Wellington ICT Graduate School


Who can apply

This qualification has been designed for people with a bachelor's degree in a field relating to information technology. International students are welcome to apply.

This is a 180-credit Master's programme. You will complete this qualification in three full-time semesters over 18 months at Whitireia and WelTec. This programme is delivered at Whitireia's Wellington campus, 15 Dixon Street.

Option 1: 90 Credit Thesis

This is an example study plan if you want to increase your skills in the planning, execution and completion of a piece of applied research. Read course details

Semester one

Research in Information Technology, Internship and one course option.

Semester two and three

Research Proposal, Applied Research Thesis and one course option.

Option 2: 45 Credit Research Report

This is an example study plan if you want to advance your professional career. Read course details

Semester one

Research in Information Technology and three course options.

Semester two

Research Proposal, Internship and one course option.

Semester three

Applied Research Project and one course option.


Optional Courses

  • Business Intelligence and Data Mining
  • Cloud Computing and ICT Infrastructure
  • Business Analysis for IT
  • Multimedia Application Development for Mobile devices
  • Network Security and Forensics
  • Quality Assurance and Testing
  • System Architecture and technology Integration
  • Information Management
  • Conceptual Data Modelling
  • Network Design and Management
  • Special Topic in IT

You will learn…

  1. Critical evaluation of research literature in Information Technology and related disciplines
  2. How to work effectively in multicultural teams and exercise leadership as required
  3. Advanced knowledge about an applied field of enquiry
  4. How to engage in rigorous intellectual analysis, criticism and problem-solving
  5. How to work independently and appreciate the need for continued learning
  6. Project management involving the use of Information Technology
  7. Effective communication (orally, visually and in writing)
  8. How to research, analyse and argue from evidence
  9. How to identify, analyse and address ethical issues
WhitireiaWellington, New Zealand