Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology

Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology

Use this 17-week programme to take your skills to the next level with a postgrad qualification. Work on a project in your chosen field and broaden your problem-solving abilities. Gain a mix of technological skills and business awareness and head into the industry with a fresh perspective.

What you will learn

The ICT industry is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. As a result, there's a huge demand for industry-ready ICT graduates who have the right mix of technological skills and business awareness. The aim of The Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology is to meet the demand for highly skilled network and data professionals, coders, system architects, developers, business analysts, cyber security experts, and other work-ready ICT professionals. 

The Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology is a 60 credit level 8 qualification, which can be completed in one semester or two trimesters or the equivalent part-time.

  • Work on research projects
  • Investigate the impact of IT on society
  • Consider different perspectives on IT
  • Elective options include:
    • Multimedia application development
    • Network security and forensics
    • business analysts
    • Cyber ethics

Study part-time

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

This programme includes part-time study options for people who want the flexibility of studying while they manage other commitments.


Career options

  • Security engineer
  • Network manager
  • Software developer
  • IT systems analyst
  • Database manager

Entry requirements

A bachelor's degree or postgraduate qualification in information technology or related subject with a B grade average at Level 7 or 8, or have the acquired skills and knowledge through relevant work or professional experience.

International Students

Minimum IELTS (academic) score of 6.5 with no band score lower than 6, or equivalent.

International online programme information

Find your country's equivalent academic entry requirements here

 * International fees shown here do not include insurance and administration (currently approximately $924 per year of study)

Offering institute

This qualification is offered by Whitireia 

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