Graduate Diploma in Data Analytics (Level 7)

Programme highlights

Get the training to use your analytical and problem-solving skills to leverage the true value of data for organisations all over the world.

You’ll be well equipped for a career in this exciting and constantly changing field as you learn to design, develop and use front and back-end data manipulation, security and data warehousing processes and technologies to support decision making and solve business problems.

As well as a strong grounding in analytical, technical and theoretical concepts this degree also uses hands-on practical methods and teaches important people skills like communication and management skills. As the culmination of this programme you’ll be able to do a real-world project where you can apply your skills in the workplace.

Download the Programme Guide and Timetable

2018: Programme Guide and Timetable

2019: Programme Guide and Timetable

Certificate of Proficiency

Keen to study a stand alone-course? 

At MIT you can apply to study an individual course to gain proficiency in a specific area. Our Certificate of Proficiency options allow you to study an individual course without enrolling in a full programme.

Find out what Digital Technologies courses are available to study as a Certificate of Proficiency here.

Key facts

Start Month(s) February, May, July and October
Study Location(s) MIT Manukau
Level 7
Domestic fees $6,700 approx.
Youth Guarantee Not available
Programme Code MN4566
Duration

One year (full-time)

Study Method Full-time
Credits 120
International Fees NZD$22,300 approx.
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship Not available
Qualification MIT Graduate Diploma

MIT degree grads earn more*

Recently analysed Government data shows that MIT degree holders have the highest employment rates in the country five years after finishing their degrees. They can also expect to be among the best paid. Explore your study options and become one of MIT grads who earn more.

*Recently analysed government data shows that MIT degree holders have the highest employment rates and among the highest median earnings in the country five years after finishing their degrees. View the full report at  educationcentral.co.nz

Need help applying?

We're here to support you to succeed.

If you need help with applying or advice on choosing a programme, our Information and Application Centre is here to give you guidance.

Send us a message, call us on 0800 62 62 52 or come in and see us.

Information is correct at September 2018. Programme fees may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2019 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2019 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2019 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here manukau.ac.nz/study/apply-and-enrol/fees-and-study-costs. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2019 are based on the 2018 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2019. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.

Entry requirements

Applicants must meet the following criteria for admission into the programme:

  • successfully completed a bachelor’s degree in any field excluding the specific graduate
    diploma field; or
  • successfully completed a Level 6 or 7 Diploma and relevant work and/or life experience (equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree); or
  • evidence of equivalent practical, professional or educational experience e.g. three–five
    years’ full-time work experience (relevant to ICT studies).

English Language entry requirements

Applicants must have sufficient competence in the English language to undertake this programme which is taught and assessed in English. This will be demonstrated by meeting the current NZQA requirements.

For the minimum English language requirements refer to: manukau.ac.nz/english-req

Provisional Entry

Students who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements for a programme will be eligible to be enrolled as a student where their previous educational, work or life experience indicates they have a reasonable likelihood of success. Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements for a programme may also be eligible to enrol in exceptional circumstances. Such decisions will be made by the Director/Head of School.

International students

Test your English level to help you plan.

Take our free online English test to get a basic indication of your English level. This will help you understand what programmes you can apply for and what preparation you may require before you start your programme of study.

Find out now.

Career opportunities

Opportunities for employment include: 

  • IT manager, web developer
  • Programmer
  • Software developer
  • Software architect
  • Systems analyst
  • Business analyst
  • Network/software support specialist
  • Multimedia developer
  • User experience designer
  • Network/database administrator
  • Business and data analytics professional
  • IT project manager (incorporating business analytics and intelligence).

Programme structure

You must complete:
Level 6 (15 credits each)

563.684 Big Data Analysis

This course is designed to understand essential attributes, contemporary issues, opportunities, risks and challenges of big data; to explain the concepts and techniques of data integration, cleansing, processing and analysing; to design and implement a data warehouse; to understand the modelling requirement, approaches and complexities of data mining; and to create decision models and produce reports and business intelligence to support complex decision scenarios.
Prerequisite: 564.532 Introduction to Databases;502.524 Fundamentals of Business Intelligence.

563.685 Business Statistics for Decision Modelling

The purpose of this course is to understand, construct and apply statistical models to assist business decision-making and problem-solving; and to demonstrate an understanding of forecasting strategies, detecting trends and making predictions from regression analysis and simulation of time series data;

563.686 Data Analytics and Intelligence

The purpose of this course is to explain how businesses can use big data analytics to drive business growth and discover how data analytics will change the way organisations make products, market services and engage with customers; and to analyse big data sets using visualisation techniques to create decision scenarios.
Prerequisite: 502.524 Fundamentals of Business Intelligence.

Level 7 (15 credits each, excl. Industry Project 30 credits)

563.785 Hot Topic in Data Analytics

The purpose of this course is to apply the concepts, techniques, tools and models of big data and data analytics to create a useful solution for a given business problem in a selected industry.

