Postgraduate Diploma In Information Systems And Technology in University of Canterbury
Duration : 12 Months
Intake : February or July
Level : Postgraduate Diploma
Tuition & fees : $ 25,000 Per Year
IELTS : 6.5
TOEFL : 90
PTE : 64
About Postgraduate Diploma In Information Systems And Technology in University of Canterbury
The Postgraduate Diploma in Information Systems and Technology (PGDipIST) is an advanced qualification in Information Systems for specialist IT graduates. Students will be encouraged to challenge and continuously improve their existing IS and Technology Management practices. They can combine taught courses and seminars with research options and an internship.
Graduates will become globally aware and understand, analyse, and critique national and international perspectives on information systems and technology.
Why study a Postgraduate Diploma in Information Systems and Technology at UC?
Set yourself apart with a specialist diploma and get ahead in your IS career.
Gain advanced skills in a one-year applied qualification.
There is a significant shortage in high level ICT skills, so this programme will help UC graduates meet the demand in the marketplace, as more employers seek to engage more IT-savvy employees.
This programme will be taught by the UC Business School | Te Kure Umanga staff and professional, qualified contributors from the local business community (including academic staff and professionals with competencies in Māori and Indigenous development-related IS topics).
Increasingly, postgraduate diplomas are becoming more recognisable in the international market, and ICT-specific skills are critical to the growth and development of many business sectors in Aotearoa New Zealand. There is also evidence of a growing demand for biculturally competent and work-ready IS graduates, who are able to apply cultural concepts and theories to organisational situations across a wide range of organisations, industries, and countries.
This Diploma will allow graduates to jump ahead and take on innovative leadership or management roles in ICT. Graduates will be well suited to work in a range of roles including business/systems analyst, IS consultant, IS manager, and software developer.
Bachelors: No specific cutoff mentioned
Applicants are required to have a relevant bachelor's degree
An applicant wishing to study the PGDipIST is required to have completed a bachelor’s degree (eg, a BCom) with a grade average of B or better in 300-level Information Systems or other related courses, or have a related qualification
Approved English tests
IELTS Academic - An average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
TOEFL iBT - Total minimum score of 90, minimum score of 19 in reading, writing and listening. Please note UC only accepts TOEFL iBT scores from a single test date, not MyBest scores.
TOEFL PBT - With a minimum score of 575 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5
CCEL EAP - Level 2 with a minimum B+ grade
CAE or CPE - Score of 176 with a minimum of 169 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE with an overall score of 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50
NZCEL - Level 5
University of Canterbury Highlights
No. of Campuses
1 main campus
No. of Residence Halls
Graduate Job Rate
89.9% (full time)
Above 600,000 NZD pa
Cost of Attendance
29,550 NZD pa
Mode of Program
Full time and online
University of Canterbury Tuition fee
New Zealand Living Expenses
You'll require between $20,000 and $25,000 a year ($380–480 per week) for housing/rent, food, transportation, phone bills, internet usage, and entertainment, in addition to your tuition and insurance fees. The average living expense will be the same for everyone, regardless of their tuition or course price. Please keep in mind that these are only suggestions; the Immigration New Zealand requirement is $15,000 per year including return travel or an additional $2,000.