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Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology

This course is available

Online, On-Campus

Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma


0.5 year

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023


University of Auckland


Designed for students with a non ICT-related bachelors degree, the Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology will teach you the specialist skills you need to kick-start your ICT career.
Programme overview

If you've ever considered working in the ICT sector, the PGCertInfoTech is the programme for you. This intensive programme offers a supercharged route into the ICT industry and is ideal if you already have an undergraduate degree in a non ICT-related subject.

You'll gain fundamental skills in software development, including up-to-date knowledge of object-oriented programming and design, web technologies and databases, which will complement your existing critical thinking and communication abilities.

Programme structure

The PGCertInfoTech is a 60-point, taught programme in which you'll take practical, hands-on and lab-based courses. The courses have been developed to complement the skills you've gained in your undergraduate degree, and arm you with foundational skills for a career in IT.

The PGCertInfoTech is unique in that it provides an alternative pathway for possible into the Master of Information Technology for students who do not possess IT-related qualifications.

Full-time and part-time study options are available, including a part-time evening programme – ideal for students who would like to work while they study.

The PGCertInfoTech consists of two 30-point courses:

  • Programming for Industry
  • Programming with Web Technologies

Where could this programme take you?

PGCertInfoTech graduates are employed in roles as diverse as database developers and data security specialists. You can look forward to joining them as you ignite your career in the ICT industry.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Communications specialist
  • Cybersecurity support
  • Business analyst
  • Database support
  • Internet/multimedia developer
  • Network support
  • Systems administrator
  • Technical consultant

Further study options

  • Master of Information Technology
  • Doctor of Philosophy

Entry criteria

You must have completed an undergraduate degree, in any discipline, at a recognised university (or similar institution) with a GPE of 4.0.

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 with no bands less than 6.0; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.

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