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Your career as a computing professional starts here and now. EIT’s School of Computing offers practical hands-on programmes ranging from flexibly delivered certificate programmes to full or part-time diploma and degree programmes.

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Diploma in Programming

With the Diploma in Programming you’ll be on your way to an exciting future designing, developing and implementing programmes to meet the IT demands of the world of today and tomorrow.

This diploma covers a range of theoretical and practical elements so you can devise and manage computer applications, systems and communication programmes needed to keep up with changes in technology. You could go on to develop your skills further with the Bachelor of Computing Systems after completing this diploma.

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Grace Patterson, Bachelor of Computing Systems

Sisters Ella and Grace Patterson are like bookends in their choices for tertiary study.

From Havelock North, both enrolled for EIT’s Bachelor of Computing Systems but at different times. While Ella recently completed her first year of study, Grace finished her degree mid-year and is now working as a business analyst for Fastway Global in Napier.

The pair attended Havelock North High School, were awarded EIT Year 13 Degree Study Grants and have even worked part-time at the same fish and chip shop to help finance their studies.

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Associate Professor Michael Verhaart

Michael Verhaart is an Associate Professor in the School of Computing, and is Programme Co-ordinator for the PgDip IT and the Master of Information Technology. His research interests are in Digital Learning Technologies including Open Education Resources. Michael holds positions in two publications of CITRENZ: Executive Editor of the Journal of Applied Computing and Information Technology (JACIT) and co-editor of the Proceedings of Applied Computing and Information Technology (PACIT). He presents both nationally and internationally, and is a reviewer for a number of computing related journals and conferences.

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Industry Projects

All computing degree and specialist diploma programmes include an industry based project providing those nearing graduation with an opportunity to work with industry either as an intern in an IT company or working with a commercial organisation on a specific project.

Specialist Facilities 

A purpose-built Information Technology Complex is located at the Hawkes Bay Campus. There are nine networked computer labs with 24 student workstation stations in each. The rooms are environmentally controlled, with data show equipment in each room. There are specific labs for software development, hardware, multimedia and a room for project work. The facility also has a 50-seat tiered lecturer theatre.

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