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Diploma of Information Systems (DIS) Level 5

New Zealand


What will I learn?

The Diploma of Information Systems (DIS) Level 5 is an introduction to the applications of computer science within a business environment. It covers basic and intermediate programming in Java combined with the core elements of business management. This programme is ideal for students who wish to combine business and IT and consists of two 16-week trimesters, each with four papers (total of eight papers). It has a pathway onto the BCIS degree at AUT University with a semester’s credit.

Course Scheduling

  • Two trimesters of 16 weeks
  • Eight papers of 15 credits each
  • Four papers per trimester
  • Two hour classes per paper

Trimester 1 Classes
5101 Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming Using Java
5241 Marketing Principles and Practice
5143 Introductory Statistics for Business
5230 Foundations of Management

Trimester 2 Classes
5102 Intermediate Object-Oriented Programming Using Java
5140 Management Information Systems
5200 Accounting for Management Decisions
5103 Discrete Maths

Graduate Outcomes

Students will gain practical skills and knowledge that can be used in the workplace and develop academic skills in order to pursue further studies. Students will be able to cross credit to gain entry into University in New Zealand.

Study options

Full Time (8 months)

Tuition fees
NZ$16,800.00 (US$ 10,450) per year
NZ $1,000 for material fee
Start date

To be confirmed


ICL Graduate Business School

Auckland Campus,

10-14 Lorne street,


Auckland Central,

1010, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have: Completed University Entrance. IELTS Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5, or any equivalent approved by NZQA.

For international students

  • NZ – 42 credits at Level 3, 14 credits in Level 1 or higher Maths, 4 credits in each of Level 2 or higher Reading and Writing English or equivalent
  • International Baccalaureate – 24
  • Cambridge A Levels/STPM – CC
  • Or equivalent international high school graduation certificate;
  • Students who do not meet these criteria but have achieved three NZDipBus results of Grade B or better, or six NZDipBus results of Grade C or better qualify for Year One entry
  • IELTS 5.5 Overall (minimum 5.0 in all bands) or equivalent in the ICL Proficiency Test, or other equivalent recognized by NZQA.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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