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Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Information Technology (Level 8)


  • Semester 1, February 2018
  • Semester 2, July 2018
  • 1 semester full-time
  • Fee Guideline: $3,489* (International students: Please click here for fee information)​
  • City Campus, Hamilton

The Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Information Technology is being developed in close consultation with industry to enable students to build on their technical skill set.  It enables students to undertake a short programme of study in order to upgrade their qualifications and to amplify and update their information technology knowledge and skills.

What You'll Study

Students will Study four modules for a total of 60 credits as follows:

  • Project Management for IT (level 8, 15 credits)

An approved selection of modules worth 45 credits from level 8 electives:

  • Business analysis for information technology
  • Business Intelligence
  • Management of information systems
  • Networks and infrastructure
  • Security and forensics (delivery from 2018)
  • Software development and testing
  • Special topic in information technology
  • Applied information technology project (30 credits) 
  • Information technology internship (30 credits)


Graduates from this programme may subsequently enroll in the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Information Technology or the Master of Applied Information Technology (Thesis pathway) with 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.


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.

Career/further opportunities

Graduates of this programme (depending on their previous education, experience and choice of electives) can work in roles in 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.

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