Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (GDIT)

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.

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To enrol online for your preferred trimester, click on the start date below.

Programme Structure/Courses

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

Computer Networks

Information Systems

Duration & Start Dates

Duration
3 semesters full-time

Start Dates in 2023
Apply here for Trimester 1: 31 January 2023
Apply here for Trimester 2: 22 May 2023
Apply here for Trimester 3: 11 September 2023

Trimesters and scheduled breaks:
Trimester 1, 2023 - 31 January to 5 May
Trimester 2, 2023 - 22 May to 25 August
Trimester 3, 2023 - 11 September to 15 December

Entry Requirements

Bachelor degree at least equivalent to New Zealand pass standard; and
IELTS 6.0 with no individual band lower than 5.5 / TOEFL iBT 60 (with a writing score of 18) / Pearson 50 / NZCEL (Academic) L4
Candidates without a Bachelor degree but with an appropriate mix of a lesser qualification and work experience may be approved for special admission by the Academic Board

Fees

International Students

2023 Programme Fees: NZ$22,500
Resource Fees: NZ$2,180
Total: NZ$24,680
Plus a compulsory Student Services Fee of NZ$300 per year (or NZ$30 per month or part thereof). 

Note: International students from Pacific Island countries should contact Sonia Giraldo for tuition fee details:

Phone: +64 9 815 1717 ext 638
Email: soniag@ais.ac.nz

Domestic Students

2023 Programme Fees: NZ$4,518
Resource Fees: NZ$2,180
Total: NZ$6,698
Plus a compulsory Student Services Fee of NZ$300 per year (or NZ$30 per month or part thereof).

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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