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Course Details
Study level Graduate Diploma
Course Custom Name Diploma in Applied Business (Specialization in Marketing or Production Systems and Design)
Course decription

Programme Overview: 

The key competencies resulting from this qualification will include: the ability to research and report on trends and changes within either Marketing or Production System Design, the ability to contribute professionally to a range of associated business fields provided in the Diploma and the ability of students to operate in a professional and ethical manner across a range of business environments.

Learners are required to complete 7 papers- with 6 papers of 15 credits each and a business project paper worth 30 credits.

Core Papers:

1. Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour

2. Accounting

3. Project Management

4. Research Methods

5. Business Operations

6. Elective (specialised paper) 

    Marketing Principle


    Production Systems and Design

7. Business Project in: (30 credits)



    Production Systems and Design

The graduates of the programme:

  • Can demonstrate conceptual knowledge and theoretical underpinnings of human resource management, organisational behaviour, accounting, operations and business environment, project management, research methods, marketing and production system and design.

  • Can apply critical and systemic approaches to business problems and recommend solutions; appraise various business systems across business functions in small to medium enterprises; research, plan, coordinate, execute and complete a project report in the specialised area of Marketing or Production Systems and Design, utilising theoretical and practical concepts covered within the programme.
  • Can have the skills required to operate effectively in the New Zealand business culture and contribute positively to the economy across a wide range of business sectors.

Career Opportunities

  • Business systems associate / analyst / consultant

  • Marketing and communications advisor/consultant

  • Organisation processes advisor/analyst

  • Lean specialist/analyst across a variety of industry segments

  • HR associate

  • Manager / Project Project Coordinator
Course Fees 21000 ()
Course Duration (In Months) 12 Months
Next Intake June 2020, August 2020, September 2020, October 2020

Programme overview

Gain the knowledge and skills to organise and manage activities on a construction site. Construction sites can involve hundreds of workers and millions of dollars of materials, and construction managers are responsible for managing both. The Bachelor of Construction (Construction Management) helps you further your knowledge of management structures, and gain an in-depth understanding of supply chain, people and production management.


  • A good foundation for a career in construction management, providing you with the skills to undertake detailed planning and management of resources applied to construction projects.
  • An overview of all aspects of the construction industry.
  • Explore progressively more complex scenarios and projects, and develop the technical skills to schedule activities and resources on construction projects.
  • Application of Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology and Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) processes
  • A major industry research project where you can apply what you've learnt.
  • Relevant to your future career: Unitec's advisory boards include experts who keep us up-to-date with industry trends and relevant legislation in the construction industry.
  • Lecturers with plenty of experience in the construction industry and guest lecturers who are leaders in their field.