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Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology (Level 8)

Research the latest development in an area of interest to you. Update and extend your knowledge through in-depth study of the latest technologies in your area of specialty. Enhance your Project Management skills.

Programme Overview

Graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology will be able to: work effectively in multicultural teams and exercise leadership as required, engage in rigorous intellectual analysis, critique and problem-solving.
Choose hands-on learning relevant to your career from a range of options including:
  • Data-Mining
  • Cloud Computing
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Intelligence
  • ICT Infrastructure
  • Information Management
  • Mobile Devices
  • Network Design and Management
  • Security and Forensics
  • Quality Assurance
  • System Architecture

 

Programme Outline

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS – Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology

Students must achieve 120 credits from the approved level 7 and level 8 papers. The 120 credits must include:
 a minimum of 90 credits from the approved level 8 papers
 a minimum of 15 credits from the approved level 7 papers
 the compulsory papers IT7x25, IT8x01 and IT8x21


NB: Papers offered are conditional on student numbers


 

Post Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (Level 8)

Paper #

Description

Prerequisites

IT7x11

Advanced Internet Development

 

 

Aim - Understand the application development processes and use of a platform and architecture, such as the ASP.NET Framework components for the development of internet applications. Integrate applications with a database and learn how to access web data using managed data providers and objects. Investigate the security challenges and security models for internet applications.

IT6x23

IT6x30

IT7x22

Software Development

 

 

Aim - To enable students to develop expertise in a particular computer programming language and make use of appropriate software development methods.

IT6x23

IT7x23

Systems Analysis, Design and Control

 

 

Aim - To enable students to evaluate and apply commonly used systems analysis methodologies and techniques and to produce and present well designed inputs and outputs and systems design documentation.

IT6x29

IT7x25

Project Management for Information Technology (Compulsory)

 

 

Aim - To enable students to understand and use appropriate project management principles for the development of business or software systems; perform a feasibility study that evaluates the technical, financial, environmental, legal, and operational factors of a project; create a project plan for a complex business problem and perform risk analysis and task prioritisation for a complex project.

IT6x11

IT5x83

IT5x85

It5x86

IT7x26

Information Systems in Management

 

 

Aim - To enable students to understand how information systems (IS) provide solutions to organisational problems and challenges and to understand the importance of plans and strategies relating to the management of the IS function and the nature and role of management support systems (MSS) as aids in management decision-making, with particular emphasis given to decision support systems (DSS).

IT6x28

IT7x27

Middleware

 

 

Aim - To enable students to understand the underlying principles of middleware, apply the underlying principles and concepts of middleware to identify and solve information architecture and interconnectivity problems, and research techniques and topics in the field of middleware needed to evaluate and implement middleware solutions.

IT6x23

IT6x30

IT7x28

Human Computer Interaction

 

 

Aim - To enable students to understand the principles of human-computer interaction (HCI) in relation to design and implementation of computer systems and to experience different application development tools in the design, implementation and documentation of user interfaces.

IT6x23

IT6x30

IT7x29

Data Models and Databases

 

 

Aim - To enable students to experience modelling and implementation of the developed models in a database environment, investigate the issues involved in the management, administration, security, and system performance of database management systems (DBMSs), apply data modelling techniques to a complex system and extend their experience of fourth generation languages (4GLs).

IT6x26

IT7x30

Special Topic

 

 

Aim - To enable students to understand the underlying principles of a specific topic relating to information technology, apply the underlying principles and concepts to the identification and solution of unstructured problems in unfamiliar settings, research the topic and evaluate and implement novel methods of solving problems related to the topic.

Level 6 study as appropriate for topic

IT7x37

Systems Administration and VoIP

 

 

Aim - To enable students to understand the underlying principles and concepts of computer systems administration, wide area network (WAN) technologies, configuring of routers to interface WANs and voice communications in network environments, apply the principles of systems administration to the installation, support, maintenance and administration of a server operating system, apply the principles of voice communications in network environments to the installation, support and administration of a voice over internet protocol (VoIP) system, and research techniques and topics needed to evaluate and implement multi-user operating systems and VoIP solutions.

IT6x87

IT7x38

Internet Security and Wireless Technologies

 

 

Aim - To enable students to understand the underlying principles of wireless networking and of Internet security from a server perspective, apply the underlying principles and concepts of internet security to the installation and configuration of a server and networking components, apply the underlying principles of wireless networking to the configuration of a wireless network, and research topics and techniques in the fields of internet server security, network component security, and wireless networking.

