What will I learn?

The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology is for students who have already completed a degree.

This programme provides comprehensive knowledge and training in the latest developments in computer technology.

The Graduate Diploma in IT is designed on a one to one basis. As a student you will receive individual course plans that are designed around your needs, interests and career plans.

If you already have a degree, or extensive business experience and are looking to enhance your professional career, whether in a technical or a business area, this programme will give you an opportunity to extend your knowledge into a specialised field without having to complete another degree.

Choose to focus on one of four areas of IT with your elective courses.

  • Networking
  • Information Security
  • Software Development
  • Information Systems

Choosing a specialism

This programme is made up of 6 x 15 credit courses, plus 1 x 30 credit project course

By taking particular courses, you can choose to focus on a particular area of Information Technology.

Please note: This is not a formal major. You will graduate with a Graduate Diploma in Information Technology

Please see the below list of elective courses to specialise in:

Networking

  • Computer Systems Architecture Semester One
  • Practical Network Development Semester One
  • Cloud Services Semester One
  • Research Methods Semester One
  • Network Management Semester Two
  • Enterprise Infrastructures Semester Two
  • Graduate Diploma Project Semester Two

Information Security

  • Computer Systems Architecture Semester One
  • Practical Network Development Semester One
  • Research Methods Semester One
  • Cloud Services Semester One
  • Systems Security Semester Two
  • Systems Security 2 Semester Two
  • Graduate Diploma Project Semester Two

Software Development

  • Software Development Semester One
  • Web Technologies Semester One
  • Database Application Development Semester One
  • Tiered software Development Semester One
  • Research Methods Semester Two
  • Software Development 2 Semester Two
  • Graduate Diploma Project Semester Two

Information Systems

  • Database Design and Administration Semester One
  • Multi-User Virtual Environment Semester One
  • Systems Analysis and Design Semester One
  • Research Methods Semester One
  • Enterprise Database Solutions Semester Two
  • Graduate Diploma Project Semester Two
  • Enterprise Infrastructure Semester Two

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
NZ$18,900.00 (US$ 11,792) per year
NZ $240 Student Services Levy

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

Start date

30 November 2020, 22 February 2021, 19 July 2021

Venue

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

Nelson campus,

322 Hardy Street,

NELSON,

Nelson Central,

7010, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must prove their English Proficiency.

For international students

To gain entry to the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology an applicant must have an undergraduate degree in any discipline.

An applicant must also provide evidence to the Manager Digital Technology that they have a level of competency in the use of IT which will allow them to successfully operate at the required level of study.

English Language Requirements

All applicants must have a level of English sufficient to be able to study at this level. Those students whose first language is not English will have:

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall Academic score of at least 6.0 (with at least 5.5 in each band), issued within the last two years.

OR

  • TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) - Score of 60 (with a writing score of 20)
  • University of Cambridge English Examinations - FCE, or FCE for schools, or CAE, or CPE with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PToE (Academic) score of 50
  • City & Guilds IESOL - B2 Communicator with a score of 66

Special Entry

Entry is open to degree graduates. However, those who have been able to demonstrate equivalent practical, professional or educational experience of an appropriate kind may be granted admission.

Find your nearest IELTS test centre and test dates

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

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