science, mathematics, operations research, operations and supply chain management, software engineering, structural engineering, electrical engineering, statistics or technology.

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 Operations Research and Analytics cost per year?

2020 fees

Domestic students
NZ$4,730 – $5,267*

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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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 PGCertORAn is largely seen as a pathway for future study. While it can boost your quantitative skills to work in this field, it ultimately supplements your undergraduate degree with the essential foundations needed to pursue a Master of Operations Research and Analytics.

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