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Postgraduate Certificate in Information Systems and Technology
Postgraduate Certificate in Information Systems and Technology

Postgraduate Certificate in Information Systems and Technology

  • ID:UC640046
  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • A student wishing to study the PGCertIST is required to have completed a bachelor’s degree (eg, a Bachelor of Commerce) with a Grade Point Average of B or better in 300-level Information Systems or other related courses, or have a related qualification.

English requirements

  • IELTS: Academic with an average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 90, with at least 19 in reading, writing and listening. Please note UC only accepts TOEFL iBT scores from a single test date, not MyBest scores.
  • TOEFL PBT: With a minimum score of 575 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5
  • CCEL EAP: Level 2 with a minimum C+ grade
  • CAE or CPE: minimum score of 176 with at least 169 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50
  • NZCEL:  Level 5

Course Information

The Postgraduate Certificate in Information Systems and Technology (PGCertIST) is a short advanced qualification in Information Systems consisting of taught courses. Graduates will be able to synthesise and analyse theory, research and practice in Information Systems and Technology, and be able to reflect critically on contemporary issues.

  • Set yourself apart with a specialist certificate and get ahead in your IS career.
  • There is a significant shortage in high level ICT skills, so this programme will help UC graduates meet the demand in the marketplace, as more employers seek to engage more IT-savvy employees.
  • This programme will be taught by the UC Business School | Te Kura Umanga, and professional, qualified contributors from the local business community (including academic staff and professionals with competencies in Māori and Indigenous development-related IS topics).

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Courses can be drawn from a range of subjects, including Information Systems, Business Information Systems, and Computer Science:

  • a minimum of 30 points selected from 600-level INFO courses
  • a maximum of 30 points from MBIS 601–679 and COSC 480 Computer Programming
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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

Pathways include:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Information Systems and Technology
  • Bachelor of Commerce with Honours
  • Master of Commerce
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • Increasingly, postgraduate diplomas are becoming more recognisable in the international market and ICT-specific skills are critical to the growth and development of many business sectors in Aotearoa New Zealand.
  • Graduates will be able to demonstrate the ability to acquire and utilise new knowledge related to information systems and technology, and apply it in an innovative and enterprising way. There is also evidence of a growing demand for biculturally competent and work-ready IS graduates, who are able to apply cultural concepts and theories to organisational situations.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 700 NZD/per year

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