Graduate Diploma in Operations and Production Management (Level 7)

Programme highlights

Do you want a career in operations management?

Learn what it takes to make businesses more efficient and profitable with the Graduate Diploma in Operations and Production Management.

You will have the choice of several study pathways to shape the kind of career you want.

You will also graduate with hands-on experience working on a project for a local business.

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Flexible study option

Fast-track your programme of study to graduate sooner

Your work experience or previous tertiary study may count towards achieving your qualification. Our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) programme is designed for those who already have the on-the-job skills and knowledge, but want to take their career to the next level with a qualification.

With RPL we can measure and match your existing skills against credits in our courses – creating a tailored path of study that will not only save you money, but also help you to complete your qualification faster. To learn more make an appointment to speak with one of our RPL facilitators by phoning 0800 62 62 52 (or email enquiries@manukau.ac.nz).

Key facts

Start Month(s) February, May, July, October
Study Location(s) MIT Manukau
Level 7
Domestic fees $6,400 (approx.)
Youth Guarantee (fees-free*) Not available
Programme Code MN4539
Duration

One year (full-time) or part-time

Study Method Full-time (one year) or part-time with daytime and evening classes (refer timetable)
Credits 120
International Fees $21,700 (approx.)
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship (fees-free*) Not available
Qualification MIT Graduate Diploma

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Entry requirements

Applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Successfully completed a bachelor's degree in any field excluding the specific graduate diploma field; or
  • Successfully completed a Level 6 or 7 diploma and relevant work and/or life experience (equivalent to a bachelor's degree); or
  • Evidence of equivalent practical, professional or educational experience e.g. three years' full-time work experience (relevant to business studies);
  • Have English language competence to undertake this programme which is taught and assessed in English. Any applicant whose first language is not English may be required to provide evidence of an overall IELTS (Academic) band score of 6.0 (with no score below 5.5 in speaking, reading, writing and listening) or equivalent.

Provisional entry

Students who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements for a programme will be eligible to be enrolled as a student where their previous educational, work or life experience indicates they have a reasonable likelihood of success. Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements for a programme may also be eligible to enrol in exceptional circumstances. Such decisions will be made by the Director/Head of School.

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Career opportunities

New Zealand's industrial sector is a huge part of the economy, both domestically and through exporting to the world. These businesses always need Consultants, supervisors and managers in the production and manufacturing sector, who understand the ways that people and processes work together to produce real results. From human resources to management accounting, your elective course will help shape the kind of career you wish to pursue.

Programme structure

You will need to complete the below seven courses (120 credits):

Level 6

343.607 Project Management (15 credits)

Gain a practical understanding of project management, how to develop a project plan, optimise project efficiency, and monitor the progress of a project as it is rolled out.

343.611 Operations Management (15 credits)

Gain a practical understanding of how to design and manage operational facilities, including quality and inventory management.

and one course selected from below:

311.647 Intermediate Management Accounting (15 credits)

Build on the skills learnt in the Introduction to Accounting course, learning how to analyse and present management-accounting information to help an organisation make effective business decisions.

311.650 Introduction to Finance (15 credits)

Gain a practical understanding of financial management, capital budgeting techniques, asset management and analysis of short term and long-term financing alternatives.

342.619 Industrial Relations (15 credits)

Learn about industrial relations, the relationship between industrial relationships and government regulation, employment agreements and legal rights.

342.620 Human Resources (15 credits)

Learn the essentials of human resources, understanding its role within an organisation, from recruitment and induction to performance management and health and safety legislation.

Level 7

341.738 Product Development (15 credits)

Gain a practical understanding of the stages of  New Product/ Service Development (NPD), tools and techniques to apply at the different stages; and demonstrate your skills by designing a customised NPD process.

341.753 Industry Project Part A (15 Credits)

You will carry out a project for a host organisation on a topic in a field allied to your graduate diploma by identifying a project, host organisation and presenting a proposal.

