Duration
Full-time: Varies
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2018 Semester One – 26 February
2018 Semester Two – 16 July
Available locations
City
Points
240
Programme type
Postgraduate
Taught options available

Programme overview

The global ICT industry is projected to grow by US$1.3 trillion between 2013 and 2020, and technology is New Zealand’s fastest growing industry. As a result there's a huge demand for industry-ready ICT graduates who have the right mix of technological skills and business awareness.

The depth of business enterprise and project-based learning sets the MInfoTech apart from other qualifications. During the programme, you’ll complete a 10-week internship where you’ll work on a real-world project.

Programme structure

The MInfoTech offers two options for students from different study backgrounds who would like to advance their ICT career.

180-point masters students must complete the following:

  • Industry internship worth 60 points
  • At least 45 points from technical skills courses
  • At least 45 points from complementary skills courses
  • Up to 30 points from other approved 600 or 700-level courses

 

 

120-point masters students must complete the following:

  • Industry internship worth 60 points
  • At least 45 points from complementary skills courses
  • Up to 15 points from other approved 600 or 700-level courses 

Check out the full list of technical and complementary courses.

Industry internship

To prepare you for the world of work, you’ll complete a 10-week, full-time internship. This integral component provides a unique opportunity for you to work on a real-world project while developing your technical expertise.  

2018 entry requirements

My highest qualification is from:

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Taught 120 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 4.5

    Bachelors (honours) degree or postgraduate diploma

  • Study option
    Taught 180 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 4.5

    An undergraduate degree

Further programme requirements

Select your study option:

You must have completed a bachelors (honours) degree or postgraduate diploma in an IT-related field with a GPA of 4.5. 75 points must be from courses above stage III, with at least 45 points 700 level, in an IT-related field.

An IT-related field is a discipline such as computer science, information systems or software engineering.

Please note: If you already hold a masters degree in the same (or substantially similar) field of study, you may not be eligible for this programme.

You must have completed a bachelors degree in an IT-related field with a GPA of 4.5. 75 points must be from courses at Stage III or above, with at least 45 points in an IT-related field.

An IT-related field is a discipline such as computer science, information systems or software engineering.

Please note: If you already hold a masters degree in the same (or substantially similar) field of study, you may not be eligible for this programme.

Other pathways to study

Alternatively, you can gain entry to the 180-point masters if you have completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology with a GPA of 4.5 or higher.

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Taught 120 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 4.5

    One year of postgraduate study

  • Study option
    Taught 180 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 4.5

    An undergraduate degree

  • Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.5

Further programme requirements

Select your study option:

You must have completed one year of postgraduate study, following your undergraduate degree, with a GPE of 4.5. Your study must have been at a recognised university (or similar institution) and in an IT-related field.

An IT-related field is a discipline such as computer science, information systems or software engineering.

Please note: If you already hold a masters degree in the same (or substantially similar) field of study, you may not be eligible for this programme.

You must have completed an undergraduate degree at a recognised university (or similar institution) in an IT-related field with a GPE of 4.5.

An IT-related field is a discipline such as computer science, information systems or software engineering.

Please note: If you already hold a masters degree in the same (or substantially similar) field of study, you may not be eligible for this programme.

Other pathways to study

Alternatively, you can gain entry to the 180-point masters if you complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology with a GPA of 4.5 or higher.

How much does a Master of Information Technology cost per year?

2018 fees

Domestic students
NZ$8,613.60 – $10,124.40*
International students
NZ$42,606*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 2018 fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $6.78 per point, estimated at $813.60 for full-time study (120 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

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Scholarships and awards

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Student loans and allowances

Are you a New Zealand citizen or resident? You could be eligible for a student loan or allowance.

Cost of living

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Key dates

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Application closing dates

Semester One 2018
8 December 2017

Start dates

Here are the start dates for the programme.

Other important dates

See important dates for the academic year, including orientation, enrolment, study breaks, exams, and graduation.

Where could this programme take you?

You’ll add value to New Zealand's vibrant, dynamic ICT sector as you acquire advanced, specialist technological skills; gain industry experience in the development and commercialisation of products and services; and understand the demands and expectations of a professional workplace.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Cloud computing specialist
  • Cybersecurity specialist
  • Data scientist
  • Games developer
  • Network developer and support
  • Software architect
  • Software developer
  • Team manager

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