Graduate Diploma in Information Technology

Auckland International

Semester 1

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Full time


1 academic year


Auckland (International Students Only): January 2019

Cost Incl. GST (Approx):

International: $18,720

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Phone 0800 162 100
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About this programme

The Graduate Diploma in IT (GradDipIT) is intended for learners wishing to supplement their existing knowledgebase with a practical overview of the tools and techniques relating to Information Technology. This programme of study offers learners a hands-on approach to understanding how to design, deploy, maintain, troubleshoot and improve organisational IT solutions. 

What you will learn

The content is structured so that previous knowledge of IT is not required, but learners already familiar with IT will also benefit from being able to build upon their prior knowledge. As part of their studies, learners will be involved in the design and development of an industry-based project, where they will be able to practice their IT skills on solving real-world problems. The learner will not only possess a broad understanding of IT, but also a tangible project that they will be able to showcase to potential employers.

Fundamental concepts include:

  • Linux-based systems administration

  • object-oriented programming

  • network security

  • database management

  • distributed computing

Entry requirements

All applicants must:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in any field except that of the Graduate Diploma to be studied, or demonstrate existing knowledge or experience at bachelor degree level, subject to Programme Leader approval.

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have and IELTS score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5; or an accepted international equivalence

Qualification gained

Northland Polytechnic Graduate Diploma in Information Technology

Courses and programmes may be cancelled, postponed or have their content or configuration changed from time to time (including during the academic year) at the discretion of NorthTec. Fees are an indication, include GST and apply to domestic students only. View terms and conditions

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