Graduate Diploma in Information Technology

Otago Polytechnic Ltd

Subject area

Information Technology not elsewhere classified



1 Year

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

A person with a Graduate Diploma is able to (within a coherent body of knowledge): engage in self-directed learning; engage in advanced study; demonstrate intellectual rigour; demonstrate analytical rigour; understand and evaluate new knowledge and ideas. Graduates from this programme will be able to enter, re-enter or continue employment, with the understanding that they are au fait with the most recent practices pertaining to the information technology industry, have leading-edge knowledge of this industry and be capable of applying these skills in the workplace. Information technology is increasingly at the forefront of many fields. People with backgrounds other than Information Technology benefit from enhancing information technology skills in a manner that would contribute to their own domain of study. By undertaking study made up of Bachelor of Information Technology courses students can build on and enhance what they have done previously. As graduates, they will have developed study skills and a mature attitude to learning and will also bring a varied perspective from previous degree level study. Computing professionals will also benefit from this course in broadening and deepening their knowledge base. Depending on specific entry requirements into post graduate programmes, these qualifications may enable entry into post-graduate study. For more information refer Otago Polytechnic

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

An undergraduate degree qualification in computing or a related discipline or degree-equivalent practical, professional or scholarly experience.

Detailed requirements

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1 Year

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$7,110 $7,110
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$9,630 $9,630
Total $16,740 $16,740

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Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

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Earnings range N/A
In employment N/A
In further study N/A
On a benefit N/A

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 762 786
Phone: (03) 477 3014
Fax: (03) 471 6870

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Where does this information come from?

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The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.

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