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Graduate Diploma in Information Technology

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Graduate Certificate or Diploma

Duration

1 year

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023

Campus

Southern Institute of Technology

Summary

This graduate diploma programme provides the opportunity for information technology students to specialise in the disciplines of either networking or web development. As well as promoting and enhancing their knowledge base, skills, and professionalism, it aims to stimulate students to develop an inquiring and analytical approach to problems and issues, and to encourage independent judgment and creative thinking.

Course Outline

The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology programme covers the analysis of information systems including feasibility for installation, development of information systems and configuring and troubleshooting information networks. Management of internet sites and associated software is also included in the programme.

Course Content

Majoring in Networking

  • IT604 Systems Analysis and Design
  • IT620 Routing and Switching
  • IT701 Project
  • IT708 Information Systems in Management
  • IT711 Advanced Networking
  • IT712 Professional Skills for Information Technology
  • IT717 System Security

Satisfactory Completion

In order to be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology, the student will have been credited with all required papers and electives as specified in the programme schedule. The overall programme of study for every candidate requires 120 credits for successful completion of the qualification.

A student completing the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology will normally be expected to complete the one-year programme (full-time equivalent) within 3 years. Notwithstanding the requirements set out above, the Head of Faculty with the approval and recommendation of the Board of Studies may allow a student a longer period to complete the programme.

Career Opportunities

This Graduate Diploma programme provides the opportunity for information technology students to specialise in the discipline of networking. As well as promoting and enhancing their knowledge base skills, and professionalism, it aims to stimulate students to develop an inquiring and analytical approach to problems and issues, and to encourage independent judgement and creative thinking. Graduates may work in areas such as information systems analysis and development, and in information networks configuration and troubleshooting, or in web development and web management.

Entry criteria

Entry is open to degree graduates who have graduated successfully from a relevant bachelor’s degree programme or can demonstrate equivalent, relevant, practical professional or educational experience in a related discipline.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS test - Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5
  • TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score 5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18)
  • Cambridge English Examination - 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
  • NZCEL - a) Expiring Level b) Current: a) Level 4 (Academic) b) Level 4 (Academic)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42
  • Language Cert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
  • Trinity ISE - ISE II with no less than distinction in any band

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