Master of Information Technology
Before joining the ICT Graduate School, I had completed a Master of Business Administration, and I was working in a construction company as a project administrator.
I decided to study a Master of Information Technology (MInfoTech) for a few different reasons; the MInfoTech is well-structured, engages directly with industry, and benefits from the University’s strong brand. The 240-point programme also doesn’t require prior coding knowledge, as it offers a Postgraduate Certificate to teach basic industry requirements.
I’ve always been curious about how technology can change people’s daily lives, and I wanted to get a deeper understanding of IT so that I could be a part of it.
The best part of the programme was the chance to engage with industry through the internship, as it helped me connect with others in tech and prepare for an entry-level role. I interned with Kiwiplan NZ, developing a test-results tracking system dashboard. The dashboard provides information for decision-making and encourages a focus on high-quality development. The dashboard was developed to retrieve test results from the regression trackers on a continuous basis. This internship was very valuable, not just for the coding experience, but to develop soft skills like communication as well.
For those thinking about enrolling in a programme through the Auckland ICT Graduate School, I would say it is never too late to change your career. I started studying part-time in 2018 and graduated in 2022. No matter how old you are or how long it takes, you will get there if you put in the time and effort!