grad dip applied information technology

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

  • Subject to Approval
  • Feb 2018
    Jul 2018
  • One year
  • Full-time or Part-time
  • To be confirmed
  • Level 7
  • Available for International Students. International Fee Guideline
  • Hamilton City Campus

Summary

This technical and applied Information Technology qualification provides a sound understanding of the dynamic and changing environment in which IT takes place. As well as learning and gaining the knowledge and skills to deliver quality IT, students will also 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
The database administration specialisation is designed to provide graduates with sufficient skills necessary for a career in database administration, data warehousing and business intelligence, and mobile applications development.

Database development
The database development specialisation is designed to provide graduates with sufficient skills necessary for a career in database development, data warehousing and business intelligence, and mobile applications development.

Network engineering
The network engineering specialisation is designed to provide graduates with sufficient specialised skills necessary for a career in the field of network engineering, network administration, cyber and network security.

Software engineering
The software engineering specialisation is designed to provide graduates with sufficient skills necessary for a career in the field of software engineering, software development, big data and analytics, mobile applications development and software testing.

Web development
The web development specialisation is designed to provide graduates with sufficient skills for 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 

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.

Career/Further Opportunities

The Graduate Diploma in Applied Information Technology prepares graduates for employment in the Information Technology environment. Employment opportunities include 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.

Pathways

Transfer of Credit

Do you excel in your job but have no qualification to back it up? We can help you get qualified through our Recognition of Prior (RPL) Learning Tool.

While many people have gained work and life experience equivalent to that of formal study, they don't have that formal qualification to substantiate it. RPL allows you to use your current knowledge and experience towards gaining a recognised qualification through Informal Transfer of Credit.

The Process

If you are interested in applying, you can do so by emailing your profile through to: headstart@wintec.ac.nz.

There are four main areas you need to cover in your profile:
  1. Education History
  2. Experience Information
  3. Work experience Info
  4. Other evidence

Your profile will be forwarded to the relevant Team Manager to look at and determine if you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. Once this has been determined, a consultation meeting will be arranged between yourself and the Team Manager. There is a $75 fee for this consultation. At the consultation, the Team Manager will discuss which modules they believe you have the experience to gain Informal Transfer of Credit for and also what documentation you will need to supply.

You will then need to put together the required documentation and send it through to us. The Team Manager will assess the documentation and advise if what has been supplied is sufficient. If sufficient information is provided to gain Informal Transfer of Credit, there will be a charge of $25 per credit which will need to be paid prior to any Informal Transfer of Credit being issued.

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