Qualification

Micro-credential, NZQA Level 8

6 Credits

Start Dates

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Course Fees (Year 1. See fees information.)
Domestic $195.00 NZD
International $680.00 NZD
Admission Requirements

Refer to Entry Criteria below

Portfolio Requirements

N/A

7 Weeks
Fast and flexible
Part time
Study and work
simultaneously
Online & Live
Work with your
tutors in real time
3 hour
Online workshop
weekly

Overview

Aim, content and outcomes

Essential upskilling for working professionals, leaders and managers from all industries and sectors looking to creatively solve problems and develop innovative products, services, processes and systems.

  • Learn from industry guest speakers
  • Collaborate with like-minded professionals
  • Propose a design solution to a problem in your chosen organisation

Design thinking is a practical and creative problem-solving approach that focuses on human need. As a human-centred and iterative design approach, it involves empathising, defining, ideating, prototyping and testing – to develop better and more innovative products, services, processes and systems. Design Thinking is therefore highly relevant to any business or organisation across all sectors.

In this Design Thinking micro-credential you will develop

  • the ability to creatively solve specific problems through convergent and divergent thinking processes
  • the ability to critically reflect on your practice and outcomes
  • a Kaupapa Māori approach to design thinking and practice
  • a creative solution to a real-world problem within your organisation

Successfully complete this micro-credential and you can transfer these 6 credits towards a Postgraduate Certificate in Digital Transformation* at Media Design School (*subject to meeting programme entry criteria).

Entry Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent level qualification,  OR 
  • Equivalent and relevant professional experience that demonstrates ability to perform in the micro-credential and commit to achieving its outcomes

All entry applications are assessed by the Programme Director and a personal interview may be requested if necessary.

International students will need to have sufficient English language skills to complete this micro-credential, Academic IELTS 6.5 (minimum with no bands less than 6.0), or a minimum TOEFL score of 100 with minimum sub-scores of 25, or equivalent qualification, if English is not the potential students' first language.

How to apply

Click on Apply and complete the application form.

Attach the following documents:

  • Proof of ID and
  • Proof of bachelor’s degree or equivalent OR
  • Proof of equivalent and relevant professional experience eg CV, pay slips, references

Influence Scholarship

You may be eligible for an Influence Scholarship, which covers 60% of the full fees for selected programmes, including the Digital Transformation Micro-Credential. See our Scholarships page to find out more.

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