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Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology

Whitecliffe has just opened applications for the new Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology (Level 8). Offered through a mix of online learning and face-to-face seminars, the postgraduate diploma is a blended learning programme available to students living throughout New Zealand.

This qualification provides a pathway for graduates wishing to engage in higher-level studies or progress their career in the IT industry. The programme offers specialisations in cyber security, ubiquitous computing, data analysis, and machine learning and includes a substantial industry-based applied project.

In addition, as the course is a mix of on-campus and online classes, it provides much more flexibility for the student’s daily life at an extremely competitive price!

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Programme Structure

The Level 8 Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology is a 120 credit programme, consisting of two compulsory subjects of 20 credits each, an elective subject of 20 credits, and a final project of 60 credits.

Compulsory subjects (40 credits in total)

  • Research methods and skills (20 credits)
  • Technology Management (20 credits)

Elective Subjects: The student must choose one of the four options (20 credits)

  • Cyber ​​Security (20 credits)
  • Data analysis (20 credits)
  • Ubiquitous Computing and Intelligent Systems (20 credits)
  • Machine learning (20 credits)

Compulsory Capstone Final Project (60 credits)

Entry requirements for international students

  • Application form
  • Passport
  • Motivation letter
  • IELTS Academic overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 or equivalent
  • The candidate must have one of the following qualifications:

– A Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or a related discipline with a B- or higher average, OR

– Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Information Technology or related field

*Special consideration may be offered for admission by the Deputy Chief Executive Academic based on evidence of academic capability and work experience.



Career opportunities

The opportunities for graduates of this programme are endless! The student will be able to work, for example, in the following positions:

  • ICT Project Manager
  • Systems Analyst
  • Security Specialist
  • Computer Network and Systems Engineer
  • Network Administrator
  • Organisation and Methods Analyst
  • ICT business analyst
  • Cybersecurity Expert
  • Data Analyst
  • AI Analyst
  • Solutions Engineer
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • IT Security Analyst

New Zealand can be the perfect destination for IT professionals who want to specialise and work in the country. According to the Careers website, an IT manager can earn up to NZ$150k per year.

The source: Careers NZ

About the institution

Whitecliffe College is one of New Zealand’s highest-ranked and awarded research institutions in the private sector and has a long history of academic excellence. Whitecliffe’s information technology programmes have been developed in consultation with industry, partners and employers to provide students with relevant and applied skills with a focus on long-term careers in a variety of specialisations. The institution has campuses in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.



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