Master of Information Technology (MIT)

There is a need and desire in New Zealand and globally for graduates with IT skills more advanced than those with undergraduate degrees, as well as a need for graduates who are capable of performing independent research into complex IT issues.

Graduates of the Master of Information Technology (MIT) will be equipped with the skills needed to perform the highly complex tasks that the modern IT environment requires. They will possess the ability to critically evaluate relevant literature, analyse independent research results and problem-solve to a high level of sophistication. Those who complete the Thesis pathway will be able to plan and execute original research in various novel situations.

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

Higher-than entry-level IT positions such as software programmer, software developer, software analyst, software designer, web developer, web architect, enterprise web consultant, web service developer, web analyst, network engineer, network administrator, network support specialist, junior IT manager, IT manager and business analyst

Programme Structure/Courses

The programme comprises 180 credits of courses, with options for specialist topics, pathways and completion options.

One Compulsory Course

Choose a specialist topic

Choose only two courses in your specialisation if doing Internship or Industry Project pathway, or all three if doing Research.

Networks and Security

Information Systems

Software Development

Choose a pathway

Research Pathway

Internship Pathway

Industry Project Pathway

Choose a completion pathway

Research Thesis Option for MIT (Research)

Research Project Option for MIT (Applied)

Duration & Start Dates

20 months 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

IELTS 6.5 academic (with no band less than 6.0) / TOEFL iBT 79 (with a writing score of 21) / PToE academic score of 58 with no band lower than 50 / NZCEL (Academic) L5; and
Bachelor degree, graduate diploma or postgraduate diploma or equivalent in information technology, computer science or related field of study


International Students 

2023 Programme Fees: NZ$34,875
Resource Fees: NZ$3,000
Total: NZ$37,875
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

Domestic Students

2023 Programme Fees: NZ$8,808
Resource Fees: NZ$3,000
Total: NZ$11,808
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 to apply for student finance.

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