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.

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 Fundamentals of Computer Networking
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 Computer 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 Systems
7.301 Information Technology Project Management
7.312 Management Information Systems
7.314 E-Business Strategies
7.321 Intensive Information Technology Project

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 / TEP 52 or equivalent with no band less than 12
  • 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
Program taught in:
  • English

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19,600 NZD
international students. NZ$6,260 per 8 courses, domestic students.
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