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Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Whitireia New Zealand

New Zealand

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Summary

Apply a range of techniques and technology to solve a workplace or industry problem. Develop your knowledge with a selection of papers. Options in software and app development, systems design, testing, security, databases, networking, programming and information assurance. Gain recognition for your skills.

The ICT industry is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. As a result, there's a huge demand for industry-ready ICT graduates who have the right mix of technical skills and business awareness.

The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology is a 120 credit level 7 programme that aims to meet the demand for highly-skilled network and data professionals, coders, system architects, developers, business analysts, cybersecurity experts, and other work-ready ICT professionals.

Students select courses based on their desired pathway and with guidance from programme staff. An elective course is any course chosen from the Bachelor of Information Technology schedule of courses or the Graduate Diploma in Information Assurance and Security (or successor thereof) schedule of courses.

Potential Career Options: Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology have detailed knowledge and skills in selected areas of IT for employment as an IT professional. Opportunities within the IT industry include employment in public organisations, private companies, IT enterprises, self-employment, and teaching.

Depending on the course set chosen by students, graduate opportunities include:

Cyber Security: Security analyst, security administrator, incident responder, information assurance analyst, or other information/cyber security-related roles, including support roles such as service desk.

Applied Data Science: business intelligence analyst, data management and analytics, database developer, marketing data analytics, systems analyst, business, data analyst and reporting analyst.

Interaction Design: product designer IT, designer in emerging technologies, IT test planning, user experience designer, user interface designer, user experience researcher, front-end web developer design integrator.

Networking and Infrastructure: Network engineer, systems engineer, systems engineer/cloud support, ICT support technician, network support, network administrator, or service desk support.

Software Development: Full stack developer, web developer, analyst programmer, business analyst, .Net developer, software developer, mobile application developer, game developer, system and software tester.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Graduate Diploma in Information Technology.

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees

NZ$19,250.00 (10,13,923) per year

From

01 Mar

Venue

Whitireia New Zealand

Porirua Campus,

3 Wi Neera Drive,

PORIRUA,

Elsdon,

5022, New Zealand

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees

NZ$19,250.00 (10,13,923) per year

From

09 Nov

Venue

Petone Campus

21 Kensington Avenue,

PETONE,

Lower Hutt,

5012, New Zealand

Entry requirement for international students

Bachelor Degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent practical, professional or educational experience. An applicant with a Bachelor degree in an unrelated discipline may be granted entry at the discretion of the Programme Manager where it is considered that the applicant has a reasonable chance of succeeding in the qualification.

All applicants must have a level of English sufficient to be able to study at this level. Those learners whose first language is not English should have: IELTS overall academic score of at least 6.0 (with at least 5.5 in each band) issued within the last two years, or equivalent.

TOEFL Internet-Based Test (iBT) score of 60 (with a writing score of 20)

Cambridge English: FCE with a pass at Grade B or CAE with a score of 52

Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PToE (Academic) score of 50

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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