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Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology

Designed for students with a non ICT-related bachelors degree
Our Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology (PGCertInfoTech) will teach you the specialist skills you need to ignite your career in ICT. If you’ve ever considered working in the ICT sector, the PGCertInfoTech is the programme for you.

Gain fundamental skills in software development, web technologies, and databases
The short, intensive programme is ideal for those who already have an undergraduate degree in a non ICT-related subject, and offers a supercharged route into the industry. You will learn up-to-date knowledge of object-oriented programming and design that will complement your existing critical thinking and communication abilities.

Pathway into the Master of Information Technology
The PGCertInfoTech is unique in that it provides an alternative pathway for entry into the Master of Information Technology for students who do not possess IT-related qualifications.

Your Two 30-point Courses

Programming for Industry
This course introduces object-oriented software development, which is the dominant paradigm for developing software in the IT industry. Using the Java programming language, Programming for Industry covers the key principles of object-oriented programming, encapsulation, inheritance, polymorphism and composition, in addition to fundamental modelling and design techniques. Students will develop application software of moderate complexity, and in doing so learn how to apply object-oriented principles and use contemporary application programming interfaces, frameworks and tools.

Programming with Web Technologies
This course complements Programming for Industry by focusing on the development of web-based applications, which are hugely prevalent in the modern world. Knowledge of design principles and technologies for web-based applications, coupled with associated practical skills, are invaluable to individuals intending to work in the IT industry. This course introduces the key client-side technologies HTML, CSS and Javascript, as well as server-side technologies to support dynamic web pages and relational database access. Students will also learn about the usability of web-based user interfaces, and the use of mobile apps in a web application.

Start Dates

Full-Time Study 2019

Auckland Waikato
Semester One / Semester A March 04 February 25
Semester Two / Semester B July 22 Not offered
Late Year Term November 11 November 11

Part-Time Study 2019

  Auckland Waikato
Semester One / Semester A March 04 Not offered
Semester Two / Semester B July 22 Not offered
Late Year Term Not offered Not offered

Student Stories

William's Story

In this programme, you have the opportunity to learn advanced theoretical and practical concepts across both computer technology and business managerial fields.

Awards and scholarships

PGCertInfoTech Award for Māori and Pacific Students

$5,000 Award for Māori and Pacific students enrolled full-time or part-time in a PGCertInfoTech