Wellington ICT Graduate School


Who can apply

Both these qualifications have been designed for people with a Bachelor's degree in a field relating to information technology, or equivalent skills and knowledge through appropriate work or professional experience.

Programme outlines

Gain internationally recognised skills and knowledge in the area of Information and Communications Technology. These programmes, delivered at Whitireia's Wellington campus, are designed to meet specific needs as identifed by local industry.

Postgraduate Certificate in ICT (17 weeks):

Enhance your existing skills while studying part-time.
PGCertICT comprises two compulsory courses:

  • IT8x01 Research in Information Technology; and
  • IT8x24 Internship - industry experience through your current employment.
Plus one elective course, choose from either:
  • IT8x20 Special Topic in Front End Development; or
  • IT8x23 Special Topic in Quality Assurance and Testing Automation.

Postgraduate Diploma in ICT (1 year):

Learn to work effectively in multicultural teams and exercise leadership as required, engaging in rigorous intellectual analysis, critique and problem-solving. Choose hands-on learning relevant to your career from a range of options including:

  • Data Mining
  • Cloud Computing
  • Business Analysis
  • Business Intelligence
  • ICT Infrastructure
  • Information Management
  • Mobile Devices
  • Network Design and Management
  • Security and Forensics
  • Quality Assurance
  • System Architecture
  • Information Assurance and Security
  • Information Assurance Network Fundamentals
  • Security Models and Architecture
  • Cryptography and Security Mechanism
  • Topics in Cyber Ethics
  • Service Quality Management

You will learn…

  1. Critical evaluation of research literature in ICT 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 ICT
  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