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int GRAD DIP IT 2019

Information for International applicants Napier and Auckland

The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology is designed
to provide you with advanced IT skills ready for immediate
application in industry.

You’ll gain the necessary technical skills and insight so you
can adapt to technological changes and meet the challenging
demands of the IT world. Your new skill set will enhance your
existing qualification and put you in good stead within your
current or future workplace.

The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology will give you
a range of professional skills including the ability to advise,
develop and implement innovations leading to a more efficient
use of resources within a dynamic IT environment. You’ll also
gain an understanding of the legal, regulatory and ethical
frameworks of the IT sector.

This programme is suitable for students who do not have an
academic background in Information Technology.


There is a scholarship available for this programme. Prasad Salgaonkar | India
This scholarship providea a small contribution to assist
students realise their goal of studying in New Zealand. All “EIT offers practical experience in IT and research
International students who accept an offer of place for this opportunities in software testing and cloud
programme will receive the scholarship. Please contact us computing. It also provides a great pathway to work
for more information: [email protected] and live in New Zealand.”

CAREER OUTCOMES Qualification Graduate Diploma in Information Technology
Possible job and career opportunities can include:

• Systems Analyst • E-Commerce Advisor

• Web Developer • Project Manager Programme level Level 7

• Business Analyst • Digital Marketer Length One year

• IT Infrastructure support • Technical Support Advisor

Start dates Napier: 18 February, 22 July
Auckland: 25 March, 19 August
Fees $20,200
Employment rate two years
after study $ IELTS 6.0 (academic) with no band score lower than
$62,612 requirements 5.5 or equivalent.
Median earnings of people Total credits 120
Employment rate two years who have completed this
after study Class times Classes are scheduled between 8.00am and
qualification 5.00pm Monday - Friday. Approximately four
Job opportunities classroom hours per course per week


POOR GOOD Study hours Approximately two hours for each classroom
hour Location Napier, Auckland


The GradDipIT programme has been designed to enable graduates to The structure of the diploma is summarised in the following table.
pursue a career in the computing industry. The only compulsory course is ITPM6.310 Project Management.
Please note, pre-requisites will apply to some courses.
In particular, the programme is designed to provide students with:
Level 5-7 7 Total
• A sound knowledge of the information technology environment and
its effective management. Credits 45 75 120

• The ability to analyse the needs of business and make LEVEL COURSE CREDITS
recommendations for IT services and systems.
• The ability to advise on, develop and implement innovations leading
to a more efficient use of resources within a dynamic information ITDB6.200 Database Management Systems 15
technology environment.
ITDC6.210 Data Communications & Networking 2 15
• The ability to relate to and communicate effectively with personnel
and clients who have diverse backgrounds. ITEC6.390 E-commerce 15

• The motivation for continued learning and self-development to cope ITED6.330 Electronic Design Process & Practice 15
effectively with change.
ITHD6.240 Help Desk 15
• An understanding of the legal, regulatory and ethical frameworks of
the IT sector. ITHW6.230 Hardware Technology 15

FACILITIES ITNA6.250 Network Administration & Support 15

In the state-of-the-art Information Technology Complex there are nine ITOS6.600 Operating Systems (Linux) 15
networked computer laboratories with between 24 and 30 student
stations in each. The rooms are environmentally controlled, with data ITPM6.310 Project Management 15
show equipment in each room. There are specific labs for software
development, hardware, multimedia and a room for computer study. The ITPR6.350 User Interface Design 15
facility also has a 50-seat tiered lecture theatre.
ITPR6.500 Advanced Object Oriented Programming 15
ITPR6.510 Enterprise Software Development 15
ITPR6.590 Software Testing 15
Applicants must meet one of the following criteria:
• A bachelor’s degree at a recognised educational institute or ITSD6.340 Systems Analysis & Design 1 30
• Equivalent qualification, and
• Students are required to provide evidence of knowledge and skills in: ITWD6.400 Advanced Internet & Web Page Development 15

- Data storage and data manipulation; and MS Office applications RESM6.01 Research Methods 15

