Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology [Level 8]

Study Options

Full-time, Part-time

Length

1 year

Level

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 Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology (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

Outline

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.

If you have completed a degree level qualification in a related area (e.g. business, visual arts and science) and have appropriate IT work experience in a junior/middle management position, or are a tertiary graduate who has appropriate work experience in a middle/senior management position and wish to improve your skills and gain a higher-level qualification then this is the programme for you.

The PGDipIT programme has been designed to produce IT 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.

As a graduate of the PGDipIT you will have an understanding of the broad conceptual and theoretical elements involved in the information and communications technology area. This includes:

  • A sound knowledge of the information technology 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 information technology 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 some of the latest approaches, technologies and tools adopted in IT.

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 and Outcomes

Strategically the postgraduate diploma fits into the following pathways: further study at Masters level or employment in the IT field.

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.

 

Entry

Entry Requirements

International Entry Requirements

Study Pathways

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

Dates

Hawke’s Bay

There are four entry dates per year:

  • February
  • May
  • July
  • October

Auckland

There are two entry dates per year:

  • 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

Scholarships

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 scholarships@eit.ac.nz or call in for a chat.