Master of Information Technology

The Master of Information Technology at the University of Waikato moves you beyond the theoretical through to supervised project-based learning and on-the-job experience with an industry partner.

The course's main feature is the industry internship (FMCS596) paper which gives you industry experience for one whole semester.  As an intern you will be mentored and supported by your employer and University supervisor, as you work on a real-world problem in an industry team setting.

The MInfoTech was developed as part of the Auckland ICT Graduate School, a joint initiative between the University of Waikato and the University of Auckland, to develop industry-ready ICT experts. The aim of the programme is to meet the explosive demand for highly-skilled network and data professionals, coders, system architects, web developers and other work-ready ICT professionals. Technology is the fastest growing sector in New Zealand and with a $1.3 trillion projected growth in the global ICT industry from 2013-2020, the MInfoTech prepares you to make the most of the significant opportunities available in this industry.

Our aim is to ensure you move beyond the classroom and into professional work situations with a full complement of employable IT skills.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology (PGCertInfoTech) provides the ideal pathway to the Master of Information Technology (MInfoTech).


Within the MInfoTech you may choose to specialise in:

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Students take 30 points from the following 15 point papers (this list may vary from year to year):

  • GEOG538 Automated Spatial Analysis using Geographic Information Systems
  • GEOG548 Advanced Geographic Information Systems Modelling
  • GEOG568 Applications of Geographic Information Systems

In addition, students will need to have a GIS component in the compulsory 60 point FCMS596 Computer Science Internship.

 Career opportunities

  • Internet/Multimedia Developer
  • Database Developer
  • Cloud Computing Developer
  • Data Security Developer
  • Network and Support Developer
  • Software Architect
  • Technical Consultant
  • Systems Administrator
  • GIS Analyst

Key information

Study Locations Hamilton
Faculty Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
Years 1-1.5
Points 120 - 180
Start Dates Semester A (February) and Semester B (July)
Domestic Fees $7,181 - $7,926 per year
See if you're eligible for fees-free study in your first year
International Fees $31,085 per year
Tuition fees shown above are indicative only and may change. There are additional fees and charges related to enrolment please see the Table of Fees and Charges for more information. You will be sent an enrolment agreement which will confirm your fees.

For admission, students will need to have completed a relevant bachelor's degree, normally in Computer Science. You will need an average of at least B in 80 points of 300 level or above including at least 40 points in Computer Science or a related field.

Students with a non-ICT undergraduate degree are encouraged to apply for the Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology (PGCertInfoTech).

International students will need to have an IELTS score of 6.5 with at least 6.0 in the writing band. International students can email for more information or help with the application process.

Qualifications links


Faculty of Computing & Mathematical Sciences

Phone: 0800 924 528 ext: 4322 or +64 7 838 4322

Degree Structure

For students with an undergraduate degree, this degree requires a total of 180 points consisting of 120 points of 500 level taught papers and a 60 point internship (FCMS596).

For students with an Honours degree, this degree requires a total of 120 points consisting of 60 points of 500 level taught papers and a 60 point internship (FCMS596).