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Master of Information Technology Whitireia New Zealand

New Zealand


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Choose hands-on research relevant to your career from a range of options including data mining, cloud computing, business analysis, business intelligence, ICT infrastructure, information management, mobile devices, network design and management, security and forensics, quality assurance, and systems architecture. The Master of Information Technology is a level 9 programme that requires successful completion of a minimum of 180 credits from level 8 and 9.

Potential Career Options: Graduates of the Master of Information Technology (and with further work experience in some cases) will be able to work in business, education, government, health, industry or the community sector. Potential jobs opportunities include Business Analyst, Cyber Security Specialist, Database Administrator, Information Systems Manager, Data Analyst, Network Manager, Security Specialist, Software Developer, Software Tester, Systems Administrator, Systems Analyst, Systems Integrator and Team Leader. Electives can be chosen to suit the student’s likely career path.

Schedule of Courses and Options: There are two pathways for completing a Master of Information Technology (MIT) at Whitireia and WelTec. Both pathways require completion of a significant research project. The following structure is proposed for the two available pathways. All courses 15 credits unless stated otherwise.

First Pathway: This pathway provides in-depth knowledge of a topic in Information Technology and is suitable grounding work for higher studies at PhD level in New Zealand or overseas. The research produced can lead to scientific publication. This pathway enables the student to undertake significant independent research.

IT8501/IT8400 - Research in Information Technology, IT8502 / IT8417 - Research Proposal IT9502 / IT9401 - Thesis (90 credits), Plus 60 credits from electives courses

Second Pathway: This pathway requires a shorter research report than the Thesis but the overall process and final research report structure is identical to that of the thesis, although the time allowance is significantly less.

IT8501/IT8400 - Research in Information Technology

IT8502 / IT8417 - Research Proposal

IT9501 / IT9400 - Applied Research Project (45 credits)

Plus 105 credits from electives courses

Electives Courses:

IT8510 / IT8401 - Business Analysis for Information Technology

IT8511 / IT8402 - Business Intelligence and Data Mining

IT8512 / IT8403 - Cloud Computing and ICT Infrastructure

IT8515 / IT8406 - Multimedia Application Development for Mobile Devices

IT8516 / IT8407 - Network Design and Management

IT8517 / IT8408 - Network Security and Forensics

IT8518 / IT8409 - Quality Assurance and Testing

IT8519 / IT8410 - Systems Architecture and Technology Integration

IT8520 / IT8411 - Special Topic in Information Technology (Blockchain and Cryptocurrency)

T8525 / IT8412 - Research Project (30 credits)

IT8522 / IT8413 - Topics in Cyber Ethics

IT8524 / IT8413 - Internship (30 credits)

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Master of Information Technology.

Full Time (18 months)

Tuition fees

NZ$22,000.00 (11,58,769) per year

NZ $22,000 (first year fee)




Te Kahui Auaha

65 Dixon Street,


Te Aro,

6011, New Zealand

Full Time (18 months)

Tuition fees

NZ$22,000.00 (11,58,769) per year

NZ $22,000 (first year fee)


01 Mar


Auckland Campus

450 Queen Street,


Auckland Central,

1010, New Zealand

Full Time (18 months)

Tuition fees

NZ$22,000.00 (11,58,769) per year

NZ $22,000 (first year fee)


09 Nov


Petone Campus

21 Kensington Avenue,


Lower Hutt,

5012, New Zealand

Entry requirement for international students

A bachelor's degree or postgraduate qualification in information technology or related subject with at least a B grade average at Level 7 or 8, or have the acquired skills and knowledge through relevant work or professional experience.

Minimum IELTS (academic) score of 6.5 with no band score lower than 6, or equivalent.

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

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