IT Qualifications Are In High Demand
These qualifications are designed to further prepare and enhance your employment opportunities in the IT sector where there are recognised skills shortages in New Zealand and internationally.
The information technology qualification combines a masters, postgraduate diploma and a postgraduate certificate into a flexible, multi-layered programme designed to extend, deepen and consolidate your future at the forefront of information technology.
The programme will further develop your ability to think critically while gaining specialised knowledge and a number of high-level skills in the IT field that can be applied in a wide range of IT situations.
Auckland Specific Information
Master of Information Technology (MIT)
The MIT is a Level 9 programme with a minimum of 180 or 240 credits. It enables those who have completed a Bachelors’ degree in Information Technology/Computing to achieve a postgraduate level qualification in Information Technology.
The programme can be completed in two years (240 credits) or 18 months (180 credits) full-time or up to eight years part-time, depending on your previous study and experience and specific course preferences. It is designed to extend and deepen your knowledge and skills by building on attainment gained from undergraduate study in the computing field and to extend current information technology professionals in their career progression.
The programme builds on your existing information technology knowledge and skills through courses that research and apply that knowledge and those skills in an environment that combines project work, case studies, real-life simulations, and practical work experience. It encourages flexibility, acknowledging the diversity of the IT environment and the diversity in student interest and needs.
You will be provided with courses where you can research and apply information technology knowledge and skills to a workplace encouraging you to apply research skills to identify solutions to information technology problems or issues.
Three pathways are offered:
- Course Work
A broad range of courses are offered from which students can select courses to further develop their professional knowledge and skills.
- Industry Integrated (Professional Practice)
This programme is tailored to meet both students’ and their organisation’s development requirements.
This programme allows students to undertake a significant applied research project to further develop research skills and applied knowledge.
The three pathways emphasise the application of knowledge to provide you with the opportunity to apply knowledge in the workplace and to focus on an aspect of information technology through completion of a range of research projects.
Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology (PGDipIT)
The PGDipIT is a one year Level 8 full-time programme with a minimum of 120 credits. It enables those who have completed a computing degree to achieve a postgraduate level qualification in information technology.
Those who wish to progress from the PGDipIT to the MIT will need to complete eight courses (120 credits) at Level 8.
The programme can be completed in one year full-time or up to four years part-time, depending on your previous study and experience and specific course preferences. It can act as an entry point into the masters degree if you do not initially meet the entry requirement and need to demonstrate your ability to study at a postgraduate level. Alternatively, if you initially enrolled in the masters degree and are not in a position to complete it, you can transfer any applicable courses to the postgraduate diploma for the purposes of qualification completion.
Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology (PGCertIT)
The PGCertIT is a Level 8, 60 credit programme which enables those who have completed a computing bachelor degree, or similar, to achieve a postgraduate level qualification in the information technology area.
The programme can be completed in six months full-time or up to two years part-time, depending on your previous study and experience and specific course preferences. It can act as an entry point into the masters degree if you do not initially meet the entry requirement and need to demonstrate your ability to study at postgraduate level. It also provides an exit qualification if you have enrolled in the masters degree and, for some reason, are unable to complete the degree.
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Career Opportunities and Outcomes
Possible job and career opportunities can include:
- Systems analyst
- IT consultant
- Business analyst
- IT infrastructure support analyst
- E-commerce advisor
- Project manager
- Security analyst
- IT manager
There are four entry dates per year:
Entry with Credit
International Entry Requirements
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call in for a chat.