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Master of Applied Technologies-Computing

This course is available


Level of Study

Master's Degree


18 months

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024


Unitec Institute of Technology


This exciting and challenging Master’s programme can be completed over three semesters. You’ll develop high-level analytical, research, strategic planning and project management skills and improve your ability to design, plan and organise technology-based projects in various computing fields.

Programme overview

For ICT professionals interested in exploring their research ideas further and adding high-level specialist skills to their qualifications, this Master’s programme ticks all the boxes.

The Master of Applied Technologies (Computing) gives you the skills to undertake systematic research and solve complex applied computing problems in a specialisation of your choice: data analytics and intelligence, cybersecurity and networking or software development. You could also take an interdisciplinary approach.

You may undertake a 90-credit applied research thesis based on a topic relevant to your experience and interest, or design and carry out an applied project by combining two courses – Applied Project (30 credits) and Applied Research Project (60 credits).

It’s a highly flexible programme tailored to your career and research goals, providing an accelerated path to a Master’s level qualification and enabling you to contribute high-quality, meaningful work to the computing industry.

What you’ll learn:

  • Analyse complex real-world problems using advanced technical and theoretical knowledge, then develop effective digital solutions that deliver the best results. This includes reflecting on your performance and what you and your team can do to improve.
  • Evaluate ever-changing and disruptive ICT environments with critical thinking and interdisciplinary strategies.
  • Critically analyse and develop your professional practice to promote open communication, inclusivity and ethical conduct.


IT adviser
Data analyst
Security analyst
Software engineer/programmer
Machine learning engineer
Data scientist
Artificial intelligence engineer
Business analyst
Network engineer
Cybersecurity engineer
Web developer
Project manager

Entry criteria

You must have completed at least one of the following:

A recognised bachelor degree in the same or similar discipline, with merit achievement, deemed to be an average grade of B- or higher in all Level 7 courses; or
A professional qualification in a relevant discipline recognised as being equivalent to merit achievement in a bachelor degree, or equivalent.

English Language Requirements: IELTS test: Academic score of 6.5 with no band score lower than 6. TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT): Score of 79 (with a writing score of 21); PTE (Academic) score of 58 with no band score lower than 50; Cambridge English Qualifications: C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 176. No less than 169 in each skill. OET: Minimum of Grade C+ or 300 in all sub-tests. NZCEL - Level 5. Language Cert - C1 Expert International ESOL Written (LRW) HIGH PASS with no less than 25/50 in each skill and Spoken (S) PASS, or C2 Mastery International ESOL Written (LRW) PASS with no less than 25/50 in each skill and Spoken (S) PASS.

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