To meet the ongoing demand for talent, the Auckland ICT Graduate School (a joint initiative between the University of Auckland and the University of Waikato) has created two postgraduate programmes to complement established postgraduate programmes in Computer Science – the Master of Information Technology (MInfoTech) and Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology (PGCertInfoTech).
The PGCertInfoTech is one semester long and is designed for students who already have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in another subject, and who wish to acquire the skills to kick-start their career in ICT.
Whether you have successfully studied business, the arts or sciences, the PGCertInfoTech will build on your existing critical thinking and communication skills, equipping you with specialised knowledge in the fast-growing ICT sector. Completing this intensive programme will equip you with up-to-date-knowledge of modern ICT practice to complement the critical thinking and communications skills you have already developed. It also provides the ideal bridge to the MInfoTech.
The global ICT industry is projected to grow by US$1.3 trillion between 2013 and 2020. It’s the same story in New Zealand, with technology being the country’s fastest growing sector. Since 2008 exports have doubled with technology now being the country’s third largest export earner behind dairy and tourism.
- Internet/Multimedia Developer
- Database Developer
- Cloud Computing
- Data Security
- Network Developer and Support
- Software Architect
- Technical Consultant
- Systems Administrator
|Faculty||Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences|
|Start Dates||Semester A (February) and Semester B (July)|
Scholarships and Prizes
Graduate study options
The Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology (PGCertInfoTech) provides the ideal pathway to the Master of Information Technology (MInfoTech).
Admission and enrolment
Students with a Bachelors degree or equivalent in any discipline are eligible to apply for the Postgraduate Certificate in information Technology.
Applications should be made well in advance of a start in Semester A (around late February/early March) or in Semester T (November).
For enrolment questions, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org