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Master of Information Technology

Masters Degree MInfoTech
computer science

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.

180 points, 1-2 years


Trimester A (March), Trimester B (July) and C Trimester (November)

Why study a MInfoTech?

The course's main feature is the industry internship (CSMAX596) paper which gives you industry experience for one whole trimester.  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.

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

180 points, 1-2 years


Trimester A (March), Trimester B (July) and C Trimester (November)

Degree information

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Applications open for the Te Ara Hou Scholarship

Apply for our Te Ara Hou Scholarship and you could receive $5,000 towards your online postgraduate study this July. Hurry, the application deadline is June 24!

Internship in Tauranga

One semester of your MInfoTech will be devoted to an internship with an industry partner, working under supervision on a real-world project. While teaching takes place on our Hamilton campus, you can complete your internship in Tauranga.

Scholarships and prizes

Visit our Scholarship Finder for information about possible scholarships

Practical experience

This qualification includes an internship (CSMAX596), so you'll have genuine professional experience before you've finished studying. In some cases, the internship can be taken in Tauranga.


For admission into the Master of Information Technology and regulations, please see the University of Waikato Calendar.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) specialisation

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

  • GEOGY538 Automated Spatial Analysis using Geographic Information Systems
  • GEOGY548 Advanced Geographic Information Systems Modelling
  • GEOGY558 Applied Geographic Information Systems for Research and Planning

In addition, students will need to have a GIS component in the compulsory 60 point CSMAX596 Computer Science Internship.

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School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences

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