Level 7

Take the next step in your networking and information technology (IT) career

Get ready to play an integral part in maintaining and optimising the flow of information for organisations all over the world with training that makes a practical link between the latest IT skills and knowledge and today's business environment.
Overview

Programme highlights

Get ready to play an integral part in maintaining and optimising the flow of information for organisations all over the world with training that makes a practical link between the latest information technology (IT) skills and knowledge and today’s business environment.

You will be well equipped to take your place in this exciting and constantly changing field as you learn to analyse, design, implement and maintain networking, operating and cloud-based systems and dealing with data security requirements across a variety of industries and business types.

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.

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Entry requirements

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 or training scheme may be eligible to be enrolled. Such decisions must consider any applicable pre-requisites and will be made by the Head of School. Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements may also be eligible to be enrolled in exceptional circumstances where they can demonstrate capability for study at the required level. Such decisions must consider any applicable pre-requisites and will be made by the Head of School.

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Programme structure

Programme structure

You will need to complete the below seven courses (120 credits):

Level 6

565.689 Advanced server services (15 credits)

Demonstrate an understanding of the data storage options and implement a server-based infrastructure with advanced features and data storage to support organizational requirements.
Prerequisite: 565.587 Computer Networks; 565.586 Computer Architecture.

565.690 Network infrastructure (15 credits)

Implement and administer a network infrastructure with associated services and protocols to meet organisational requirements.
Prerequisite: 565.587 Computer Networks; 565.586 Computer Architecture.

565.691 Directory services (15 credits)

Plan, implement and manage a directory service with the protocols, supporting services, and replication mechanisms to meet organisational requirements.
Prerequisite: 565.587 Computer Networks; 565.586 Computer Architecture.

Level 7

563.783 Management of ICT (15 credits)

Provide an overview of management strategies, action plan, policies, and skills appropriate for the ICT industry, and to prepare ICT risks management plan.
Prerequisite: 561.590 Business Information Systems; and 563.683 Change and Project Management in IT.

563.786 GDICT industry project (30 credits)

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.

565.783 Hot topic in networking (15 credits)

Identify a contemporary topic in networking, research its possible challenges and design a solution to meet an organisation’s requirements.
Prerequisite: 565.690 Network Infrastructure; 565.691 Directory Services.

565.784 Cloud computing (15 credits)

Research and apply key cloud computing concepts to meet business requirements and implement a resilient cloud infrastructure for an organisation.
Prerequisite: 565.690 Network Infrastructure; 565.691 Directory Services.

Careers and pathways

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).

For potential salaries visit careers.govt.nz.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Your work experience or previous tertiary study may count towards achieving your qualification. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) at MIT is designed for those who already have on-the-job skills and knowledge, but want to take their career to the next level with a qualification.

With RPL we can measure and match your existing skills against credits in our courses – creating a tailored path of study that will not only save you money but also help you to complete your qualification faster. Learn more.

Information is correct as at 4 November 2022. Programme fees are based on a full-time student and 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 2023 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2023 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2023 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here www.manukau.ac.nz/cssf. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2023 are based on the 2022 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2023. 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 part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology. Te Pukenga is accredited under the provisions of the Education and Training Act 2020. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.