Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology (PGDIT)

The Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology (PGDIT) is a level 8 programme that has been designed to fill the global skills shortage that has been recognised in the IT sector.

As a result, graduates will be highly employable, and with the PGDIT being only one year in duration we expect this will be a popular choice for those wanting to upgrade their skills and open doors to employment. The programme's flexible pathways also cater for those students wanting to pursue a career in research. Students will have the opportunity to enter the IT industry at a higher-than entry-level position. And the advanced technical skills provided by the PGDIT specialist topics ensure graduates are prepared for success in any of these career paths. Software Development specialist topic enables students to analyse requirements and design, implement, test and deploy a software application. Information Systems specialist topic covers the acquisition, storage, transformation and analysis of data and information within a business setting. Networks and Security specialist topic deals with the technical issues involved in designing, implementing, administering and securing computer networks.

PGDIT NZQA Qualification Overview »

Programme Structure/Courses

The programme comprises 5 courses corresponding to one of three specialist topics:

Software Development, Information Systems, Networks and Security as well as an Internship element or research or industrial project.

Please note: The PGDIT is prescriptive and the order courses are taken vary by intake. Enrolment in courses is subject to academic approval.

Software Development

Information Systems

Networks and Security

Alternative Courses Available

Some courses can be replaced with COMP805 Specialisation Project or COMP722 Information Technology Industry Practice with approval from the Academic Head of Programme.

Duration & Start Dates

Duration

12 months 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

IELTS 6.5 with no individual band lower than 6.0 / TOEFL iBT 79 (with a writing score of 21) / Pearson 58 / AIS TEP 56 with no band less than 13
A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Information Technology, Computer Science or related field of study; or
A Graduate Diploma or equivalent in Information Technology, Computer Science or related field of study

Fees

International Students

2019 Programme Fees: NZ$21,000
Resource Fees: NZ$1,900
Total: NZ$22,900

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

2020 Programme Fees: NZ$22,500
Resource Fees: NZ$2,000
Total: NZ$24,500

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$5,600
Resource Fees: NZ$1,900
Total: NZ$7,500

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.

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