Institute of Technology or PolytechnicEastern Institute of Technology
This course is available
Level of Study
Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma
Next start date
IT Qualifications are in High Demand
If you are a computing degree graduate this certificate will further prepare and enhance your employment opportunities in the IT sector where there are recognised skills shortages in New Zealand and internationally.
The Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology (PGCertIT) programme has been designed to produce IT post graduates who are able to think critically and have a number of high level skills in the IT field that can be applied in a wide range of situations. This diploma will also introduce you to research in IT.
As a graduate of the PGCertIT you’ll have an understanding of the broad conceptual and theoretical elements involved in the IT arena.
The Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology (PGCertIT) is a Level 8, 60 credit programme that provides those who wish to study at postgraduate level in information technology with a qualification that can be achieved part-time while still engaged in the workforce.
The PGCertIT programme has been designed to produce IT graduates who are able to think critically and have a number of high-level skills in IT field that can be applied in a wide range of situations.
As a graduate of the Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology you will:
Have a proficiency of a body of knowledge, including an understanding of specialised conceptual and theoretical elements, in a functional domain of Information and Communications Technology.
Be able to solve complex applied computing problems commonly faced in the information technology workplace.
Recognise when information is needed and have the capacity to locate, evaluate and use this information effectively and efficiently.
To communicate knowledge, ideas, recommendations and decisions.
Possess values and attitudes consistent with their roles as responsible citizens and members of their professional communities as demonstrated by a desire for life-long learning.
Career Opportunities and Outcomes
Strategically the postgraduate certificate fits into the following pathways: further study with the Master of Information Technology degree or employment in the IT field.
Possible job and career opportunities can include: systems analyst, IT consultant, business analyst, IT infrastructure support analyst, e-commerce advisor, project manager, security analyst, IT manager.
A bachelor’s degree in computing at a recognised educational institute or
A bachelor’s degree in a related area (e.g. Business, Visual Arts, and Science) and appropriate IT work experience in a junior/middle management position
Tertiary graduates who have appropriate work experience in a middle/ senior management position, and wish to improve their skills and gain a higher level qualification may also apply.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Approved scores on TOEFL or IELTS (6.5 Academic) with no band score lower than 6.0 or equivalent.