Duration
1 year
Intakes
Feb Jul
Study mode
Full-time & Part-time
Tuition fee (entire course)
 
Foreign students
USD 12,920
NZD 19,360
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

The Graduate Diploma in Computing aims to equip you with substantial problem-solving skills in an area of your interest. Highlights include:

  • Can serve as a bridge into the postgraduate computing programmes.
  • Flexibility: you choose what courses interest you the most - from programming, software and hardware, to databases, networking, information systems and the internet. You can also develop testing and quality assurance skills, along with the project planning skills to lead a small in-house IT project.
  • Practise your skills on cutting-edge computer technology.
  • Highly qualified professionals as your lecturers.
  • Small classes that ensure plenty of one-on-one time.
  • Individual support: new students will be enrolled by the Programme Leader for an approved programme of study and given their timetables individually.

Entry Requirements

  • A recognised bachelor degree in the same or similar discipline, with merit achievement, deemed to be an average grade of B- or higher in all level 7 courses; OR
  • A professional qualification in a relevant discipline, recognised as being equivalent to merit achievement in a bachelor degree.

English Language Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must have achieved a minimum standard of English as demonstrated by a minimum of 8 credits at NCEA Level 2 in English (4 in Reading, 4 in Writing).
  • International Students for whom English is not their First Language
    • Completion of one of the following qualifications:
      • NZ Certificate in English Language (NZCEL) Academic Level 5
      • Graduate Certificate in English as an Additional Language (Unitec Qualification)
    • An overall IELTS band score (Academic Format) of 6.5 with a no band score lower than 6;
    • An overall TOEFL pBT (Paper-based Test) score of  590 (plus essay TWE of 5.5) OR an overall TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test) score of 79 (plus writing score of 21);
    • Level C1 under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR);
    • First Certificate in English (FCE) with a pass at Grade A OR Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) with a score of 58 or higher OR Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a score of 45 or higher  under the Cambridge International standard tests of English as a foreign language;
    • Pearson Test of English (PToE) (Academic) with a score of 58;
    • City & Guilds Internal English for Speakers of Other Languages (IESOL) C1 Expert with a score of 42.