Duration
1 year
Intakes
Feb Jul
Study mode
Full-time & Part-time
Tuition fee (entire course)
 
Foreign students
USD 14,849
NZD 22,250
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

Keep up-to-date with the latest advances in information technology. The Postgraduate Diploma in Computing develops your ability to solve complex applied computing problems. Choose the courses that are most relevant to your career, from data mining and adaptive business intelligence, multimedia development and website management, to IT applications and networks and security. Learn to manage IT projects and find out how information technology affects society. Further your ability to design, plan and organise technology-based projects that are produced on time, to high standards and within budget. Highlights include:

  • Fits around your career: all courses are electives and you can select classes most relevant to you.
  • Taught by experts and experienced IT practitioners.
  • Emphasis on the practical application of your knowledge: apply what you've learnt in our state-of-the-art computer labs, which you can access seven days a week.
  • A mix of on-campus weekend classes and a high proportion of self-directed research. Classes are supplemented by electronic communications.
  • Individual support: new postgraduate students will be enrolled by the Programme Leader and given their timetables individually.
  • Cross-credits towards the Master of Computing.

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.