Graduate Diploma in Computing

Unitec Institute of Technology
Auckland, New Zealand
Postgraduate Diploma
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
1 year
February July
Tuition fee (local)
Contact the university / college
Tuition fee (foreign)
USD 13,358

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.


  • Hardware Fundamentals 
  • Operating System Fundamentals
  • Networking Fundamentals
  • Programming Fundamentals 
  • Programming Principles and Practice 
  • Multimedia and Website Development
  • Introduction to Databases 
  • Information Systems Concepts 
  • Hardware Technology 
  • Data Communications and Networks 
  • Network Administration and Support 
  • Network Operating Systems Management 
  • Web Server Management 
  • Fundamental Concepts in Cyber Security
  • Project Planning and Control 
  • Help Desk 
  • Testing and Quality Assurance in ICT 
  • Internet and Website Development 
  • GUI Programming 
  • Multimedia Programming 
  • Database Design and Development 
  • User Interface Design 
  • Data Warehousing
  • Visual Game Design 
  • Game Programming
  • Information Systems and Analysis
  • Computer Systems Security
  • Advanced Data Communications 
  • Network Design and Implementation
  • Computer Forensic Investigations 
  • Advanced Cyber Security 
  • Malware Analysis 
  • Information Systems Management 
  • Project Management Methodologies 
  • Risk Management 
  • Testing and Quality Assurance Management 
  • Business Systems Analysis 
  • Web Application Development 
  • Advanced Program Development 
  • Multimedia Application Development 
  • Mobile Software Development 
  • Java Enterprise Programming 
  • Special Topic 2 

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