1 year
Feb Jul
Study mode
Tuition fee (entire course)
Foreign students
USD 11,679
NZD 17,500
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

This programme is designed to enable students to apply computer-based technologies and systems that cater for individual and organisational information needs. It is highly practical and prepares graduates for careers working with information systems and IT in business, government and industry. It can also serve as the foundation for further study at NorthTec and beyond.

The Diploma in Information Systems provides entry-level skills in managing and communicating information both within and between organisations. Students will learn essential IT skills and gain knowledge of business processes to effectively use, develop and manage IT-based systems.

Skills covered will range from an introduction to e-commerce and web design through to financial information systems and programming. Teaching will occur both in the classroom and computer labs for the practical components.

Entry Requirements

  • All applicants require basic computer literacy skills, must be able to use generic application software (word processor, spreadsheet, database) and have some experience in an operating system such as Windows or similar.
  • Applicants under 20 years must have EITHER:
    • NCEA Level 2 or equivalent NZQA unit standards with credits in English, Mathematics and Information Technology, OR
    • An appropriate qualification, such as the National Certificate in Computing Level 4 (NCC4) qualification or NZ PC Drivers Licence.
  • Mature students, aged 20 years or over need no formal qualifications but should be able to provide evidence of their ability to study at a tertiary level.

Selection Information

  • An entry test and interview are designed to establish the applicant’s current level of ability in a number of areas relevant to the computer industry. Prospective students must be able to use generic application software (word processor, spreadsheet, and database) and have some practical experience in an operating system.