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Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Information Technology


Course details


The Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Information Technology enables students to undertake an advanced programme of study, covering a wide range of areas, in order to further their academic subject area knowledge of Information Technology and research skills, in order to obtain employment or advance their careers.

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Group A: Compulsory modules

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



INFO802Research in 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





 An approved Level 8 module from another postgraduate programme815  
 Other approved Information Technology modules, of up to 45 credits, at Level 77   

Career/further opportunities

Graduates of this programme (depending on their previous education, experience and choice of electives) could work in positions of responsibility in business analysis, business intelligence, data analytics, information security and forensics, information technology management, project management, software development and software quality assurance.  

Graduates may also apply to enrol in the Master of Applied Information Technology, with up to 90 cross-credits.


Entry criteria

Entry into this course requires:

  • A bachelor 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
  • A Postgraduate Certificate in Computing or Information Technology or a related subject area; 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 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 Wintec timetables are available online here.

How to find your way around

Campus maps can be found here.

Parking and bus information

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

He reo pōwhiri  - Your official welcome to Wintec

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. Please gather at the campus hubs, and a staff member will guide you through our pōwhiri.

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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