Graduate Diploma in Information Technology

Study Options

Full-time, Part-time


1 year


Level 7

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IT Qualifications are in High Demand

The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology is designed to provide you with advanced IT skills ready for immediate application in industry, adding an IT focus to your existing tertiary skills.

You’ll gain the necessary technical skills and insight so that you can exploit technological change, and meet the challenging demands of the IT world. Your new skill set will enhance your existing qualification, and put you in good stead within your current or future workplace.


The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology will give you a range of professional skills, including the ability to advise and develop and implement innovations leading to a more efficient use of resources within a dynamic IT environment. You will also gain an understanding of the legal and ethical elements of the IT sector.

The subject areas you will study include:

  • Computing infrastructure and IT management
  • Project Management
  • Web development, analysis and design
  • Data, data analysis, databases

Please feel free to make an appointment to discuss your study options. You can meet with our staff in person at our Hawke’s Bay campus, or simply give us call on 0800 22 55 348. And you’re most welcome to visit EIT to view our facilities at any time.

Career Opportunities & Outcomes

The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology can give you a competitive advantage over recent degree graduates, through your understanding of the application of technology, and it will help in your advancement within your chosen field. Once awarded this graduate diploma you’ll be able to take on a role as a:

  • Systems analyst
  • Web developer
  • Analyst
  • E-Commerce advisor
  • Project manager
  • Technology management


There are two entry dates per year:

  • Mid February
  • Mid July


Entry requirements

International entry requirements

Academic Learning Services

Academic Learning Services is here to assist you on your journey towards the successful completion of your studies at EIT. Our aim is for you to become confident, competent and independent learners.

We have dedicated advisors who can assist with your learning.

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Auckland Campus

Hawke’s Bay Campus


EIT offers a variety of scholarships across various subjects and programme levels.  Some scholarships are based on your age, some are specific to the subject you want to study.  Not all scholarships are based on your academic ability and anyone wanting to study should investigate what scholarships are available to them.  

You can find a list of EIT scholarships here however there are many more scholarships offered nationally.  Information about these is on an database called “givME”. givME is accessible at EIT or at some public libraries. If you would like to come to EIT to look through the giveME database don’t hesitate to contact or call in for a chat.