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Programme overview

Keep up-to-date with the latest advances in information technology. The Postgraduate Diploma in Computing develops your ability to solve complex applied computing problems. Choose the courses that are most relevant to your career, from data mining and adaptive business intelligence, multimedia development and website management, to IT applications and networks and security. Learn to manage IT projects and find out how information technology affects society. Further your ability to design, plan and organise technology-based projects that are produced on time, to high standards and within budget.

Highlights

  • Fits around your career: all courses are electives and you can select classes most relevant to you.
  • Taught by experts and experienced IT practitioners.
  • Emphasis on the practical application of your knowledge: apply what you've learnt in our state-of-the-art computer labs, which you can access seven days a week.
  • A mix of on-campus weekend classes and a high proportion of self-directed research. Classes are supplemented by electronic communications.
  • You can cross-credits this programme towards the Master of Computing.

Admission requirements

For this programme, you will need the following:

1. A recognised Bachelor’s degree in the same or similar discipline, with an average grade of B- or higher in all Level 7 courses; OR
2. A professional qualification in a relevant discipline, recognised as being equivalent to the above.
3. 8 credits at NCEA Level 2 in English (4 in reading, 4 in writing).
4. If English is your second language, you are required to have one or more of the following:

  • Have achieved NCEA Level 3 and New Zealand University entrance
  • Be able to provide evidence you satisfy our criteria for existing English proficiency
  • Have achieved at least one English proficiency outcome in the last two years

Don’t meet the requirements? We also accept:

  • Provide sufficient evidence to be eligible for special admission.

For more information download the programme regulations:

Programme Regulations

Courses and timetables

For more details on the courses including timetables, please click on the course names below.

CoursesCreditsAim
Managing Information Technology Projects (ISCG8022) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS)To prepare participants to systematically carry out substantial projects in the Information Technology area.
Research Methods (ISCG8024) 30 credits (0.25 EFTS)To provide students with a framework for applied research through examining research methods and preparing research proposals in information technology areas.
Special Topic 1 (ISCG8025) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS)To critically examine a selection of current developments and emerging issues in Information Technology and their impacts on businesses and society in general
Enterprise Network Design and Management (ISCG8030) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS)To equip participants with an in-depth understanding of the concepts and procedures used in the requirements analysis, design, installation and management of enterprise-wide computer and communications networks
Internet and Intranet Management (ISCG8035) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS)To explore the tools, techniques and strategies involved in Internet and Intranet management, with particular reference to services, servers, software, and security.
Web Based Systems (ISCG8038) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS)To critically review the application of web based systems in industry, commerce and research. To comprehensively examine a wide range of web related technologies and their roles in planning, developing and managing web based systems.
Enterprise Network Information Security Management (ISCG8040) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS)To equip the participants with an in-depth understanding of concepts, standards, procedures and mitigation techniques and tools used in the design, installation and management of enterprise network information security.
Mobile and Wireless Communications (ISCG8041) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS)To provide the participants with a framework for applied wireless communications through research and industry contact.
Data Mining and Industry Applications (ISCG8042) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS)To equip the participants with an in-depth understanding of concepts, procedures and computing techniques for enterprise data mining with applications to different industries.
Adaptive Business Intelligence (ISCG8043) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS)To critically review the application of business intelligence in industry, commerce, and research. To comprehensively examine a wide range of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and their role in achieving adaptive business intelligence.
Health Informatics (ISCG8044) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS)To critically review the application of information technology in health care systems. To develop critical knowledge on health informatics concepts and technologies. To critically review the business impact of introducing information technology in health care systems.
Network Programming (ISCG8045) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS)To critically review the fundamental concepts of network programming with the Java programming language. The course will comprehensively examine a range of network technologies such as TCP/IP sockets, UDP data grams, and high level technologies such as remote method invocation, and web services.
Cloud Computing (ISCG8046) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS)To provide the participants with a framework for applied Cloud Computing through research.
Cyber Security and Cloud Computing (ISCG8047) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS)To equip the participants with an in-depth understanding of concepts, procedures and computing techniques for cyber-security in the context of cloud-based systems and small size business infrastructure planning.
Mobile Security (ISCG8048) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS)To provide the participants with a framework for applied mobile security through research.
Data Warehouse Architecture (ISCG8049) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS)To critically review the application of data warehousing and its architecture in industry, commerce, and research and to comprehensively examine a wide range of Data warehousing techniques and technologies including Big Data for developing efficient data warehouse solutions for Business Intelligence.
Machine Learning for Intelligent Data and Information Processing (ISCG8050) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS)To develop an advanced technical knowledge and enhanced understanding of a number of Machine Learning techniques and their application from among a wide range of Intelligent Data and Information Processing Systems including Business Intelligence, Cyber-security, Speech Processing, Automation and Computer Vision.
Software Defined Networks (ISCG8051) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS)To develop an advance understanding of software defined networks, an emerging paradigm in communication networks that allows a centralized software program to dynamically control the behaviour of an entire network. The course will comprehensively examine the available controllers, its implementation and challenges associated with it.
The Internet of Things (ISCG8052) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS)To develop an advanced technical knowledge and enhanced understanding of The Internet of Things technologies and their applications to a wide range of real wold problems in areas such as: - Smart Rooms - Health - Monitoring - City Planning - Farming and agriculture - Smart cities, driverless cars, drones and autonomous robots - Smart Roads - Environment- Air and water quality - Education.

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Please take this information as a guideline only. For example, you will often see a difference between these tuition fees and our estimate above. This is because there are a number of variables, such as the specific courses chosen within a programme.

The national graduate outcomes information is for all tertiary New Zealand providers including Unitec. This information is provided by the New Zealand Government and is derived from a national database that links educational and income information.



Key Information for Students

Entry requirements

Minimum requirements: Applicants must have a relevant bachelor degree with merit achievement, (B- or higher) or a relevant equivalent qualification, or be able to demonstrate equivalent competencies. English language requirements apply.

Detailed requirements: See the above "Admission requirements" section for more information about entry to this progrogramme.

Duration

1 Year

Tuition Fees

Annual

Total Qualification

Student fees:  $8,191$8,191
Government tuition subsidy: $11,680$11,680
Total:$19,871$19,871

Compulsory Student Services Fee
Student loan information available at StudyLink.

National graduate outcomes

(3 years after completion)
Median earnings$63,177
Earnings range$54,164 - $75,107
In employment71%
In further study19%
On a benefit1%

Note:All KIS information is the most recent available relating to domestic students only. Click here for more information about the Key Information for Students.