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Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (Level 7)

Key information

Level of study:
Tuition fees:
120 credit hours
Start date: Expected November-2022
Open Polytechnic of New Zealand
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Course details


The fully online Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (Level 7) will provide students with the opportunity to develop and/or broaden their expertise in IT by studying a field suited to their current experience and/or qualifications.

All you need to get started is an undergraduate degree (other than open Polytechnic’s Bachelor of Information Technology), or have successfully completed our Graduate Certificate in Information Technology (Level 7). You will study a number of courses to complete 120 credits required for the qualification from a variety of options to suit your career goals or interests.

Areas you can study include:

  • Computer Programming
  • Web Development
  • Web Programming
  • Interaction Design
  • Web Technologies
  • Advanced Database
  • Current and Emerging Technologies
  • Software Engineering

Career Opportunities

The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (Level 7) will provide you with a range of IT specialist skills and practices in a chosen specialist field. If currently employed, you will gain valuable opportunities to incorporate work-related learning that may build on an existing role or equip for new responsibilities.

What you will learn
When you achieve this qualification you will be able to:

  • Critically evaluate key information technology concepts and techniques to help resolve information technology-related problems in a range of contexts
  • Plan, develop, implement, and manage information technology systems to meet specific market or organisational needs
  • Operate knowledgeably, productively and professionally to produce specified outcomes in a rapidly changing information technology environment

You can study this programme if you are a New Zealand citizen living overseas, an International student living overseas or an international student living in New Zealand and are working part-time with a verified work permit.

Entry criteria

To enrol in this programme you need to have a Bachelor degree; or have successfully completed the Open Polytechnic Graduate Certificate in Information Technology; or have an equivalent qualification.). If you have completed the Bachelor of Information Technology with Open Polytechnic you are unable to enrol in this programme.

IELTS test – an Academic score of 6, with no band score lower than 5.5.
Cambridge English Qualifications - B2 First, or B2 First for Schools, or C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill.


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