Postgraduate Diploma in Information Systems and Technology

Study Discipline: Computer Science & IT
Study Programme Details
Country: New Zealand
Admission Sessions:Autumn Session, Spring Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type



12 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Embark on a journey of innovation and advancement with our Postgraduate Diploma in Information Systems and Technology (PGDipIST). Designed for specialist IT graduates, this advanced qualification empowers students to challenge and enhance their existing IS and Technology Management practices.

Through a blend of rigorous coursework, seminars, research options, and internships, students delve into the latest trends and future possibilities in the dynamic field of information systems and technology.


Distinguish yourself in the competitive landscape of information systems with our specialized diploma, offering advanced skills in a one-year applied qualification. In an era marked by a significant shortage of high-level ICT skills, our program equips UC graduates with the expertise to meet the demands of the marketplace.

Taught by esteemed faculty from Te Kura Umanga | UC Business School and seasoned professionals from the local business community, our program ensures students are well-prepared to navigate the complexities of the digital age.

Admission Requirements

  • To study the PGDipIST you will need to have completed a bachelor’s degree with a Grade Point Average of B or better in 60 points of 300-level Information Systems or other related courses, or have another related qualification.
  • CAE or CPE: Score of 176 with a minimum of 169 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • IELTS Academic: An average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • NZAPA: English New Zealand Accredited Pathway Assessment Level 3
  • NZCEL: Level 5
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 58
  • TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 90, minimum score of 19 in reading, writing and listening
  • 60 points from 600-level INFO courses
  • 30 points from MBIS 601–699 and COSC480 Computer Programming
  • Remaining courses from INFO, MBIS, COSC, and SENG 400 and 600-level courses.
  • Domestic — $8,641
  • International — $35,000

Future Career Outcomes

Experience a wealth of career opportunities as a graduate of our program, where you’ll join a league of successful alumni making waves in various sectors of the IT industry. From leading IT projects to analyzing complex data sets and safeguarding digital assets, our graduates excel as information systems managers, IT project managers, data analysts, cybersecurity specialists, and software developers. With a curriculum designed to foster skills development and align with industry demands, our program ensures your readiness to thrive in the ever-evolving job market.

Visa Requirements:

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