Graduate Diploma in Information Technology

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology Limited

Subject area

Information Technology not elsewhere classified

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Entry requirements

Academic Requirements:
To gain entry to the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology an applicant must have an undergraduate degree in any discipline. An applicant must also provide evidence to the Programme Area Leader that they have a level of competency in the use of IT which will allow them to successfully operate at the required level of study.

English Language Requirements:
All applicants must have a level of English sufficient to be able to study at this level. Those students whose first language is not English will have:
- An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall Academic score of at least 6.0 (with at least 5.5 in each band), issued within the last two years; or
- A qualification considered to be equivalent to the above.

Special Entry:
Entry is open to degree graduates. However, those who have been able to demonstrate equivalent practical, professional or educational experience of an appropriate kind may be granted admission.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

A graduate of the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology will have: a) attained in-depth knowledge in an area of information technology in conjunction with knowledge gained from study of a previous degree b) intellectual independence, analytic rigour, and the ability to understand and evaluate new knowledge and ideas c) a systematic and coherent understanding of the principles, methods and technologies relating to a specific aspect of IT systems d) the ability to understand and apply appropriate research methodologies in the field of information technology e) the ability for self-directed study and completion of courses without direct supervision f) skills in analysing, designing, planning and managing a range of IT projects g) a logical and constructive approach to problem solving effective communication, collaborative and professional skills required for the development and management of information technology systems.

What graduates earn

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Scholarship information

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Contact details

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