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Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology

This course is available

Online, On-Campus

Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma

Duration

1 year

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023

Campus

Eastern Institute of Technology

Summary

If you are a computing degree graduate this diploma will further prepare and enhance your employment opportunities in the IT sector where there are recognised skills shortages in New Zealand and internationally.

The PGDipIT programme has been designed to produce IT post graduates who are able to think critically and have a number of high level skills in the IT field that can be applied in a wide range of situations. This diploma will also introduce you to research in IT.

As a graduate of the PGDipIT you’ll have an understanding of the broad conceptual and theoretical elements involved in the IT arena.

Outline

The Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology (PGDipIT) is a one year Level 8 full-time programme with a minimum of 120 credits. It enables those who have completed a computing degree to achieve a postgraduate level qualification in information technology.

If you have completed a degree level qualification in a related area (e.g. business, visual arts and science) and have appropriate IT work experience in a junior/middle management position, or are a tertiary graduate who has appropriate work experience in a middle/senior management position and wish to improve your skills and gain a higher-level qualification then this is the programme for you.

As a graduate of the PGDipIT you will have an understanding of the broad conceptual and theoretical elements involved in the IT arena, including:

  • A sound knowledge of the IT environment and its effective management.
  • The ability to analyse the needs of business and make recommendations for IT services and systems.
  • The ability to advise on, develop and implement innovations leading to a more efficient use of resources within a dynamic IT environment.
  • The ability to relate to and communicate effectively with personnel and clients having diverse backgrounds.
  • The motivation for continued learning and self-development to cope effectively with change.
  • An understanding of the legal, regulatory and ethical frameworks of the IT sector.
  • A broad understanding of the legal, regulatory and ethical frameworks of the IT sector.

Career Opportunities and Outcomes

The Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology will give you a competitive advantage over other degree graduates. Once awarded this post graduate diploma possible job and career opportunities could include:

  • Systems analyst
  • IT consultant
  • Business analyst
  • IT infrastructure support analyst
  • E-commerce advisor
  • Project manager
  • Security analyst
  • IT manager

Study Pathways

Following completion of the PGDipIT you can progress into EIT’s Master of IT programme.

Entry criteria

ACADEMIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • A bachelor’s degree in computing at a recognised educational institute or
  • A bachelor’s degree in a related area (e.g. Business, Visual Arts, and Science) and appropriate IT work experience in a junior/middle management position
  • Tertiary graduates who have appropriate work experience in a middle/ senior management position, and wish to improve their skills and gain a higher level qualification may also apply.

All applicants must demonstrate an acceptable level of English Language fluency prior to acceptance in the programme. English Language fluency can be verified by achievement of one of the following within the last two years:

• New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 5 (Academic)
• IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0
• PTE (Academic) score of 58 with no band score lower than 50
• International equivalents to IELTS accepted by NZQA or successful study of a programme in which English was the language of instruction (conditions apply)

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