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New Zealand Diploma in Software Development (Level 6)

Key information

Level of study:
Diploma
Tuition fees:
Duration:
2 years
Start date: 03-February-2020
Campus:
Techtorium - New Zealand Institute of Information Technology
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Course details

Summary

The Level 6 New Zealand Diploma in Software Development qualification is designed for people seeking to focus on one or more application domains, such as general Application Development, Web Development, Games Development, and Mobile Applications Development. Following this New Zealand diploma course (Diploma in Software Development) you will be able to:

  • Advance your code in C# using Visual Studio and program in Python which is perfect for data science
  • Enhance your Web Developing using ASP.NET
  • Learn version control using GitHub and GitKraken
  • Develop mobile applications
  • Implement advanced UI keeping in mind universal accessibility and software architecture patterns such as MVC (Model View Controller)
  • Test your creativity with Game Development and shift from being a gamer to becoming a video game developer
  • Apply current best practices in IT Security, Encryption and Privacy
  • Discover Emerging Technologies
  • Learn about system and application; installation and configuration; network and fundamental troubleshooting

Students will work collaboratively on a Capstone Project. Using Agile project management methodology, teams of students will apply their critical thinking, business logic, project planning and management skills to design, develop and deliver their final year project.

The purpose of this qualification is to provide Aotearoa New Zealand with graduates who have attained a range of Information Technology (IT) knowledge, specialist practices and technical skills in software development. It will prepare people for employment in an entry-level developer or tester role in a range of organisational contexts, or to proceed to further study.

The qualification is designed for people seeking to focus on one or more application domains, such as general Application Development, Web Development, Games Development, and Mobile Applications Development.

Graduates will be capable of operating within applicable professional standards and practice both as part of a team and independently under broad supervision. They will contribute to software development in Aotearoa New Zealand, and be internationally relevant.

Businesses, organisations and communities will benefit from having graduates with programming skills including software design, coding, and testing, in all sectors of the economy and society.

Education Pathways

Graduates of this qualification may progress to a computing degree, or specialised qualification such as software testing or software security. This qualification may also equip learners to attempt optional industry certifications at the appropriate level and area of specialty.

Employment Pathways

We have a team of Employment Pathways Managers whose primary role is to bridge the gap between our New Zealand Diploma in Software Development and the IT industry. Software developers may progress to become senior developers, software architects, or IT managers.

Software developers can specialise in the development, maintenance or enhancement of certain programs and software. They can also work in a range of areas including:

  • website development
  • computer games
  • film and animation.

Entry criteria

There are no mandatory prerequisites for this qualification; however, learners enrolling are recommended to hold one of the following qualifications:

  • NCEA Level 2 or 3 with credits in mathematics or digital technologies or equivalent qualification
  • Any other IT Diploma with core subjects in Digital Technologies

International students must have an appropriate level of English proficiency for the level at which they intend to study – IELTS Academic score of 6, with no band score lower than 5.5.

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