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Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Information Technology


Course details

  • Feb 2020
    Jul 2020
  • One semester
  • Full-time or Part-time
  • $3574 per semester
  • You may qualify for fee free study under Fees-Free Policy
  • Level 8
  • Available for International Students. International Fee Guideline
  • Hamilton City Campus


The Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Information Technology has been 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.

View programme modules

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
INFO810Business Analysis for Information Technology815 



INFO811Business Intelligence815 



INFO812Management of Information Systems815




Networks and Infrastructure815






Security and Forensics815






Software Development and Testing815






Special Topic in Information Technology815






Applied Information Technology Internship or Project830





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.


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

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 2020

Date: Wednesday 12 February 2020
Time: 9am-12pm
Venue: Events Room 1, City Campus

Year 1 students starting July 2020

Date: Wednesday 8 July 2020
Time: 9am-12pm
Venue: Events Room 1, City Campus

What you will need

Timetable information

All timetables are available via Timetable Net on our website.

How to find your way around

Parking and bus information

Both the Rotokauri and City campuses have parking available - permits are required. Learn more about parking. Find out about discounted bus services here.

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


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

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