ITDB7.200 Advanced Hardware and Infrastructure 15
Approved scores in TOEFL or IELTS (6.0 Academic) with no band score ITHW7.230 E-Business Strategies 15
lower than 5.5 or equivalent. ITEC7.390 Information Technology Management 15
ITIM7.450 Digital Learning Technologies 15
ITEL7.101 Advanced Operating Systems (Linux) 15
ITOS7.600 Business Application Programming 15
ITPR7.500 Object Oriented Analysis & Design 15
ITSD7.330 Level 7 Special Topic 15
ITST7.400 Information Systems Security 15
ITSY7.660 Web Application Development 15
ITWD7.350 Web Site Hosting & Maintenance 15


Students can focus their study on a specific IT area by selecting certain groups of subjects. See the examples below:

TPM6.310 Project Management TPM6.310 Project Management
ITNA6.250 Network Administration & Support ITWD6.400 Adv Internet & Web Page Development*
ITSY7.660 Information Systems Security ITED6.330 Electronic Design Process & Practice
ITOS6.600 Operating Systems (Linux) ITEL7.101 Digital Learning Technologies
ITHW7.230 Adv Hardware and Infrastructure ITEC7.390 E-Business Strategies
ITEL7.101 Digital Learning Technologies ITWD7.350 Web Application Development
ITOS6.600 Operating Systems (Linux) or ITWM7.380 Web Site Hosting & Maintenance*
ITHW6.230 Hardware Technology ITIM7.450 Information Technology Management
ITWM7.380 Web Site Hosting & Maintenance
* students require a solid technical base for these subjects


[email protected]


NB: Courses are offered subject to sufficient enrolments being received.

In the following descriptions:
P= Pre-requisite – courses which must be studied before.
C= Co-requisite – courses which can be studied before or at the same time.

ITDB6.200 Database Management Systems
ITDC6.210 Apply the principles of data management with database technology. 15 6 2
ITED6.330 P: ITSD6.340 - Systems Analysis and Design 1 6 2
ITHD6.240 6 2
ITHW6.230 Data Communications & Networking 2 15 6 1
ITNA6.250 Gain skills in planning, installing and using data communication facilities, protocols and 15 6 2
implementation models. 15 6 2
ITOS6.600 P: ITDC5.230 – Data Communications & Networking 1 15
15 6 2
ITPM6.310 Electronic Design Process & Practice
ITPR6.350 Learn basic graphic art design practices, to identify and explore design principles and 6 1&2
elements, and to explore visual communication techniques. 6 1
ITPR6.500 C: ITWD5.320 Internet & Web Page Development
6 1
ITPR6.510 Help Desk
ITPR6.590 Gain practice in the techniques for working in a system support role. 6 2
P: COMM5.01 Organisational Communication 6 1
ITSD6.340 ITSP5.200 Packages
6 1&2
Hardware Technology
Gain technical knowledge of a wide range of computers and peripheral devices, and in
setting up, changing and troubleshooting various hardware configurations.
P: ITHW5.250 Hardware Basics

Network Administration & Support
Gain supervisor level skills and knowledge of simple configurations for a range of current
local area networks.
P: ITDC5.230 - Data Comms and Networking 1; ITOS5.280 - Operating Systems

Operating Systems (Linux) 15
Gain a general understanding of a UNIX (Linux) type operating system and to provide 15
them with the necessary skills to install and carry out administrative tasks in single-user 15
and multi-user computer installations. 15
P: ITOS5.280 Operating Systems 15
C: ITHW5.250 Hardware basics 15

Project Management 30
Specify the requirements for project planning; to use project management techniques
and tools to monitor and control projects, using project management software and ap-
plying quality control techniques.
P: ITBS5.210 Business Systems OR MGMT5.01 Introduction to Management

User Interface Design
Gain knowledge of the requirements of user interface design by using software to devel-
op usable forms, prototype systems and develop on-line documentation.
P: ITSP5.200 Packages

Advanced Object Oriented Programming
Learn how to design and develop software using all the facilities of an object-oriented
programming language. This course covers object-oriented design using graphical mod-
elling methods and all the object-oriented language concepts. Students will also learn to
work with standard class libraries.
P: ITPR5.510 – Introduction to Object Oriented Programming

Enterprise Software Development
Gain the knowledge and skills to design, develop, maintain and deploy software to be
used in and to support enterprise systems applications.
P: ITPR5.510 – Introduction to Object Oriented Programming

