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Master of Information Technology

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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 (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.

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

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Key information

Years: 1-1.5
Points: 120 - 240
MInfoTech Study Locations:Hamilton, Tauranga
Papers offered differ by location. The Catalogue of Papers has full location info.
Start Dates: Trimester A (March), Trimester B (July) and C Trimester (November)
Estimated Fees* (Domestic): $8,276 - $9,292 per year
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Estimated Fees* (International): $41,730 (120 pts)
$62,600 (180 pts)
Entry Requirements: Postgraduate International
Area of Study:
All amounts are in New Zealand Dollars (NZD).*Tuition fees shown 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.

Degree Planner

Degree planner — Master of Information Technology (120 points)

120 points

45 points from
500 level papers listed in footnotes

  • Compulsory
  • Placement
  • Elective

Degree planner — Master of Information Technology (180 points)

90 points

30 points from
CSMAX570, ENGME585 or other approved papers

90 points

90 points from
500 level papers (see footnotes)

  • Compulsory
  • Placement
  • Elective

Degree planner — Master of Information Technology (240 points)

120 points

60 points from
COMPX568 and COMPX569

120 points

30 points from
CSMAX570, ENGME585 or other approved papers

90 points from
500 level papers (see footnotes)

  • Compulsory
  • Placement
  • Elective

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

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 Master of Information Technology and will be offered the 240 point version of the qualification

International students will need to have an IELTS score of at least 6.5 overall (with no less than 6.0 in any band). Email [email protected] for more information or help with the application process.

Study 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.

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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.

Qualifications links

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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