The Postgraduate Diploma in Information Sciences will give you in-depth knowledge and expertise in Computer Science, Information Technology or Software Engineering. Many students 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.
You can include courses in computer science, information technology or software engineering. You can also add data science, cyber security, information systems and/or business management.
To enter the Postgraduate Diploma in Information Sciences you will have been awarded or qualified for 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.
You will need to provide verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.
You'll 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'll gain skills in evaluating policies and processes used in the design, construction, testing and maintenance of advanced technological solutions. You'll be able to make informed strategic decisions.
A Postgraduate Diploma in Information Sciences gives you the best of theory and practice in information sciences. You will have the ability to run projects in professional practice and it is a stepping stone into a leadership role. It will open up greater opportunities in your career, more quickly.
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