Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma in Social Innovation

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Social Innovation is a dynamic, interdisciplinary area of study and practice that has gained traction and recognition nationally and internationally. If you’re interested in creating new ideas that work in meeting social goals, or developing a novel solution to a social problem that is more effective, efficient and sustainable than existing solutions within the community, the Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma in Social Innovation offer flexible entry options which can serve as a pathway to study at master's degree level.

The programmes are inclusive and flexible in nature, embracing different ways of learning, knowing and doing. You are encouraged, for example, to base assignments in your own community and work contexts so material is relevant and immediately useful.

Quick facts

Programme Code: Postgraduate Certificate AK1334, Postgraduate Diploma AK1333
Level: 8
Points: Certificate - 60, Diploma – 120
Duration: Certificate - 6 months full-time 1 year part-time; Diploma - 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Venue: South Campus
Start date: 26 February and 16 July 2018

  • AUT encourages early application. There are limited places available. 
  • Late applications will be accepted if the programme is not full. 
  • Applicants will normally be selected on the basis of their level of academic achievement and relevant experience. 
  • You may also be required to attend a selection interview.

Click here to apply (you will need to submit your academic transcript and resume and a short letter of application to complete the process).

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Entry requirements

  • In order to be admitted to the Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma in Social Innovation an applicant must have completed a bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification.
  • An applicant must normally have relevant professional experience approved by the dean (or representative) and may be required to attend a selection interview.


Structure

AK1334 Postgraduate Certificate in Social Innovation

Papers - 60 points in total

SOIN800 Research Methods and Evaluation (15 points)
SOIN801 Social Innovation (15 points)
SOIN802 Strategies for Impact (15 points)

AND 15 points from any other relevant postgraduate papers as approved by the programme leader

AK1333 Postgraduate Diploma in Social Innovation

Papers - 120 points in total

SOIN800 Research Methods and Evaluation (15 points)
SOIN801 Social Innovation (15 points)
SOIN802 Strategies for Impact (15 points)
SOIN803 People, Systems and Dynamics (15 points)

AND 60 points from any other relevant postgraduate papers as approved by the programme leader

Enrolment in papers is subject to meeting all requirements and availability of papers.

  • All courses will be taught using a mix of interactive seminar, public symposia and workshops which may be open to community participation. 
  • Many events will be conducted with community partners and therefore may take place on sites other than AUT (but limited to southern Auckland locations).
  • Students will use their own experiences and work context for assignments and encouraged to actively participate, share their knowledge with others and actively contribute to public events where appropriate.
  • Students will be encouraged to attend a number of other (optional) community events and conferences in order supplement learning during the course. 


For confirmed dates, programme information and availability of papers, please email Sangeeta Karmokar

Last updated: 06-Jul-2017 10.22am

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