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Postgraduate Diploma in Information Systems and Technology

PGDipIST
12 October 2023

UC's Postgraduate Diploma in Information Systems and Technology (PGDipIST) is an advanced qualification in Information Systems for specialist IT graduates. Find out about studying a PGDipIST through Te Kura Umanga | UC Business School.

DURATION

Postgraduate Diploma in Information Systems and Technology

Degree Structure - Duration
1 year full-time

START

Postgraduate Diploma in Information Systems and Technology

Degree Structure - Start In
Semester 1 or 2 (February or July)

POINTS

120

TUITION FEES

2024 tuition fees estimate per 120 points:

  • Domestic — $8,641
  • International — $35,000

Overview


Postgraduate Diploma in Information Systems and Technology

Introduction

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.


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Postgraduate Diploma in Information Systems and Technology

Why Study - Body

Why study a Postgraduate Diploma in Information Systems and Technology at UC?

  • 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 Te Kure Umanga | UC Business School 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).

Postgraduate Diploma in Information Systems and Technology

Entry Requirements - Body

Entry requirements

To study the PGDipIST you will need to have completed a bachelor’s degree with a Grade Point Average of B or better in 60 points of 300-level Information Systems or other related courses, or have another related qualification.

If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Information Systems and Technology or use the admission requirements checker.

How to apply

You can apply online at myUC.

See Admission and enrolment for all information on enrolling at UC.

Postgraduate Diploma in Information Systems and Technology

Subjects and Courses - Body

Subjects and courses

Courses can be drawn from a range of subjects, including Information Systems, Business Information Systems, Computer Science, and Software Engineering:

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

Postgraduate Diploma in Information Systems and Technology

Career - Body

Career opportunities

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.

Useful information:

2024 tuition fees estimate (per 120 points):

  • Domestic — $8,641
  • International — $35,000

2023 tuition fees estimate (per 120 points):

  • Domestic — $8,406
  • International — $33,700

SSL estimate (per 120 points):

  • 2024 — $1,100.40
  • 2023 — $992.40

Planning my study

Postgraduate Diploma in Information Systems and Technology

Degree Structure - Body

How do I plan my diploma?

The PGDipIST includes courses totalling a minimum of 120 points, which involves taught courses and seminars, and you can choose to undertake a research project (including data collection, analysis, and interpretation of findings) or an internship.

With approval, you may replace up to 30 points of courses for another subject at an equivalent level, allowing a specialist element in computer science or data analysis, for example.

The PGDipIST can be completed full-time over 1 year, or be taken part-time over a maximum of 4 years.

For full requirements, see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Information Systems and Technology.

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