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 (Please verify the availability with the Market Manager)

Information Systems (Please verify the availability with the Market Manager)

Duration & Start Dates

3 semesters full-time

Start Dates in 2024
30 January, 20 May, 9 September

Trimesters and scheduled breaks:
Trimester 1, 2024 - 30 January to 3 May
Trimester 2, 2024 - 20 May to 23 August
Trimester 3, 2024 - 9 September to 13 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

2024 Programme Fees: NZ$23,040
Resource Fees: NZ$2,367
Total: NZ$25,407
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 Sonia Giraldo for tuition fee details:

Phone: +64 9 815 1717 ext 638

Domestic Students

2024 Programme Fees: NZ$4,518
Resource Fees: NZ$2,367
Total: NZ$6,885
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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