What will I learn?

The Diploma for Graduates (DipGrad) can be used for many purposes, and in some cases, effectively provides an additional major. It requires you to do at least seven papers, of which at least four are at 300-level or above. The programme is designed for graduates and may be completed by full-time candidates in one year or by part-time candidates over more than one year. A DipGrad is a great way to retrain or to update existing qualifications. Many students also find it a convenient way to continue learning and that it is a useful bridge to postgraduate study. Papers required: COMP 270 ICT Fundamentals; COMP 371 ICT Studio 1; COMP 372 ICT Studio 2; COMP 373 ICT Studio 3; COMP 390 ICT Industry Project. Two further approved papers from a relevant area at 200-level or above, totalling at least 30 points. Note: Admission to the programme and elective papers are subject to the approval of the programme director.

Which department am I in?

Division of Humanities

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
NZ$34,014.00 (US$ 21,874) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 February 2020, 6 July 2020

Venue

Dunedin Campus

362 Leith Street,

DUNEDIN,

North Dunedin,

9016, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A postgraduate diploma can usually be taken at any time after the completion of your bachelor's degree. IELTS score of 6.5 in the academic module (with no individual band below 6.0); Internet-based TOEFL Score of 95 with a minimum writing score of 22; Paper-based TOEFL score of 587 (TWE 4.5); Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) – Overall score of 176; Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) – Overall score of 176; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic - Overall score of 64 with no communicative skills score below 57; University of Otago Language Centre ‘English for Otago’, English for Postgraduate Academic Purposes (EPAP) - Grade C or higher; University of Auckland English Language Academy (ELA) pathway programmes - Successful completion of the English Pathway for Postgraduate Studies (EPPS) with a B Grade; University of Auckland Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP) - Successful completion of the certificate with a B Grade.

For international students

Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Senate.

Every applicant shall

  • be a graduate; and
  • have attained a satisfactory standard of academic performance; or
  • have submitted evidence satisfactory to the Senate of previous training and experience appropriate to the planned programme of study.

If your first language is not English you need to meet our English language requirements as follows: IELTS score of 6.5 in the academic module (with no individual band below 6.0); Internet-based TOEFL Score of 95 with a minimum writing score of 22; Paper-based TOEFL score of 587 (TWE 4.5); Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) – Minimum score of 176; Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) – Minimum score of 176; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic - Overall score of 64 with no communicative skills score below 57; University of Otago Language Centre ‘English for Otago’, English for Postgraduate Academic Purposes (EPAP) - Grade C or higher; University of Auckland English Language Academy (ELA) pathway programmes - Successful completion of the English Pathway for Postgraduate Studies (EPPS) with a B Grade; University of Auckland Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP) - Successful completion of the certificate with a B Grade.

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About this uni

The University of Otago is ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world.

  • Awarded 5 stars plus-highest rating for teaching & research
  • New Zealand’s #1 university for educational performance
  • 95% of Otago graduates go directly into work or further study
  • Opportunity to apply for a 3-year post-study work visa