Institute of Technology or PolytechnicWintec
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Level of Study
Next start date
Expected Jul 2023
The Master of Applied Information Technology enables students to undertake an extended programme of study in their field of information technology. It requires 180 credits and has two pathways: The Thesis pathway is considered to be a research-based masters programme. It includes a 90 credit level 9 thesis module and aims to prepare students for further studies, such as a doctorate; The Research Project pathway is considered to be a coursework-based masters programme. It includes a 45 credit level 9 research module (a shorter form of the Thesis module). It aims to prepare students to obtain a more senior position in their field of information technology. There is a possibility of an industry internship to be integrated into this pathway.
The remaining modules in both pathways are at level 8. Students who want to take more level 8 electives will take the Research Project pathway, whereas those wishing to undertake more substantial research will take the Thesis pathway.
Compulsory modules for Master’s Degree with research project / thesis
Elective modules for Master’s Degree with research project or thesis
Elective modules for Master’s Degree with research project
Graduates of this programme will have the skills and knowledge to work in positions of responsibility in business analysis, business intelligence, data analytics, information security and forensics, information technology management, project management, software development and software quality assurance.
Graduates who complete the programme with good grades (including the thesis) may be able to obtain entry to doctoral programmes within New Zealand, or overseas.
Entry into this course requires:
Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.5 in the academic band, with no individual band score lower than 6.0; or