Graduate Diploma in Information Technology

Qualification Graduate Diploma in Information Technology
Level 7



One year full time

Location Invercargill

Course Outline

Students will learn to analyse information systems including feasibility for installation, use project management software to manage information systems, develop information systems and configure and trouble shoot information networks. You will also learn to manage internet sites and associated software.

Course Content

IT601     Systems Analysis and Design

IT605     Data Communications and Networks

IT701     Project

IT707     Systems Administration

IT708     Information Systems in Management

IT711     Advanced Networking

IT712     Professional Skills for Information Technology


Application Criteria

Application by Academic Qualification
Entry is open to degree graduates who have graduated successfully from a relevant bachelor’s degree programme or can demonstrate equivalent, relevant, practical professional or educational experience in a related discipline.


Additional Criteria
In addition, the following requirements also apply to applicants in all admission categories.

  • Applicants whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, must provide evidence of having successfully completed English instruction to a level deemed appropriate by the head of faculty.  Evidence may include official transcripts and/or recognised English test results, such as IELTS and TOEFL. 
  • The head of faculty will determine the maximum number of students permitted to enrol in the programme.
  • All enrolments in the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology  are approved at the discretion of the programme manager in consultation with the head of faculty and teaching staff, as required.

Satisfactory Completion

In order to be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology, the student will have been credited with all required papers and electives as specified in the programme schedule. The overall programme of study for every candidate requires 120 credits for successful completion of the qualification.


A student completing the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology will normally be expected to complete the one-year programme (full-time equivalent) within 3 years. Not withstanding the requirements set out above, the Head of Faculty with the approval and recommendation of the Board of Studies may allow a student a longer period to complete the programme.

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