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University of Auckland

Auckland , North Island ,New Zealand

Postgraduate Certificate in Architectural Project Management

This programme is for those with a background in architecture, design and construction wishing to upskill or specialise in the area of architectural project management and to gain an understanding of developments in current practice.

Studying a PGCertAPM will prepare you for professional roles in the management of architectural projects.

You will learn about national and international architectural project management practice, and its alignment with designing and building for a sustainable future.

Some electives will provide the opportunity to develop project management plans including aspects of cost management, conflict management, communication, earned value management, leadership, negotiation, procurement, sponsorship and teamwork, while others broaden your degree by allowing you to pursue personal interests.

After completing the PGCertAPM, you will be a critically reflective practitioner with advanced knowledge and understanding in architectural project management. You will also be prepared for further postgraduate studies and able to apply your modern management, practical and technical skills to successfully deliver projects from inception to completion.

Campus Information

City Campus

The City Campus is right in the heart of Auckland. You are within walking distance of all the main cultural, entertainment and commercial hubs.


  • Feb
  • March

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Application Process

10 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Graduates of the PGCertAPM will be well-placed for careers in architectural, design and construction practices in New Zealand, with essential project and practice management skills and advanced knowledge of how to deliver quality architecture both on time and within budget. The focus on architectural project management will allow domestic practitioners in architectural fields to extend their expertise and pursue further career options. The PGCertAPM also enables international practitioners needing to familiarise themselves with New Zealand law and practice, to start their pathway towards registering as architects in this country.

Jobs related to this program

  • Architect
  • Architectural Designer
  • Project Manager
  • Property Developer

PSW Opportunity

You can apply for a Post-study Work Visa for up to 3 years.

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Minimum program requirements

  • An undergraduate degree
  • GPE (Grade Point Equivalent) 4.0