7.400 Graduate Diploma in Information Technology

The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (GDIT) meets the needs of students who have either completed a bachelor’s degree in a non-IT field and wish to develop their knowledge in a particular branch of IT, or who hold a bachelor’s degree in IT and wish to enhance their career opportunities in the IT industry by focusing on a specialist topic. The programme comprises 8 courses, including compulsory and elective courses from: Software Development, Computer Networks and Information Systems.

All GDIT students are issued with their own laptop and receive the necessary free Microsoft software.

GDIT NZQA Qualification Overview »

Job Opportunities

The GDIT is respected for its very high employment outcomes in professions such as software developer, systems analyst, business analyst, project manager, systems support, technical support, network technician, hardware support, and IT manager. Some graduates create their own IT related businesses.

Programme Information

The programme comprises 8 courses chosen from one of three specialist topics: Software Development, Computer Networks, Information Systems.

Please note: The GDIT is prescriptive and course modules vary by intake.

Software Development

COMP504 Fundamentals of Computer Databases
SOFT605 Object Oriented Programming
SOFT606 Desktop Applications Development
COMP617 Requirements Modelling
COMP701 Information Technology Project Management
SOFT703 Web Applications Development
SOFT708 Mobile Applications Development
COMP721 Intensive Information Technology Project

Computer Networks

COMP505 Fundamentals of Computer Networking
COMP617 Requirements Modelling
CONE618 Server Administration
CONE622 Intermediate Computer Networking
COMP701 Information Technology Project Management
CONE709 Network System Security 
CONE710 Advanced Computer Networking
COMP721 Intensive Information Technology Project

Information Systems

COMP504 Fundamentals of Computer Databases
COMP601 Systems Analysis and Design
COMP617 Requirements Modelling
INFO620 Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
COMP701 Information Technology Project Management
INFO712 Management Information Systems 
INFO714 E-Business Strategies
COMP721 Intensive Information Technology Project

Internship Option

Students looking to gain work experience may opt to take COMP723 Information Technology Internship in place of COMP721 Intensive Information Technology Project.

Duration

3 semesters full-time

Start Dates in 2019

29 January, 20 May, 9 September

Semesters and scheduled breaks:

Semester 1, 2019 - 29 January to 3 May
Between Semester Break - 4 May to 19 May

Semester 2, 2019 - 20 May to 23 August 
Between Semester Break - 24 August to 8 September 

Semester 3, 2019 - 9 September  to 13 December

Entry Requirements
Fees

International Students

2019 Programme Fees:    NZ$18,680
Resource Fees:    NZ$1,840 (includes laptop bond)
Total:    NZ$20,520

Plus a compulsory Student Services Fee of NZ$300 per year (or NZ$30 per month or part thereof).

Domestic Students

2019 Programme Fees:    NZ$4,500
Resource Fees:    NZ$1,840 (includes laptop bond)
Total:    NZ$6,340

Plus a compulsory Student Services Fee of NZ$300 per year (or NZ$30 per month or part thereof).

Studylink

This programme is eligible for a student loan from Studylink. Contact Studylink on 0800 88 99 00 or log on to www.studylink.govt.nz to apply for student finance.

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