1 year
Feb Jul
Study mode
Tuition fee (entire course)
Foreign students
USD 13,608
NZD 20,390
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

The Graduate Diploma in Construction Project Management is a great stepping stone if you want to move into management positions in the construction sector. Learn to apply project management knowledge to the construction industry to ensure contracts are completed on time and on budget. You'll be able to solve complex industry-related problems, in teams and alone, and provide leadership in a team environment. Highlights include:

  • Professional development if you want to stay at the forefront of the competitive construction sector.
  • An overview of project management theories, and supply chain, people and production management.
  • Relevant to your career: relate new knowledge and material directly to your workplace. You'll explore progressively more complex scenarios, and develop the skills to schedule activities and resources on construction projects.
  • Emphasis on self-directed learning, with assessment and feedback throughout the programme, and exams at the end.
  • A mix of on-campus block courses (with lectures, tutorials, team-based problem solving, research, discussions and student presentations), eLearning and assignments.
  • Part-time study options available.
  • Suitable for construction industry and property management staff from different backgrounds. A previous qualification is not required, but as places are limited preference will be given to those with at least five years' industry experience or a relevant undergraduate degree.

Entry Requirements

  • A recognised bachelor degree in the same or similar discipline, with merit achievement, deemed to be an average grade of B- or higher in all level 7 courses; OR
  • A professional qualification in a relevant discipline, recognised as being equivalent to merit achievement in a bachelor degree.

English Language Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must have achieved a minimum standard of English as demonstrated by a minimum of 8 credits at NCEA Level 2 in English (4 in Reading, 4 in Writing).
  • International Students for whom English is not their First Language
    • Completion of one of the following qualifications:
      • NZ Certificate in English Language (NZCEL) Academic Level 5
      • Graduate Certificate in English as an Additional Language (Unitec Qualification)
    • An overall IELTS band score (Academic Format) of 6.5 with a no band score lower than 6;
    • An overall TOEFL pBT (Paper-based Test) score of  590 (plus essay TWE of 5.5) OR an overall TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test) score of 79 (plus writing score of 21);
    • Level C1 under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR);
    • First Certificate in English (FCE) with a pass at Grade A OR Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) with a score of 58 or higher OR Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a score of 45 or higher  under the Cambridge International standard tests of English as a foreign language;
    • Pearson Test of English (PToE) (Academic) with a score of 58;
    • City & Guilds Internal English for Speakers of Other Languages (IESOL) C1 Expert with a score of 42.