Otago Polytechnic

Computing & IT 

IT management and project services

IT management and project services focus on how to make information systems operate efficiently. It’s about helping people work better.

IT management includes many of the essential functions of management, such as staffing, organising, budgeting and control. Still, it also has services that are unique to IT, such as software development, change management, network planning and tech support.

 

CAREER OUTCOMES

Study Information Technology prepares graduates for employment in the digital and technology environment. Employment opportunities include IT Project Managers, IT Managers,  IT Helpdesk/Support Technician, Network Engineers, Software Engineers, Multimedia and Web Developers, Database Architects, Systems Analysts, Solutions Architect, Test Analyst, Database administrator, Technical Writer or Network Engineer

Learners may need higher levels of study for progressing into some speciality career roles. Learn more about the NZ qualification level.

 

Programmes

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CERTIFICATE

New Zealand Certificate in Computing (Intermediate User) (Level 3)

  • Dunedin
  • One semester full-time; one year part-time
  • Level 3
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply until start date

Learn about a variety of topics within the computer field, develop your IT skills, and gain knowledge of the industry. This programme is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills required to enter the New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4) or other equivalent qualifications.

New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4)

  • Dunedin
  • One semester full-time; one year part-time
  • Level 4
  • Starts February or July
  • Apply until start date

Gain an in-depth introduction to computing and software. This qualification gives you the foundation you need to enter the Bachelor of Information Technology or other IT programmes.

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BACHELOR

Bachelor of Information Technology

  • Dunedin and Auckland
  • Three years full-time; part-time options
  • Level 7
  • Starts Dunedin: February and July; Auckland: January, March, June, August and October
  • Apply until start date

Develop high-level technical and problem-solving skills and a solid theoretical understanding of IT concepts in this hands-on degree.

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GRADUATE DIPLOMA & CERTIFICATE

Graduate Certificate in Information Technology (Level 7)

  • Dunedin
  • One semester full-time; two-three semesters part-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply until start date

Do you have a degree in a subject other than information technology and want to develop your computing skills? Or perhaps you are an IT graduate looking to increase your knowledge in specialist areas? Either way, this flexible IT programme is the perfect solution and is ideal if you want to study alongside full-time employment.

Graduate Diploma in Information Technology - Auckland delivery

  • Auckland
  • One year full-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts January, March, June, August and October
  • Apply anytime

This exciting new programme has been specifically designed for international students. It will provide you with the professional skills that you will need to work effectively in the New Zealand IT and business environment.

Graduate Diploma in Information Technology - Dunedin

  • Dunedin
  • One year full-time; two-three years part-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply until start date

Are you looking to intensively develop your IT expertise or would like to increase your knowledge? This qualification will take your skills to another level!

 

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Related multidisciplinary programmes

 

New Zealand Certificate in Project Management (Level 4)

  • Online
  • 20 weeks full-time | 40 weeks part-time
  • Level 4
  • Starts - flexible
  • Apply anytime

Want to learn how to support the successful completion of projects? This online qualification will enable you to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to support the management of a project and to take responsibility for some parts of a project under broad guidance. This programme is only available online.

New Zealand Diploma in Business (Project Management) (Level 5)

  • Online
  • 36 weeks full-time | 72 weeks part-time
  • Level 5
  • Starts monthly
  • Apply anytime

Do you want a career in project management? Enrol in this fully-online qualification and gain the skills and knowledge you'll need to successfully manage projects from the initial planning stage through to completion.

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