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Diploma in Software Development (Level 7)

Key information

Level of study:
Tuition fees:
1 year
Start date: 06-July-2020
ATMC New Zealand
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This one-year Diploma provides career-minded students with practical hands-on software development in modern application programming, resulting in highly tuned technical capabilities. To complete their course, students are encouraged to work on industry sponsored capstone projects to prepare for future roles in the New Zealand sector.

To complete this qualification students must undertake the following:

  • Cloud and Web Application Development
  • Business Intelligence and Databases
  • Application Development Project (Offered every term, two term course)

This is an industry supported project across a choice of areas:

  • Web applications
  • Mobile applications
  • BI project, or
  • Internet of Things (IoT) project

Important notes:

Students need to successfully complete 60 credits from the two 30-credit courses before enrolling in the 60-credit, Application Development Project. Students enrolled in Application Development Project are encouraged to find real projects in industry and do their projects in industry.

Programme Overview

  • Web Application Development
  • Cloud Application Development
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Business Intelligence and Databases
  • Application Development Project

Programme Steps

Diploma in Software Engineering (DSE) offered by ATMC NZ is a 32-week skill-based programme involving project-based teaching. The students enrolled in DSE will acquire skills in the following areas in the first 16 Weeks:

  • Cloud Computing
  • Web Development
  • Business Analysis
  • Business Intelligence
  • Databases including data warehouse modelling

In the last 16 weeks, students undertake a Capstone Project (Application Development Project)

Employment Opportunities

Graduates can seek employment opportunities as programmers, software developers, database developers, business and system analyst, mobile application developers, and software engineers in a variety of industries (depends on your chosen electives).

Study pathway opportunities

Graduates of this programme may also seek degree or postgraduate level study pathways in other New Zealand education providers.

Entry criteria

  • A recognised degree in an aligned discipline; or
  • A Diploma in Computing, Level 6 or equivalent.

English Language Requirements

  • New Zealand certificate of English Language, Level 4 (Academic) or equivalent, or
  • An IELTS Academic score of 6 overall with no band score lower than 5.5; or
  • TOEFL: Paper Based Test 550 (essay 5 TWE) or Internet Based Test 80 (writing 21); or
  • Cambridge English qualification 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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