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Postgraduate Diploma in Quality Systems

  • Graduate Diploma

The Postgraduate Diploma in Quality Systems is unique in New Zealand, one of a group of tertiary-level qualifications offered by Massey University.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
Duration
1 year full-time

About this course

The Postgraduate Diploma in Quality Systems is unique in New Zealand, one of a group of tertiary-level qualifications offered by Massey University.

In this programme you will learn about quality management theory and practice. You will gain the knowledge and skills to enable you to become a manager with quality throughout the whole organisation as your goal.

It is a year-long programme (full time) or can be studied over a longer period part-time.

Entry requirements

Admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Quality Systems requires you to have a university degree, or equivalent, but not necessarily related to the field of study of the postgraduate diploma or have already completed the Graduate Diploma in Quality Systems.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Study locations

Auckland

What you will learn

This programme covers the concepts and methods of quality management as a holistic framework and the contribution of various disciplines to the whole.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Quality Systems focuses on raising your skills and knowledge in the following areas:

  • Quality management and its component aspects (inspection, quality control, assurance and continual improvement
  • Contemporary quality thinking and methods including statistical thinking, systems thinking, Business Excellence, lean and six sigma improvement.
  • The application of management theory to quality systems
  • Leadership in the context of modern organisational systems.

Courses include quality management, statistical methods for the key methodologies, service quality, quality and people and supply chain systems analysis. You will undertake an in-depth quality assurance project.