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Graduate Diploma in Information Sciences

  • Graduate Diploma

At Massey University you can follow your interest in computing in a friendly and flexible learning environment.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
1 year full-time

About this course

At Massey University you can follow your interest in computing in a friendly and flexible learning environment.

Massey is one of the few universities in New Zealand where your information sciences qualification covers all three disciplines of computer science, information technology and software engineering. The majors are not isolated and you can choose to have more or less of these three areas as part of your study, depending on your area of interest or career ambitions.

You'll learn a broad spectrum of skills from business management through to developing software and hardware. So you'll emerge from your studies at Massey with a well-rounded understanding of the whole industry, as well as with the specialist skills that you'll need to become an excellent ICT professional.

The Graduate Diploma in Information Sciences (GradDipInfSc) is intended mainly for graduates in one area who are seeking to retrain in a specific area of information sciences or update their knowledge and skills in that area. The programme takes one year or the equivalent by part-time study.

You can use this diploma to complete the equivalent of a Bachelor of Information Sciences major in one of the subjects of that degree.

Entry requirements

To enter the programme you will normally need a university degree or be accepted as having equivalent status to a university graduate. You will also need to have a background adequate for the 200-level (second year of an undergraduate degree) courses you wish to study. Passes in suitable courses from other universities will be accepted instead of the prescribed Massey University courses, and for some subjects prerequisites will be waived for GradDipInfSc students. The 100-level pre-requisites will not be waived for the Computer Science, Software Engineering or Data Science endorsements. You should consult the BInfSc Schedule for details of offerings of 100-level prerequisite courses.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

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Distance Learning