Postgraduate Diploma in Software Development

Victoria University of Wellington

Subject area

Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Technology not elsewhere classified

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Entry requirements

A bachelors degree with an average grade of B+ or better in an appropriate engineering discipline or in computer science, or similar subject.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Graduates will have technical knowledge and skills in developing software systems, be able to learn and use new software technologies and tools, and be aware of issues and responsibilities when working as professionals in ICT organisations. Graduates will be able to work as programmers/software developers or closely related positions in the IT industry. Some graduates may continue to the Master of Software Development (VI002A). The PGDipSwDev also acts as an exit qualification from the MSwDev.

What graduates earn

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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 842 864
Phone: (04) 472 1000
Fax: (04) 499 4601

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