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Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Information Technology


  • Semester 1 planned start date of February 2018
  • Semester 2 planned start date of July 2018
  • One year full-time
  • Fee Guideline: $6,978* (per year) (International students: Please click here for fee information)​
  • City Campus, Hamilton
The Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Information Technology enables students to undertake an advanced programme of study, covering a wide range of subject areas, in order to augment their IT knowledge and skills and to obtain employment or advance their careers.

What You'll Study

The programme requires 120 credits consisting of two compulsory level 8 modules: 

  • INFO801 Project Management for Information Technology (15 credits); and
  • INFO802 Research in Information Technology (15 credits)

And an approved selection of modules worth 90 credits from the following list of electives. This selection will normally include at least one of module INFO821 Applied Information Technology Project (30 credits) or module INFO822 Information Technology Internship (30 credits): 

  • INFO810 Business Analysis for Information Technology (15 cr)
  • INFO811 Business Intelligence (15 credits)
  • INFO812 Management of Information Systems (15 credits)
  • INFO813 Networks and Infrastructure (15 credits)
  • INFO814 Security and Forensics (15 credits) (delivery from 2018)
  • INFO815 Software Development and Testing (15 credits)
  • INFO816 Special Topic in Information Technology (15 credits)
  • INFO821 Applied Information Technology Project (30 credits) 
  • INFO822 Information Technology Internship (30 credits)
  • An approved Level 8 module from another postgraduate programme;
  • At most 45 credits from approved Level 7 Information Technology modules.


Graduates from the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Information Technology may subsequently enroll in the Master of Applied Information Technology with 75 to 120 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.


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) 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.

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