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Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology

This course is available

Online, On-Campus

Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma


17 weeks

Next start date

Expected Jul 2023


Whitireia New Zealand


Use this 17-week programme to take your skills to the next level with a postgrad qualification. Work on a project in your chosen field and broaden your problem-solving abilities. Gain a mix of technological skills and business awareness and head into the industry with a fresh perspective.

What you will learn

The ICT industry is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. As a result, there's a huge demand for industry-ready ICT graduates who have the right mix of technological skills and business awareness. The aim of The Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology is to meet the demand for highly skilled network and data professionals, coders, system architects, developers, business analysts, cyber security experts, and other work-ready ICT professionals.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology is a 60 credit level 8 qualification, which can be completed in one semester or two trimesters or the equivalent part-time.

Work on research projects
Investigate the impact of IT on society
Consider different perspectives on IT
Elective options include:

Multimedia application development
Network security and forensics
business analysts
Cyber ethics

Entry criteria

A bachelor's degree or postgraduate qualification in information technology or related subject with a B grade average at Level 7 or 8, or have the acquired skills and knowledge through relevant work or professional experience.

International Students

Minimum IELTS (academic) score of 6.5 with no band score lower than 6, or equivalent.

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