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C06017v7 Graduate Diploma in Event Management

Award(s): Graduate Diploma in Event Management (GradDipEvM)
CRICOS code: 046112A
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 48
Course EFTSL: 1
Location: City campus

Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Recognition of prior learning
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Articulation with UTS courses
Other information

Overview

The Graduate Diploma in Event Management is designed to develop high-level management skills and knowledge sufficient to allow graduates 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.

Course aims

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.

Career options

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.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.1 Critically analyse complex theoretical business concepts and apply them in a global context
2.1 Use relevant information and data to critically analyse complex issues in event management practice
2.2 Formulate creative and innovative solutions to complex event management issues
3.1 Communicate information clearly and fluently in written form appropriate for stakeholders
3.2 Use oral communication appropriately in a professional context to convey information clearly and fluently
3.3 Interact effectively with others to work towards a common outcome
4.1 Evidence understanding of ethical and social responsibility in professional practice and accountability for related personal outputs
4.2 Critically evaluate and apply sustainability principles to decisions in business contexts
5.1 Apply broad technical and professional skills effectively within event management practice

Admission 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.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Recognition of prior learning

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

Course duration and attendance

The course duration is one year of full-time or two years of part-time study.

Some subjects may be offered in intensive mode.

Course 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).

Course completion requirements

STM90931 Core subjects 24cp
STM90937 Event Management stream 18cp
CBK91017 Electives (Business) 6cp
Total 48cp

Course program

A typical course program is provided below, showing a suggested study sequence. Not all subjects are offered every session.

Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
21937 Managing, Leading and Stewardship   6cp
21919 Business Models and Strategic Planning   6cp
27765 Event Project Management   6cp
21928 People, Work and Employment   6cp
Spring session
21931 Research Skills for Managers   6cp
27727 Event Creation Workshop   6cp
21930 Promoting Events   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Spring commencing, full time
Year 1
Spring session
21937 Managing, Leading and Stewardship   6cp
21919 Business Models and Strategic Planning   6cp
27727 Event Creation Workshop   6cp
21930 Promoting Events   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
21931 Research Skills for Managers   6cp
27765 Event Project Management   6cp
21928 People, Work and Employment   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Event Management (C11038), the Graduate Diploma in Event Management, and the Master of Event Management (C04285).

Other information

Further information is available from the UTS Business School on:

telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
email
business@uts.edu.au
UTS: Business (Postgraduate)