Graduate Diploma in Information Technology
Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology trading as EIT
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Successful completion of a 3-year degree or equivalent qualification.
Applicants from industry who can demonstrate evidence of significant work and professional experience at degree level or above. These applicants will be required to participate in an interview.
Applicants whose first language is not English must have an acceptable level of English language fluency prior to enrolment in the programme. This may be demonstrated in a variety of ways, including schooling in New Zealand, completion of the relevant New Zealand Certificate in English Language, approved scores on IELTS tests or completion of accepted international equivalents. Specific scores for IELTS and New Zealand Certificates in English Language are as follows:
IELTS 6.0 Academic (no band score lower than 5.5)
NZCEL Level 4 with an Academic endorsement
For acceptable alternatives refer to the English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.
There are no other requirements.
Computer literacy is highly recommended in order to be able to cope with the practical and online components of the courses.
Students who do not meet the criteria above, but present evidence of ability to succeed (e.g. maturity, life experience, work experience, other study) may be provisionally admitted into the programme. Entry to subsequent study is conditional on satisfactory academic progress in the first year.
Alternatively, students may be advised to enrol in either:
1) the stand-alone New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology (Level 5). Upon successful completion of this programme students would be eligible for enrolment in the second half of the first year of the BCS; or:
2) the New Zealand Certificate in IT Essentials (Level 4). Upon successful completion of this programme students would be eligible for enrolment in the BCS.
The Dean may apply discretion to these regulations in exceptional circumstances.
Applicants who have provided evidence of having met all entry requirements will be selected in order of application.
About the course
What can I expect out of this qualification?
The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology aims to enable graduates from other disciplines to develop their knowledge and skills within IT and develop expertise in a related grouping of specific IT subjects. The student body that the programme will appeal to includes holders of Bachelor degrees from other disciplines who wish to change careers or augment their qualification portfolio, and professionals from IT who wish to undertake professional development in emerging IT subjects.
What graduates earn
Graduates who studied Information Technology at this level can earn:
Median earnings one year after study
Median earnings two years after study
Median earnings five years after study
Status one year after study
Employment rate two years after study
Employment rate two years after study
Data as at November 2021
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The value of this award is $10,000, which can be spread over three years depending on your study plans.
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.
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