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

7.104 Database Engineering I
7.205 Object Oriented Programming
7.206 Desktop Applications Development
7.217 Requirement Modelling
7.301 Information Technology Project Management
7.303 Web Applications Development
7.308 Mobile Applications Development
7.321 Intensive Information Technology Project

Computer Networks

7.105 Computer Networks I
7.217 Requirement Modelling
7.218 Server Administration
7.222 Intermediate Computer Networking
7.301 Information Technology Project Management
7.309 Network System Security
7.310 Advanced Networking
7.321 Intensive Information Technology Project

Information Systems

7.104 Database Engineering I
7.201 Systems Analysis and Design
7.217 Requirement Modelling
7.220 Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions for Small Business
7.301 Information Technology Project Management
7.312 Management Information Systems
7.314 E-Business Strategy
7.321 Intensive Information Technology Project

Duration

3 semesters full-time

Start Dates in 2017

11 September

Semesters and scheduled breaks:

Semester 2, 2017 - 22 May to 25 August 
Between Semester Break - 26 August to 10 September 

Semester 3, 2017 - 11 September  to 15 December
Between Semester Break - 16 December 2017 to 29 January 2018

Entry Requirements
Fees

International Students

2017/18 Programme Fees:    NZ$17,840
Resource Fees:    NZ$1,760 (includes laptop bond)
Total:    NZ$19,600

Plus a compulsory Student Services Fee of NZ$270 per year (or NZ$27 per month or part thereof).

Domestic Students

2017 Programme Fees:    NZ$4,392 per 8 courses
Resource Fees:    NZ$1,760 (includes laptop bond)
Total:    NZ$6,152 per 8 courses

Plus a compulsory Student Services Fee of NZ$270 per year (or NZ$27 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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