Duration
Full-time: 1 year
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2018 Semester One – 26 February
2018 Semester Two – 16 July
Available locations
City
Points
120
Programme type
Postgraduate

Programme overview

Rapid technological change has created an increasing range of applications for Operations Research. This programme meets industry needs by enabling students from a range of undergraduate backgrounds to gain the fundamental skills needed to become versatile practitioners.

Core topics such as optimisation under uncertainty, searching techniques, financial statistics and computational algorithms are covered, showing the direct influence of the field. The PGDipOR additionally provides the foundations to pursue further study in the research-based Master of Operations Research.

Read the full programme regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Operations Research in the University of Auckland Calendar.

Programme structure

This is a 120 point taught programme that requires the following:

  • Up to 45 points in electives. These have to be postgraduate courses that are approved by the Programme Convenor.

Subjects available in this programme

  • Operations Research

2018 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.

  • Taught 120 points GPA Grade Point Average 4.0

    Bachelors degree

Further programme requirements

Taught 120 points

You must have completed a bachelors degree and both STATS 320 and ENGSCI 391 with a B- average. You will need a GPA of 5.0 in at least 75 points at Stage III.

Other pathways to study

You may still be considered if you have practical experience in operations research, though this does not guarantee entry in the programme.

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.

Further programme requirements

Taught 120 points

You must have completed an undergraduate degree at a recognised university (or similar institution) with a GPE of 5.0 in the most advanced courses taken in your degree. You also must have passed courses in linear programming and applied stochastic modelling with a GPE of 4.0.

Other pathways to study

You may still be considered if you have practical experience in operations research, though this does not guarantee entry in the programme.

How much does a Postgraduate Diploma in Operations Research cost per year?

2017 fees

Domestic students
NZ$8,444 – $9,926*
International students
NZ$38,062*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 2017 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 $6.38 per point, estimated at $765.60 for full-time study (120 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

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

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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.

Application closing dates

Semester One 2018
8 December 2017
Semester Two 2018
4 July 2018

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Where could this programme take you?

The PGDipOR 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 Masters degree in Operations Research.

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