Software Testing
An introduction to software testing and enable them to design, develop, and implement
software testing plans and provide meaningful test reports.
P: ITPR5.510 – Introduction to Object Oriented Programming

Systems Analysis & Design 1
Analyse simple and complex systems, identify requirements, and document design solu-
tions using appropriate methods, tools and standards. To introduce standard concepts
of modelling, and to enable students to develop and document simple and complex solu-
tions using analysis, design and modelling techniques.
P: ITSP5.200 Packages OR ITSP5.01 Information Systems Principles; ITBS5.210 Busi-
ness Systems OR (MGMT5.01Introduction to Management AND ACCY5.01 Introduction to
Accounting); ITDT5.220 Data;

ITWD6.400 Advanced Internet & Web Page Development 15 6 1
RESM6.01 Gain knowledge of the concepts of client-side Web development, including HTML tags, 15 6 1
LEVEL 7 forms, XML, client-side scripting and Web site management.
COURSES P: ITWD5.320 - Internet & Web Page Development 7 1
ITDB7.200 7 1
ITHW7.230 Research Methods 7 2
ITEC7.390 Learn a range of research methods employed by researchers and practitioners in busi- 7 1
ITIM7.450 ness disciplines. This course explores the principles of scientific methods, examines the 7 1
ITEL7.101 research process and research design, the analysis and evaluation of data sets and the 7 1
ITOS7.600 preparation and writing of research material. 7 2
P: QUAN5.10 - Quantitative Analysis 7 2
ITPR7.500 7 2
ITSD7.330 Database Administration 15 7 2
ITST7.400 Gain the practical database administration skills required as a Database Administrator. 15 7 1
P: ITDB6.220 - Database Management Systems 15 7 1
ITSY7.660 15
ITWD7.350 Advanced Hardware and Infrastructure 15
ITWM7.380 Gain technical knowledge and skills to plan, prepare and manage a range of enterprise 15
technologies, configurations and infrastructure. The range of technologies includes vir- 15
tualisation, disaster recovery, deployment solutions, enterprise infrastructure and Cloud 15
concepts. 15
E-Business Strategies 15
Evaluate and analyze the drivers for successful e-business strategies for organisations. 15
Case studies will allow practical experience.
P: ITEC6.390 E-Commerce
Recommended: ITWD6.400 Adv Internet & Web Page Development

Information Technology Management
Gain the knowledge and skills for developing information technology plans for organiza-
tions. To enable students to understand IT management concepts and issues.
P: ITSD6.340 - Systems Analysis and Design

Digital Learning Technologies
Gain knowledge and practical experience in the emerging digital technologies within the
educational and training environment.
P/C: ITEC6.390 E-Commerce

Advanced Operating Systems (Linux)
Get a technical insight into the UNIX (Linux) Architecture as well as providing the skills
necessary to optimise the UNIX (Linux) kernel and implement security measures within
the UNIX (Linux) environment.
P: ITOS6.600 - Operating Systems (Linux)

Business Application Programming
This is the opportunity to program a full business application from provided user specifi-
P: ITPR5.510 - Introduction to Object Oriented Programming; ITPR6.350 - User interface
C: ITSD6.340 – Systems Analysis & Design 1

Object Oriented Analysis & Design
Learn the principles and concepts of object-orientated analysis and design and to apply
these to a scenario using the appropriate UML diagrams.
P: ITSD6.340 - Systems Analysis and Design 1

Level 7 Special Topic
Conduct research into an approved information systems topic that is not covered by an
existing level 7 course.
P: RESM6.01 Research Methods; Any other pre-requisites as determined by the

programme committee
C: As determined by the programme committee.

Information Systems Security
Gain an overview for information systems security concepts and the need to identify
security risks and make contingency plans and policies.
P: TNA6.250 Network Administration and Support OR ITDC6.210 Data

Communications and Networking 2

Web Application Development
Gain knowledge and skills for developing client-server web-based applications in the
Intranet / Internet.
P: ITWD6.400 Advanced Internet & Web Development; ITDT5.220 Data; ITPR5.500 Intro-
duction to Programming

Web Site Hosting & Maintenance
Demonstrate the skills necessary to design, develop, configure and maintain the infra-
structure of a dynamic Web Site.
P: ITWD5.230 Internet and Web Development; ITNA6.250 Network Administration and

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