Qualification Overview

Qualification Title Graduate Diploma in Information Technology
Qualification Type Graduate Diploma
Level 7
Credits 135
Subject Area
  • Information Technology » Computer Science » Computer Science not elsewhere classified
Strategic Purpose Statement
The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (GDIT) provides graduates in other disciplines who wish to pursue a career in the ICT industry with the skills and knowledge needed to pursue an IT career in the global market place. The programme also assists ICT industry professionals to gain the discipline and recognition of a formal qualification and an organised knowledge system to complement their industry experience.
Graduate profile
Graduates of the Diploma in Information Technology will demonstrate advanced Information Technology knowledge in one of four major fields of study, as well as skills to apply that knowledge in an industry setting. Graduates will be capable of working in roles such as IT Project Manager, Software or Web Developer, System Analyst, Database or Network Administrator, Programmer and Help Desk support. Graduates will also be able to continue to postgraduate studies in Information Technology.
Education pathways
Graduates will be able to continue to postgraduate studies in Information Technology, or engage in interdisciplinary postgraduate studies utilising their expertise gained in both the GDIT and prior degree studies.
Employment pathways
Graduates will be able to apply for positions in the following areas:
- IT Project Manager,
- Software or Web Developer,
- System Analyst,
- Database or Network Administrator,
- Programmer,
- Help Desk support.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
Entry to the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology requires completion of a bachelor degree or equivalent overseas qualification and an English level of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. Students with a lesser qualification plus work experience may be considered.
Education Organisation Auckland Institute of Studies Limited
Developed By Auckland Institute of Studies Limited
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number PC3638
Status Current
Created 2005-03-18 10:43:54.0
Next Review 2020-03-18 00:00:00.0
Content
The GDIT programme comprises eight courses, being seven courses of 15 credits each taken from one of four specialisations: Software Development, Internet Technology, Computer Networks and Information Systems; plus an Information Technology Project of 30 credits (two course equivalents).

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