Take the next step in your digital and information technology (IT) career
Specialise in networking, software and web development or data analytics.
Do you already have a degree and are looking to take your next step in the Information Technology (IT) industry?
Study with MIT to learn practical skills in IT in just one year.
This programme is suitable for graduates from a variety of fields or those with relevant practical experience who want high-level academic training specific to IT.
You will receive strong technical and theoretical training and gain hands-on skills when you complete a real-world project in industry.
Choose the graduate diploma that will help you land your dream job:
- Graduate Diploma in Data Analytics (Level 7)
- Graduate Diploma in Networking (Level 7)
- Graduate Diploma in Software and Web Development (Level 7)
“I graduated MIT as the highest paid software and web development graduate, all thanks to MIT for providing me with the soft and technical skills, practical experience and valuable knowledge that I wouldn’t get anywhere else.
MIT is by far the most unique educational facility I have experienced to date, that is because MIT has a different learning approach that is very engaging and practical. I fell in love with MIT because of how the courses were delivered. The lecturers were highly engaged with students one-on-one and there was so much practical hands-on experience that wasn’t available elsewhere."
Get a real-life industry experience at MIT
"I gained the soft and technical skills that employers want. No other institution's quite the same as MIT."
When studying digital technologies at level 7 (or higher) with MIT you’ll learn to apply your academic skills and knowledge as you complete a real-life industry placement in the workplace. Find out how Sabrina’s industry experience and bachelor qualification helped her secure a job as a business analysist with Westpac.
“I specifically chose MIT due to its outstanding reputation, which had been consistently praised by many. Throughout my time at MIT, I developed a strong affinity for the knowledgeable professors and forged meaningful connections with fellow students. The hands-on approach to learning at MIT was particularly enjoyable, as it made each day exciting and engaging. I hold my professors in high regard, as they played a pivotal role in guiding me through my studies.
At MIT, I acquired a solid foundation in IT fundamentals, as well as the technical skills required to navigate diverse IT scenarios. The industry placement component provided invaluable practical experience, allowing me to put theoretical knowledge into real-world practice. This immersive experience not only motivated me but also fostered a genuine interest in the field, equipping me with troubleshooting abilities and a deeper understanding of workplace challenges.
Thanks to my degree from MIT, I was able to secure a position as a Graduate Consultant, where I am responsible for providing support to clients. The comprehensive education and practical training I received at MIT have proven instrumental in my current role, enabling me to effectively address and resolve issues within my work environment."
“Studying technology can open up a number of endless options and career paths.
Every company needs tech experts that help keep things running – giving you the opportunity to shape a future you can be proud of.
In my first year of studying at MIT, my lecturer approached me and said... “I really want you to do well in this course. There are hardly any females in technology, even more so, Pacific Islanders in ‘networking’ and I’m rooting for you all the way”. In this moment I knew that what I was doing would hopefully encourage others to follow a career in tech and one day I would help pave the way for other Pasifika females who are looking at getting into technology.
A month after I graduated from MIT, I was able to secure a job as a Network Services Coordinator at one of New Zealand’s top tech companies, Datacom. I feel so grateful and blessed to be given an opportunity to put to use all that I have learnt through my studies at MIT and to be working at a company I never thought would be a possibility as a graduate, but more so as a Pacific Islander.
No matter what stage in your life journey you are at, MIT is a great choice for you to begin or continue with your education. Whether you are straight out of high school or looking for a fresh new start, MIT will have many options to choose from. Courses are delivered in a way that keeps you engaged, connected and involved with your learning and as a bonus, you get to meet great people along the way.
Education is key to success, and MIT has played a pivotal part as the foundation of what I have accomplished so far. I have found myself no longer holding back but knowing I have the potential and mindset to achieve and follow my dreams.
MIT has a unique and diverse culture that makes you feel accepted and a sense of belonging. They are known for helping to build, mould and prepare students with the experience, knowledge, skills and confidence to make the world a better place. So, I knew this would be the right place to begin this part of my journey.
For my industry project I was selected to go to an organisation called Cianaa Technologies, as a Cyber Security Awareness Specialist.
While there, I was asked to help pilot their awareness program for payment card industry data security standards (PCI DSS). They wanted to be able to educate and teach existing and potential customers of the dangers and risks of not protecting and safeguarding credit card information.
Together, my partner and I were to create a series of videos, using a software design tool that would be simple enough for clients and customers to understand the vulnerabilities and risks of credit card data if not secured properly and if it got into the wrong hands. We outlined the different types of security breaches, as well as provided resolutions on how to mitigate risks and threats.
Cianaa Technologies were happy with the results of the industry project and wanted the work to continue well after the assignment had finished. With an A+ as a result of months of hard work, it was all worth the long hours and sleepless nights."
"I chose to study at MIT after attending an open day and meeting the lecturers who I felt could help me get the right start in my career. It was a great choice. During my studies for a Bachelor of Information Systems, I gained expert knowledge, tools and valuable industry experience through an internship. I’m dyslexic but the open learning style at MIT allowed me to overcome any potential disadvantage from this.
Everyone I graduated with got jobs quickly, and there are so many opportunities with ICT in New Zealand and overseas. I’m working as a web developer, which I love. Thanks to what I learnt at MIT I can quickly pick up new technologies and techniques, and use them effectively in my job.
My employer has commented on the strong industry knowledge I gained at MIT and the new ideas I continue to bring to the company."
“Data cleansing is the first step in data analytics. Without correct data, we can get skewed information which will impact the decisions being made by the stakeholders. If you love data or if you love visualising data in a way that people can understand, study data analytics. Knowing basic syntax in coding is all you need. If you understand basic coding, you will be able to understand any language that the lecturer is trying to explain to you. If not, ask the lecturers what you need, and they will definitely guide you correctly.
I initially considered MIT because it was close to home, and because of their great Google reviews. I was going to apply for certificates but was guided towards the Graduate Diploma in Data Analytics (Level 7). It was an amazing first meeting and I couldn’t have been more grateful. I have not received such support from any other universities I had emailed, called or met face-to-face. This is very unique to MIT.
I lost my mother during my studies, but everyone here was extremely supportive. The support I received from all my lecturers, student support and counselling services, helped me complete my qualification. I wouldn’t have pushed through without their support. They are compassionate, understanding and extremely helpful. I am grateful for it.
The different papers in this qualification, the presentations and reports, has helped me a lot to be prepared for the workplace. The lecturers make sure we are professional and follow industry standards for our reports, and how we speak/present our reports.
Decide what you love, believe in yourself, be fearless – don’t be afraid. Everyone at MIT is here to help you succeed. Use it to achieve your goals.”
"Cyber attacks are on rise and there has never been a better time to start a career in cyber security.
Cyber security is not simply about protecting the internet, it is more of a lifestyle. Here at MIT students are taught how to incorporate cyber security practices into daily life.
MIT is one of the best and highly reputed institutes in New Zealand that offer specialised course in cyber security. The applied technology course at MIT is designed in such a way that it prepares students for real-world jobs. More stress is given on learning by doing.
Since graduating, I have landed a job as cyber security analyst at one of the largest companies in New Zealand where I can see a huge potential for my career growth in next five years. All this has been possible due to meticulously drafted course material and highly skilled teaching staff at MIT.”
Bhupinder (Bobby) Singh