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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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 2020
25 May, 14 September

Semesters and scheduled breaks:
Semester 1, 2020 - 2 February to 8 May
Semester 2, 2020 - 25 May to 28 August
Semester 3, 2020 - 14 September to 18 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
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

2020 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

2020 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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