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Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology


Offshore international students can start this programme online in November 2021 (C Trimester). Students can choose to continue their studies by starting the Master of Information Technology (180 point) online in March 2022 (A Trimester). Online students will then transition to face-to-face classes on campus in New Zealand once able. See how to apply.  

Almost every enterprise today needs the skills of network and data professionals, coders, system architects, web developers and other technically trained professionals. With this explosion in careers comes a demand for smart, industry-ready graduates ready to make the most of technology within the business.

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 developed two new postgraduate programmes – the Master of Information Technology (MInfoTech) and Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology (PGCertInfoTech).

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 skills you have already developed.

Programme Details

The PGCertInfoTech is one trimester long (60 points) and is designed for students who already have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in another subject. You will study two papers full-time: COMPX568 - Programming for Industry and COMPX569 - Programming with Web Technologies.

The PGCertInfoTech also provides the ideal bridge to the MInfoTech. You can complete both of these programmes (240 points) in 1.5 – 2 years depending on when you start.

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Key information

Years: 0.5
Points: 60
PGCertInfoTech Study Locations:Hamilton, Online
Papers offered differ by location. The Catalogue of Papers has full location info.
Start Dates: Trimester A (March) and Trimester C (November)
Estimated Fees* (International): 2020 : NZ$17,170 / 2021: NZ$17,685
Entry Requirements: Postgraduate International
Area of Study:
*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 — Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology (PGCertInfoTech)

  • Compulsory
This information is provisional and subject to change.

Career opportunities

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

Entry requirements

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 Trimester A (March) or in Trimester C (November).

For enrolment questions, you can email [email protected]

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Graduate study options

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

Qualifications links


School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
Phone: 0800 924 528 or +64 7 838 4625
Email: [email protected]

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