Update and enhance your skills in a specialist area of information technology. Choose from a range of options and work on an in-depth project in your field. You'll also investigate the impact of IT on society and consider different perspectives. Whitireia and WelTec deliver this programme in partnership with each other. To enrol, please go through the Whitireia webpage.

The ICT industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. As a result there's a huge demand for industry-ready ICT graduates who have the right mix of technological skills and business awareness. The aim of The Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology is to meet the demand for highly-skilled network and data professionals, coders, system architects, developers, business analysts, cyber security experts, and other work-ready ICT professionals. 

The Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology is a 60 credit level 8 qualification, which can be completed in one semester or two trimesters or the equivalent part-time.

What you will learn

  • Work on research projects
  • Investigate the impact of IT on society
  • Consider different perspectives on IT
  • Elective options include:
    • Multimedia application development
    • Network security and forensics
    • business analysts
    • Cyber ethics

Study Part-time

Are you looking to study part-time while you work or balance other commitments? 

No problem we can make study work for you. This programme includes part-time study options for people who want the flexibility of studying while they manage other commitments.

Career Options

  • Security engineer
  • Network manager
  • Software developer
  • IT systems analyst
  • Database manager

Schedules of Courses and Options

All courses are 15 credits unless stated otherwise.

Compulsory (15 credits at level 8)

Electives courses:

Meet The Team Additional Information

Download Programme Course Selection Sheet

Further Study Options

Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology

Master of Information Technology

Entry Requirements

A bachelor's degree or postgraduate qualification in information technology or related subject with a B grade average at Level 7 or 8, or have the acquired skills and knowledge through relevant work or professional experience.

International Students

Minimum IELTS (academic) score of 6.5 with no band score lower than 6, or equivalent.

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