What will I learn?

Achieved a degree in another discipline and now searching for a way to intensively develop your computing skills? Are you an IT graduate who is seeking to increase your knowledge in specialist areas?

Look no further! Study IT in this flexible programme which is the perfect way to add computing skills to your CV while engaged in full-time employment. Enhance your knowledge and skills in your own domain of study, or develop expertise in a new but complementary area of information technology. With the rapid rise of technology, computer skills are now fundamental life skills and an IT qualification will greatly increase your career prospects, both here and overseas. There are currently far more IT jobs than there are graduates and employers are desperate for individuals with a good understanding of the industry. Consider a career as a Programmer, Software Developer, Systems Administrator or Computing Services Manager, amongst many others.

Tailored to meet your requirements, create a customised path of study that focuses on your desired outcome. Specialist areas for IT graduates include interactive media, hardware, programming, databases, communications, and business or networks/operating systems. Gain confidence in a supportive environment and enjoy the opportunity to integrate part-time learning into your busy schedule. Benefit from the small class sizes, allowing for one-on-one attention from experienced teachers, and the chance to practise your skills with a range of excellent equipment and applications.

Further study options

Increase your career prospects with postgraduate study in Information Technology in New Zealand.

You will study

You will study 120 credits from IT courses offered in the Bachelor of Information Technology degree programme. A minimum of 72 credits must be at Level 7 (as most papers are 15 credits, in practice you are likely to study 75 credits at Level 7). Further credits selected from papers at Levels 5 or above will make up the 120 credit total.

Your customised path of study will be discussed with the Graduate Diploma Team Leader before your enrolment process is completed. You may be required to undertake specific papers as pre-requisites to courses in this qualification.

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
NZ$23,480.00 (US$ 15,438) per year
Start date

January 2020, March 2020, June 2020, August 2020, October 2020

Venue

Auckland International Campus

Level 2/350 Queen Street,

AUCKLAND,

Auckland Central,

1141, New Zealand

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
NZ$23,480.00 (US$ 15,438) per year
Start date

17 February 2020, 20 July 2020

Venue

Otago Polytechnic

Dunedin Campus,

Forth Street,

DUNEDIN,

North Dunedin,

9016, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have an undergraduate qualification in computing or a related discipline or a degree-equivalent qualification supported by practical, professional or scholarly experience International students must hold a recognized bachelor's degree in computing or a related discipline OR an equivalent qualification supported by practical, professional or scholarly experience. If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, with no band score less than 5.5.

For international students

International students must hold a recognised bachelor's degree in computing or a related discipline OR an equivalent qualification supported by practical, professional or scholarly experience.

If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, with no less than 5.5 in any band.

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)

Cambridge English Assessments: FCE, or FCE for schools, or CAE, or CPE with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill OET at Grade C in all subtests

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

City & guilds IESOL: B2 Communicator with a score of 66

Language Certificate: C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS

Find your nearest IELTS test centre and test dates

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

ADD TO MY FAVOURITES