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New Zealand Diploma in Software Development (Level 6)

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Diploma

Duration

2 years

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024

Campus

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

Summary

Do you want to learn how to develop apps, websites and online games? In this one-year Diploma in Software Development you’ll gain more advanced programming skills and knowledge.

You build on your previous study by learning how to write programs using design patterns, data structures and algorithms to meet specifications.

By studying current and emerging technologies you learn to apply your knowledge to solve technology issues in the workplace, such as designing and building a complex system and a website.

You also learn how to add security protocols, use quality assurance techniques and write software documentation.

Smart, adaptable problem solvers with sound IT skills are always in high demand. Extend your skills by continuing your studies, or, get some work experience and return to higher-level study at a later date.

Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:

  • New Zealand Diploma in Software Development (Level 6)

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Entry-level development or testing roles, in a range of organisational contexts.

Study options

If you have already completed the New Zealand Diploma in Web Development and Design (Level 5), you can finish this course in one year.

Entry criteria

All international students must have: NCEA Level 2 with passes in English/Te Reo Maori or education achievement at least equivalent to NCEA Level 2, and a minimum of 42 credits at Level 3; or evidence of ability to complete academic requirements for the programme.

Other Considerations

You are recommended to hold one of the following qualifications, or have equivalent knowledge, skills and experience:

  • NCEA Level 2 or 3 with appropriate credits in mathematics and digital technologies subjects
  • New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Technical Support (Level 5)
  • New Zealand Diploma in Web Development and Design (Level 5)

English Language requirements:

For Levels 5, 6 and 7 certificate or diploma, domestic students under 20 and all international students must have:

NCEA Level 2 with passes in English/Te Reo M?ori or education achievement at least equivalent to NCEA Level 2 and a minimum of 42 credits at level 3; OR

Evidence of ability to complete academic requirements for the programme

IELTS Academic score of 6.0 with no band score lower than 5.5; TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) score of 60 (with a writing score of 18); TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) score of 550 (with an essay score of 5.0 TWE); Cambridge English Qualifications: B2 First, or B2 First for schools, or C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill; OET: Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests; PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42.

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