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New Zealand Diploma in Software Development (Level 6) - Queenstown

Qualification: Diploma
Level: 6
Dates:

Intake1: 03 June 2019 to 13 March 2020

Duration:

Two years full-time
or
One year full-time if already completed New Zealand Diploma in Web Development and Design (Level 5).

Location: Queenstown
Credits: 240

To provide Aotearoa New Zealand with graduates who have attained a range of Information Technology (IT) knowledge, specialist practices and technical skills in software development. 

Year One

ITC 501 Information Technology Operations

ITC 502 Fundamentals of Programming and Problem Solving

ITC 503 Professional Practice

ITC 504 Enterprise

ITC 509 Web Application Implementation

ITC 510 Interface Analysis and Design

ITC 511 Application, Testing and Maintenance

ITC513 Programming

Year Two

ITC601 Project Management

ITC602 Special Topic 2

ITC603 Project 

ITC604 Systems Analysis and Design

ITC605 Web Services and Design Methodologies

ITC606 Algorithms and Data Structures

ITC607 Data Management  

Students may choose either ITC 602 Special Topic 2 or IT608  Game Development below:

ITC602 Special Topic 2

IT608 Game Development 1

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

  • NO tuition fees
  • 2019 direct material costs of $480

International Fees can be found here.

Graduates will be able to:

Technical skills

  • Analyse requirements, design and document software solutions for a range of problems in an organisational context.
  • Write and maintain programs using design patterns, data structures and algorithms to meet specifications.
  • Apply a range of software quality assurance techniques to verify correctness of systems.
  • Apply data management and storage technologies to support software application and the development process.
  • Establish application security by integrating security principles throughout software development to ensure system integrity.
  • Choose, justify and apply architecture, technologies, and tools, to implement the software solution.
  • Apply IT technical support concepts and practice to manage hardware and software resources to meet organisational requirements in a software development context.

Core Skills

  • Apply project management tools and techniques to an IT related project to analyse and solve problems.
  • Behave with integrity as a responsible Information Technology professional to contribute positively to society.
  • Apply communication, information design, personal and interpersonal skills clearly and professionally to enhance working effectiveness, efficiency, and quality outcomes in an organisational environment.

Graduates of this qualification may progress to the Bachelor of Information Technology, or specialised qualifications such as software testing or software security.

School Leavers
One of the following: 

University Entrance - NCEA Level 3 
Three subjects – at Level 3, made up of:

  • 14 credits each, in three NZQA University Entrance approved subjects

including mathematics and digital technologies subjects, and
Literacy – 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of:

  • Five credits in reading
  • Five credits in writing and

Numeracy – 10 credits at Level 1 or above, made up of

  • specified achievement standards through a range of subjects, or
  • package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626, 26627 – all three required)

Or one of

  • New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4) 
  • New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology (Level 5) 
  • New Zealand Diploma in Web Development and Design (Level 5) 

Mature Aged Applicants (20 years of age and over)
Successful completion of one of the following qualifications, or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4) 
  • New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology (Level 5) 
  • New Zealand Diploma in Web Development and Design (Level 5) 
 
English Language
Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate of at least 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having achieved one of the following:

NCEA Level 3 with University Entrance, or

Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA), or

Successful completion of a Bachelors’ Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters’ Degree or Doctoral Degree, the language of instruction of which must be in English and which must be  from a tertiary education provider from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States, or

Successful completion of one of the following internationally recognised proficiency tests listed below to the level required of the programme of study and with all scores achieved in a single test during the preceding two years:

  • IELTS test - Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5
  • TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score 5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18)
  • Cambridge English Examination –B2 First or B2 First for schools or C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169.  No less than 162 in each skill.
  • OET – Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
  • NZCEL - a) Expiring Level   b) Current: a) Level 4 (Academic), b) Level 4 (Academic)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42
  • Language Cert – C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
  • Trinity ISE - ISE II with no less than distinction in any band

Completion of all primary education and at least three years secondary education at schools with English as the language of instruction, or

Completion of five years of secondary education at schools with English as the language of instruction.   

Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate below 80 per cent, 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 that they:

  • Have gained NCEA Level 3 and met New Zealand University Entrance requirements, or
  • Have successfully completed a Bachelor‘s Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters’ Degree or Doctoral Degree, the language of instruction of which must be in English and which must be from a tertiary education provider from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States, or
  • Have achieved a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, CELTA, or
  • Have achieved the required score and with all scores achieved in a single test in one of the internationally recognised English Proficiency tests (specified above) within the preceding two years

In order to be awarded the New Zealand Diploma in Software Development (Level 6), the student will have been credited with all required papers as specified in the programme schedule. To be awarded the New Zealand Diploma in Software Development (Level 6) at SIT, the student will have been credited with 240 credits as specified in the structure of the New Zealand Diploma in Software Development (Level 6). The total credit value of the New Zealand Diploma in Software Development (Level 6) is 240 credits.

Please note that students failing to attend for 80% of the timetabled programme hours, may forfeit Zero Fee entitlement.

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