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Graduate Diploma in Applied Information Technology

Graduate Diploma In Applied Information Technology with specialisations in Database Administration, Database Development, Network engineering, Software Engineering, Web Development

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Course details

  • Jul 2019 (for those with an approved IT qualification)
    Feb 2020
    April 2019
    Nov 2019
  • One year
  • Full-time or Part-time
  • $7149 per year
  • You may qualify for fee free study under Fees Free Policy
  • Level 7
  • Available for International Students. International Fee Guideline
  • Hamilton City Campus

Summary

Students in this programme will learn the knowledge and skills to deliver quality information technology services, and develop effective communication skills to support and enhance a range of organisations and industries.

Students can choose to specialise in one of the following five specialisations:

Database administration
For those seeking a career in database administration, data warehousing and business intelligence, and mobile applications development.

Database development
For those seeking a career in database development, data warehousing and business intelligence, and mobile applications development.

Network engineering
For those seeking a career in the field of network engineering, network administration, cyber and network security.

Software engineering
For those seeking a career in the field of software engineering, software development, big data and analytics, mobile applications development and software testing.

Web development
For those seeking a career in web design/development, web applications development and mobile applications development.

View programme modules

Group A - Compulsory modules for all specialisations

Module codeModule titleLevelCreditsPre-requisitesCo-requisites
COMP601Object Oriented Programming615
COMP502 
INFO701Project Management
715
INFO502 

​​​ ​Group B - Compulsory modules for the Database Administration specialisation 

Module codeModule titleLevelCreditsPre-requisitesCo-requisites
INFO601Database Modelling and SQL615
INFO503 
INFO604Database Systems
615
INFO503INFO601
BIZM701Business Essentials for IT Professionals715
INFO602 
COMP709Mobile Applications Development
715
COMP601 and COMP605 and MATH602 
INFO704Data-Warehousing and Business Intelligence
715
INFO601 
INFO707Cloud Server Databases
715
INFO601 and INFO604 

​​​ ​Group C - Compulsory modules for the Database Development specialisation 

Module codeModule titleLevelCreditsPre-requisitesCo-requisites
​ INFO601Web Programming615COMP602 
​ INFO604Database Modelling and SQL615INFO503 
​ BIZM701Business Essentials for IT Professionals715INFO602 
​ COMP709Mobile Applications Development715COMP601 and COMP605 and MATH602 
​ INFO704Data-Warehousing and Business Intelligence715INFO601 
​ INFO707Database Front-End Applications715INFO601 and INFO604

​​​ ​Group D - Compulsory modules for the Network Engineering specialisation 

Module codeModule titleLevelCreditsPre-requisitesCo-requisites
COMP610Introduction to Networks615
  
INFO603Systems Administration
615
  
COMP701Advanced Networking715
INFO603 
COMP704Network Security
715
COMP604 
COMP712Routing and Switching Essentials
715
COMP610 
INFO702Cyber Security
715
COMP504 and COMP601 

​​​ ​Group E - Compulsory modules for the Software Engineering specialisation 

Module codeModule titleLevelCreditsPre-requisitesCo-requisites
COMP605Data Structures and Algorithms615
COMP601 and MATH601 
MATH602Mathematics for Programming
615
MATH601 
COMP706Game Development715
COMP601 and COMP605 and MATH602 
COMP707Principles of Software Testing
715
COMP605 
COMP709Mobile Applications Development
715
COMP601 and COMP605 and MATH602 
INFO703Big Data and Analytics
715
COMP605 and MATH602 

​​​ ​Group F - Compulsory modules for the Web Development specialisation 

Module codeModule titleLevelCreditsPre-requisitesCo-requisites
COMP606Web Programming615
COMP602 
COMP607Visual Effects and Animation
615
COMP602 
COMP709Mobile Applications Development715
COMP601 and COMP605 and MATH602 
COMP710Web Applications Development
715
COMP602 and COMP606 
INFO708Data Visualisation
715
COMP606 and COMP607 
INFO709Human Computer Interaction
715
  

​​​ ​Group G - Project modules that may be taken in special cases 

Module codeModule titleLevelCreditsPre-requisitesCo-requisites
COMP703Network Engineering Project715
INFO603 and INFO701 and COMP702COMP701
COMP708Software Engineering Project715
COMP605 and MATH602 
COMP711Web Development Project715
COMP606 and COMP602 
INFO705Database Architecture Project
715
INFO601 and INFO604 

Career/further opportunities

Graduates may be employed as database administrators, database developers, network engineers, software engineers, web developers, IT project managers, IT managers, and security specialists. Graduates may also go onto higher levels of study at postgraduate level.

Entry criteria

Candidates are required to have a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent qualification approved by the Centre’s Programme Committee.

Special admission

Domestic applicants aged 20 years or above who have not met the General Admission or entry requirements for a programme but whose skills, education or work experience indicate that they have a reasonable chance of success may be eligible for Special Admission. Special admission will be granted at the discretion of the relevant Centre Director or designated nominee. Such
applicants may be required to successfully complete a foundation, bridging or tertiary introductory programme as a condition of entry into higher level programmes.

Provisional entry

Domestic applicants aged under 20 years who have not met the general academic admission and entry criteria for a programme but who can demonstrate a reasonable chance of success through other educational attainment and/or work or life experience may be eligible for provisional entry at the discretion of the relevant Centre Director or designated nominee. Provisional entry places
restrictions on re-enrolment to be lifted if the applicant’s performance is deemed satisfactory by the relevant Head of School/Centre Director or designated nominee.

English language requirements

Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.0 with no individual band score lower than 5.5; or equivalent; or have completed two years study at a New Zealand secondary school and achieved either NCEA Level 3, or NZ University Entrance, or both.

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Pathways

Your first day

Are you ready for your first day of class? Check out your start date and where you need to be. You can also find useful information about studying at Wintec on our Welcome page.

Year 1 students starting February 2019
Date:  13 February
Time:  10am - 12pm
Venue: Event Room 1, City Campus

Year 1 students starting April 2019
Date:  29 April
Time:  9am - 10.30am
Venue: Event Room 2, City Campus

Year 1 students starting July 2019
Date:  10 July
Time:  10am - 12pm
Venue: Event Room 1, City Campus

 

Year 1 students starting November 2019
Date:  15 November
Time:  1pm - 3pm
Venue: Event Room 1, City Campus

What you will need

Wintec is moving to an innovative model of teaching and learning. As part of this initiative, student learning activities will be undertaken in flexible, adaptable and agile learning environments.  

Students in this programmes are encouraged to bring their own device (a laptop). Laptop specifications can be found here.

Timetable information

All timetables are available via Timetable Net on our website.

How to find your way around

Wintec pōwhiri/nau mai, haere mai

Wintec extends a warm invitation to all new students to attend a Pōwhiri to welcome the semester ahead. After formalities, light refreshments will be served in the marae dining room, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa, Wintec City Campus.

Click here to find out where and when the next Pōwhiri will be.

Paying for your study

Course related costs

Additional information

Booklist

Purchasing textbooks

If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:

Hamilton-based supplier

  • Bennetts (Bennetts has a store operating on campus at the University of Waikato, Hamilton)

New Zealand-based suppliers

General book suppliers

First aid certificate

Health status

Uniform

Equipment

Clinical placement

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