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Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Information Technology


Course details


The Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Information Technology has been developed in close consultation with industry to enable students to build on their technical skillset. It allows students to undertake a short programme of study to upgrade their qualifications, amplify and update their information technology knowledge, and skills.

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Group A: Compulsory module

Module code Module name LevelCredits Pre-requisites Co-requisites
INFO801Project Management for Information Technology815  

Group B: Elective modules

Module code Module name LevelCredits Pre-requisites Co-requisites
INFO802Research in Information Technology815  
INFO810Business Analysis for Information Technology815  
INFO811Business Intelligence815  
INFO812Management of Information Systems815  
INFO813 Networks and Infrastructure815  
INFO814 Security and Forensics815  
INFO816 Special Topic in Information Technology815  
INFO823Software Testing815  

Please note that some elective modules may not be available every semester due to staff availability and class sizes. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility in this matter.

Career/further opportunities

Graduates of this programme (depending on their previous education, experience, and choice of electives) can work in a range of areas such as business analysis, business intelligence, data analytics, information security and forensics, information technology management, IT project management, software development, and software quality assurance.

Graduates from the Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Information Technology may subsequently enrol in the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Information Technology, or the Master of Applied Information Technology, with up to 60 cross-credits.


Entry criteria

Entry into this course requires:

  • A bachelor's degree in Computing or Information Technology or a related subject area, with a grade average at level 7 of B or better in the final year of full-time study, or equivalent part-time study; or
  • An equivalent qualification as considered by the Centre's Postgraduate Programme Committee.


Candidates will be required to attend a selection interview/hui and may attend with whānau support.

Special admission

Domestic candidates aged 20 years or above who do not meet these entry requirements may be considered for special admission. In such cases entry will be dependent on whether candidates can demonstrate a reasonable likelihood of success in the programme.

English language requirements

Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.5 in the academic band, with no individual band score lower than 6.0; or equivalent.


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Your first day

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Semester 2 2024
Date: Thursday 18 July 2024
Time: 1pm-4pm
Venue: The Long Room, City Campus

What you will need

Timetable information

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How to find your way around

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Parking and bus information

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He reo pōwhiri, your official welcome to Wintec

Tēnei te mihi mahana ki a koe e piki nei, e kake nei ki te Kuratini o Waikato.

You are warmly invited to attend the official welcome to Wintec for all new students, staff and whānau (family) at either our marae, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa or Rotokauri campus. The pōwhiri is a welcoming ceremony involving mihimihi (speeches), waiata (singing), and will conclude with kai timotimo (light refreshments). Please gather at the campus hubs, and a staff member will guide you through our pōwhiri.

Click here to find out when the next pōwhiri will be.

Paying for your study

Course-related costs

Additional information


Purchasing textbooks

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