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Master of Information Technology (MInfoTech)

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Master's Degree

Duration

1 year

Next start date

Expected Nov 2022

Campus

Hamilton Campus

Summary

The Master of Information Technology at the University of Waikato moves you beyond the theoretical through to supervised project-based learning and on-the-job experience with an industry partner.

The course's main feature is the industry internship (CSMAX596) paper which gives you industry experience for one whole trimester. As an intern you will be mentored and supported by your employer and University supervisor, as you work on a real-world problem in an industry team setting.

The MInfoTech was developed as part of the Auckland ICT Graduate School, a joint initiative between the University of Waikato and the University of Auckland, to develop industry-ready ICT experts. The aim of the programme is to meet the explosive demand for highly-skilled network and data professionals, coders, system architects, web developers and other work-ready ICT professionals. Technology is the fastest growing sector in New Zealand and with a $1.3 trillion projected growth in the global ICT industry from 2013-2020, the MInfoTech prepares you to make the most of the significant opportunities available in this industry.

Our aim is to ensure you move beyond the classroom and into professional work situations with a full complement of employable IT skills.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology (PGCertInfoTech) provides the ideal pathway to the Master of Information Technology (MInfoTech).

Specialisations

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Students in this specialisation take 30 points from the following 15 point papers (this list may vary from year to year):

  • GEOGY538 Automated Spatial Analysis using Geographic Information Systems
  • GEOGY548 Advanced Geographic Information Systems Modelling
  • GEOGY568 Applications of Geographic Information Systems

In addition, students will need to have a GIS component in the compulsory 60 point CSMAX596 Computer Science Internship.

Career opportunities

  • Internet/Multimedia Developer
  • Database Developer
  • Cloud Computing Developer
  • Data Security Developer
  • Network and Support Developer
  • Software Architect
  • Technical Consultant
  • Systems Administrator
  • GIS Analyst

Study in Tauranga

One semester of your MInfoTech will be devoted to an internship with an industry partner, working under supervision on a real-world project. While teaching takes place on our Hamilton campus, you can complete your internship in Tauranga.

Entry criteria

For admission, students will need to have completed a relevant bachelor's degree, normally in Computer Science. You will need an average of at least B in 80 points of 300 level or above including at least 40 points in Computer Science or a related field.

Students with a non-ICT undergraduate degree are encouraged to apply for the Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology (PGCertInfoTech).

You also need to meet an English language entry requirement as follows: IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 overall (no band less than 6.0); iBT (internet based) TOEFL - 90 with a score of 21 in writing; Pearson PTE Academic - Overall score of 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50; University of Waikato College - Successful completion of Level 8 with a B grade average in the Certificate of Attainment in English Language (CAEL) programme.

Note: To provide flexibility to students during COVID-19 who are affected by the closure of testing centres, the University of Waikato will accept the following alternative tests for all 2021 and 2022 intakes. Please note this policy is subject to review.

  • IELTS Indicator (this is an online version of the regular IELTS test)
  • TOEFL iBT Home (Plus) (this is an online version of the regular TOEFL test)
  • Duolingo English Test (DET) score of 110 for postgraduate programmes.

Students who are accepted into their programme using any of the three language tests named above will be issued an unconditional offer, but will be required to undertake a supplementary online language assessment.

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