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Postgraduate Certificate in Product Innovation

PGCertProdInnovation
11 October 2023

UC’s Postgraduate Certificate in Product Innovation (PGCertProdInnovation) offers students from any study background advanced practical and theoretical skills to create products for a range of industries. Find out about studying a PGCertProdInnovation through our Te Kaupeka Pūhanga | Faculty of Engineering.

DURATION

Postgraduate Certificate in Product Innovation

Degree Structure - Duration
6 months full-time

START

Postgraduate Certificate in Product Innovation

Degree Structure - Start In
Semester 1 or 2 (February or July)

POINTS

60

TUITION FEES

2024 tuition fees estimate per 60 points:

  • Domestic — $4,786
  • International — $20,000

Overview


Postgraduate Certificate in Product Innovation

Introduction

The global market needs more innovative thinkers that can design new products and experiences to make life safer, easier, and more rewarding, or even start their own business venture.

UC’s Postgraduate Certificate in Product Innovation offers students from any study background advanced practical and theoretical skills in creating products for entertainment, homeware, cosmetics, IT, food, healthcare, and many other industries.

Those wanting to build on their previous studies in product design may want to consider the Postgraduate Certificate in Product Design or Master of Product Design.



Postgraduate Certificate in Product Innovation

Entry Requirements - Body

Entry requirements

You are open to enrol with any previous bachelor’s degree study (or other qualifications of an equivalent standard) and a B Grade Point Average in your final-year courses.

If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Product Innovation or use the admission requirements checker.

How to apply

You can apply online at myUC.

See Admission and enrolment for all information on enrolling at UC.

Postgraduate Certificate in Product Innovation

Subjects and Courses - Body

Subjects and courses

The PGCertProdInnovation is made up of compulsory courses and a selection of elective courses, including at least one course focused on business skills.

Postgraduate Certificate in Product Innovation

Further Study - Body

Further study

UC offers a Master of Product Innovation.

Credit from your completed courses in the PGCertProdInnovation can be transferred to the Master of Product Innovation, provided you have not already graduated with the Certificate beforehand.

Postgraduate Certificate in Product Innovation

Career - Body

Career opportunities

Companies are continuously looking for graduates that have both technical and entrepreneurial skills to take their products to the next level.

Product Design graduates can work within a variety of roles, from market research, concept design, manufacturing, or advertising aspects of the commercial lifecycle.

Our students are especially well equipped to launch their own company.

Useful information:

2024 tuition fees estimate (per 60 points):

  • Domestic — $4,786
  • International — $20,000

2023 tuition fees estimate (per 60 points):

  • Domestic — $4,656
  • International — $19,000

SSL estimate (per 60 points):

  • 2024 — $550.20
  • 2023 — $496.20

Planning my study

Postgraduate Certificate in Product Innovation

Degree Structure - Body

How do I plan my degree?

The Postgraduate Certificate in Product Innovation has a total of 60 points, made up of 30 points of compulsory courses and 30 points of elective courses.

Starting in February or July, the programme requires 6 months of full-time study. Part-time study is also available for up to 2 years.

For full requirements, see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Product Innovation.

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