Graduate Diploma in Information Technology

Otago Polytechnic

Subject area

Information Technology not elsewhere classified

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Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements for students who wish to enrol in these graduate certificates or graduate diploma are an undergraduate degree qualification in computing or a related discipline or degree-equivalent practical, professional or scholarly experience.

Applicants will be engaged in a Path of Study process, which provides guidance with course selection and ensures learners have the required prerequisite knowledge.

International Learners In addition to meeting the entry criteria outlined as above, the following criterion also applies: Overall Academic IELTS 6.0 with no individual band score lower than 5.5 (achieved in one test completed in the last two years), or Acceptable alternative evidence of the required IELTS (see the NZQA proficiency table for list of recognised proficiency tests).

Refer to AP0520 English Language Requirements for International Learners and those for whom English is an additional language.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology is designed as a vehicle for graduates (or those deemed to have equivalent status) to pursue further study at an undergraduate level. The structure is designed to allow the broadening of knowledge and skills in their own domain of study or to enhance what has been studied previously by developing knowledge and skills in a new but complementary area. With the qualification requiring a minimum of 72 credits at level 7, it provides an opportunity for learners to immerse themselves in a specialist subject area at a high level in one year.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Information Technology at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

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Phone: (03) 477 3014
Fax: (03) 471 6870

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