Develop your skills in creating programs, web pages, networks and databases. Learn the fundamentals of software design and development. Build knowledge of the IT industry. Around 60 percent of the programme is practical – you’ll learn by working on real problems.

The New Zealand Diploma in Information Systems is a 120-credit level 5 programme with eight

compulsory courses that can be completed in two trimesters. This programme provides stair-casing into the Bachelor of Information Technology at Whitireia.

What you will learn:

Develop your skills in creating programs, web pages, networks and databases. Learn the fundamentals of software design and development. Build knowledge of the IT industry. Around 60 percent of the programme is practical – you’ll learn by working on real problems.

Potential Career Options

Graduates of this diploma will have the skills and knowledge to gain employment in roles such as process mapping, project administration, records management, entry level application administration, and other entry level roles in Information Systems.

Schedule of Courses

Entry Criteria

International Students

Proven equivalence of entry requirements plus IELTS 6.0 (with no band lower than 5.5) or equivalent.

  • Or New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4)
  • Or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience

Find your country's equivalent academic entry requirements here

Study Part-time

Are you looking to study part-time while you work or balance other commitments? 

No problem we can make study work for you. This programme includes part-time study options for people who want the flexibility of studying while they manage other commitments.

Go to International Students main page

Meet The Team

Additional Information

Download Programme Course Selection Sheet

 * International fees shown here do not include insurance and administration (currently approximately $780 per year of study)

Further Study Options

You can credit transfer towards:

Bachelor of Information Technology 

 

Government's Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF)

These programmes are FREE under TTAF, covering; compulsory tuition fees, compulsory course costs and compulsory student services fees. Visit tec.govt.nz for more information about TTAF