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New Zealand Diploma in IT Software Development - Level 6

Key information

Level of study:
Diploma
Tuition fees:
Duration:
2 years
Start date: 22-June-2020
Campus:
City Campus
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Course details

Summary

This two-year programme of study focuses on the theory and practice of a range of computing systems and networks, and how these systems are used to support business practices. It aims to produce graduates with a sound technical understanding of information technology and the application of IT to business information systems. The course has an emphasis on developing skills in problem solving, interpersonal communication and addressing IT problems in a range of contexts.

The programme’s core is the fundamentals of information systems, hardware and software infrastructure, user applications and communication. In the second year students are able to specialise in networking or user support.

Pathway into a bachelors degree with our Diploma in Information Technology Level 6.

What Will I Learn?

  • Technical Infrastructure For Today
  • Visual Programming
  • Business Technologies
  • Technology in a Digital World
  • Programming 1
  • Programming 2
  • Interface Design and User Experience
  • Communication Skills
  • Mathematical Concepts
  • Computer Network Principles
  • IT Project Management
  • Logical Database Design
  • Physical Database Design
  • Program Design and Construction
  • Software Testing
  • Software Development Practice
  • Business and Process Modelling
  • IT Service Provision
  • Mobile and App Development
  • Game Programming

Employment Opportunities

  • Software Testing
  • Front End Developer
  • Back End Developer
  • Computer Systems Administrator

Pathway Opportunities

Graduates from the Diploma in Software Development with a good academic record will be eligible to progress to further studies at:

  • Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences (AUT)
  • Bachelor of Information Sciences (Massey University)

This programme prepares students towards the following certification:

  • Microsoft Technology Associate Developer

Employment Opportunities

  • Software Testing
  • Front End Developer
  • Back End Developer
  • Computer Systems Administrator

Entry criteria

A Computing Certificate in Level 5 or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience OR overseas high school certificate OR NCEA Level 3.

English Requirement: IELTS Academic score of 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 or NZCEL Level 4 - Academic qualification or other NZQA approved criteria (except for student’s from countries where the student visa decline rate is more than 20 percent of total student visa applications in that country).

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New Zealand School of Education

Campus:
New Zealand School of Education
Tuition fees:
Duration:
2 years
Start date: To be confirmed
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