341.754 Industry Project Part B (30 Credits)

Develop capabilities related to your chosen area of specialisation, in a “hands-on” immersion in industry practice. Enable you to apply your learning, test the relevance of academic theories to the workplace and reflect critically on this relationship between your academic study and industry practice. You will carry out a significant work assignment for the host organisation on a topic in a field allied to your major and present a project report in conjunction with an academic supervisor.

343.705 Resource Integration Management (15 credits)

Improving the competitive edge of business operations, by building stronger relationships through integrating the internal and external supply chain.

Key dates

To find the start date of your programme intake listed above, please view the business calendar.

Key information for students

Graduate Diploma in Operations and Production Management

Entry Requirements
Minimum requirements [?] Any minimum or preferred criteria for entry to this qualification. Applicants must meet the following entry requirements: (a) Academic entry requirement 7.2.1. Successfully completed a bachelor s degree in any field excluding the specific graduate diploma field. OR 7.2.2. Successfully completed a Level 6 or 7 Diploma and relevant work and/or life experience (equivalent to a Bachelor s degree). OR 7.2.3. Evidence of equivalent practical, professional or educational experience e.g. three years full time work experience [relevant to business studies]. AND 7.2.4. Have English language competence to undertake this programme which is taught and assessed in English. Any applicants whose first language is not English may be required to provide evidence of an overall IELTS (Academic) band score of 6.0 (with no score below 6.0 in speaking, reading, writing and listening) or equivalent. 7.3. Selection Applicants who meet the requirements for admission are accepted into the programme in the order their applications are received. An interview process will be available on application to counsel the appropriate choice of programme, to determine whether any specific support is required and to ensure students are well informed about the programme s demands and requirements. Whanau/family will be invited to accompany applicants to these interviews.
Detailed requirements [?] Click here for more information on any additional entry criteria for this qualification. More information about entry to this qualification
Duration [?] The minimum amount of time it takes to complete this qualification. 1 Year
Tuition Fees Annual Total Qualification
Student fees [?] Annual:
The annual tuition fees payable by a student to study this qualification, additional to what the government contributes. (This is an average based on recent course enrolments. Your fees may differ depending on your course selection.)

Total Qualification:
The total tuition fees payable by a student to study this qualification, additional to what the government contributes. (This is an average based on recent course enrolments. Your fees may differ depending on your course selection.)
$6,137 $6,137
Government tuition subsidy [?] Annual:
The average annual amount paid by government towards the tuition fees for this qualification, additional to what the student pays. (This is an estimate based on the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

Total Qualification:
The average total amount paid by government towards the tuition fees for this qualification, additional to what the student pays. (This is an estimate based on the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)
$6,295 $6,295
Total [?] Annual:
The combined total of the annual amount paid by both the student and government towards the tuition fees for this qualification. (This is an estimate based on recent course enrolments and the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

Total Qualification:
The combined total of the amount paid by both the student and government towards the total tuition fees for this qualification. (This is an estimate based on recent course enrolments and the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)
$12,432 $12,432
Compulsory student services fee
Student loan information [?] Click here for more information on loans and allowances. StudyLink
Student Success
Successful course completions [?] The percentage of students who successfully completed courses towards this qualification last year. N/A
National Graduate Outcomes (3 years after completion)
Median earnings [?] The median represents the middle value for all earnings of young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally. Earnings do not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. $54,468
Earnings range [?] The range shows the upper and lower quartile values representing the one quarter point and three quarters point for all earnings of young graduates who completed qualifications in this subject area. Half of all graduates had earnings within this range. $45,229 - $61,575
In employment [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. 87%
In further study [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. 9%
On a benefit [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. N/A
Note: all KIS information is the most recent available relating to domestic students only.
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Information is correct as at October 2019. Programme fees are based on a full-time student and may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2020 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2020 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2020 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here www.manukau.ac.nz/cssf. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2020 are based on the 2019 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2020. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.