Graduate Diploma of Event Management

University of Technology Sydney

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00099F

The Graduate Diploma in Event Management is designed to develop high-level management skills and knowledge sufficient to allow students to play a significant role in the planning and delivery of both public and corporate events. The course seeks to build professional competence, along with general leadership, management and critical thinking skills, aligned with the performance of the event manager role. The program includes a range of core subjects that seek to build both an understanding of the event project management process and general business-related skills and knowledge. The aim of the course is to develop in students the requisite knowledge, understanding and skills to create, plan, market and conduct both public and corporate events in Australian and international contexts. Graduates have the option of developing their careers in a variety of areas, including: festivals, exhibitions, sporting events, conferences/meetings, charities, non-government organisations, hotels/resorts/cruise ships and venues. Additionally, graduates may wish to develop their careers in specialist aligned areas such as event design/theming, event environmental planning, venue management or risk management/crowd control.

Designed for

Those keen to develop the skills and knowledge sufficient to management large scale events

Structure

All students must complete a total of 48 credit points made up of eight subjects, comprising three core subjects (18 credit points), three specialist subjects (18 credit points) and two elective subjects (12 credit points). The course duration is one year of full-time or two years of part-time study. Some subjects may be offered in intensive mode.

Subjects

  • Event management

Standard entry requirements

  • Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies. The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0
  • Or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21
  • Or AE5: Pass
  • Or PTE: 58-64
  • Or CAE: 176-184.

Study pathways

Students may be granted a maximum of five subject exemptions, of which two subjects can be approved from prior undergraduate study.

Further information

This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Event Management, the Graduate Diploma in Event Management, and the Master of Event Management.

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