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Postgraduate Diploma in Information Systems and Technology
Postgraduate Diploma in Information Systems and Technology

Postgraduate Diploma in Information Systems and Technology

  • ID:UC640069
  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (NZD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$30,250.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$16,878.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$700.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$30,250.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$16,878.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$700.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • A student wishing to study the PGDipIST is required to have completed a bachelor’s degree (eg, a Bachelor of Commerce) with a Grade Point Average of B or better in their 300-level Information Systems or other related courses, or have another 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 Diploma in Information Systems and Technology (PGDipIST) is an advanced qualification in Information Systems for specialist IT graduates. Students will be encouraged to challenge and continuously improve their existing IS and Technology Management practices. They can combine taught courses and seminars with research options and an internship.

Graduates will become globally aware and understand, analyse, and critique national and international perspectives on information systems and technology.

  • Set yourself apart with a specialist diploma and get ahead in your IS career.
  • Gain advanced skills in a one-year applied qualification.
  • 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 Kure Umanga staff 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, Computer Science, and Software Engineering:

  • a minimum of 60 points selected from 600-level INFO courses
  • a maximum of 30 points from MBIS 601–699 and COSC 480 Computer Programming

The remaining courses can be drawn from other INFO, MBIS, COSC, and SENG 400 and 600-level courses.

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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

Pathways include:

  • Master of Commerce
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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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. 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 across a wide range of organisations, industries, and countries.
  • This Diploma will allow graduates to jump ahead and take on innovative leadership or management roles in ICT. Graduates will be well suited to work in a range of roles including business/systems analyst, IS consultant, IS manager, and software developer.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 700 NZD/per year

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