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Qualification Title Graduate Diploma in Information Technology
Qualification Type Graduate Diploma
Level 7
Credits 120
Subject Area
  • Information Technology » Other Information Technology » Information Technology not elsewhere classified
Strategic Purpose Statement
Graduates will have the knowledge and skills for professional careers in the Information Technology industry.
Graduate profile
Graduates will be able to demonstrate:
* A specialised understanding of a body of technical and theoretical knowledge along with the ability to apply the underlying principles and concepts to a given set of facts
* An ability to self-manage learning by selecting and assigning priorities within restricted resources and to organise work to meet tight deadlines in team settings
* An ability to identify, analyse and generate solutions to complex problems in unfamiliar settings
* An ability to select, adapt and apply a range of processes in the Information Technology field
* An ability to present and defend views effectively through speech and writing
* An ability to work in groups and effectively influence others
* An ability to interpret the regulations and statutes related to the body of knowledge
Education pathways
Graduates continue study towards Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology, Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology and Master of Information Technology.
Entry Requirements
Bachelor degree in relevant discipline or equivalent study/work experience (International: IELTS 6.0 with no band lower than 5.5; or equivalent)
Education Organisation Whitireia Community Polytechnic Limited
Developed By Whitireia Community Polytechnic Limited
Quality Assured By Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics Quality
Number PR4926
Status Current
Created January 2008
Next Review December 2018
Content
The programme includes computer programming in .Net and Java along with other modern languages needed for software development in an internet enabled environment. Further areas of study include project management, information systems, research and theory in IT, data networks, android development and communication, databases, and analysis and design for software applications. The programme includes embedded preparation for industry qualifications including CISCO CCNA, CompTIA and Microsoft MCP certifications.

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