Master of Information Technology

Auckland Institute of Studies

Subject area

Computer Science not elsewhere classified

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Entry requirements

A candidate for admission to this programme of study shall: (a) hold a Bachelor's degree (at least equivalent to New Zealand pass standard), in Information Technology, Computer Science or related field of study; or (b) hold a Graduate Diploma or equivalent in Information Technology,Computer Science or related field of study or (c) hold a Bachelor's with Honours degree (at least equivalent to New Zealand passstandard), in Information Technology, Computer Science or related field of study; or (d) hold a Postgraduate Diploma (level 8) in Information Technology, ComputerScience, or a related field of study; and (e) have an English level equivalent to Academic IELTS 6.5 (with no band less than 6) or (f) gain approval under Admission Regulation 1.3: Special Admission. An English language skill of at least Academic IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, with no band less than 6.0, will be required for whom English is not their first language.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of the MIT is to provide the IT sector with graduates with a high level of technical skill, and with a high level of intellectual rigour. Graduates will be capable of identifying problems in different contexts, of critically reviewing relevant IT literature, and of designing and executing a coherent research plan. Graduates will be able to critically analyse the results of research projects, and use these results to make and argue for recommendations solving the identified problem.
The Software Development specialist topic equips students with the skills to pursue the discipline for analysing requirements and design, implement, test and deploy a software application. The Information Systems specialist topic deals with the acquisition, storage, transformation and analysis of data and information within a business setting. The Networks and Security specialist topic deals with the technical issues involved in designing, implementing and administering computer networks.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Computer Science at this level can earn:


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Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Betty Loughhead Soroptimist Scholarship Trust

Provided by:

The Betty Loughhead Soroptimist Scholarship Trust - Secretary



Previous awards have generally been given in the region of $3,000 - $5,000 (per award).

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GCSB Women in STEM Scholarship

Provided by:

New Zealand Intelligence Community - Organisational Development New Zealand Intelligence Community



The value of this award is $10,000, which can be spread over three years depending on your study plans.

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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

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