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You can study Computing and Information Technology (IT) at Unitec

New Zealand Diploma in Information Systems (Level 5)

To get you ready for further study or take an entry level IT role by developing your skills in hardware, software, databases, networks and creating web applications. Study in brand new, purpose-built facilities, which designed to boost your creativity and curiosity. 

Level
5
Credits
120 (1.0 EFTS)
Campus
Mt Albert
Start dates
February or July
Duration
Full-time for 1 year or part-time options available

Programme overview

This programme is designed for people who need a broad, generalist understanding of Information Systems, equipping learners with the core IT skills and technical skills and knowledge to meet the needs of a range of Information Systems roles. Develop an understanding of how to provide administration and ongoing support of IT infrastructure in a range of organisations. 

Highlights 

  • Gain essential knowledge of computing to assist a business 
  • Practical hands-on learning experience in our collaborative learning spaces 
  • Learn about user experience, human computer interaction and user interface design to inform systems design.
  • Learn about fundamentals of IT technical support concepts and gain practical experience to manage hardware and software resources. 
  • Gain personal and interpersonal skills to enhance effectiveness in an IT role.
  • You can cross-credit up to 120 credits towards Bachelor of Computing Systems.

Diploma in Information and Technology Support programme has been replaced with this new and improved New Zealand Diploma in Information Systems (Level 5). 

Admission requirements

For this programme, you will need the following:

  1. A minimum of 14 credits at NCEA level 2 in ICT_related subjects 
  2. A minimum of 10 credits at NECA level 1 in literacy and 10 credits at NCEA level 1 in numeracy,
  3. Be at least 16 years old by the time the programme begins,
  4. If English is not your first 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 have NCEA? We also accept:

  • A relevant qualification at Level 3 on the NZQF or above or an equivalent qualification; or
  • Provide sufficient evidence to be eligible for special or discretionary admission.

For more information download programme regulations:

 

Programme Regulations

Courses and timetables

For more details on the courses, please click on the course names below. Please note that our systems are updating with new course timetable information for 2019; please check back again soon.

Courses Credits Aim
Requirements Engineering Principles (HTCS5601) 15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS) This course will introduce students to the core business modelling skills needed for information systems development.
Support Concepts and Principles (HTCS5602) 15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS) This course will provide students with the IT technical support concepts and practices needed to manage hardware and software resources.
User Interface Design Principles (HTCS5603) 15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS) This course will introduce students to the core user interface design skills needed for information systems development.
Quality Assurance and Deployment (HTCS5604) 15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS) This course will provide students with the skills needed to manage testing and quality assurance, deployment, user training, and associated change management in agile and structured team development contexts
Database Design Principles (HTCS5605) 15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS) This course will introduce students to the core concepts, techniques, principles and skills needed for database design, development and management.
Programming Principles (HTCS5606) 15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS) This course will introduce students to the core concepts, techniques, principles and skills needed for web development.
IS Application Project (HTCS5607) 30.0 credits (0.25 EFTS) This course will enable students to apply information systems development skills and knowledge to an integrated project in an unfamiliar context.