Practice Pathway overview

Our staff in the Computing and Information Technology Practice Pathway Group are members of industry organisations and have had work published in international journals. Some work as consultants to the IT industry and quite a few are involved in applied research - from high-speed networks and data mining, to Internet security and robotics.

We’re home to New Zealand's first Cybersecurity Research Centre. Opened in 2012 in collaboration with Japan's National Institute of Information and Communications technology (NICT), it's an example of cutting-edge technology being developed right here on campus.

There’s also the IBM Delivery Centre – the first in New Zealand – which opened at our Mt Albert campus in 2013. It’s an opportunity for our staff to work closely with IBM professionals to run student mentoring programmes and internships with one of the biggest names in business and IT consulting.

Programmes and study path

Start with a programme that suits your qualifications and/or experience, then progress to a level that achieves your goals.
Doctor of Computing10Full-time for three years or part-time for four to six yearsPractising professional working to advance the computing knowledge base
New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology (Essentials)4Full-time for 16 weeksFurther study in computing systems, Support role in business or retail
New Zealand Diploma in Information Systems (Level 5)5Full-time for 1 year or part-time options availableBusiness analyst, IT systems administrator, IT support (software)
Bachelor of Computing Systems7Full-time for three years or part-time options availableApplications programmer, Business analyst, Database analyst, Cyber-security analyst, Game or app designer, Information systems manager, IT support (hardware), IT systems administrator, Linux systems administrator, Windows systems administrator, Multimedia developer, Network administrator, Network and security analyst, Network designer, Tester, Network engineer, Internet and Web developer, Software designer
Graduate Diploma in Computing7Full-time for one year or part-time options availableApplications programmer, Business analyst, Project manager, Software developer, Internet and Web developer, Data analyst, Database analyst and developer, Cyber-security analyst, Network support technician, Network engineer, Network administrator, Systems analyst, Game programmer, Software tester, Software designer
Postgraduate Diploma in Computing8Full-time for one year or part-time for two to three yearsInformation systems manager, IT adviser, Multimedia development manager, Researcher, Network manager, Software engineer, Systems analyst, Website manager
Master of Computing9Full-time for two years or part-time for three to five yearsInformation systems manager, IT adviser, Multimedia development manager, Network manager, Researcher, Website manager