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Master of Information Technology

Key information

Level of study:
Master's Degree
Tuition fees:
Duration:
120 credit hours
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Start date: 28-February-2022
Campus:
University of Auckland
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Course details

Summary

Designed to meet the demand for industry-ready ICT professionals who possess the right mix of technological skills, critical thinking and business awareness to drive innovation in New Zealand.

Programme overview

The ICT industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. As a result there's a huge demand for industry-ready ICT graduates who have the right mix of technological skills and business awareness.

The depth of business enterprise and project-based learning sets the MInfoTech apart from other qualifications. During the programme, you’ll complete a 10-week internship where you’ll work on a real-world project.

Programme structure

The MInfoTech offers two options for students from different study backgrounds who would like to advance their ICT career.

180-point masters students must complete the following:

  • Industry internship worth 60 points
  • At least 45 points from technical skills courses
  • At least 45 points from complementary skills courses
  • Up to 30 points from other approved 600 or 700-level courses

120-point masters students must complete the following:

  • Industry internship worth 60 points
  • At least 45 points from complementary skills courses
  • Up to 15 points from other approved 600 or 700-level courses

240-point masters students must complete the following:

  • Industry internship worth 60 points
  • 60 points: COMPSCI 718 and COMPSCI 719
  • At least 45 points from technical skills courses
  • At least 45 points from complementary skills courses
  • Up to 30 points from other approved 600 or 700-level courses

Where could this programme take you?

You’ll add value to New Zealand's vibrant, dynamic ICT sector as you acquire advanced, specialist technological skills; gain industry experience in the development and commercialisation of products and services; and understand the demands and expectations of a professional workplace.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Cloud computing specialist
  • Cybersecurity specialist
  • Data scientist
  • Games developer
  • Network developer and support
  • Software architect
  • Software developer
  • Team manager

Further study options

  • Doctor of Philosophy

The Late Year term possible in November is only available for the 240 point programme.

Entry criteria

Taught 120 points: You must have completed one year of postgraduate study, following your undergraduate degree, with a GPE of 4.5. Your study must have been at a recognised university (or similar institution) and in an IT-related field.

Taught 180 points: You must have completed an undergraduate degree at a recognised university (or similar institution) in an IT-related field with a GPE of 4.5.

An IT-related field is a discipline such as computer science, information systems or software engineering.

Note: If you already hold a masters degree in the same (or substantially similar) field of study, you may not be eligible for this programme.

Taught 240 points:

You must have completed an undergraduate degree, in any discipline, at a recognised university (or similar institution) with a GPA of 4.5. Relevant work experience may be considered.

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 and no bands less than 6.0; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.

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