Graduate Certificates and Diplomas
Graduate certificates and graduate diplomas provide the opportunity to complete a specialised qualification that requires a relatively short period of study and can provide a pathway to future study.
Graduate certificates and graduate diplomas are suitable for:
- Students who have a university degree but want to add a specialisation different from their major. For example, an accounting graduate might do a Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management.
- Students who have an undergraduate degree and wish to use a graduate diploma or certificate as preparation for postgraduate study in a subject
- Students with relevant experience in an area who want to take a supporting short, specialised qualification; e.g. a business person with marketing experience, might want to take a Graduate Diploma in Marketing.
- Students who work full-time and wish to study part-time towards a Graduate Diploma.
A Graduate Certificate is a half-year full-time programme consisting of undergraduate papers. Students need to gain 60 points at 100 level (first year papers) or above, including at least 40 points at 300 level (third year papers) or above. At least 80 points must be from the same subject.
A Graduate Diploma is a one-year full-time or equivalent part-time programme consisting of undergraduate papers. Students need to gain 120 points at 100 level (first year papers) or above, including at least 80 points at 300 level (third year papers) or above. At least 80 points must be from the same subject.
Students who want to complete a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma should discuss their study options with a Student Advisor by contacting our main office on 07 577 0620 to book an appointment or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The following subjects are available in Tauranga for graduate certificates and diplomas: