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.

GDIT NZQA Qualification Overview »

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

Duration

3 semesters full-time

Start Dates in 2019
29 January, 20 May, 9 September

Semesters and scheduled breaks:
Semester 1, 2019 - 29 January to 3 May
Semester 2, 2019 - 20 May to 23 August
Semester 3, 2019 - 9 September to 13 December

Start Dates in 2020
2 February, 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 / TEP 52 or equivalent with no band less than 12
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

Fees

International Students

2019 Programme Fees: NZ$18,680
Resource Fees: NZ$1,840 (includes laptop bond)
Total: NZ$20,520

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

2020 Programme Fees: NZ$19,080
Resource Fees: NZ$1,920 (includes laptop bond)
Total: NZ$21,000

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

Domestic Students

2019 Programme Fees: NZ$4,500
Resource Fees: NZ$1,840 (includes laptop bond)
Total: NZ$6,340

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 www.studylink.govt.nz to apply for student finance.

Download 2019 Prospectus