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Graduate Diploma in Project Management (Level 7)

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Programme highlights

All types of industries need project managers, from information technology and construction to not-for-profit organisations.

Organisations are looking for people with the skills to drive change. Study with MIT and you will learn the skills to manage a project from start to finish.

Find out how to manage people and resources to a budget. Learn the organisational skills to stick to deadlines and meet critical milestones.

You will graduate having managed a real-world project for a local business. This will ensure you have both skills and hands-on experience when you enter the job market.

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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 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

Key facts

Start month(s)

February, July

Study location(s)

MIT Manukau

Level 7
Domestic fees

$6,500 (approx.)

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Youth Guarantee (fees-free*)

Not available

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Programme code MN4555

Full-time for 1 year (34 teaching weeks), part-time available.
The maximum time to complete this programme part-time is 4 years.

Study method

Full-time, Part-time (daytime and evening classes)

Credits 120
International fees NZD$22,000 (approx.)
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship (fees-free*)

Not available

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Qualification leads to

Graduate Diploma in Project Management (Level 7)

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); and
  • 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 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 or training scheme may be eligible to be enrolled. Such decisions must consider any applicable pre-requisites and will be made by the Head of School. Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements may also be eligible to be enrolled in exceptional circumstances where they can demonstrate capability for study at the required level. Such decisions must consider any applicable pre-requisites and will be made by the Head of School.

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Programme structure

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

Level 6

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

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.

Level 7

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.

341.757 Advanced Project Management (15 credits)

This course will enable the student to learn the principles of the project management body of knowledge and cover the content of the Project Management Institute PMBOK® and its application and evaluation to the workplace

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 and timetables

To find the key dates and timetables of this programme, please view the business calendar.

Career opportunities

A broad range of businesses and disciplines require project managers and managers with expertise in planning, running and closing projects. You could take on roles in human resources, sales and marketing or IT, or in disciplines such as engineering. Many industries will benefit from the skills you will possess as a Bachelor of Applied Management (Project Management) graduate. For potential salaries visit

MIT is becoming Te Pūkenga

Vocational education in Aotearoa is changing to better meet the needs of learners like you.

As part of this transformational change, MIT will next year become fully part of Te Pūkenga, a national network delivering skills training in a wide range of locations throughout Aotearoa. This means that while you’re applying with MIT now, from Semester 1, 2023 when you enrol you’ll become a Te Pūkenga learner.

The new system has the success and wellbeing of learners at its heart, and a review of all programmes is currently underway to help support this, including the programme that you’ve enrolled with. The aim is to make qualifications more portable, consistent and closely aligned with the needs of industry, and more in tune with where the world is headed.

As the programme review is ongoing, the courses outlined may be liable to change over time. Rest assured that we’ll notify you of any material changes to delivery that might impact what you’re studying, where you’re studying or the ways you’re learning.

Information is correct as at 12 August 2022. 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 2022 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2022 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2022 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2022 are based on the 2021 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2022. 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 Limited is accredited under the provisions of the Education and Training Act 2020. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.