Program Overview

  • The Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology (PGDIT) is a level 8 programme that has been designed to fill the global skills shortage that has been recognised in the IT sector.
  • As a result, graduates will be highly employable, and with the PGDIT being only one year in duration we expect this will be a popular choice for those wanting to upgrade their skills and open doors to employment. The programme's flexible pathways also cater for those students wanting to pursue a career in research.
  • Students will have the opportunity to enter the IT industry at a higher-than entry-level position. And the advanced technical skills provided by the PGDIT specialist topics ensure graduates are prepared for success in any of these career paths.
  • Software Development specialist topic enables students to analyse requirements and design, implement, test and deploy a software application.
  • Information Systems specialist topic covers the acquisition, storage, transformation and analysis of data and information within a business setting.
  • Networks and Security specialist topic deals with the technical issues involved in designing, implementing, administering and securing computer networks.

AucklandNew Zealand

  Course Duration

12 Months

  Tuition Fee

NZ$ 24,500


IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 79


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The programme comprises 5 courses corresponding to one of three specialist topics: Software Development, Information Systems, Networks and Security as well as an Internship or Research or Industry Project pathway.


Please note: The PGDIT is prescriptive and the order courses are taken vary by intake. Enrolment in courses is subject to academic approval.


Software Development

  • Web Applications Development
  • Mobile Applications Development
  • Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment
  • Cloud Application Development
  • Software User Experience
  • Information Systems


  • Management Information Systems 
  • E-Business Strategies
  • Data Mining
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Enterprise Cloud-based Systems
  • Networks and Security


  • Network System Security 
  • Advanced Computer Networking
  • Topics in Cloud Computing
  • Computer and Communication Network Security
  • Penetration Testing


Alternative Courses Available


Some courses can be replaced with COMP805 Specialisation Project or COMP722 Information Technology Industry Practice with approval from the Academic Head of Programme.


Internship, Research and Industry Project Pathways


Each of the above specialist topics can be completed via any one of three pathways:

  • Research Project Pathway requires students also take COMP801 Research Methods their first semester of study
  • Internship Pathway consisting of 15 hours a week for 26 weeks totalling 390 hours
  • Industrial Project consisting of a two-semester supervised project from local industry
  • IELTS 6.5 with no individual band lower than 6.0 / TOEFL iBT 79 (with a writing score of 21) / Pearson 58 / NZCEL (Academic) L5 
  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Information Technology, Computer Science or related field of study; or
  • A Graduate Diploma or equivalent in Information Technology, Computer Science or related field of study   

Domestic Students

  • 2022 Programme Fees: NZ$5,720
  • Resource Fees: NZ$2,000
  • Total: NZ$7,720


Plus a compulsory Student Services Fee of NZ$300 per year (or NZ$30 per month or part thereof).


International Students

  • 2022 Programme Fees: NZ$22,500
  • Resource Fees: NZ$2,000
  • Total: NZ$24,500


Plus a compulsory Student Services Fee of NZ$300 per year (or NZ$30 per month or part thereof).


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