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Graduate Diploma in Software and Web Development (Level 7)

Programme highlights

Apply your analytical and problem-solving skills to innovative software and web solutions that will drive the modern world.

You will be well equipped for a career in this exciting and constantly changing field as you learn to understand and apply software engineering and web development tools, best practices and programming languages across the full-stack. This programme will also provide valuable experience with a variety of software platforms such as web, mobile, desktop and the cloud.

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 will be able to do a real-world project where you can apply your skills in the workplace.

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Key facts

Start month(s)

February, July

Study location(s)

MIT Manukau

Level 7
Domestic fees

$7,000 (approx.)

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Programme code MN4565
Duration

Full-time for 1 year (34 teaching weeks), part-time available.
The maximum time to complete this programme part-time is 2 years.

Study method

Full-time, Part-time

Credits 120
International fees NZD$23,300 (approx.)
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Qualification leads to

Graduate Diploma in Software and Web Development (Level 7)


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

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

Level 6

502.632 Full stack web development (15 credits)

Build server-side web applications using ASP.NET MVC framework that use powerful relational databases to store data and interact with public APIs.
Prerequisite: 502.525 Front End Web Design; 564.532 Introduction to Databases; 502.522 Object-Oriented Programming.

502.633 Software engineering (15 credits)

Help you to develop skills that will enable them to construct software of high quality – software that is reliable, and that is reasonably easy to understand, modify and maintain. To learn about software architecture patterns and styles.
Prerequisite: 502.523 System Analysis and Design.

502.634 User experience and user interface design (15 credits)

Understand the importance of user-centric design and implement software user interfaces that promote aesthetics, usability, and ease of use. The course concentrates on Android user interface development.
Prerequisite: 502.522 Object-Oriented Programming; 502.523 System Analysis and Design.

Level 7

502.714 Hot topic in software (15 credits)

Prepare you to identify a contemporary problem and implement a software solution to meet a client’s needs.
Prerequisite: None.

502.715 Mobile application development (15 credits)

Develop native applications for iOS mobile/tablet platforms. You will be expected to implement a complete iOS mobile application that interacts with a variety of local and remote data sources and uses a variety of hardware/software services provided by the device.
Prerequisite: 564.532 Introduction to Databases; 502.522 Object-Oriented Programming; 502.634 User Experience and User Interface Design.

563.783 Management of ICT (15 credits)

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 (30 credits)

Provide 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 and timetables

To find the key dates and timetables of this programme, please view the digital technologies calendar.

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.

Key information for students

Graduate Diploma in Software and Web Development

Entry requirements
Minimum requirements [?] Any minimum or preferred criteria for entry to this qualification. Applicants for the Graduate Diploma in Software and Web Development 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.
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Total qualification:
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Information is correct as at 2 July 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 2022 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2022 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2022 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 2022 are based on the 2021 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2022. 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 Limited 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.