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Diploma in Software Development

Key information

Level of study:
Diploma
Tuition fees:
Duration:
2 years
Start date: 22-February-2021
Campus:
Whitecliffe
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Course details

Summary

This programme is designed for people seeking to focus on one of more application domains such as general application development, web development, games development and mobile applications development.

The aim of this programme is to provide students will the opportunity to achieve a qualification in software development which meets industry standards for appropriately qualified information technology employees. Upon completion, you will be able to enter employment in development or testing roles, in a range of organisational contexts.

Programme Structure

The NZ Diploma in Software Development (level 6) is a 240 credit programme, consisting of 14 x 15 credit courses and one x 30 credit project. A full time student is expected to complete the programme in up to 2 years (72 weeks excluding study breaks).

Each of our programmes is made up of a number of courses, which are 9 weeks in duration. Weekly, each course requires up to ten hours of learning with your tutor and other students, along with six and a half hours of self directed learning.

Full time students take two courses at the same time while part time students take one course at a time.

In each course, there are modules containing learning activities, resources and assessments. These learning activities and experiences may include:

• Tutor-led learning sessions

• Supervised labs

• Tutor-led group-based workshops

• A range of online learning activities including quizzes and videos

• Group-based assessment projects

• Industry speakers and visits

Other key benefits

• It allows you to develop valuable time-management, self-management and problem-solving skills that IT employers are looking for from graduates

At Whitecliffe we offer a blended learning environment where students learn both face-to-face and through online learning experiences. The blended mode includes compulsory face-to-face tutor-led learning sessions focused on specific concepts, skills or learning problems; workshops, labs, and demonstrations; and online study. All of the learning materials are delivered through a digital platform that is accessible from desktop PCs, laptops and tablets both on and off-campus.

Jobs related to this programme


• IT Systems

• Data Handling and Web Concepts

• Professional Practice

• Programming Principles

• Business Analysis and Solution Design

• Client-side Development

• Data Structures & Algorithms

• Game Development

• Application Security and Server-side Development

• Data Access & Management

• Web Services

• Mobile Development

• Software Testing & Maintenance

• Agile Project Management

• Software Project

Entry criteria

NCEA University Entrance or equivalent CIE/IB award. Note that discretionary entrance is available to students who have gained exceptional marks in level 2 NCEA. Some of the above academic requirements may be waived for students over 20 years of age.

IELTS test: Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5

Course variations

22-February-2021 - Christchurch Campus

Campus:
Christchurch Campus
Tuition fees:
Duration:
2 years
Start date: 22-February-2021
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22-February-2021 - Wellington Campus

Campus:
Wellington Campus
Tuition fees:
Duration:
2 years
Start date: 22-February-2021
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