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Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Technologies (Strands in Data Analytics and Cyber Security)

This course is available

Online, On-Campus

Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma


1 year

Next start date

Expected Feb 2024


MIT Manukau


Want to gain or advance your skills and knowledge in cyber security or data analytics?

Whether you are already working in the industry and looking to upskill or if you want to add specialist skills to an existing qualification this postgraduate diploma will provide you with in-depth knowledge to solve tomorrow’s complex IT problems.

You can choose a specialist strand in:

Data analytics or
Cyber security.

You will also undertake an applied project that is connected to your own practice and industry experience.

This programme has been designed in conjunction with industry experts so what you learn is relevant in the workplace. We also offer part-time study options so you can work and study at the same time.

Upon successful completion of this programme you could complete the Master of Applied Technologies (Level 9) in only 16 weeks.

Programme structure

You will need to complete two compulsory courses and one elective course (60 credits):

Compulsory courses

Elective courses

Plus, you will also need to complete the compulsory courses from your chosen strand (60 credits):

Data analytics strand

Cyber security strand

Career opportunities
Opportunities for employment include:

Data analytics

  • Business analyst
  • Business intelligence analyst
  • Data insight analyst
  • Big data engineer
  • Marketing analyst
  • Research analyst
  • Business performance analyst
  • Data or fraud analyst
  • Project coordinator
  • Data engineer/scientist
  • Data warehouse analyst
  • Quantitative analyst.

Cyber security

  • Fraud analyst
  • Digital forensic analyst
  • Incident analyst
  • Information assurance analyst
  • Malware analyst
  • Network forensic analyst
  • Operations analyst
  • Security administrator/consultant/developer.

Entry criteria

Applicants must have one of the following, or equivalent:

  • A recognised bachelor degree in a relevant discipline, with merit achievement, deemed to be an average grade of B- (65%) or higher in all level 7 courses*; or
  • A professional qualification in a relevant discipline, recognised as being equivalent to merit achievement in a bachelor degree and documentary evidence of outcomes in the discipline work environment to demonstrate an ability to perform in the programme and commit to achieving its outcomes, including recommendations from employers or professional colleagues.

*For Data Analytics pathways, the candidate’s previous qualification should be in an area related to either Data Science, Data Analytics, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Engineering, Machine Learning, or Business Intelligence. Graduates of other disciplines may be accepted on a case-by-case basis and upon approval from the School of Digital Technologies.

IELTS test: Academic score of 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0; TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT): Score of 590 (with an essay score of 5.5 TWE); TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT): Score of 79 (with a writing score of 21); Cambridge English Examinations: C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 176. No less than 169 in each skill.

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