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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Quality Systems
PGDipQS

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Quality Systems requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and

(b) have been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor's degree with a relevant major, or equivalent, having achieved a B- grade average or higher over the qualifying 300-level courses and have completed at least two years of relevant professional experience;

or shall have:

(c) been awarded or qualified for a relevant Graduate Diploma in Quality Systems, or equivalent, having achieved a B- grade average or higher and completed at least two years of relevant professional experience;

or shall have:

(d) demonstrated at least five years of relevant professional experience, including completion of appropriate professional qualifications or equivalent, via a portfolio, and an interview at the discretion of the University.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma in Quality Systems shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 120 credits, comprising:

(a) courses selected from the Schedule for the Qualification;

and including

(b) the compulsory courses from the Schedule for the Qualification;

(c) attending Contact Workshops, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials and laboratories as required.

Specialisations

3. The Postgraduate Diploma in Quality Systems is awarded without an endorsement.

Student Progression

4. In cases of sufficient merit, the Postgraduate Diploma in Quality Systems may be awarded with distinction or merit.

Completion Requirements

5. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates will apply.

6. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic Requirements within the prescribed timeframes; candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of the Academic Board, be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Science and Technology should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

7. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Transitional Provisions

8. Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part I regulations for the degree, candidates enrolled in the Postgraduate Diploma in Quality Systems prior to 1 January 2021 may satisfy admission requirements in place prior to this date.

9. Such candidates may substitute a course or courses already taken for a course or courses within the compulsory schedule.

10. These transitional arrangements expire 31 December 2022.

Schedule for the Postgraduate Diploma in Quality Systems

Compulsory courses (105 credits from)

240.756 Value Chain Management 15 credits

240.758 Research Methods and Skills 30 credits

287.735 Quality Improvement 15 credits
R 143.785

287.741 Quality System Development and Management 15 credits
R 287.730

287.745 Lean Six Sigma 30 credits
R 287.731

Elective courses (15 credits from)

141.724 Food Quality Safety and Innovation 15 credits
P 280.201

152.771 Management in Organisations 15 credits

158.739 Introduction to Analytics 15 credits
R 161.750

161.725 Statistical Quality Control 15 credits

240.753 Supply Chain Analytics 15 credits

240.759 Integrated Logistics 15 credits
R 240.752

287.740 Innovation Management 15 credits
P 228.311 or 228.312 R 287.703

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