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Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Information Technology


Course details

  • Jul 2023
    Nov 2023
    Feb 2024
  • One year
  • Full-time or Part-time
  • $7,809*
  • 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 Diploma in Applied Information Technology enables students to undertake an advanced programme of study, covering a wide range of areas to further their academic subject area knowledge of information technology and research skills to obtain employment or advance their careers.

View programme modules

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
INFO813 Networks and Infrastructure815  
INFO814 Security and Forensics815  
INFO816 Special Topic in Information Technology815  
INFO821 Applied Information Technology Internship or Project830INFO801  
INFO823Software Testing815  
 An approved Level 8 module from another postgraduate programme815  
 Other approved Information Technology modules, of up to 45 credits, at Level 77   

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) 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.

Students starting Semester 2 2023

Date: Tuesday 11 July 2023
Time: 9am-12pm
Venue: Events Room 2, City Campus

Students starting Summer School in 2023

Date: Friday 17 November 2023
Time: 9am-12pm
Venue: Events Room 2, 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

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

If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:

    New Zealand-based suppliers

    General book suppliers

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    Prospectus (course guide)

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