Postgraduate Diploma In Information Technology in Southern Institute of Technology
Duration : 1 Year
Intake : Feb
Level : Postgraduate Diploma
Tuition & fees : $ 20,100 Per Year
IELTS : 6.5
TOEFL : 90
PTE : 58
About Postgraduate Diploma In Information Technology in Southern Institute of Technology
Learn independently and recognise the importance of continued learning
Engage in rigorous intellectual analysis, criticism and problem-solving
Show evidence of advanced knowledge about specialist areas of ICT
Work effectively in teams and take on leadership roles
Recognise, evaluate and address ICT-related ethical issues
Apply acquired knowledge and skills in practical situations
Communicate effectively orally, visually and in writing
Demonstrate knowledge of the research process
Analyse and critique ICT research literature
Undertake masters study
The Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology is aimed at IT professionals and recent graduates wishing to undertake a programme of study that covers a wider range of subject areas, in order to prepare for further study or to assist with obtaining a more senior position in an IT or IT business related place of employment. Potential employment roles may include: business analyst, IT manager, network manager, security specialist, software developer, systems administrator and team leader.
Students will have completed all requirements of a bachelor's degree or graduate diploma in information technology or related subject, with at least a B grade average at Level 7.
Notwithstanding the above admission criteria, in exceptional circumstances, a mature aged applicant who can show evidence of ability to succeed in the programmes may be considered for admission, provided the applicant has successfully completed an approved course or programme, or has relevant industry experience which is deemed to meet the required standard for entry.
Provisional Part-time Admission
An applicant, who does not meet academic criteria, may be provisionally admitted to enrol in one or more papers. Upon successful completion of the paper(s), the student may apply for special admission or admission by mature entry.
Applicants whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having passed tests of English language competence in accordance with NZQA rules below:
IELTS test: Score of 6.5 with no band score lower than 6
TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT): Score of 590 (with an essay score 5.5 TWE)
TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT): Score of 90 or higher (with a writing score of 21)
University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations: CAE with a score of 58 or higher or CPE with a score of 45 or higher
Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PtoE (Academic) score of 58
NZCEL: Level 5 with the Academic endorsement
The Head of Faculty will determine the maximum number of students permitted to enrol in the postgraduate programmes.
All enrolments in the Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology are approved at the discretion of the Programme Manager in consultation with the Head of Faculty and teaching staff as required.
Southern Institute of Technology Highlights
No. of Students
Cost of Attendance
8,000-26,000 NZD (annually)
Mode of Program
Full time and online
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.