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Graduate Diploma in Information Technology

This course is available


Level of Study

Graduate Certificate or Diploma


1 year

Next start date

Expected Jul 2023


Eastern Institute of Technology


The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology is designed to provide you with advanced IT skills ready for immediate application in the workplace.

You will gain valuable technical skills and the necessary insights to be able to adapt to technological change, and meet the challenging demands of working in the IT industry. Your new skills will enhance your existing qualification and stand you in good stead for the workplace of the future, including intelligent systems courses such as the Internet of Things.

The programme develops a range of professional skills, including the ability to advise, develop and implement IT innovations, leading to the efficient and strategic use of resources in dynamic organisational and economic contexts.


The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (GradDipIT) is a Level 7, one year, full-time programme with a minimum of 120 credits. It enables those who have already completed a Bachelor degree in a different field to achieve a graduate level qualification in Information Technology.

The GradDipIT programme has been designed to enable graduates from other disciplines to pursue a career in the computing industry.

In particular, the programme is designed to provide you with:

  • A sound knowledge of the Information Technology sector and environment and the effective management of IT resources.
  • The ability to analyse the needs of business and to make recommendations for IT services and systems.
  • The ability to develop and implement innovations leading to a more efficient use of resources within a dynamic environment.
  • The ability to relate and effectively communicate with all personnel and stakeholders.
  • The motivation for continued learning and self-development to cope effectively with change.
  • An understanding of the regulatory and ethical frameworks of the IT sector.

In this application pack you will find information about this programme, descriptions for each of the subjects covered, and related fees and costs.

Career Opportunities and Outcomes

The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology can give you a competitive advantage over recent degree graduates, through your understanding of the application of technology, and it will help in your advancement within your chosen field.

The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology fits into the following pathways:

  • Employment in the IT field
  • Postgraduate or Masters study at EIT or other tertiary institutes and universities

Once awarded this graduate diploma you’ll be able to take on a role as a:

  • Systems Analyst
  • Web Developer
  • Business Analyst
  • IT Infrastructure Support
  • E-Commerce Advisor
  • Project Management

Entry criteria


Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification.


All applicants must demonstrate an acceptable level of English Language fluency prior to acceptance in the programme. English Language fluency can be verified by achievement of one of the following within the last two years:

• New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 4 (Academic)
• IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no band score lower than 5.5
• PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42
• International equivalents to IELTS accepted by NZQA or successful study of a programme in which English was the language of instruction (conditions apply)

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