Graduate Diploma in Information Technology - Pending NZQA Approval

Apply a range of techniques and technology to solve a workplace or industry problem. Develop your knowledge with a selection of courses. Options in software and app development, systems design, testing, security, databases, networking, programming and information assurance. Gain recognition for your skills.

What you will learn

Depending on the course set chosen by students, graduate opportunities include:

Data Science

Data scientist, business intelligence analyst, data management and analytics, database developer, marketing data analytics, systems analyst, business analyst, data warehouse developer, Business Intelligence reporting analyst, social media analytics, data analyst and reporting analyst.

 Interaction Design

IT design practice lead, product designer IT, designer in emerging technologies, user experience IT communications lead, quality standards and customer feedback officer, user testing manager, IT test planning, user experience designer, user interface designer, user experience researcher, requirements lead, digital design and content manager, web manager, front-end web developer design integrator.

Networking and Infrastructure

Network engineer, systems engineer, systems engineer/cloud support, ICT support technician, cloud network engineer, infrastructure engineer, network support, network administrator, or service desk support.

Software Development

Full-stack developer, web developer, analyst programmer, AI application developer, system test analyst/engineer, business analyst, net developer, software developer, mobile application developer, game developer, software engineer, system and software tester.

 


Careers

Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology have detailed knowledge and skills in selected areas of IT for employment as an IT professional.  Opportunities within the IT industry include employment in public organisations, private companies, IT enterprises, self-employment, and teaching.

 


Entry requirements

Domestic

Bachelor Degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent practical, professional or educational experience.

An applicant with a Bachelor degree in an unrelated discipline may be granted entry at the discretion of the Programme Manager where it is considered that the applicant has a reasonable chance of succeeding in the qualification.

International

All applicants must have a level of English sufficient to be able to study at this level. Those learners whose first language is not English should have:

IELTS overall academic score of at least 6.0 (with at least 5.5 in each band) issued within the last two years, or equivalent.

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