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Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology (Level 8)

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On-Campus, Online

Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma


1 year

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Take your tech knowledge to the next level in the field that interests you most. Dive into the latest technology in your area of speciality including Data mining and Business intelligence, Cloud computing, Network design, Security and Forensics, Quality Assurance and Testing, Blockchain and Cybersecurity. Learn alongside like-minded individuals and take the next step up in your career.

What you will learn

  • Gain specialist knowledge in a chosen area in Information Technology
  • Learn effective project management
  • Elective options include:
  • Business Intelligence and Data Mining
  • Mobile application development
  • Cloud Computing and ICT Infrastructure
  • Network security and forensics
  • Information management
  • Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
  • Information assurance
  • Network fundamentals
  • Cyberethics

More detail about this qualification

Schedule of Courses and Options

The Programme has two compulsory papers and a range of electives as shown below:

All courses are 15 credits unless stated otherwise.

Compulsory Courses

Compulsory (15 credits at level 7, 15 credits at level 8)

  • IT8426 - Advanced Project Management for Information Technology - Online/Blended delivery
  • IT8401 - Research in Information Technology - Online/Blended delivery

Elective Courses

  • IT8410 - Business Analysis for Information Technology - Online/Blended delivery
  • IT8411 - Business Intelligence and Data Mining
  • IT8412 - Cloud Computing and ICT Infrastructure - Online/Blended delivery
  • IT8415 - Multimedia Application Development for Mobile Devices - Online/Blended delivery
  • IT8416 - Network Design and Management
  • IT8417 - Network Security and Forensics
  • IT8418 - Quality Assurance and Testing
  • IT8419 - Systems Architecture and Technology Integration
  • IT8421 - Research Project (30 credits) - Online/Blended delivery
  • IT8422 - Topics in Cyber Ethics - Online/Blended delivery
  • IT8424 - Internship (30 credits)
  • IT8429 - Blockchain and Cryptocurrency - Online/Blended delivery

Related study options

Master of Information Technology

Entry criteria

A bachelor's degree or postgraduate qualification in information technology or related, or have the acquired skills and knowledge through relevant work or professional experience.

English Language Requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall with no sub-score less than 6.0; TOEFL Internet-Based Test (iBT) - Score of 79 (with a writing score of 21); Cambridge English Test - FCE with a pass at Grade A or CAE with a score of 58 or CPE with a score of 45; Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PToE (Academic) score of 58; New Zealand Certificate in English Language (NZCEL) - Level 5 with the Academic endorsement.

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