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Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (Level 7)

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Level of Study

Graduate Certificate or Diploma


30 weeks

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Stay relevant in a fast-changing industry with this one-year graduate diploma. Designed specifically for international students, you’ll gain the industry experience and professional skills you need to enhance your career opportunities in New Zealand’s thriving IT and business environments.

This programme gives you an integrated approach to IT, keeping you ahead of the game and setting you up for career success both in New Zealand and the global marketplace. Gain a highly regarded qualification and develop the advanced IT knowledge and expertise to work effectively in a range of exciting roles.


Core Papers

  • Systems Development Integration 1, 2, 3
  • Industry Project

Standard GradDipIT (no specialisation)

  • Advanced Java Programming
  • Advanced C# Programming
  • Internet Programming
  • Database Design and Development
  • Networking and Operating Systems


Graduates will have:

  • Developed the interpersonal skills required to work effectively either independently or as a member of a team;
  • Demonstrated an ability to operate knowledgeably, productively and professionally in an information technology environment;
  • Demonstrated an ability to think critically, and to evaluate and apply existing knowledge to meeting requirements and solving actual problems in the field of information technology;
  • Acquired degree level knowledge and skills in specific areas of information technology, namely project planning and management and system development methodologies
  • Acquired degree level knowledge and skills in other areas of information technology as determined by the standard or specialised courses taken by students.

Graduates will also have grounding in technical and commercial issues that will allow them to set this specialised knowledge in context.

Entry criteria

Applicants will need to be 20 years or older to apply.

To be admitted to this programme of study, a candidate shall either have completed a bachelor’s degree or a qualification at level 7 or above, worth at least 120 credits, or have gained approval under special admission criteria approved by the Aspire2 International Academic Board.

English language requirement:

  • Provide evidence of an IELTS overall band score of at least 6.0 (Academic), with no individual band less than 5.5
  • Have a Pearson Academic Test score of 50 and above with no individual band score less than 42
  • In Language Certificate have a C1 Expert Test HIGH PASS and above with no less than a pass in each skill

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