Graduate Diploma In Applied Information Technology

Waikato Institute of Technology Ltd

Subject area

Information Technology not elsewhere classified

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Entry requirements

Candidates are required to have a bachelor's degree or an equivalent qualification approved by the Centre's Programme Committee.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The GDAppIT is an applied vocational qualification that focuses on equipping students with the skills to analyse, design, develop, implement and maintain information systems across a variety of industries and business types. The programme has been developed to address the rapid changes in the information technology industry and the global shortage of skilled IT professionals.
Students from a range of backgrounds, including domestic and international graduates and IT professionals developing a new career pathway and wishing to upskill, will benefit from the knowledge and skills developed in GDAppIT. This qualification will suit a range of careers in the rapidly expanding and diversifying Information Technology industry.
The combination of core modules and specialist vocational skills will enable students to graduate as highly competent Database Administrators or Database Developers or Network Engineers or Software Engineers or Web Developers. They may also be able to choose careers as IT Project Managers, IT Managers or Network and Cyber Security professionals.

What graduates earn

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Scholarship information

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Advance Ashburton Community Foundation: Tertiary Education

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Advance Ashburton Community Foundation



variable - see "Additional Information".

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The 'Ko Te Tangata' Scholarship (Bay of Plenty Schools)

Provided by:

University of Waikato - Scholarships Office



Up to $5,000

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 444 204
Phone: (0800) 294 6832
Fax: (07) 838 0707

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