New Zealand Diploma in Software Development (Level 6)

2 Years
Whangārei

Gain key skills in coding, scripting and app development for working in the software development industry.

This programme prepares students to work in the sought-after area of software development. The qualification is designed for people seeking to focus on one or more application domains, such as general Application Development, Web Development, Games Development, and Mobile Applications Development.

Programme Structure

The New Zealand Diploma in Web Development and Design (Level 5) makes up the first year of this 2-year diploma.

What you will learn

Technical skills

  • Analyse requirements, design and document software solutions for a range of problems in an organisational context.
  • Write and maintain programs using design patterns, data structures and algorithms to meet specifications.
  • Apply a range of software quality assurance techniques to verify correctness of systems.
  • Apply data management and storage technologies to support the software application and the development process.
  • Establish application security by integrating security principles throughout software development to ensure system integrity.
  • Choose, justify and apply architecture, technologies, and tools, to implement the software solution.
  • Apply IT technical support concepts and practice to manage hardware and software resources to meet organisational requirements in a software development context.

Core Skills

  • Apply project management tools and techniques to an IT related project, to analyse and solve problems.
  • Behave with integrity as a responsible Information Technology professional to contribute positively to society.
  • Apply communication, information design, personal and interpersonal skills clearly and professionally to enhance working effectiveness, efficiency, and quality outcomes in an organisational environment.

Entry Requirements

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to understand follow, and respond to instructions given in English.
  • be physically able to complete the programme specific outcomes

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level.
  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level.
  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS score of 5 with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence.

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level.
  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence.

Students enrolling are recommended to hold one of the following qualifications, or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience:

  • NCEA Level 2 or 3 with appropriate credits in mathematics and digital technologies subjects
  • New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology (Level 5)
  • New Zealand Diploma in Web Development and Design (Level 5)

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level
  • be physically able to complete the programme specific outcomes

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

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Dates & Bookings

This programme is not open to international students.
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Whangārei
New Zealand Diploma in Software Development (Level 6)
Dates:
February & July
TBC
Delivery:
Part Time
or Full Time.
Delivery:
Full Time.
Price:
Fees:
$4,242 (Year 2)
(2023)
$4,198 (Year 2)
(2022)
International
International Fees:
(2022)
Price:
TBC
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Learners should note that all programmes offered across Te Pūkenga are under review to ensure they are portable, consistent and aligned with the needs of industry and may be changed. Where there are changes to programmes that you have applied to enrol in, you will be notified of these changes.

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