563.784 Advanced Data Analytics

This course focuses on designing, developing and implementing an advanced business intelligence system from a big data set using a data analytic tool. The students learn how to translate a business problem into the design of a data analysis strategy; to develop an advanced business intelligence solution that performs data manipulations using a variety of models in a selected big data analytic environment, and to critically examine and interpret the model outputs and test the performance of models;
Prerequisite: 563.686 Data Analytics and Intelligence

563.783 Management of ICT

The purpose of this course is to learn and apply appropriate frameworks, architectures, tools and techniques for analysing business and ICT infrastructure to prepare ICT strategies, policies, protocols and action plans; to align business processes with information systems processes; to prepare an ICT risk management plan; and to understand the influence of ICT innovations in organisational management;
Prerequisite: 561.590 Business Information Systems;and 563.683 Change and Project Management in IT.

563.786 GDICT Industry Project

The opportunity to design, implement and evaluate a project for a client by integrating the theory learnt in underpinning courses and applying this practically in an industry environment.
Prerequisite: Level 7 courses in selected major.

Key dates

To find the start date of your programme intake listed above, please view the Academic year and key dates.

Offered by

School of Digital Technologies

*Recently analysed government data shows that MIT degree holders have the highest employment rates and among the highest median earnings in the country five years after finishing their degrees. View the full report at  educationcentral.co.nz

Need help applying?

We're here to support you to succeed.

If you need help with applying or advice on choosing a programme, our Information and Application Centre is here to give you guidance.

Send us a message, call us on 0800 62 62 52 or come in and see us.

Information is correct at September 2018. Programme fees may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2019 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2019 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2019 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here manukau.ac.nz/study/apply-and-enrol/fees-and-study-costs. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2019 are based on the 2018 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2019. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.

Key information for students

Graduate Diploma in Data Analytics

Entry Requirements
Minimum requirements [?] Any minimum or preferred criteria for entry to this qualification. Applicants for the Graduate Diploma in Data Analytics must meet the following criteria for admission into the programme: * Successfully completed a bachelor's degree in a relevant field excluding the specific graduate diploma field. OR * Successfully completed a Level 6 or 7 Diploma and relevant work and/or life experience (equivalent to a Bachelor's degree). OR * Evidence of equivalent practical, professional or educational experience e.g. three - five year's full time work experience [relevant to ICT studies]. AND * Have English language competence to undertake this programme which is taught and assessed in English. For the minimum English language requirements refer to the following NZQA Rule 18 at http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/assets/About-us/Our-role/Rules/Prog-App-Accred-Rules-201 5.pdf Interviews An interview is not required, however an interview process will be available on application to counsel the appropriate choice of programme, to determine whether any specific support is required and to ensure students are well informed about the programme's demands and requirements. Whanau/family will be invited to accompany applicants to these interviews.
Detailed requirements [?] Click here for more information on any additional entry criteria for this qualification. More information about entry to this qualification
Duration [?] The minimum amount of time it takes to complete this qualification. 1 Year
Tuition Fees Annual Total Qualification
Student fees [?] Annual:
The annual tuition fees payable by a student to study this qualification, additional to what the government contributes. (This is an average based on recent course enrolments. Your fees may differ depending on your course selection.)

Total Qualification:
The total tuition fees payable by a student to study this qualification, additional to what the government contributes. (This is an average based on recent course enrolments. Your fees may differ depending on your course selection.)
$6,352 $6,352
Government tuition subsidy [?] Annual:
The average annual amount paid by government towards the tuition fees for this qualification, additional to what the student pays. (This is an estimate based on the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

Total Qualification:
The average total amount paid by government towards the tuition fees for this qualification, additional to what the student pays. (This is an estimate based on the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)
$9,384 $9,384
Total [?] Annual:
The combined total of the annual amount paid by both the student and government towards the tuition fees for this qualification. (This is an estimate based on recent course enrolments and the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

Total Qualification:
The combined total of the amount paid by both the student and government towards the total tuition fees for this qualification. (This is an estimate based on recent course enrolments and the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)
$15,736 $15,736
Compulsory student services fee
Student loan information [?] Click here for more information on loans and allowances. StudyLink
Student Success
Successful course completions [?] The percentage of students who successfully completed courses towards this qualification last year. N/A
National Graduate Outcomes (3 years after completion)
Median earnings [?] The median represents the middle value for all earnings of young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally. Earnings do not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. $62,612
Earnings range [?] The range shows the upper and lower quartile values representing the one quarter point and three quarters point for all earnings of young graduates who completed qualifications in this subject area. Half of all graduates had earnings within this range. N/A - N/A
In employment [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. N/A
In further study [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. N/A
On a benefit [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. N/A
Note: all KIS information is the most recent available relating to domestic students only.
Click here for more information about the Key Information for Students