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Postgraduate Diploma in Information Sciences

  • Graduate Diploma

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma

About this course

The Postgraduate Diploma in Information Sciences will give you in-depth knowledge and expertise in Computer Science, Information Technology or Software Engineering. Many graduates choose to complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Information Sciences without an endorsement. This allows you to select the mix of courses that best suit you and include not only courses in Computer Science, Information Technology or Software Engineering but also courses in Data Science, Cyber Security, Information Systems and/or Business Management.

Some courses in the Postgraduate Diploma in Information Sciences have a strong focus on specific technical areas (for example, Artificial Intelligence). These courses require an appropriate technical background as the content is at an advanced level. Other courses provide an overview of current general topics (for example, Cyber Security).

Postgraduate study is a satisfying and challenging process that will give you a further qualification. If you want to gain a more detailed understanding of an area of study, either for interest, or to perhaps move up the hierarchy in your career, you should consider this qualification.

Entry requirements

Admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Information Sciences requires you to have either:

  • a Bachelor of Information Sciences, or an equivalent qualification, having achieved a B grade average over the 300-level majoring courses.
  • An equivalent qualification will be considered as a bachelor's degree followed by a Graduate Diploma in Information Sciences, having achieved a B grade average over the 300-level courses.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Study locations

Auckland

What you will learn

During your study you will learn how to apply problem-solving and analytical thinking skills to the analysis of, and solutions to, general software-based problems within the broader ICT community. You will gain skills in evaluating policies and processes used in the design, construction, testing and maintenance of advanced technological solutions in order to make informed strategic decisions.

Topics you can study include:

  • (Computer Science) artificial intelligence, computer graphics, computer vision, parallel and distributed computing, operating systems and advanced computer systems.
  • (Information Technology) systems security, geoinformatics, research methods, software development, user requirements.
  • (no subject) cyber security, health informatics, management, elective (your choice)