 

IT7x44

Internship

 

 

Aim - To gain industry experience relevant to a chosen area of IT and to critically reflect on concepts and perspectives studied

 

 

NB: Papers offered are conditional on student numbers

 

Post Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (Level 8)

Paper #

Description

Prerequisites

IT8x01

Research in Information Technology (Compulsory)

 

 

Aim - To provide students with a framework for applied research in information technology through examining research methods and publications, with particular reference to research into the impact of information technology on society.

Bachelor's degree or Graduate Diploma or Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology or related subject

IT8x10

Business Analysis for Information Technology

 

 

Aim - To enable students to manage all aspects of business process development.

IT7x23 or equivalent knowledge

IT8x11

Business Intelligence and Data Mining

 

 

Aim - To provide students with a framework for identifying and aligning computer-based data analysis strategies with organisational goals in order to create and sustain competitive advantage.

 

IT8x12

Cloud Computing and ICT Infrastructure

 

 

Aim - To enable students to critically analyse cloud computing and other advances in information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and recommend a workable solution (including cloud-related technology) for a given ICT environment.

IT7x27 or equivalent knowledge

IT8x13

Conceptual Data Modelling

 

 

Aim - To provide students with a framework for formalising the data requirements of organisations at a conceptual level, with particular emphasis on the modelling of constraints that control the behaviour of organisations.

IT7x29 or equivalent knowledge

IT8x14

Information Management

 

 

Aim - To provide students with a perspective of using information systems (IS) strategically in their organisations in order to manage information as a critical resource through planning, developing, implementing and evaluating information management from a managerial perspective with an understanding of impacts on stakeholders.

IT7x26 or equivalent knowledge

IT8x15

Multimedia Application Development for Mobile Devices

 

 

Aim - To provide students with a framework for the development of multimedia applications for the mobile devices.

IT7x22 or equivalent knowledge

IT8x16

Network Design and Management

 

 

Aim - To provide students with in-depth understanding of the concepts and procedures used in requirements analysis, design, installation, and management of computer and communication networks.

IT7x37 or equivalent knowledge

IT8x17

Network Security and Forensic

 

 

Aim - To provide students with a broad knowledge of critical security threats to computer network systems and possible countermeasures, and to provide knowledge of best practice and techniques for investigating breaches of security.

IT7x38 or equivalent knowledge

IT8x18

Quality Assurance and Testing

 

 

Aim - To provide students with in-depth understanding of methodologies and techniques used in software testing and quality assurance.

IT7x32 or equivalent knowledge

IT8x19

Systems Architecture and Technology Integration

 

 

Aim - To provide students with an understanding of a range of information system, telecommunications and mobile architectures, and how to integrate these into an enterprise architecture.

IT7x37 or equivalent knowledge

IT8x20

Special Topic in Information Technology

 

 

Aim - To enable students to understand the underlying principles of a specific topic relating to information and communications technology, apply the underlying principles and concepts to the identification and solution of unstructured problems in unfamiliar settings, research the topic and evaluate and implement novel methods of solving problems related to the topic.

Level 7 paper as appropriate or equivalent knowledge

IT8x21

Research Project (Compulsory)

 

 

Aim - To provide students with the opportunity to research, select, integrate and apply a range of techniques and technologies to solve a workplace problem or to investigate a solution to a generic problem in information and communications technology.

IT8x01

IT8x24

Internship

 

 

Aim - To gain industry experience relevant to a chosen area of IT and to critically reflect on concepts and perspectives studied.

 

 

Post Graduate Diploma in IT - Auckland Pathway and Offerings for 2017​ (Click Here​)
Post Graduate Diploma in IT - Porirua Offerings for 2017​ (Click Here​​)
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Campus Starts on Duration
Porirua 2017: 13 February, 17 July One year; full-time; part-time options available
Auckland City 2017: 7 February, 29 May, 11 September One year; full-time; part-time options available
Wellington City 2017: February, July - Please contact us One year; full-time; part-time options available

Domestic Fees: $7,982

International Fees: $21,950 NZD

 

Entry Requirements

Domestic students

Bachelor’s Degree or Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Information Technology OR equivalent skills and knowledge through appropriate work or professional experience.

International students

IELTS 6.5 (no band below 6.0)

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