The Postgraduate Diploma in Information Systems and Technology (PGDipIST) is an advanced qualification in Information Systems for specialist IT graduates. Students will be encouraged to challenge and continuously improve their existing IS and Technology Management practices. They can combine taught courses and seminars with research options and an internship.
Graduates will become globally aware and understand, analyse, and critique national and international perspectives on information systems and technology.
A student wishing to study the PGDipIST is required to have completed a bachelor's degree (eg, a Bachelor of Commerce) with a Grade Point Average of B or better in their 300-level Information Systems or other related courses, or have another related qualification.
If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.
For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Information Systems and Technology or use the admission requirements checker.How to apply
You can apply online at myUC. Find out more about how to apply for graduate and postgraduate qualifications.
Increasingly, postgraduate diplomas are becoming more recognisable in the international market, and ICT-specific skills are critical to the growth and development of many business sectors in Aotearoa New Zealand. There is also evidence of a growing demand for biculturally competent and work-ready IS graduates, who are able to apply cultural concepts and theories to organisational situations across a wide range of organisations, industries, and countries.
This Diploma will allow graduates to jump ahead and take on innovative leadership or management roles in ICT. Graduates will be well suited to work in a range of roles including business/systems analyst, IS consultant, IS manager, and software developer.