Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (GDIT)

The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (GDIT) meets the needs of students who have either completed a bachelor’s degree in a non-IT field and wish to develop their knowledge in a particular branch of IT.

Or who hold a bachelor’s degree in IT and wish to enhance their career opportunities in the IT industry by focusing on a specialist topic.

The programme comprises 8 courses, including compulsory and elective courses from: Software Development, Computer Networks and Information Systems.

All GDIT students are issued with their own laptop and receive the necessary free Microsoft software.

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To enrol online for your preferred trimester, click on the start date below.

Programme Structure/Courses

The programme comprises 8 courses chosen from one of three specialist topics: Software Development, Computer Networks, Information Systems.

Please note: The GDIT is prescriptive and course modules vary by intake.

Software Development

Computer Networks

Information Systems

Duration & Start Dates

3 semesters full-time

Start Dates in 2021

Apply here for Trimester 1 : 2 February 2021
Apply here for Trimester 3 : 13 September 2021

Trimesters and scheduled breaks:
Trimester 1, 2021 - 2 February to 7 May
Trimester 2, 2021 - 24 May to 27 August
Trimester 3, 2021 - 13 September to 17 December

Entry Requirements

Bachelor degree at least equivalent to New Zealand pass standard; and
IELTS 6.0 with no individual band lower than 5.5 / TOEFL iBT 60 (with a writing score of 18) / Pearson 50 / NZCEL (Academic) L4
Candidates without a Bachelor degree but with an appropriate mix of a lesser qualification and work experience may be approved for special admission by the Academic Board


International Students

2021 Programme Fees: NZ$19,080
Resource Fees: NZ$1,920
Total: NZ$21,000

Plus a compulsory Student Services Fee of NZ$300 per year (or NZ$30 per month or part thereof). 

Note: International students from Pacific Island countries should contact Malia Uele for tuition fee details:

Phone: +64 9 815 1717 ext 846

Domestic Students

2021 Programme Fees: NZ$4,500
Resource Fees: NZ$1,920 
Total: NZ$6,420

Plus a compulsory Student Services Fee of NZ$300 per year (or NZ$30 per month or part thereof).

This programme is eligible for a student loan from Studylink. Contact Studylink on 0800 88 99 00 or log on to to apply for student finance.

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