Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology

Study Options

Full-time, Part-time


1 year


Level 8

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IT Qualifications are in High Demand

If you are a computing degree graduate this diploma will further prepare and enhance your employment opportunities in the IT sector where there are recognised skills shortages in New Zealand and internationally.

The PGDipIT programme has been designed to produce IT post graduates who are able to think critically and have a number of high level skills in the IT field that can be applied in a wide range of situations. This diploma will also introduce you to research in IT.

As a graduate of the PGDipIT you’ll have an understanding of the broad conceptual and theoretical elements involved in the IT arena.

Auckland Specific Information


As a graduate of the PGDipIT you will have an understanding of the broad conceptual and theoretical elements involved in the IT arena, including:

  • A sound knowledge of the IT environment and its effective management
  • The ability to analyse the needs of business and make recommendations for IT services and systems
  • The ability to advise on, develop and implement innovations leading to a more efficient use of resources within a dynamic IT environment
  • The ability to relate to and communicate effectively with personnel and clients having diverse backgrounds
  • The motivation for continued learning and self-development to cope effectively with change
  • An understanding of the legal, regulatory and ethical frameworks of the IT sector
  • A broad understanding of the legal, regulatory and ethical frameworks of the IT sector

You can also apply for this diploma programme if you’ve completed a degree-level qualification in a related area such as business, visual arts or science, and have appropriate IT work experience in junior or middle management or experience in a middle or senior management role.

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 Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology will give you a competitive advantage over other degree graduates. Once awarded this post graduate diploma possible job and career opportunities could include:

  • Systems analyst
  • IT consultant
  • Business analyst
  • Infrastructure support analyst
  • E-commerce advisor
  • Project manager
  • Security analyst
  • IT manager


Entry requirements

International entry requirements

Study Pathways

Following completion of the PGDipIT you can progress into EIT’s Master of IT programme.


Hawke’s Bay:

  • Mid February
  • Mid July


  • March
  • August

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.

Find out more:

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.