Qualification Overview

Qualification Title Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology
Qualification Type Postgraduate Diploma
Level 8
Credits 120
Subject Area
  • Information Technology » Other Information Technology » Information Technology not elsewhere classified
Strategic Purpose Statement
The strategic purpose of this Postgraduate Diploma is to provide the New Zealand industry with IT experts who are innovative and can design novel solutions, focused on emerging technologies and to fill the skill gaps in IT specialised areas relating to the fields of cyber security, ubiquitous computing, data analysis and machine learning.
Graduate profile
Graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology will develop an ability to solve Information Technology problems in a systemic and coherent way with an emphasis on analysis and innovation. Graduates will be able to: a. Critically evaluate existing knowledge in the field of IT and create new knowledge that informs innovative solutions. b. Analyse complex scenarios and design solutions applying advanced tools and techniques that meet specific needs considering cultural and societal impacts. c. Lead, manage and communicate IT Projects with the IT and/or research community through evidence-based outputs. d. Apply legal, ethical and social practices of the IT industry in research and solution design.
Education pathways
Masters or Doctorate in Information Technology or related field
Employment pathways
Graduates of this Postgraduate Diploma may be employed as:
- ICT Project Manager
- Systems Analyst
- Security Specialist
- Computer Network and Systems Engineer
- Network Administrator
- Organisation and Methods Analyst
- ICT business analyst
- Cybersecurity Expert
- Data Analyst
- AI Analyst
- Solutions Engineer
- Machine Learning Engineer
- IT Security Analyst
- Information Technology Subject Expert (Academia)
- Research and DevelopmentTo find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
Applicants must meet the following criteria for admission into the programme:
Academic 1. A recognised bachelor's degree in information technology or a related discipline with a 'B-' or higher average OR 2. Bachelor's Degree Honours in Information Technology or a related discipline OR 3. Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Information Technology or related field Special consideration may be offered for admission by the Deputy Chief Executive Academic based on evidence of academic capability and work experience.
English Language Entry Requirements
Applicants must have sufficient competence in the English language to undertake this programme, which is taught and assessed in English. Any applicant whose first language is not English may be required to provide evidence of their English language competency.
English Language requirements for International Students If English is a second language, then IELTS Academic score of 6.5 with no band score lower than 6. International students are required to meet the minimum English language requirements for this level programme as detailed on the following NZQA webpages: here And here
Education Organisation Whitecliffe Enterprises Limited
Developed By Whitecliffe Enterprises Limited
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 4435
Status Current
Created June 2021
Next Review June 2025
Content
Research Methods and Skills (20crs) Technology Management (20crs) Cyber Security (20crs) Data Analysis (20crs) Ubiquitous Computing and Intelligent Systems (20crs) Machine learning (20crs) Applied Project (60crs)

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